Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A "Fairyland" New Home

I thought I would do a little bit of experimenting today. :-)
You all know how I love to color. Well, I 'm not coloring!Today's card was made using one of Nicecrane's  ATC/ACEO backs which I copy and pasted into word and then stretched into a 51/2 inch square.
Front view:

This opens up a whole new world to me. He's got tons of ATC backs and now that I know I can resize them, I can make all sorts of background paper out of them for my cards. Of course, this wouldn't work if there were people in the picture (they might look like they're playing in the funny mirrors) but for scenes like the one above, it works like a dream. How cool is that?
I made this card for our neighbors who have just built a new house and will be moving.:-(

A close up of the picture below:

I printed this on my new printer. yay!! I am back in business, guys!! (for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, my printer broke over the weekend).
Here is the ATC/ACEO Background sheet I used below:

Remeber that  these background sheets are designed for ATCs, so if you want to use them for cards you MUST RESIZE them.

You can buy it from Nicecranes Shop here

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Color Create: Purple, mint and yellow
Playdate Cafe: Purple/gold
The ABC challenge : C is for Charm


Annemaritta said...

Again great card. The key works like pig's earrigs :D

You actually can scretch any pic to fit, people or not, if you scale it. Of course very often some cropping is needed, but that is just a piece of cake. Ah, something I can help with!

Suzi B said...

I love this... it made me smile, can I please live in the home with the windows!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Cool! Great colors! I missed that challenge! Nice to find something easy but looks great

cheryl said...

oh this really does look brilliant hun really love it hugs cheryl xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty Dorcas! And here you're not coloring and I just invested in some Prismacolor pencils. And a sharpener too! I'm going back to your tutorial on how to color. I was looking for Gamsol at A. C. Moore and couldn'd find it. Does the baby oil do the same thing? I also bought a colorless blending pencil. Does that replace the baby oil? Well, you're the expert, that's why I'm peppering you with questions. I want to be a color master like you when I grow up :)
And thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Yenni Natalia said...

Great to hear that your printer works well again! at the first sight i thought it is a ready made pattern paper..but actually you print it! lovely card


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just gorgeous and what a clever way to use theose background sheets. I love your stitching and that cute little key charm.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Glad to see the printer is working flat out now. LOL...and all those pretty new pencils lying sad and forlorn...LOL...Great card and I am sure Ignacio will think so too!
Tine :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh my goodness me, how beautiful are these images ? Thanks so much for playing at the play date cafe and introducing us to this wonderful illustrator :)

dj1952 said...

Gorgeous card. That artwork is fantastic. Hugs, dj

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--that artwork and coloring is SOOOO AMAZING! I just love the key embellie--great touch:) Thanks for playing along and joining us in the fun over at the PDCC:)

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