Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Here She Is!

Sweet Trouble (digi image by Nina May) aka My Sweet Gran-Puppy! Yes Malie is my Gran-puppy and according to Kim this is as close as I'm getting to Grandchildren...Oh well, I'll take Malie any day. When we're on the phone she squeaks and squeaks her toys to let me know she is there. She nips Kim and sits on her and I just can't wait to see her next week!

I had fun using Malie's image to make a card, I just needed it to be in an Hawaiian setting of her home.

Kim asked for a CAS card and I believe I did it, but it wasn't so CAS to do!

I first took Nina's artwork of Malie and on Adobe PhotoDelux Business Edition, I used the 'smart' select tool (it really was smarter than me, I had to do it several times to outwit it) and outlined Malie, then deleted the background which left her image. Then I repeated it with the bucket of candy canes. I found the beach scene and imported it into PhotoDelux. Long story short, I merged the 3 different layers, manipulated the images in the scene and viola! I had the picture wanted! I used SU! markers to color the pink and Adirondack reinkers mixatives copper and mushroom to color the bucket and Malie. I mounted it on the new SU! in color Melon Mambo, DP green with palm trees, used black matting, sentiment from SU!, black dotted ribbon and photo corners.

I'm in a goofy mood (it is after my bedtime ya know) and made a fish eye view of the card to enlarge the beach scene.

She is a cutey and so is Kimmy! I hopped on TMITA “RECIPE BLOG HOP” --- let's mix up some fun! today and saw some of Nina's great new images for her new store. Hurry, you have until this week-end to finish and she has some awesome, awesome give-aways. Kim is giving away real candy on hers, the kind with lots of healthy calories! AND recipes to enjoy for your holiday entertainment with family and friends. LOL!

Edit Mode! I decided to add this to 365 Cards challenge, Day 284 DIY sketches. Again using Adobe PhotoshopDelux, I edited the card photo into a black and white sketch. Here it is:

Enjoy the week and those of us in the Midwest - keep warm!



Patti J said...

Brrrr....that beach sure looks nice tonight! I'm so excited that you are getting to go see your baby girl and your gran-dog!!! Can't wait for photo's - great card tonight! You are smarter than the average bear, yogi, figuring out all of that photoshop stuff hero!

Nilla said...

Great card, love her under the Palm tree on a beach, so funny! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week! Hugs Nilla TMITA Team

Kim said...

Think this is the first card that I've seen that merged the digi stamp with a digital photo...very unique! Just like you dear mother! Malie LOVES her card and can't wait to see you next week and give you LOTS of puppy kisses! hehe! Just to let you ladies know, it's cole here too, it was 59 degrees the other morning! ;) yay, yay, I know, it's like 21 there...but temperature is a bit relative you here long enough and 59 is FREEZING!! :-O

Anyway, great card no matter the weather! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA/PCC and can't wait to see your recipe challenge project too!!! And next week you can play from Hawaii! YEAH!

Aloha, Kim and Malie

Patti said...

You have a gorgeous grand puppy! She is just adorable! Love how you combined a digi with a digital photo! So clever! I just can't see 59' as cold.... we had -3 this morning! Thanks for playing at TMITA!PCC!

Nina said...

oh... I love Malie on the beach... she looks so at home!! LOL..not that I know what she looks like at home or what, but I can imagine and I would imagine this is what she looks like! Just wonderfully creative! I soo love it! love all the photocorners!! Thanks for playing along again this week over at TMITA! and have a wonderful visit with Kim and Malie!! ((I hear she has tons of work for you) hehe

Selma said...

What a fun card. Love Malie showing off on the beach! You are very creative. Love your card. Thanks for playing along with us at TMITA.