Good morning! I have been so anxious to share this card with you, I am using the Button Bear by DigiStamps4Joy and the Snow Globe by Crafty Ann's for this card. Both images are available in this round of The Progressive Challenge at CDAC.
This card was completely digitally made, the coloring, the decorated tree the bubble over the Snow Globe to give it depth......all of it!! This is the first time I have colored my entire image digitally and I am tickled with the way it turned out, especially the paper piecing for the bears feet and bow! As you can see they match the background paper! :) The flower however has nothing to do with the computer!!!
The petals of the poinsettia were drawn out and then cut out, adding the veins by pen and then put together as the Christmas flower! Fun!!! The leaves were done the same way using green paper instead of red, a very simple yet effective way to make your own poinsettia. A touch of stickles in the center finish it off.
The inside shows the Button Bear without the Snow Globe.
The ornaments on the tree as well as the garland are all Paint Shop Pro picture tubes. They were each placed on the tree separately and then the various layers were merged so I could move them around all together. I think the tree turned out great and does a good job showing off this image and shows what is possible with a little patience!
Here is a close up of the inside Christmas Recipe which finishes off the card. This was a fantastically fun project, mainly because I learned a lot about my photo editing program and how I could use it to showcase an image digitally. I hope you will give this a try. I love to color and use pencils, paints, markers, inks and every possible way to bring an image to life, but for this card I like the way the computer helped me achieve these results. Here is one more look :)
Thank you for stopping by, a very Merry Christmas to each of you. May your holidays be Blessed by the One's whose birthday we celebrate!!