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The Extraordinary

I recently was able to choose some images from The Paper Shelter following a challenge win and this image just popped off the screen at me and I immediately had a card in mind.


The folder that the image comes in also has a digital paper background and a colored version of the digi. I worked in Silhouette Studio and created a square sized at 5x5 inches. I opened the background paper in GIMP and adjusted the color values till I had a more brown hue to my paper rather than the original pink. I then filled the square with the paper and added the image, positioning it as I wanted it. I added the sentiment in the bubble above the wand and colored the background of the bubble a bit by using the color picker in Silhouette Studio and choose a lighter color in the background paper.

I then printed the image and colored the two extraordinary people with my Prismacolor pencils. I did the band on the hat, the guy's waistband and the soles of his shoes in brown glitter gel pen and his shoes, the buckle on his hat and the studs on his waistband in gold glitter gel pen. Although one cannot see it in the photo, I applied Wink of Stella to the girl's wings. They sparkle beautifully in real life.


I then returned to my file in Silhouette Studio and cut the image out. I glued the color panel to a white 5.5x5.5 inch card base.

The merging of digital art with pencil coloring is still something I am new at. But I can see how the possibilities are limited only by imagination and I look forward to playing with it some more.

General supplies:
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
The Paper Shelter The Fairy and the Wizard digital stampset
Prismacolor colored pencils
Gold and brown glitter gel pens
Wink of Stella


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Monica

10 comments

  1. WOW! I am very impressed with your abilities to work with a digital background image. You did a brilliant job with choosing colors. I have no idea how to put a digi image on a digital background, but you have created such a beautiful and fairytale scenery that I still can not catch my breath. I love all the details of your coloring !!! A wonderful card, one of your most beautiful works. Thank you for the great inspiration and thank you for your support.
    Happy Easter, Monica!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  2. Monica, This is adorable and so magnificently laid out! I love that you changed the background color to suit what you wanted. It's perfect. :-D

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  3. This is so beautiful. I love the image and your background is amazing!

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  4. Such a beautiful creation, love it! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  5. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for
    http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  6. Congrats on winning the beautiful image and great sentiment -wow brilliant digital work -wouldn't know where to start
    Carol x

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  7. I have to admire your mix of digital and the Silhouette, a beautiful card beautifully made. I shall have to read your "how to" more closely. I start in PS and then go to the Cameo. You have done a fabulous job. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld
    morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. very sweet card. lovely vintage feel. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and goodluck, Theresa xx

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  9. What a cute card. Great job with the digital mixing. Thanks for playing along with us at SheepSki Designs! (Hugs) Cara
    SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

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  10. what for a lovely or romantic background... love your card... Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    Ute
    DT bastel-traum challenge

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