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27 June 2009

Going HYBRID

No, not my vehicle! Althought we DO have a Ford F-150 that runs off of 100% compressd natural gas. *LOL* I made a card yesterday with a mixture of traditional papers and elements and some digital papers. Here's a snippet of the digital paper I used. I really wanted to give you a link to who made it, but I cleaned out 25Gigs of digital stuff off my external hard drive last month and after 3 hours of searching the remaining 37Gigs that I still had, I had to accept the fact that I dumped it. :-(Don't you just love the texture & pattern in that paper? I'm kicking myself for tossing the kit it came in...
Inside the card I took some ivory cardstock, punched down two sides with my MS lace border punch, then chalked the edges in 3 colors that are in the digital paper - yellow ochre, brown, & teal. I know - now you're gonna go back up & say "I only see blue, gray, & aqua." Believe me, they're in there!!
As you can see, I mounted the digital paper first onto a 5x7 kraft base, then used a 4x6 cut of dotted paper from My Mind's Eye. The border paper is also from My Mind's Eye & was punched with the MS lace border punch. This darling image is from The Angel Company, out of our Spring 2009 Magalogue, Serendipity. It's in a set called "Dear Friend" (R-2039 2 images, 4 sentiments $9.95), & was designed by TAC's exclusive artist, Mabelle Ortiz. I think it's precious, so I've got the set in my wish list for a future purchase. The image I'm using here was sent to me by another Angel to "test drive." I colored her with my COPIC markers, cut & embossed the image with the 2nd largest die out of the classic oval Nestabilities, then used the yellow ochre, brown, and teal chalks around the edge of the oval.
The flowers are ALL Prima. I had the roses already (picked them up from Michael's a few weeks ago). Kathe, my downline and good bud, sent me the posies this week & the colors were PERFECT for this project (thanks, Kat!). I used my Dew Drops Silver Bells (pewter, silver, & pearl mixture) for the flower centers.
And this is the completed project! I hope that this will help you think about looking at your digital freebies in another light. Don't be scared to actually PRINT & USE them (I know there are some of you that collect them & let them sit on your hard drive, it's OKAY to admit it!). Tomorrow, I'll have some more hybrid projects & I may even break down & show you that you can even use your digital elements on card fronts, too...I'm thinking flamingos & horses. What a combo, huh? *LOL* Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card! I need to find some flowers now. JBsDesktop

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Looks fabulous, Sis! You did such a great job on all of it. I love the way you colored around your image......very nice effect. How did you do that, pray tell...........

Love the cluster of flowers too....nice job.

Luv ya ~

BlueRose said...

Ok, girl you just took it to another level good job. Just stunning and very soft looking I'm so glad that you had the flowers for it colors match just perfect. Can't wait to see your next one!

Venus said...

This card is beautiful. I love the grouping of flowers. I also love the punched piece inside. TFS!

Andrea said...

Ooooh talk about pretty! I love the colouring effects. Well done. I can't believe you cleaned out that much digi-stuff! Bet it felt good to purge, kinda like spring cleaning.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG girl!! This is fantastic!! WOW!! Love the pretty coloring and all those flowers are AMAZING!! ADORABLE hun!! ;)

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