Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mo's Digital Challenge 8 - Create a Christmas Scene

Today over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog  Caryn, our hostess has challenged us to create a Christmas scene using at least two images from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I wanted my card to look like you were indoors and when you open the doors you see the carolers singing in the yard. I created a scene using Mo's Christmas Tree, Singin' So Beautiful and Jingle Bells in Adobe Photoshop Elements.  The hinges and the borders on the door are Peel Off stickers.  I added acetate to the window panes to look like glass.

I printed the image onto Cryogen white paper with my inkjet printer.  Copics used:
Tree - G40, G24
Decorations - B37, E33, R24, R29, Y19
Bella - E000, E00, E02   Hair - YR18
Hat, Coat and Stockings - Y19, G24
Shoes - E33
Bronte - E43  Scarf - R24
Cats - C2, Y21
Hat and Bow - R24  Collar - G24
Mouse - E42
Songbooks - B00

I used Sparkly Fluff from Our Craft Lounge on the hat bands and a gold Spica pen on the cat's collar.  For the final touch, I airbrushed B26 for a night sky, adding white Glaze pen stars.

Be sure to visit Mo's Digital Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and to join in on the fun.  You don't have to have software to merge images as I did, you can simply piece them together.

I found a free program called GIMP and you can use it to do most of the same things that Adobe Photoshop Elements will do.  I tried it out and was able to erase the white background around one of Mo's images to make it transparent.  That is what I have done to each image to merge them on this card.  You might give it a try.


Mo Manning said...

Sandy -- will you ever reach the height of your cleverness??? This is soooo cute!! xoMo

Sheila said...

Hey Yoda, this is one fantastic scene!!... but then you are my Queen of scenic :).
Love the images you've combined on this one just soo cute.
Have a fabby day and don't eat too much turkey!!.
Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

I'd have never thought to do this. You are so clever. Love it. Edna B.

Elaine L. said...

Those images go together as if they were made for it! Great Challenge card.

Anonymous said...

You created the best one yet - such fun!!! elaine

Unknown said...

Sandy, this is beyond gorgeous!
Hugs Viv xx

Melissa S. said...

Sandy, this one is just great.I always know where to come for insperation. Great combo this time.

Michele Kovack said...

I ADORE this card!!!! What a clever idea!!!

Unknown said...

Sandy, You constantly amaze me with your creativity. Terrific card

Unknown said...

Goodness!! Beautiful!!! Outstanding!!
I love the scene behind the doors! You have such talent for creating scenes. Great job!!

Cathy said...

Sandy, love the scene you created behind the doors. Very clever, you never cease to amaze!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Very creative Sandy.. a terrific job for the challenge. Thanks for sharing your creativity with everyone at Mo's.

Wendy M said...

Fab again! xx

SandyK said...

Way cool, Sandy!

Jenny Gropp said...

OMG, OMG. I know how much work went in to making this -- it is outstanding!!!!!!!!! All the mixing of images is beyond creative and inventive! Totally awesome job on this one.