Monday, May 6, 2013

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Design Team Challenge!

This is my second post today....if you are looking for JustRite's Day 2 of their May release be sure to scroll down!
Today is also Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party.  I have a little altered frame I created using new digital images from Crafty Secrets! I also have included a tutorial on how to size the photos using Photoshop.
I picked up this frame at Michaels and since it had a 5x7 opening, printed this image to that size. The image was colored with Copic Markers.  
I added an additional layer to this little gal's blanket for a bit of depth and interest.  I added a bit of glitter to my lil' bunnies.  I also added black pearls for their noses and cream pearls for their tails. 
I added rolled flowers cut using my Silhouette and a satin ribbon to use as the hanger. 
I am by no means an expert at Photoshop, but this is the method I use when sizing my digital images.  I have created a Crafty Secret's digital folder that I store all of my digital images in.  I select what I want and click on print.
Since my frame opening was a 5x7 size, I selected the 5x7 print option.  I decided to print two of them, so I could add some depth to my wall hanging. 
You can see my settings here.  I chose 8.5 x 11 paper and my 5x7 size. 
Here is my naked Michael's frame.....that I will spray paint.....
....Using Krylon's Catalina Mist. (Love this color!)
Here are my two prints.  :)
I completely colored the one on the right, but only the blanket on the left.  (And you can see my mess at the top where I was playing a bit with my Copic markers) ;) No worries that part will be cut off in a bit!
After cutting the blanket on the left, I added dimensional foam circles and adhered it to the blanket on the right. 
Here is a close up of the blanket.  I love how adding the extra layer adds such nice depth to the project. 
Be sure to visit the other talented ladies! Their projects are gorgeous!


Donna C. said...

Love this little girl image and have searched the Crafty Secrets site and cannot find it. Can you give me a link please?

snappy scrappy said...


Anonymous said...

Any girl would love to get this bright 3D card
love your colouring

Vicki Chrisman said...

This is absolutely daring Michele! Great tutorial also! Love it!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Donna, the little girl that Michele used is from our DAS-111 Sewing Basket Digital Stamp Set, which has 41 separate stamps for $9.95 - but the set is on sale until midnight Wed, May 8/13 for $6.97.
I tried clicking on your name but it didn't give me a contact. I'm guessing you might be Donna Collier and I know I have your email so I will message you.
BIG THANKS to Michele for posting such a great tutorial and adorable card!

JennyKozar said...

This is to cute!

Noreen said...

I love the little bunnies on her blanket!

Melissa Bove said...

Oh how precious is this!! Love it Michele!! So very sweet!!


Darlene said...

This is FABULOUS Michele! I love this little image and you've showcased her beautifully! LOVE the brick floor you've put her on ... what a great idea and your coloring is AMAZING! Fabulous tutorial also ... thanks SO MUCH!!

Life and Knits said...

So very pretty Michele. The colors and design are both fabulous!


Ann said...

So pretty, that image is just adorable.