Sunday, 21 February 2010

DigiStamp Boutique GDT - Isabella & Freddie

When Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique sent me her new Isabella and Freddie images I just knew I wanted to team them up together. As you know, I'm completely hopeless when it comes to Photoshop, so I got Graham to show me how to merge 2 images - I did check that this was ok with Sally-Ann first though.
Freddie and Isabella are available to buy at DSB now, so pop on over and see all the other fab images Sally-Ann has produced too.

This was also my first play with Distress Inks and the blending tool - big thankyou to Kath for the quick lesson. I do think I got a bit blend-happy though lol

The idea of this card was to do a modern card with a vintagey twist, so what do you think? did I manage to pull it off?

The images are Freddie and Isabella from DSB, coloured with promarkers, papers started out a pale yellow and are old Papermania colossal papers - which I inked up with the distress inks and punched with MS doily lace punch
cardstock is core'dinations, pearls are kaisercraft and the stamped greeting is Hero Arts.

Here's the close-up...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sem's Sketch
Saturday Spotlight with hidden Potential - Do the Mess Around
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights
Creative Belli Blog - butterflies
Dare U 2 Digistamp - punches
By The Cute & Girly - Love
Humble Pie - 1 embellishment (pearls)
ABC Challenge - 1 paper
Stamp Something - touch of spring
Our Creative Corner - a new technique (distress inks and blending)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love & Friendship


Kat said...

This is lovely Debbi, I think you managed the modern card with a vintage twist really well. Kath is so good with her blending tool and Distress Inks isn't she? I'm either too heavy-handed or can hardly see the distressing!

Kat xx

Arianne said...

You're quick!
Great card, love the coloring and the image!
Thanks for joining our challenge at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

Kellylouj said...

This is such a lovely card xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
I love the colours on this card. It's beautiful and you have made such a good job of combining those sweet images. Brilliant card.
Fiona x

Judith said...

Yes you pulled it off. This is really pretty x

shellshearer said...

I think you've pulled it off just perfect it!!!

hugs shell xx

Ageeth said...

Lovely! This is the most beautiful easel card I have seen. Really wonderful. Regards Ageeth

Debsg said...

A lovely card. I adore the image - not heard of them before, but have just 'followed' their blog. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

Great coloring the sweet images. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

pinky said...

Debbi I just love what you have done here, those two just go so well together. Gorgeous colouring and the layout is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at By the cute and girly.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just gorgeous Debbi! I think this is one of your best cards! You have captured the vintage feel so perfectly!!
HUgs Judy xx

Diane said...

Wow!!! This card is beautiful!!!
Love the easel fold you used,it's diff from the ones i've seen!
Gorgeous card!

Beryl said...

For a first play with distress inks I think you've done a great job - also the vintage looks works really well with those Collossal papers. Such a good idea to use them up. Smashing card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

jenny said...

Gorgeous card Debbi, I love how you tinted those papers, I have a stack of them somewhere!!
Very cute image too, they look fab merged together :)

Jenny xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just darling! Love the image and your easel layout!! Great job of coloring & distressing! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Kath said...

gorgeous card and hey 10 out 10 with the blending...its perfect...big hugs kath xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Your coloring is just gorgeous!! I love your fun easel style!! Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Mimiko said...

This is really beautiful and sweet :)
Love the image.
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
Mira =)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see you back again. This is so sweet, I love it. They look just great together. Marianne x

Marie said...

Such a sweet card! Lover the soft nice colours!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - those images are so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Dianne said...

Debbi, I love the soft colors you used on this card. Your coloring is to perfection. Beautiful card!

Just want to let you know I have blog candy Here if you are interested.

Andrea said...

Wow, I love your card - the distressing looks fab, and the image is just wonderful!
Love, Andrea xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very sweet card. Adorable image and so beautifully colored. Great work on learning a new technique. So happy you could join in the fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Faerielore said...

such a lovely card, thank you for joining us over at crafty calander xx

Shelly said...

Such a sweet easel card, great image and lovely soft colouring! Love it!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Mar G said...

Gorgeous...Isabella & Freddie look perfect together...Well done x

Juls said...

adorable! I love your soft colouring! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Chrissy D said...

SO SWEET! great coloring and easel card! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Maria Matter said...

adorable Debbi!!!
this is a fabulously 'messed up' easel card hun!
Thank you for playing along at Sat. Spotlight and the Belli Challenge!
Blessings, Maria

Crafty Cardmakers said...

Adorable design Debbi, love the colours :)

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbi. Love the way you've coloured in the sweet images and the details to. Hugs Michele x

Lora said...

This is gorgeous Debbi. Your colouring is beautiful and well done to your hubby for merging the images!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G.
Lora xx

Zoe-Aus said...

Talk about cute!! I adore this image and just love how you have coloured it with such a soft look.
Thanks for joining us at Humble Pie this week.



Erin... said...

Love this! Beautiful coloring and such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Spotlight.

Chris said...

Fantastic card Debbi and amazing colouring too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

Kim said...

Aw, that image is precious! I love your soft watercolors! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at Humble Pie!
Kim xXx

Kim said...

Aw, that image is precious! I love your soft watercolors! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at Humble Pie!
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an adorable card, Debbi! Thank you so much for playing along with OCC!

Chrissy D said...

This image is SOOOO sweet! Love your soft card! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Join us again tomorrow!

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