Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Under the sea

Arwen is calling the Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC 162) this week and the theme is "Under the Sea."

The design team has really pulled together an exciting group of cards and projects for this theme.

I've decided to use Amy Wilson-Wellenstein's  Caerleon  and Gawan  in this collage card.  My background is a light colored wash on an old book page.  Layers with collage scraps and stitching.  The fish are colored with Copics and accented with white gel pen.

Now for a little fun.
 If you want to create ATCs from cards you will mail to friends  and family you can scan them into a photo program.  Adjusting and varying the color, you can create a set of ATC's to print and add a little Prismacolor or any other media touch. 
Below is a sample of how you can alter color on your completed art.

It's also a fun way to keep a little scrapbook of cards you have made and mailed.

The video below shows you the range the color can be changed with this sample.  All I have done is adjust hue.  You can also adjust saturation and other enhancements.  I used Adobe Photo Elements which is a relatively inexpensive program and has more features than you'll ever use.
Save copies of the art sample you like under different names. You can import them into your Word program, create a sheet of cards to size and print on cardstock.



  1. It's gorgeous Janet!! I love this xxx

  2. loving those layers of paper and the added stitching, as well as your choice of images ... just fab