Happy Monday to you!!!
This week is just going to fly on by, so I'm hoping that today does, too! LOL
Are you ready for a big challenge???
This was definitely a challenge for me and took most of my week to come up with an idea that would work.
Your challenge this week is do to "Anything BUT the Usual" with your Squigglefly images. This means that YOU need to create something different than you normally make. For instance, if you make cards all of the time, then create something different. Or if you normally use Copics to color with, then use something else to color with, etc. You get the idea......just do something DIFFERENT.....but have FUN! :)
I only make cards, and some altered items, but I wanted to try something that I could use again. I hardly ever make shaped cards because I just couldn't get them to open right.....so, I knew I wanted to do that. Then I thought about forcing myself to mess around with my Paint Shop Pro to color an entire image and add textures to the different parts of the image.
It took the better part of 3 hours for me to digitally color and make my card!!! Yep, I admitted that to all of you digital pros out there. BUT, there is a silver lining.......I saved the image and now I can make this same "Thank-you" card (which I think turned out so adorable....lol) over and over in 10 minutes tops.....so, it was definitely worth it. Not to mention that I got familiar with using textures and breaking up sentiments so that I could manipulate the letters.
So............Do you want to see what took me so long???
|I used the woodgrain and carpet textures on the barrel and apples. Who would ever have thought carpeting would look good on red, yellow and green? LOL|
|I had to go search for videos on how to create the shaped cards and I could smack myself for not looking sooner. It was so easy and now I can use many of my bigger Squigglefly images to do this same technique!!!|
This wonderfully drawn image and sentiment is part of the Inside-Outs series that Squigglefly carries. I love these images (and there are quite a few) because you get the image and sentiments for both the front and inside of your card. This one is Inside-Outs: Thanks a Bushel by Chesney Young.
Squigglefly Digital Images - Inside-Outs: Thanks a Bushel
Paint Shop Pro X
PTI - Stamper's Select White and Pure Poppy cardstock
I can't wait to see what you push yourself to create with this week's challenge. Hop on over to the Squigglefly Blog to show us how you did "Anything BUT the Usual!"
Thanks for stopping by today!!!