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 Paint.net (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':
... 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.