Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wicked Wednesday ATC "The Blues" Challenge

The challenge over at Wicked Wednesday is "The Blues" this week.  Funny, I had just done a totally blue card using June for the Papelitos release of Zoe and Friends and wasn't sure what else I could do.  I've been messing a bit more with my Digital PrintMaster Platinum program and decided to print another Papelitos Stamp, Kris, in blue.  I love the sketchy feel of this stamp and really don't think it needs coloring.  I then discovered I could print a page of any color in ombre and chose the same blue to start and then cut the page into ATC size as well as a first mat with the lighter side of the printed page.  Cool!  Even cooler, I could pick a shape and use the same effect on that. 

Now I know many do totally digital projects and just print them out as is.  Although I admire the ability, I don't feel like it's "mine" unless I've actually used my hands (besides on the keyboard).  So my heart and Kris herself were painstakingly fussy cut and Kris was popped for dimension.  You all know I'm a big fan of Alpha Beads, but my colored beads do not have every letter in every color.  I was about to give up when I couldn't find the letters to spell "BLUE" in blue, but I did have "AZUL", which is blue in Spanish.  Kinda fitting since Cris, the Papelitos Stamps artist is from Spain.  Gorgeous stuff on Wicked Wednesday by the DT.  Ya gotta go look, and for once there are still a couple of days to play along. 

I'm also entering this in the ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes Challenge (with the option of lace, which I obviously didn't use.  I think that's ok, though), Pattie's Creations Anything but a Card Challenge,  And Annabelle Stamps Say it in Blue and White.

9 comments:

  1. Oooh Donna, this is so cool! And I'm with you on digital - I don't feel like I really made it unless I am coloring/touching/altering with my hands somehow! hee hee
    xoxo Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

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  2. Fabbo Donna. I love the colour and that little image is so darn cute :-)
    I do a lot of digital but I then print images out and fussy cut them after colouring digitally, so I get the best of both worlds :-D LoL xxxx

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  3. Thanks for playing in our 'Anything But a Card' Challenge #50!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  4. I love this. Seems so sad but beautiful xx

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  5. Love your card, the image is gorgeous!
    TFS :)
    Andrea

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  6. Ooooh Donna....you've taught me sooooo much today, like how to use a digi program and the spanish word for blue. No wonder I'm addicted to your blog...I always want more and you deliver!

    I {heart} Kris in blue...and the fading blue heart is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Wicked Wednesday this week!

    :Dxx

    psst...I've used Sharpies to color my alpha beads before, but recently discovered my Copic airbrush will color them too! Almost makes your head spin knowing you can have everything as a matching ensemble, doesn't it?!! LOL!

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  7. Looks dreamy! Gorgeous image and colouring. Thanks for playing along with us @ AnnaBelle Stamps:)

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  8. Great Steam Punk image! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps

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  9. A beautiful project, love those shades of blue thank you for joining in with ATC's and cards with attitude
    Lindsay xx

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Thanks for making my day!