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Saturday, 30 April 2011

You're a Star

This was quite a labour intensive card and a bit different from any I've done before but it gave me the chance to try something new  - weld together two different digi stamps to get a similar result as masking a stamped image and stamping  a second image to look as if it's behind it.

These are the two stamps I used.

I read how to do it a little while ago but haven't tried it before.

I  used the photo programme, 'Gimp' that I downloaded when I bought my recent watermark as that allows me to work with layers and after a few attempts I managed to sit the little 'Ride em Cowboy' stamp from Digi Doodles on to a dinosoar stamp from Digi Sparkle. I had to do a lot of resizing because the stamps were differently proportioned but I finally managed it and I thought it would suit this week's Promarker challenge which is 'Prehistoric.'

Once I had printed my efforts out I realised I had to draw over the cowboy as the lines were lighter than those of the dinosaur which loked a little odd!  When I had done that, with a very fine black marker,  I scanned the image into my computer  so that I could print it out and then wait for the ink to dry so I could use my Promarkers.  I said it was labour intensive!

I enjoyed colouring the dinosaur to match the striped and spotty papers from my stash. I used Marsh green, Olive green and Light Lime green to colour him. I then used Ivory, Vanilla, Blush, Ice Grey1 and Sienna to colour in the little boy. His star badge was cut from a piece of star patterned card.

The speech bubble was cut using my Cricut and SCAL and was backed with a slightly larger version in the spotty green paper. The sentiment was from the new LOTV selection of  sentiment stamps.

The mat was also cut with SCAL and shaded with a pesto ink pad and a shaving brush over a moon shaped mask. It was edged with a bronze Kraylon pen.   I then cut the image out and shaped it before mounting it onto the  mat  with silicone glue to give it a bit of movement,  placing  the little boy just in front of the moon.

I finished off the card with three little card candy circles to match the dinosaur's lighter colouring.


I am entering this into the Promarker Challenge - 'Prehistoric'
and Here Come the Boys' first challenge - Anything Goes.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Yvonne, wow you are so clever!! Your card is fantastic. The merged images look amazing and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

oheidia said...

Really liked the dino and its really a cleaver ide to work with layers and put two digi stamps toegether like you've done. Really nice result!
Thanks for joining our challenge at pfp:=)

Craftdee said...

This looks really good, don't you think this is the very best thing about digital stamps; they're so easy to manipulate. TFS, Dee

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Wow! You have been busy! Love the images and the layout! One of my favourite colours too! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

coops said...

fantastic card yvonne,the merging of the images is so clever and they look brilliant.gorgeous colours too.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Sandy said...

Fantastic job combining the two stamp images, A fun card for a little boy, I saw your card on the Make It Monday Linky Party,

Gro said...

Your card is so cute, Yvonne. Love what you have done with the image.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

lil-paper-pixie said...

Great card, far too technical for me, I would not know where to start, thanks for playing along at PFP.



Chrissy said...

What a fabulous image you ended up with.Great job..
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.


GoonerGirl said...

Love this one too. What a great idea to incorporate 2 stamped images FAB..Chris x

Teresa said...

Great card Yvonne, lovely images too. Thanks for sharing with us at HCTB's challenge.
Teresa xx

Lynne said...

What a fab card - so clever!! thanks for joining in on our first challenge at HCTB - hope to see you again :)
Lynne xx

Gerda said...

Nice card! I saw it at "Make it Monday" and am a follower now.

Hugs. Gerda

Ruth said...

Great ideas here again! Ruth :)

Michelle said...


Wow, huge effort but oh so worth it! What a fabulous card, my little boy would love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Sharon said...

What a great card, loving the dinosaur. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Here Comes The Boys, and I hope we will see you again.
Sharon x