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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Valentine Challenge

I have been having so much fun playing along with challenges lately! On the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog the challenge is to create a Valentine's card for a loved one. The challenge this week is sponsored by Shirley's 2 Girls and this is one of their oh-so-cute Valentine images. You really need to go check them out! I have never been one to really make Valentine cards, but after seeing some of the Valentine images available now, I think my soon to be growing Valentine images are going to rival my Halloween image collection! After sizing and printing my image, I colored everything with Copic markers and then added a little glitz with various colored Spica pens. I picked the colors that I used from the patchwork paper that I had already picked out. For some reason the patchwork paper just seemed to go with the elephants. The heart brads used to be silver, but I colored them red using a Copic marker. 

I have to say, I am enjoying the world of Digital Images far more than I thought I would. I really like being able to see an image and it be available for me to use almost immediately. That appeals to me even more than being able to resize the images. Not to mention the fact that I am limited on how much space I have to store wooden stamps. Clear is better, but I would eventually run out of room there too! I think the problem at first was an issue with my printer, not the images themselves. For some reason, the printer would only print my images about half the time. Then it got to where it would not print anything for about four or five days. We did nothing to alter the settings or anything else on the printer (well, except for me calling it some very ugly names and mentioning how close Staples is to the house). Since then it has worked beautifully, no problems. With no printer issues, the Digital images are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I appreciate your visits and kind comments!

20 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable! What a fun image. Have a great time on the team!!

Ellie said...

So cute!! Great idea to color the hearts in different colors. Love it.

Angela said...

Gina, this is adorable!!! love the paper and that image is just too sweet!!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I just bought this image yesterday after looking at all the DT samples on the Digital Tues challenge. Your card is great!

JazzyH said...

Very cute!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very cute!!! I love the image you used, its super cute!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Karin said...

Darling image on this card! I love this valentine... :)

Sara said...

Oh Gina this is sooooo cute!!! Those elephants are adorable,and the paper is perfect!!! Welcome to the world of digi's-VERY addicting!!!

Jackie said...

Love your Valentine Gina and the pretty paper in the background! TFS!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

Jennifer Talley said...

Love those elephants! So cute!

coldwaters2 said...

Loving this card so much your choice of colours and that image is gorgeous thank you so much for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday

Hugs
Lorraine x

Scrapping Julie said...

will you come over here and talk to my printer like that!! it sure needs some shaping up!
what an adorable image! if you and angela continue to get digi stamps how in the world am i gonna be able to use you for your images..i mean use your images!! HA

Justine said...

Adorable Gina, can't wait to see what those sisters are coming up with for Valentines. Hugz

Shirleys2Girls said...

GINA...HUGELY cute! you did a wonderful job...WOW! DEIDRE

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love that image and the papers that you used are just perfect.
Hugs, Christine

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just love it! Thanks for sharing at DTC!

HappyCrafter said...

Beautiful card, love those elephants!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gina, I adore this card! Such fun colors and the design is fabulous! Glad you got your printer straightened out! LOL I really enjoy playing with digi images too. I love the versatility in regards to sizing and if I don't want to color it with my copics I can color it in photoshop and print it out for a graphic look.

Sandi said...

What a neat and fun card!

Karen from PA said...

This is adorable! I love how you colored the elephants different colors. so cute!