Thursday, March 24, 2011

Playing With Digital Designer Papers

As many of you know I use a fair few digital images - but I've been a bit scared by the thought of digital papers. I LOVE the idea that I wouldn't run out of my favourite pattern - but the thought of spending MORE time going through computer files put me off - though I have used the odd one I keep forgetting they are there!!! Recently I started chatting with the lovely Donna Smith from Bearly Mine Designs. She designs some gorgeous papers and convinced me to try some out. She also has some FABULOUS freebies on offer on her blog if you want to give them a go yourself.

These beautiful soft toned papers are digital papers - and I LOVE that the lace edged set can be re-sized so I'm not chopping off the lace edges to fit my card! I am going to source a cheaper version of my printer ink and make a sample book with any left-over scraps to remind me what I have.

The image I've used is from Just INKlined and can be found HERE. It's meant to be a wedding purse but I think it would be perfect for Mother's Day too, or even a birthday card. You can't see it here but I've used my silver Spica pen over the swirls in the bag to add a little glamour! And look - I found some new flowers at the recent paper show - LOVE the lilies and carnations and none of my roses matched the ones on the bag - LOL!

xXx

16 comments:

Marlene said...

I've never toyed with digital papers myself, either....you've sorely tempted me with this beautiful creation!

Debra said...

mmmmm I too have thought the same thing Debbie but Im loving the idea of creating a sample book to source from, I just knew you would come up with a great idea if I waited long enough,bahahaha. Seriously love the card. The image is coloured perfectly and such pretty colours, hats off to you once again,xxxxx

Leigh said...

What beautiful papers Debbie and you've made another stunning card too.

Katrin said...

Very beautifully! Charming work!

Melodie said...

Great papers, your card is really wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie

cebelica said...

So very beautiful! I love the soft colours!

Sue said...

Beautiful card, lovely papers, so soft and feminine. Thanks too for the comments on digital papers, have been thinking your same thoughts. Printer ink is so expensive and seems like I am always buying more.

Hugs
Sue

Sandy O said...

Your coloring makes the image even prettier. I recognized the Bearly Mine paper right away. Love her papers.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh this is so elegant Debbie. The digi dp is gorgeous. Hugs xo

Donna said...

Lovely card Debbie, love how you've colored the image, and the lace you've added looks great with the papers.
hugs
Donna xx

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Debbie, love the papers and the flowers and image are a perfect match!
Clairexx

Elise said...

Hi Debbie! These are digital dp's?! Wow wow wow! These are gorgeous!!! This creation is just STUNNING! I love the soft colors and then of course your beautiful flowers with that lovely lace! Your colouring is simply amazing! Whewwweee! Love it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Sharon said...

SOOOOO pretty Debbie - such a wonderful feminine card :) Love the floral arrangement and layout.
These papers are gorgeous too.

Sharon x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Gorgeously soft and delicate! If only I had more time ... I might be able to justify spending more money! Do you find you go through heaps of printer ink using digital papers? Hugs xxaxx

Lynda said...

I love the softness of this DP...had I not read that it was digital I wld have never known!!! Even the lace...gosh!! A perfect card for Mother's day of that someone very speccy. Just beautiful Debbie....love IT!!! ooxx