Wednesday, 7 April 2010

I Love Digi!

Oh yes, it's true! I love digital stamps, especially Mo's Digital Pencil images, as you probably have gathered by now.  I don't know that I ever would have been able to feel as creative as I do if I hadn't discovered digistamps, because rubber and RA don't go together very well!  So, to celebrate my love, tonight's post is an entry for two digital challenges:

I Love Digi - '3 papers, 2 brads, 1 embellishment'
Digital Tuesday - 'Blue and white plus one'

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Pinocchio'

Papers: Cosmo Cricket, 'Lil' Man' collection; computer-generated wood grain papers (sign and branch)

Other: Brads from stash.

Tools: Nestabilities circle punch

I have been dying to find a reason to colour and use this gorgeous image.  I love him - Mo has captured a child in wood! How clever is she?

I didn't know what occasion I could possibly use him for so he sat waiting in the wings for a while.  Then it suddenly occurred to me - belated birthday, with the lie that I'd never forget!  Yaaaay!

I chose to use the 'out of bounds' Nestabilities technique for this image - I've only recently learnt how to do it, mainly thanks to this brilliant video tutorial at Paperthreads. I wanted his nose to really pop out of the circle, so that I could hang the little sign on it - and it worked!

I have to say that I wouldn't normally choose to so loosely interpret a challenge as I have with the 'Digital Tuesday' one, but I so rarely use such a limited pallet and I have mainly stuck to shades of blue with white/cream and added brown as my other colour.  Obviously, I'm a bit more on the mark with the 'I Love Digi' challenge, if you count the sign as the sentiment and the branch as the embellishment (which is what I had in mind when I made this card). 

Aha! But now that I've looked at my challenge list for this week, I think this card might also be suitable for:

Daring Cardmakers - 'Diamond' (see that paper!?)

Papercraft Planet Sketch Challenge SK040310 - see below - if you rotate the card through 90 degrees to the left.

Gosh, I hadn't intended to make this one suitable for so many challenges but, once again, luck has been on my side - how marvellous! 

I'm having an early night tonight - my darling mother-in-law in Oz (bless her) got her timings mixed up this morning and rang us at 5.30 a.m.  Nobody likes a call at that time in the morning but, thankfully, there was no bad news, just a lot of laughing and apologising!  Consequently, it wasn't worth going back to sleep, just for the alarm to wake us at 6.30 a.m., so it's ended up being a rather long day! 

Just enough time to link up and then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Happy crafting.

I've been lucky enough to be featured on Little Red Wagon again, with my Easter bunny packaging - I can't believe it!  Thank you so much to the wonderful girls over there.  If you haven't already had a go at a Little Red Wagon challenge, why not give this week's sketch challenge a try.


  1. Hi Peri
    This is a fab card, love the way you've coloured him. Great papers too.

  2. Hi Peri

    What a fab card, love that image and l agree I love Mo's images too :) Great papers and layout :)

    Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi this fortnight :)

    Elaine x

  3. Oh my word...Excellent card! Great image and I love your layout! Thanks for playing at I Love Digi!

  4. Lovely, lovely, lovely card and the colouring is absolteky great! Gemma

  5. Great card, such a fun image

    Thanks for joining us on I LOVE DIGI :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. AWESOME!!! and i love how you colored him to look just like real wood :)

  7. Hi Peri

    Fab card, and such a fun image, well coloured. Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

    Hugs Ali x

  8. love the image,
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

  9. Beautiful card! What an amazing technique! Thanks so much for the tutorial link, I'm sure I'll be using that soon!
    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Digi!
    Dee (Spryte)

  10. Fab card! Love the image and the papers you have chosen.
    Thanks for joining us for the I love Digi Challenge!


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