You can take any image and use it in a variety of ways, but it is even easier with a digi image because you can resize them, stretch them, change the colors, add other elements, etc. I have some images that are my go-to images because they are so versitile, and the LilyPink Designs Bingo Dress Form is my favorite (100% of the proceeds go to Charity Wings). I thought I would share with you a few of the variety of ways I have used this image. On the first one, I made the image larger and stretched it a bit to fit the card.
On these two cards, I made the image a little smaller. I printed one on kraft and white paper on one and layered the wings after distressing and glittering them up. On the other, I printed the wings and cut them out to use with an Octopode Factory image.
On this card, I was able to adjust the image so it fit perfectly on the die cut for my easel card:
I have a lot more ideas for this fab image and my other go-to images available at Can You Digi It?
Ok, I’ve taunted you enough with the FUN papers for this week. Without further ado, I give you Coffee Time Chevron Papers…
A friend of mine is a golfer, and he won a Riedel wine glass and decanter set at a tournament this week. He is a beer guy, so he gave it to me, because he knew I loved wine and would use it. OMG! Those of you who know wine know that Riedel stuff is NOT cheap, so I was MORE than blown away. Here is the thank you card I made for him…
Sorry for the blurry photo – it was taken VERY quickly with my phone before I sprinted it over to him. I whipped this little baby up in about 15 minutes. What took so long was trying to get the wine glass to cooperate and let me manipulate the (hurried) picture I took of it. It’s a guy card, so I tried to keep it very simple. The background paper is, of course, this week’s freebie paper. The clock is from Almanac Say it in Crystals set of stickers by Prima. The tag, well, sorry, you’re just going to have to wait for that one a little bit longer, but never fear, you WILL have it in your possession VERY soon. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be notified when new products are added to the store! In regards to that… be sure to check back Friday for a NEW announcement about our digital products.
Don’t forget to enter into the current challenge! There’s still time…
Are you board? How about some boards to help with that…
Ok, sorry, I couldn’t resist! This card is for our CYDI12 challenge, as well as 2 other challenges that you may be interested in – the Ways to Use It challenge over on Splitcoaststampers, and the Sweet Sunday Sketch that the fabulous Karen hosts each week.
The image is from LilyPink Designs, called Outhouse for Rent, and SO much fun! The paper will be available on Sunday as part of the Chevron paper pack, part 2 of the Coffee Time progressive kit. The bradsare available now for free. And last, but certainly not least, are the Dashed Ribbons from StripedElephants. The little chevron tag… oh, you’re gonna have to wait a bit for that one… I know, I know, I’m SO mean! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to know when new products are added to the store, to include freebies.
Don’t forget to enter our challenge for a chance to win stuff, of course!
Welcome to another challenge, but as always, before we get to that challenge, we have to pick a fabulous entry from last week.
Your heart is going to melt a little with this fabulous creation by Tracy MacDonald:
Don’t you just want to grab this little guy and give him a hug?! In any event, CONGRATS, Tracy. Be on the lookout for an email from me.
And now, today’s challenge takes the color out of the picture, and leaves purely stunning images…
Just LOOK at what the design team did with these images…
First up, Joni gives a fabulous vintage wonder using LilyPink Designs’ Chic Dress & Frame:
Next up is Tammy with a fabulous new image from LilyPink Design, Silhouette Congrats:
Not to be outdone, Nancy also used a LilyPink Designs image, Emma & Edward at Sea, and added just one adorable pop of color:
Continuing on with more LilyPink Designs images, Lelia is using one of the newest of those images, Pick a Number:
And last, but certainly not least, is Darlene with a Dana’s Digital Cafe image, Lampshade:
Before you go, how about a little tutorial on how to make your own black and white paper in seconds. Yes, I’m serious – SECONDS!
What would a class be without supplies? My design team loved this paper, so I decided to go ahead and give it to you.
Download the Coffee Time Corduroy Chevron paper, and open it in PhotoShop (you can do this in Elements, see below for those instructions). With the paper opened, go to Image – Adjustments – Black & White:
You will get a default setting, but it may not be exactly what you’re looking for. Lucky for full-version PhotoShop users, you will get an adjustment box.
For this particular image, if you move the Reds slider to the left, you’ll get all 4 colors distinctly.
See the difference in the images? Fabulous, and super easy!
Don’t have the full version of PhotoShop? No problem! You can still make a black and white in seconds. You will go to Image – Mode – Grayscale (you can do this in the full version of PhotoShop also).
You will get a pop-up, unless you’ve already dismissed it, that says:
Click ok, and you’ll get your black and white paper. This will not give you the adjustment panel of the Black & White adjustment, even in the full version of PhotoShop. I’m a control freak, so I like the first option, so I can really pick what I want it to do.
In any event, we hope you’ll look at black and white in a new light and play along with us.