Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Going Digital!

I know I should be packing, but.....I came across with 2sketches4you's current challenge through uber talented Alice's blog.
AND I happened to have an image printed out as it was just waiting to be placed neatly on the card. I love this Velvet Flower from Tiffany Doodles.  According to the designer Tiffany, it was an actual flower photo which was then turned into a digital image! I adore the realisitc and artsy look of it. I also recommand you to check out the Freebie Thursday at Tiffany Doodles. SO many fun digies!! Here's another contest that you may want to try your hands with digital images (see Treehouse Stamp)
I used a bit of Glossy Accent and added the gold glitter in the middle. An extra printed image underneath the flower was addded ...just to give it more of a dimension.
I'm also sharing a card that I made from the extra printed images of Kathy Martin's Party Banners.
We bought a Rick Steve's book about traveling in London.  Our plan is to hit a few major museums, watch two musicals, shop, eat, walk....the 4 of us, for one week. Somehow I feel like the pink elephant walking on a tight rope. Traveling can be a little stressful (if you think about the flying, erupting volcano,...)AND fun.

25 comments:

Simone said...

Both cards are gorgeous Virginia! Love the detail you put on the velvet flower :) London is such an awesome city - you'll all have an amazing time over there and make sure you do the London Eye and a river Thames cruise (its included in the Eye ticket)! There are some amazing views from up there :) Have a great trip!

AnitaRex said...

Love how the pink elephant works for your trip! Such a great card! Also love that flower it's too pretty! Have a great trip! Travel safe! I hope your son takes some funny photos, he does have his own camera right? Those are the ones I am looking forward to!

donna mikasa said...

The velvet flower is awesome! So simple and so effective! And I love your acrobatic elephant! You are too clever! Hope you have a safe journey, and that dang volcano doesn't give you any problems!

Karen B. said...

What a lovely flower card and super cute elephant card! I Love tiffanydoodles images too! Have fun on your trip!

Dawn said...

Super cards Virginia - and how I envy you your week in London. We took our kids for a week about 12 years ago. I can recommend going to the Tower of London, the Wax Museum and walking round the parks. It is just an amazing city and you will love sharing it with David and Stephanie

vera rhuhay said...

Love the pink elly...Virginia! Super duper cute!!!

Lin said...

LOVE that big flower - you did it proud! And your cute little elephant card is adorable, too. Not much longer now until you leave!

Kathy (krolski) said...

The velvet flower is so pretty! Love this card! Love that elephant too! Cute card! You better get to packing my friend. :)

Dwita said...

Superb cards, Virginia... Believe me, travelling is the most fantastic activities among things-to-do list in the life... Happy packing, Virginia..

Sylvia said...

Really lovely cards, Virginia! Card using Kathy's cute stamp is lovely!

Anne in said...

Love the digital flower you used here Virginia- great colors and dimension on your card!! Your little pink elephant card is so darn cute too. Enjoy your trip and travel safely!!

Charlene said...

Very bright and cheery!

Monika Reeck said...

Virginia I have seen Tiffany Blog too and she has so much Custom Stamp and she told also how to make custom stamp..love that flower too...simply lovely card with bright color dear..happy travel dear...

Kathy Martin said...

Going digital is so chic and environmentally correct! ;) Love what you did here! I want to play this week with the 2S4Y sketch! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your cards and your sense of humour!

ivy said...

we both love that elephant set don't we? such a fun card!
go go go virginia---pack! have fun! and safe travels!

Alice Wertz said...

YUM!! your flower card is so beautiful, Virginia! LOVE those warm colors! and your elephant card is just adorable!!! lovely design and sweet colors!! love them both!! =)

Tiffany said...

Really pretty Virginia! Love the texture that the color on your flower gives off...hope you will be enjoying your trip soon...so exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Barb said...

I love these cards, V! The flower is gorgeous and your elephant is adorable! I'm starting to think you'll never get packed! Lol! :)

Nat said...

I love both cards so much they are wonderful! Great colours and texture on your beautiful flower card and the pink elephant is super sweet.(Your trip will be awesome I am so excited for you!)

Deirdre said...

Super cards.. hope the volcano behaves itself.

NinaB said...

Beautiful cards. I esp love that pink elephant. And enjoy your trip to London! It's one of my favorite travel places in Europe. The British Museum is amazing - I can spend weeks there.

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly darling cards! I so love that elephant on the second one!

Jill said...

AAAAH!!! You are a genius! These are both so brilliant!