Thursday, December 15, 2011

Phase #9- CDAC Progressive Challenge

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!!

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Kim Kelley said...

WOW would never know this was your first time at digitally coloring your image! You rocked it! HUGS

Shelby said...

This is just an amazing card Donna! It definitely shows that you put a lot of time and effort into getting the details just right. It's just absolutely perfect.


Unknown said...

WOW Donna!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I've never colored everything on my computer ... no software ... but I really love how this turned out!
Hope you have a marvelous Christmas & a prosperous New Year!
HUGS! Ruza

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Donna you are so clever with your computer!! Love what you have done with these images to get an absolutely beautiful card!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

You did a lovely job with this, Donna. It is beautiful.
Blessings on your day,

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Donna, so many gorgeous details :)
Wishing you & your family a very Happy Christmas & all the best for 2012!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Donna that image is sooo cute what a gorgeous design, the colours and that flower look truly wonderful, hope that you and your family have a happy Christmas and New Year
Lorraine x

Shirley said...

Your bear is adorable and the card is beautiful!!!