Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mo's Challenge #25 - Pastel Shades

Talk about timing!!!! I week or so I go I was lamenting I didn't have many Copic pastels so I treated myself to a few from Sammi's Mad for Markers online store - and this week Mo's Challenge team have asked us to use pastel shades on our creations! It was a great opportunity to play with my new pens and see what they could do. I used my new Neenah paper from Sammi too - it's great to have this product available Downunder!

It's taken me a while but I have finally worked out how to combine 2 digital images into one. I thought these gals looked soo cute together - but I think one of them may be afflicted by the green-eyed monster! I know there are a few tutorials on combining images in photoshop - but I use Paint.NET so they weren't working for me - but they gave me some ideas which helped me sort it out.

I got the cute hand made crochet flowers from my friend Alison - who is an amazingly creative SU demonstrator! The DP is from my Basic Grey Kioshi paper pad and the blue corner pieces were cut out with my new baby - my Craft ROBO - I managed to get a brand new one second hand, it had never come out of the box! It's a very early birthday present my hubby didn't know about until just the other day - LOL! Have just started to play with it - it's soo much fun - now to learn how to create my own files!

I've enjoyed bringing the softer shades out on a card - especially after my last hot pink and black card - LOL.

Wishing you all a little softness in your day!



Tasha said...

Wow Debbie this is stunning! Such a beautiful colour combo you have used and the images are fabulous! Beautiful colouring
love tasha xx

Kylie said...

Love these images from Mo. How clever of you merging them. I still can't do it. Your new toy sounds great. Nice of hubby to get it for your birthday! lol. Love these shades and those crochet flowers look perfect there for this card.
Happy Easter Deb to you and all your family! Gorging myself on an egg as I type ;)

Kylie ox

Kylie said...

Oh wow - this is just gorgeous! I love your papers and the crochet flowers!! Your pearls are perfect for them. I love Mo's images too. She seems to capture the little kids perfectly doesnt she?
Hope you're having a wonderful easter!

Sue said...

Wow this is so gorgeous, love it, and your friend is so clever the flowers are gorgeous an your corners too!
Sue x
Ps Only thing I dissappointed about, you didn't tell what gorgeous colour Copics you used so I can add them to my must have list! x

Leigh said...

Now this is beautiful Debbie. Love those crocheted flowers and the colours are so soft and pretty.

Melodie said...

This is so beautiful, I love the colours and specially the wonderful flowers.

Sammi said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love your colouring! Glad to see you using new markers! lol! Such sweet little images and those flowers are scrummy!
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Lynda said...

Too cute debbie. I LURVE the decorative cornices and the colours all tie in so well together (as usual). the wee crochet flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Glad u wk'd out how to do the 2 digi-images. Awesome!! ooxx

Wendy M said...

WOW - gorgeous :D

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful merging! those two images look as if they were made for each other! Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

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Kellie Winnell said...

Debbie you always do the most amazing things with Mo Manning images and this one is cute to boot and everything sweet! I love the 2 images together looks so funny like she STOLE my dolly! hehe, As I say throw me some of your talent lady! PLEASE ;)
Loves ya,
Kel xx

Sue said...

So very sweet and these gals were made for each other.......beautiful coloring as always too.


Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous Debbie, these Copics are additive lol! Lovely layout, take careX:)

Marlene said...

So adorable!! Gotta love treating yourself to some new copic markers! ;) Beautiful cards, as always. Those crocheted flowers are so adorable!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Debbie and just perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh ... I so wish now that I had bought some of those gorgeous crotcheted flowers. These look just so sweet. And ... well done on combining the digital images. Having never delved into the world of digital images ... I haven't got a clue what is involved ... but well done, Debbie!!! Gotta love those gals ... they are so darn cute! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Alison said...

Oh My, this is WAY TOO CUTE (and I'm not just saying that cause you used my flowers - LOL). I love that image it is just so adorable and the colours are so soft and sweet. You always amaze me how you come up with your layouts.

Marcia said...

Awww this is so sweet. It's very cute too.

:) Marcia

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, this is sooooo cute! You have got to be a shoe-in for the GDT spot...they'll want to keep you forever!