Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Paper Craft Planet and MyGrafico challenge you...

We have a really fun challenge for you today -- it's a product challenge, sponsored by MyGrafico. To play along, create ANYTHING using one of the MyGrafico images -- they have a ton to choose from, but if you're trying to cut costs, here's a link to some free images.

Post your project in the Paper Craft Planet photo gallery, and use the tag "PCPgrafico". (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.) MyGrafico has generously offered a $10 gift certificate to the store to one of our lucky challenge players.

The Supernovas and I all used the Forest Friends digi stamp set for our cards. I loved that cute deer stamp. The fun thing about digital stamps is you can resize and flip them to your liking. I flipped one deer hoizontally so I had a mirror image. The deer and trees have all been colored in with colored pencils and baby oil. I know that there is a way to heat set your printed images to be able to watercolor, but I've never been able to get that to work for me. The colored pencils and baby oil work like a charm!

Just a note about working with digital stamps:

  • You do NOT have to have a photo editing software. You can just open and print these jpg images.

  • If you have a photo editing program, the images come in both jpg and png files. You can resize the images and combine them into scenes with just a click of the mouse.

  • Digital images last forever and require very little storage space!

  • There are several great tutorial videos over on Paper Craft Planet that will show you how to use digital images, if you have any questions.

Here is what the rest of the Super Novas came up with:

Lynn Mercurio

Kim Burmeister

Tammy Hershberger

Erika Martin

Lori Tecler

Jessica Fick

Sankari Wegman

Susanna Boyd

Now, it's your turn! Take the challenge and let's see what you make!


Unknown said...

OH MY!! This is so, so ka-ute!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this little woodland scene!

Lynn Mercurio said...

So adorable Wendy, love that toule. (sp?) What a great embellishment it makes.

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly, Wendy! This is sooo cute! Love how you used these images.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love how it's all popped up!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wendy, this is so sweet! The little deer are adorable, and I love the placement of the trees! Love the colors, too! Super cute card!

Unknown said...

so cute, amazing.

Sankari W. said...

Okay Wendy - this is just toooo much! HOw adorable is this!!! I adore the two deers back to back and love the two trees and the red just pops it all out! Seriously Wendy - this card is just waaaaay tooooo adorable!!! LOVE it!
Sankari :)

Unknown said...

Shut up!! This is so cute!!!!! I love how you made the deer into 'love birds' - lol! Great job!

Lori said...

This is the cutest thing! Love how you flipped the image to create the couple!