Thursday, March 25, 2010

A QUICK chick...

and my maiden voyage into the land of DIGITAL card making!



Alert the media ~ it's TRUE! I made a card using digital product! A darling chick image and this delicious argyle print from WPLUS9design! My dear design guru, Darling Dawn, has some delightful Easter images available on her website so be sure to visit if you are thinking EASTER!

Here's my sales pitch on behalf of Dawn's digital products.... " So easy, Elise could do it!"


No, REALLY! If you know me at alllllll, the road to technology has been long, bumpy and, frankly, quite painful! I'm all about stamps, ink and paper.... but DIGITAL? Hmmmmmm.... Well, don't be too frightened, I still used the images like they were stamps - but isn't that the fun part of the option!?! I printed the argyle background, played with the size for a while, added the "BIG easter wishes" sentiment and played with it's size, until I finally put it on TOP of the argyle and much to my delight, I was able to layer it, in WORD and the "BIG" letters stayed solid... So that was cool! I was happy that Dawn's instructions included a lot about doing the digital work in word, so YEAH! For the Photoshop phobes... Word is our friend! {Of course, if you're handy with the bigger graphics technology, you're golden there, too! Dawn has all of our bases covered!}



See! The end result is still pretty much the same - color, texture, image placement... Voila!

Hope you're all having a wonderful, crafty week! I miss you! My internet has been down in Scrapland, again... Wah! So, I've been a bit slow about my commenting and catching up with all the wonderful craftilicious things you've been up to... Hope to be by soon!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Digital Images - WPLUS9design
Digital background - (argyle) - WPLUS9design
Water Color Wonder Crayons - (color for Chick image) Stampin' Up!
Ribbon and Blingy ribbon charm - Making Memories
Corner Rounder - Creative Memories

17 comments:

Savitri said...

This is ADORABLE!!!! I need to use more of Dawn's new stuff. I have just been swamped with moving. BUT, most are done and I'm just slowly picking things up throughout the house and will need to stop at Big Brothers Big Sisters soon! Awesome awesome and trying out digital/hybrid... it ain't bad, huh? :)

Dotty Jo said...

Sweet! Cute digi image and lovely paper and that ribbon - oooooo, its as soft as a little, baby chick! Jo x

Vanessa said...

Oh, you did so well with that digi image!! Love your sweet card! Super work, dear Elise!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Our Little Inspirations said...

You Go Girl! You did it and did it so well! I've dabbled with some digi images, but never printed dsp or done anything like this! That little chickie looks perfect sitting on her BIG letters! Great Easter colors and that velvet ribbon and bejeweled slide are just dreamy!! Welcome to the world of advanced technology :) Hopefully one day soon I'll join ya :)

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness girlie...I love your sweet chicklet card!!! Thanks for the reminder...I gotta go check out the digi's this weekend:)

Tammy said...

Thanks for your super kind words on my Color Cue Challenge cards!! You had quite the maiden voyage here!! I love, love, did i say LOVE that yellow velvet ribbon with the diamond charm--gotta get me some of that!!

Rosemary said...

Adorable!!!! You and digi.... a match made in heaven!! Fabby, fabby card, sweet friend!! Keep'em coming!!

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute! Congrats for your first digi!

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Elise----and that ribbon & BLING are wonderful!!!

Rose said...

well i am so proud of you!! *sniff* my little girl is growing up lol ;)
this is too cute and you did an awesome job :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Well now! Look at you! First email, then blog, now digital STAMPS! You rock!... my creative, sweet and DIGI friend! Soooo love your cute chickie card with that sassy velvet ribbon and bling buckle! Yes indeed I DO! *mwah*

Karen said...

I was thinking the same thing Dana said!! Including the love for that sweet velvet ribbon & blinged out slide!!! Of course, the cutie pie chick makes me smile. :> And then, I remember that Easter is just over a week away....yikes!!! I feel like I'm runnin' about three weeks behind these days. Oh well, I think I'll just go back and look at your pics again and go back to smiling! :>

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love this Elise... so cute! You did a great job with digital! :) Oh... and Chick-fil-A is a fast food restaurant... chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches... it is yum!! A fav around here!

Traci Van Patten said...

Oh my, I love this! That buckle is was too cute. Love you with the digital. Very cool work.

Donelda said...

wow!! congrats to you on your new adventure into digital!! I love it and you have given me the courage to keep playing with the digital 'stuff' I've been collecting!!

RetroGirly said...

Love love love this card!!! Great job with the digital pieces! I still haven't had a chance to work with all of Dawn's fabulous new digital stuff! I love the fancy ribbon addition at the bottom! Love it!

Maria Matter said...

totally adorable!
Happy Easter!
blessings, Maria

thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind comment!