July 17, 2010

VC Rock III ~ Digi Art

Welcome to the third installment of "VC Rocks blog hop".  Projects ideas offered by demonstrators to highlight SU! product.

The main image below is from the "Always Elegant" set.  Would you be surprised if I told you this is actually a digital image?  Yep!  It's one of the new downloads from My Digital Studio (MDS).

While the downloads are designed to be used with MDS software, you can purchase the images (PNG files) and use them as digital rubberstamps for your cards.  Most of the images included with MDS are solids, obviously to give you the choice to change the image to a pattern fill or specific color.  However, I've been searching for more 'coloring book' images so I can color them using markers, dye pads or watercolor pencils.

I'm looking forward to SU! offering more "digital" coloring book images (hint, hint).  What I really like about having this option is the capability to scale up the image to a size that's useable for my specific project (which is exactly what I did here).

One thing to note, if you want to purchase an individual image.  They work in MDS.  However, if you don't have MDS, you can pull them into Photoshop OR even a word document as an 'image', but this works ONLY for the open images (you can't change the colors of the solid images).

Now, on to my project:

The flourish was inserted into MDS and scaled up (so I could work with it at reasonable size).  I copied it 3 other times so my final white cardstock had 4 images (3 to color in the future).

Markers were used to color the main image.  I used the Coffee Crumb and the small row of flowers from "Because I Care" to stamp just above and below the flourish.  The main image is lifted with dimensionals.

Be sure to check out the other projects the VC Rock demos have set up for you.  To do so, you can select the blog directly in front of after me.

Preceding blog:   Jackie Watson

Next blog:   Kim Overholt


Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Now isn't this fun--and clever, too! Nice job, Melanie!

Brandy said...

Wow, I had no idea you could purchase individual images, good to know! Thanks for sharing this fabulous project!

Sassy Shirley said...

Nice idea - I am so "stamp" inclined and forget about all the digi stamps that are available - and that I have filed. Great job on the coloring - thanx for sharing.

Brenda said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the DIGI with us, now I'm going to have to look at MDS in a totally new light.

Love your card, it is vibrant and so pretty. TFS

Noelle's Corner said...

I love the heart and the colors. TFS!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

How cool is that? I love it and thanks for the info. I do have MDS but haven't played with it much, so
when I get a chance, I will definitely try this.

Kym said...

Great card! Love the way your colored it. I haven't played too much with MDS yet, guess I need to get to it. :)

Kris Sobolik said...

Great card, I like to print things out of MDS and play with them like this too!
Kris Sobolik

Jackie L Watson said...

Lovely card and love you digi. I have MDS but haven't played with it much, after this card I may give it a whirl. thanks for sharing.

mmwilken said...

Here is something new I have to try! Thanks for sharing this striking card! Love it!

Tessa said...

LOVE IT! It's soooo cool that you can change the size of our images to fit your needs. TFS!

Kimm BT said...

great idea Melanie

Kari Rieck said...

Great card, I haven't used my MDS yet--will have to do that one of these days. I never really considered combining MDS and hand done. Thanks!

Patrice said...

Wow what fun you can have with the MDS! Great use of color.Very nice card