sticky - this will remain on top until December 9th
I have picked a day between November 18th and December 9th. The day that I have picked I will have random.org pick a number out of the comments left and that person will win the blog candy I am giving away to celebrate reaching 20,000 hits. The thing you don't know is which day between now and then that I've picked, so it's best to come by every day and leave a comment. (if you are joining in late you need to go back to November 18th to start leaving comments)
If you have a blog let your readers know about my blog candy too! Wanna see what the blog candy is?
I've already added more to this than shows in the picture including a few of the images from Squigglefly!
Yesterday I talked a little more about using digital images and a few of you mentioned some things that I thought I'd go ahead and clear up here. The digital images can be used with a mac as well as a windows based pc. You can watercolor images just as you would any stamped image on cardstock, but cardstock can only take so much water before it buckles. My printer will not take watercolor paper, but if you have a printer that will print on watercolor paper, then water color away like normal!
Also, the images at Squigglefly come with the image as two 8x10's and two 4x6's with one of each flipped right and left. For example a girl facing to the right and to the left in two different sizes. The sizing can still be changed to your personal preference, but the flipped images and the different sizes are just there as a convenience. Also, this does not mean you only get four images and that's it; once you download the images you can print them out as many times as you want and they are yours forever. If your computer crashes and you lose your files and you didn't save your images to a CD, you can go and download the images again.
Some of you have downloaded clip art from the internet and tried to color them for use on your cards but you may have found that the images don't hold their crispness when you re-size them. The images you download from Squigglefly will remain the same no matter the size you make them.
I hope this answers some of the questions you had, and I hope you will feel free to let me know any concerns you may have about using digital images. Now, on to today's card!
Since I already have my Christmas cards done this year, I looked ahead to the next big holiday I'll need cards for and that is Valentine's Day. I picked the Little Bo Peep image from Squigglefly and printed out a punny saying on my computer. I'm sorry though that I can't remember what the name of this font is.
I colored the image with both copic markers and colored pencils. The background is chalked. I added some white flocking to the sheep. I love using that stuff; it's such a fun touch!
I used an ornare piercing template to pierce a scroll on the side of the card and then I added a couple of prima flowers in the center with a flower brad.
As always thanks for stopping by!