Monday, June 7, 2010

Mo's Challenge #34 - Merge It

I really missed playing along with Mo's challenges during May - I wasn't sure if I should as I was Miss May on the Dream Team! But I've since found out I CAN play along - woohooo - the gals there come up with some fun challenges! This one is to digitally merge 2 of Mo's images into one. There's a link to a  great tutorial on Mo's blog HERE for doing this if you have Paint Shop Pro. Unfortunately for me I don't have this software but I did find some of the tips handy to work out how to do it in PaintNET - a free downloadable software. Please let me know if anyone would like some further instruction on using PaintNET - am happy to put something togethere if there's enough interest.

Since we've just begun Winter here in Australia I though these Inuit children images would work well together for me. I used this week's colour challenge of  "Pastel blue and baby pink" from Colour Create for my images - they liven up this bit of Winter ice. The children certainly take the spotlight here - along with all the sparkle form the "ice" - but with the tones so muted I didn't want to overpower them too much. I hope you have some sunshine in your part of the world to make things sparkle!

You can find Siku and Shiya (the "kissing" couple) HERE and Miki's Puppies HERE if you pop over to Mo's store.
xXx

25 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Great job. It looks gorgeous. Love the colours and the sparkle on everything. Great great great. Wish you had done on Gimp as I can't figure out how to do it on Gimp. Boo hoo.
mwah
Trace

Di said...

WOW stunning and a winter card ! forgot Aus is going into winter although must be like our summers!!LOL!
Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!
Hugs Di xxxx

Heather said...

So sweet, so fun! LOVE the details and the combo of images! Just fab!

Annette Bowes said...

AWWW Debbie this is just too cute, love your gorgeous soft colours and all your sparkly snow effect, take careX:)

Kylie said...

Brrrrrr, it makes me feel colder Deb so your card is obviously working. Love the lighter colours and the glitter. Your colouring is amazing as always. Would love for you to give some tips on PaintNET. Downloaded it way back when and now have forgotten what to do!! What about a tutorial??

Kylie ox

CraftyMomOf2 said...

This is GORGEOUS Debbie!!! So lovely!!!

stephanne said...

Awww Debbie, this is fantastical, such lovely colours and beautiful beautiful imagery, love those snowflakes and silver embossed DP, just dreamy!!! Tracey knows how to get ahold of that delish cocoa, by the way... Sorry I sold you out Trace, lol!!

Marcia said...

This is stunning Debbie, makes me not cringe winter so much! Nice and cold here this morning.

:) Marcia

Sue said...

Perfect pairing of images for this challenge. Love them both and they just go together. Fun to see a winter card as we go into summer, although I know you are entering your winter season. Debbie, nice job as always.

Hugs
Sue

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally fabulous card!!! I just love everything about it. ~Jeni :)

The Wired Angel said...

Happy Winter to you Debbie!

Love your card for Mo's challenge. Great selection of images and lovely coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's this week. Peggy

Peta's Blog said...

Wow this is awesome!!! I LOVE the snowflakes and all the sparkle, and the colours make a very beautiful winter wonderland. How cute are those images, wow, I am so tempted to get some of them! I Love love love it!!!

Hugs xoxo
Peta

Christine H said...

Love your card...can feel the chill in the air as I look at it! Yes please, a PaintNET tute would be wonderful...I use it too but at a very basic level. Stay warm!

Emma said...

WOW Debbie, I love this, it's Gorgeous! I love the soft tones you have colored and those sparkily snowflakes look fantastic! An Awesome card Debbie!

Sharon said...

WOW Debbie - I love your card. It's a great image you've created and so beautifully coloured. The background paper is gorgeous and I love the icicles at the top and those gorgeous snow flakes.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this fortnight.

Sharon x

Leigh said...

Beautiful pastel colours Debbie and love that glitter.

Melodie said...

Oh je, you have winter. I'm looking for the summer. Today i's again cold....
But your winter-card is so gorgeous, the image is so cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Elaine L. said...

Such an card! I love the soft colors and those beautiful snowflakes. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

Marlene said...

I saw this over on Mo's facebook page, and it is beautiful!

I still can't get over the idea that while it's summer here, it's winter there....STRANGE. LOL.

Renkata said...

Debbie, you have created such a beautiful winter scene. Great colouring.

Andrea said...

fantasticly gorgeous x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Beautiful card Debbie...loving the delicate colours :0)
Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week x

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful Debbie,love the border,snowflakes and sparkle!!! Would love it if you could show how to merge Mo's images in PaintNET.Alot of the other digi's I buy come in a PNG file as well and they can easily be merged in Microsoft office word.But Mo only gives JPEG files and I do not know how to merge these.....so any help would be grateful.
xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful coloring and layout.

Sheila said...

What a fantastic creation, I love these images together they work so well.
Thanks for joining us at Mo's place this week.
Hugs
Sheila xx