I know this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge is supposed to be about photography, but I don’t have kids and no one on the Internet needs to see any more photos of my mother’s dog. So instead of three clicks with a camera, I decided the ‘clicks’ could be mouse clicks, and I used embellishments. It’s all “Piece of Cake” paper and embellishments (which may be from a retired CD, oops). I also CASEd the layout from Heather’s MDS scrapbook page for the challenge.
Not quite this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge. I tried to add some zig-zags or stitching, but I don’t have those options. My fault because I don’t want to upgrade and lose the toolbar and media options. Sigh. Now perhaps I’ll be compelled.
I did use ideas from two previous challenges. The cropping challenge: The Ahoy, Matey Ensemble doesn’t include a happy birthday greeting, so I cropped the letters I needed from the text that was there. For instance, the p came from “Walk the plank.”
The repurpose a template challenge: The layout is a resized template from the Bookstagram Photobook. I just dragged in paper rather than photos. Made for a very fast card. I’m thinking of doing one with Christmas paper, and I already made one using the Convention 2013 papers. I can upload that one later when I’m done tweaking it.
This card was so simple I can’t believe it. It was inspired by the most recent challenge in the Simply My Digital Studio Challenges group on Facebook.
It’s an 8″ by 8″ scrapbook page (Be of Good Cheer Kit) converted to a 4.25″ by 5.5″ card. I removed the photo box and stitching (it wasn’t wide enough and pixelated when I stretched it), widened the red ribbon slightly, added a new straight stitching embellishment, and exported it as a JPEG. Then I added that JPEG to a photo box on a new page so that I could add a mat, and, ta-duh, a card. I’m sure this is cheating.
I decided to try creating the appearance of Triple Stamping with MDS, and here’s the result. I used grouped photos and a two-color DSP to create the look.
- Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon
- Christmas Cheer – snowflake 6
- Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon – knot
- Winter Wonders – hello snow stamp
- Get It Done – punch 3
- Christmas Cocoa II – designer series paper, pattern 3
It’s essentially the same as last year’s sign, but with MDS2 I was able to color in Santa’s boots, make his eyes blue, make his gloves Gumball Green, and color in his belt Basic Black. The Santa is 24 from 25 & Counting stamp brush set. I colored the number 24 with Whisper White so that it wasn’t visible, though the Presents (an embellishment from Candy Cane Lane) hide it fairly well without that.
The card is ever so slightly hybrid. I colored in Santa’s face and ears with a Pink Pirouette marker. That was so much easier than piecing punches behind his face and ears.
I slipped the card into a clear envelope to protect it from the weather, and put it up on the door frame with some Command Strips. Now we’re ready for those holiday deliveries and visitors!