Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Color Throwdown

swatch 94 Hello! Today I’m sponsoring Color Throwdown (using Chicken Girl Design). How exciting! I hope you stop by and play along! You could win a 6 free digis! WOW!!

I did some Photoshop work on my Monkey Around digi to make my card today. First I decapitated my monkey (something I would normally never do!) and then I did some editing on the sentiment because the original sentiment was too big for the space I wanted to put it. (It’s a little naughty now. HAHA!) Anyway, this sort of thing is why I LOVE digis! It gives you so much flexibility and you don’t need a lot of compute skills to do it. All I used were my eraser tool and my cropping tool.
I loosely based my card on a sketch from the last Go To Sketches issue. I printed out my 5 monkey heads on Copic Medium Weight paper, used my small square Nesties to cut/emboss them and then colored them in. They’re popped up using some 1mm dimensional dots. Then I used my long rectangle Nesties to make the scallops on the top/bottom of the blue and on the bottom of my sentiment tag. My DP is from Kioshi and had almost all the colors from the challenge in it. Score! I finished it off with some small blossom gems.
In addition to the Color Throwdown DT showing you samples today, some of my DT girls are playing along as well (they’re not all using CGD digis so there’s lots of variety for you!) Go check them out!
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


Laura Pryor said...

I love how you said you decapitated your monkey!!!Ahahahah!! What a great idea to show how versatile digi images are by altering the image to suit your needs! Super cool!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE what you did with those monkey heads, Kate! Too cute!

Broni said...

I love the monkey heads too, Kate!! At first I thought it was a baby card...then I saw the sentiment!! Too cute!

LeAnne said...

VERY cute! Love your decapitated monkeys!!!

Mariah said...

I am so glad that you posted this challenge. I played along and look forward to future challenges! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Still laughing about the decapitated monkey . . .