Monday, March 2, 2020

Get Well Soon

     A new challenge starts today over at Jan's Digi Stamps where our theme is always "Anything Goes" and winners are chosen by a random draw.  I want to show off one of the cutest newly released sets, "Get Well Soon 3260J."  The sentiment is also part of the set.


     I want to share with you a technique I used for coloring this image.  I started with the pre-colored image that comes with the set instead of the black & white line drawing, even though I fully intended to color the image myself.  Before printing it, I adjusted the image to the far side of the gray scale.

     Why bother doing it that way when a B&W line drawing was available in the set?  Because the line drawing didn't have the excellent shadows & shading and the colored version did!  So, I printed the gray scale image, then colored it, and all the lovely shading and highlights came through, making my own coloring look almost 'professional.'  :-D

Colored with ProMarkers
Image cut with Memory Box stitched die
Frame cut with QuicKutz die
Background CS old SU scrap
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Signature hand-sewn bow w pearl added
Sentiment hand cut

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Cardz TV
Crafty Catz
Crafty Friends
Creative Fingers
Outlawz Festive Fri
Paper Shelter
Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

21 comments:

Jo said...

Adorable.....enough to make anyone feel better! x

meg said...

Sweet beautifully coloured image and great get well card

Sheryl said...

Oh wow, I must try that technique, thanks for the heads up.
He looks so cosy tucked up in his sick bed poor thing. Love the DP.
Crafty hugs xx

Bunny said...

It is adorable. I love this cute image. [Bunny]

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for the tip, Connie, on the shadows and details by using the gray scale. Genius! Jan does such a marvelous job with her colored digitals that this makes complete sense! Why hadn't I ever done it? LOL Darling card creation, and sure to give anyone the warm fuzzies as they recover. Beautifully done in soft colors. hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous get well soon card! Thanks for the tip too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your adorable card as for the tip, OH! I hope I remember it, it's a Super one. Thank you Connie.
Faith x

jimlynn said...

Great idea about printing out the image in gray scale. Love what you did with this one and your pretty card.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

I used to collect teddy bears when I was a little girl so this little guy is so sweet!! I love the way you've colored the image by using the grey scale in printing! You're so right about how it brought out the shading and hilights! Beautifully done! HUGS

Cards By MI said...

Thank you for playing along with your wonderful creation over at the Paper Shelter this week. A new fun challenge will soon be up to play along with.
Love n hugs
Marie

Karen Page said...

Brilliant idea Connie, and one I will have to remember!!! I love the layered die cuts behind the image and that ribbon is spectacular! I would love to see your collection of ribbons and fibers because you keep pulling out the most awesome stuff!

Anne Temple said...

Beautifully done Connie! Great tip about changing the color to greyscale before printing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is a technique I am going to try- a brilliant idea! Your card is wonderful, love your layout and of course, always look for that signature bow!

Anet's Crafting said...

That bear is just adorable Connie, love the pretty ribbon. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is so cute Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
My Blog As I do Rodos

Anne Buckingham said...

So clever to use the grey scale. I have to try that out. Cute card with the bear.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Super cute creation, great hand coloring of the image. Thanks so much for playing at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge hand colored theme this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a precious card...well done.
:) Karen

Lisa Lynn said...

This one would sure cheer someone with this adorable bear.

Arty Divas said...

Hi NanaConnie, your card is so wonderful!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

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Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’animal/birds’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day and make them feel better! Good luck in the draw and please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]