Monday, April 22, 2013

One layer card with fake layers?

Hello all!
          Bit of a strange post title I know but it's early and my brain isn't at full capacity yet (need my 2nd mug of tea!)  Anyway, I've been drawing up some new digis which will work as background frames for any number of the fab images out there from all those amazing digi artists - I wanted to come up with some backing frames that could be merged with an image and used to create a one layer card, giving the impression of several layers.  Does that make any sense at all????
                 Maybe I should show you what I mean -

      Now I won't attempt to explain how to merge digital images here, you can see from my waffling above that I don't have any expertise in explaining things clearly but I will give you some links that show you how to do so here, here , and here.  (that really sounds like I'm doing the airplane emergency evacuation speech!)

    So, with the frame done and available from Can You Digi It (my digis are all under the name 'LilyPink Designs'). I decided to make a one layer card with it.  I merged a fave image from Kenny K on top of the frame and coloured the whole thing with Copics.

  So, a one layer card that looks like it has several layers - does it make sense now?

   I would like to enter this into the challenges at Kenny K's Krafty Krew , One Stitch at a Time , Corrosive Challenge , The Paper Players , Colour Me Creative and Through the Craftroom Door.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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Carla S. said...

Brilliant idea, Dawn, and a fab card using your new frame! Fantastic coloring, as always!

Sandra said...

looks so great Dawn!! beautiful!

Mimi said...

A beautiful clean card Dawn, love your colouring too. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, I love the one layer with a 2 layer look...I love this card and would definitely buy the backgrounds. I've wanted to learn how to merge images forever so will be watching and reading when I have time. Your card is beautiful!!! Your coloring is always amazing!

Penny said...

Dawn, your card is just fabulous! Love the darling, beautifully-colored image merged on that cool background! I am in awe! ;^) Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD this week--hope you come back again this next week, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

You did a fabulous job of your one layer card here -you had me fooled,i had to take a much closer look !
Brilliant stamping :)
Nessa xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Fabulous creation, love your design and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's for our challenge
hugs Louise

Tracy said...

Makes perfect sense AND looks amazing. Cool idea Dawn! Hugs!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is a brilliant idea it! Great card BTW :) Love the zodiac backgrounds too...another brilliant idea. I'll have to invest in a couple of these when I get back to colouring again.
Hugs xx

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for playing our challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
DT Member Nataliya

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, So that is how you did it.... Super card, love how it all turned out. Coloring fantastic as always. Thanks for sharing the links.
Hugs, Patricia

Shannon83k said...

Beautiful red jacket, thanks for going the All About Reds challenge at CMC. Make sure you check out our Birthday Bash. Shannon DT Member

Claire Dale said...

Lovely card Dawn - very clever idea!
Claire xx

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, your coloring skills are amazing, Dawn. I also love how you layered your digital images to make a one layer card. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

Regan said...

Too cool!!! Fabulous digital layering and superb coloring! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Unknown said...

I love this card! It is different, simple, cute, excellently colored... Great work!

tiggertastic said...

wow wee - clever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

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Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

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Kathi said...

Wow. Now you're making me want to try my hand at digitally composing card elements.


This is wonderful! It really looks like a multi-layered card. It's hard to believe that it's just one layer.

Fabulous job coloring and shading all the elements of this fantastic card!