Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm learning to go digital

Hi everyone,

Firstly thanks for the well wishes, everything is fine (& not too sore).

If you know me, you will know that I am not too bright on all things computer related.  So you can imagine me trying to learn to make a digi card.  I spent literally hours & hours trying to get Gimp to work for me.  After a few cuss words, tears & a long time looking for tutorials on how to use Gimp.  I have finally gotten there....................................sort of.  Here is my second attempt at a digi card.  Every thing on this card is from free digi stuff I've gotten or been given. 

 I don't normally do simple cards.  But I really do like this one.  I must admit I decided to add the stitching after I had put the card together.  Normally I do everything then add it to a base card.  I was inspired a lot by the incredibly talented Lucy & also the equally incredibly talented Alice.  Lucy for her simple style (something I can't do) & Alice for the way she colours. 
This "page" I whipped up in about half an hour.  I really am pleased with the way this came together.  All the elements on this page except for the butterflies are from this free kit.  The Butterflies are from Hero Arts & can be found here

I am always going to love my rubber stamps, because I love to colour them in with Copics. 

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxo


Dawn said...

Well done Paula..... I have lots of digi images that are non- coloured so I can still use colouring pens, Copics, etc. As well as some lovely papers and embellishments. I too struggle to put them all together on one sheet.. I'm inclined to print out background papers and cut them up and stamp on them!! Your card and diary cover are just lovely. PS... thanks for the link to the lovely papers etc

Carrie O said...

Love your projects especially your journal. You can find a lot of cute digi stamps out there, plus as you already know there is quite a few free ones too. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Good luck with your digital journey.

Lin said...

Hat's off to you, Paula, for persevering and figuring out GIMP!! Love how your creations turned out! Keep on with it, please - I'll be turning to you one of these days with lots of questions!

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... these are so beautiful, Paula! love love your simple card and your coloring is fabulous as it always has been! the diary page is such a pretty collage, too! i love them both!!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Paula! Super digi work! :-)