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Friday, 20 September 2019

Creative Fingers 171 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 171 - anything goes

My eyes are bad so I printed Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamp Golden Fall large,coloured it with chalks, Prismacolor pencils and gel pens then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on the card (unfortunately it is not very clear)
Added paper from We are 3 Pumpkin Delight paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Autumn sentiment set
We are 3 precoloured digi stamp Harvest (when you buy this digi stamp you receive the coloured one and a black and white digi)

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps - for a lady/girl

Always Fun challenge 128 - fall colours

A Perfect Time to Craft September #9 - anything goes

Arty Divas 4 - anything goes

CD Sunday plus 19 - anything from a CD or with a digi stamp

Ching Chou Kuik facebook group challenge - Autumn

Classic Design team open challenge September #9 - anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers 241 - Autumn colours

Daisy Chain - Autumn is coming

Love to Scrap 125 - anything goes

Unicorn challenge 47 - Autumn


Jane Willis said...

What a brilliant idea, to print something, colour it then scan and reduce it, I must try that because some images just seem too detailed to colour when I print them to the size I want. Thank you for sharing at CD Sunday Plus.

Wynn said...

Beautiful creation Margaret. I've done that before but didn't think to scan and reduce as you have done....I will if there's a next time. Thank you for the tip and for joining us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Must say I like the idea of colouring, scanning and reducing. The eyes do get bad as I age! Your card is wonderful and fits well into our "Autumn" challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Jocelyn said...

What a great idea to reduce the image once you have coloured it. I have just been colouring a small image and it is much harder. Next time I will try your idea.

I just love this time of year for all the wonderful autumnal colours and your card has captured this.

Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Carol said...

Hi Margaret. I see my fellow team members and I agree that your idea of colouring and then reducing to the correct size is a great idea. I hope your eye problems are just temporary. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant idea to colour and reduce it to the size you need,
Lovely card and beautiful image
Thank you for joining us
CD sunday plus DT

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Fikreta said...

very nice card!
hope your eyes will be better

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and lovely for our current challenge of FOR A LADY/GIRL good luck in the final draw…
[aNNie Design Team Member for Addicted to Stamps Challenges]

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Billie A said...

Sweet image and card. So glad you shared over at Always fun challenge.
Billie A
Always Fun Challenges
Catch The Bug
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy Challenge
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Catz
Crafty Sentiments

Helen said...

Beautifully made - great colours.

Thanks for joining us at Arty Divas.

Helen x

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

Unknown said...

Amazing project!!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

crafty said...

Love the idea or reducing the coloured image. A beautiful card. Thank you again for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge this time.

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Such a perfect sweet card for autumn. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.