Monday, 25 October 2010

Guest Designer for Crafty Cardmakers

Happy Monday everyone - hope your week has got off to a good start and that you're not suffering too much from Monday morning blues.  Obviously, I'm full of beans because I'm having a day off, although I have to say that I'm enjoying going to work again these days. 

So, today I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the 'Spotlight On ...' feature over at the Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog.  This week's spotlight is falling on digital stamping - right up my street, as you will know!  So, without further ado, here's what I came up with:

Images: (from left to right) Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Cheshire Cat', 'Hatter', 'The Dormouse' and 'Alice in Pencil'

Papers: Graphic 45, 'Halloween in Wonderland'

I adore the whole collection of 'Wonderland' images over at Mo's Digital Pencil, and, to be honest, I could have carried on merging forever, but my printer is limited to A4 paper!  However, I have another idea up my sleeve for future reference - my printer at work prints A3!

This is a close-up of the complete scene.  I merged the four images in (free image software that you can download here) but something was missing.  So I drew a table and 'wonky' cake and scanned them into my PC, then brought the resulting image into the merged image, just to complete the scene.  I ended up paper-piecing the table cloth and I'm really pleased with the result.

Here are close-ups of the individual digis, starting with 'Cheshire Cat':

Here's 'Hatter'...

...'The Dormouse'...

... and, finally, 'Alice in Pencil'

It really isn't difficult to merge images to produce a scene like this and there are various tutorials, for all the most popular image software, all over the internet.  If you've never tried it before, give it a go.  It takes a little time but the end results are great (as I hope you'll agree). 

The Graphic 45 papers were just perfect for this project (obviously, as the name suggests!!!) and I kept the layout simple so as not to overpower the final image.

I added Sakura glaze to all the cups, etc., and a little glitter to the icing on both cakes, just for fun really. 

So, why not hop over to the Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog and see what the design team have come up with.  Then it's over to you to join in the fun and show your creative streak.

A big 'Thank You' to Lin and all the girls over at Crafty Cardmakers for inviting me to take part - this has been a hugely enjoyable project for me and I hope you've enjoyed the end result.

Happy crafting.


  1. Peri this is amazing!! Love how you've merged the images together. I still haven't got round to doing this on a card although have had a play with the instructions you gave me. I love how you've incorporated your own artwork too, very clever.
    Sharon x

  2. Peri I can see why you loved this project its fantastic, your colourwork is stunning and the little touches of glaze and glitter really finish it off. Joeyxxx

  3. This is just stunning. I am so impressed with people who can merge digis, I'm so useless. xx

  4. AMAZING and totally STUNNING as already said. You have such a talent!

  5. How absolutely fabulous, simply gorgeous, such beautiful work!!

  6. Peri, this is amazing!! I absolutely love your work! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  7. WOW Peri - this is just GORGEOUS!!!!!! I've just done a Wizard of Oz Mo scene - now you have me wanting to do an Alice one too - LOL. Love love LOVE it!!!

  8. Brilliant, amazing, wonderful! Wow Peri!

  9. Oh Peri this is gorgeous hun, I think both you, debbie and myself have all been in sync as we have all done theme projects with Mo's images lol!

  10. Hello!

    I have already left you a comment on the dream team blog but I had to come here also to see your card again and I am so glad that I did! To see the detail of this wonderful card is amazing! I have never merged images as I do not know how to but now I am so inspired to learn!

    This is a most wonderful creation and adding the cake and table just pulled it all together. Perfection!

    Wishing you a great week!

    Barbara Diane

  11. You have amazed me with this project. I love how you just drew the wonky cake. I love it, the merge is flawless...great job!! ;-) As always, your coloring is fab, I always love your shading and backgrounds.

  12. Peri, the girls and I were delighted with your gorgeous design. I wish I were half as good at shading as you are, as your images come to life when you are done with them. This was a merge extraordinaire. Love your added table and the wonky cake.

    Thanks for guesting for us at CCM.

    Lin xx

  13. Peri, Peri, Peri! What can I say that hasn't already been said?
    You're already one of my favourite artists and you used Mo (who is possibly my fave artist in this genre) images too. Using your usual and exrtaordinary talent, you have colured this to perfection, as per usual and if that ain't enough, added to it with your own fabulous drawing talent!
    Off the scale Chuck!


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