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I am a techno/gadget freak. I love almost anything that has to do with computers and software. I have an engineering background, but I haven't worked in that field for over 10 years. I married my wonderful husband in September 2004 and look forward to spending every single day of the rest of my life with him. I love cats and even call myself "Cat".

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Friday, November 26, 2010

ADFD New Release Images

I have a couple new projects I want to show you.  ADFD has released some new images and I think they're just great.  I'm really liking these new images.  The image in this first card is called Bright Eyed.  I could just imagine a little kid sitting bolt upright in bed Christmas eve when she thinks she hears Santa downstairs and her eyes getting big with excitement.

Supplies:
Image:  Bright Eyes - A Day for Daisies digital stamps
Paper:  SU Elegant Eggplant, DCWV (patterned paper), Bazzill shimmer card stock (matting),  Wausau Exact Index 110# white (image, base, & sentiment)
Ribbon:  Offray
Tools & Embellishments:  MS Snowflake punch, Star corner punch (unknown), Crystal glitter (Glittertex), Artists chalks (Loew Cornell), Blender Pen (Whisper Strokes by Sugar Loaf), Juice ITC font (sentiment), Gold glen marker (unknown - edging around sentiment)

The picture's colours are a little off.  The background is the SU Elegant Eggplant card stock and it shows up here as a dark navy blue.  I tried colour correcting it in my graphics program, but then all the other colours would go off, so I decided to live with it.  The image itself is printed on the Wausau Exact Index 110# card stock and then coloured with artist chalks and a blender pen.  I wanted it to feel light and faded, kind of old fashioned looking.  It does look that way in real life, but because of all the post processing done to the photo, it looks really washed out.  I may try to take another photo of it in daylight.  I usually take my photos at night using my homemade light box, so that may be the problem too.

The next two projects are calendar pages.  Tammy is going to have blank calendars available for you to make your altered calendars.  These two are very simple:


Supplies:
Image:  Bird Blossom - A Day for Daisies digital stamps
Paper:  Wausau Exact Index 110# white
 Tools & Embellishments:  Koh-i-noor pencil crayons, oms, Studio G glitter glue, GiddyUp font

This was very simple to make.  I typed in the month off to the side, then once my Bird Blossom image was coloured, I edged it with a green copic, then I adhered it to the calendar with pop dots.  The little pink flowers have glitter glue on them.

Supplies:
Image: Dreaming of Her Wedding - A Day for Daisies digital stamps
Paper: Wausau Exact Index 110# white
 Tools & Embellishments: Copics, Glitter pens (HiJell), French Script font

Again, this was very easy to do.  I added a fake list onto the calendar to show how much room there is to keep track of your notes and appointments.  I only used copics for shading and the skin and used the glitter pens for the colouring.  I only outlined the dress with a silver glitter pen.  Here is a close up under better lighting to show you how glittery the image really is:

I though the image was perfect for this month, since June is the most popular month to get married.  I wanted the font on the calendar to be more formal and to look silver, so I only used the font in outline in a medium grey colour.  I love the French Script font - its one of my favourites.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations.  Get on over to the ADFD and check out her new releases. Plus, on Friday until noon, Tammy has her new release images marked down to $3.00!  Check it out, they're really pretty.

Talk to you later..

Cat

2 comments:

Laura said...

Super cute card!.I love the calendar idea.TFS

Crafty Creations said...

These are great! I love the "anticipation" on the first card and the calendar are perfect. I made a few for our craft fair and they sold really well!!!

Maria

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