I made this card for Juana's Challenge #6 at
Our challenge was to make a baby card.
I did mess up a bit because part of the challenge was to add a
sentiment. I don't really use sentiments that often and I tend
to forget them. I did cover the ribbon and bling on this challenge card.
The image is part of the Baby Set from Squigglefly.
This is my Snowy Owl ATC for Soartful.
We were given this beautiful image for our inspiration.
And, this is what I did to it.
I say 'did to it' because the beautiful is now gone and replaced by
interesting, I hope. The picture color has been atlered using my Printmaster.
I tried several filters before choosing this one. I tried so many that I forgot
which on I used. I then added a single snowflake. This was duplicated and
resized many times and placed on the image. I arranged the image
to ATC size, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", leaving a border. After being cut to size I sponged some
blue glimmer chalk all around and some over the image. Added
clear thread and attached another snowflake that I punched out of a vellum scrap.
I've been trying to learn my Photoshop Elements program. OMG! I'm having
such a difficult time. In one of my magazines I saw an ad for 'Digital
that caught my eye was 'step by step detailed instructions in
PLAIN English'. So, I went to the web site to check it out. And, it is
written in PLAIN English that I could understand. I ordered one. It arrived
yesterday and it looks to be all that it claims to be. I've just begun reading it but
so far so good. The first part discusses organization and the tools that
are included in a CD. Organization! That is going to take me forever, but
Patty, author, says it will pay off in the end. So I'll be getting started by using
her included tools. The CD also has kits to use to get us started creating.
I think for $39.95 it was a pretty good bargain.
If I still can't master Photoshop the book is very heavy and will make
a good paperweight. I'll keep you posted on my progress.