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Sunday, April 2, 2017

PIP Challenge #1714 Morning Friends! Time for another PIP Challenge! The Criteria is ANYTHING GOES!
& the prize is sponsored by

Over at MHK they have wonderful Vintage Images with Modern Sentiments ~ all ready for digital download so you'll have them quickly and can start creating right away, while your inspiration is fresh!!

I like to share a couple of images I didn't get to play with yet so here's some added inspiration to visit their site:
He Is Risen Digital Stamp Set
!! Oh! And did I mention the above SET is only $3  !!

                                                                                                                                                 For Today's inspiration I chose big lovely blossoms from "Get Well Flowers" and the sentiment Here for you Always. This is printed on watercolor paper. I am still quite a rookie at using the digital images and I love to experiment so here's what I did ~ 
I chose my sentiment and reduced it to make a background.  I reduced the color saturation in it & copied and pasted it over & over in rows to fill the area I wanted to use for my card.  I then layered the flowers over the top  and welded it al together!! For me it was so cool to discover that I could do this!!!! Then I enlarged the sentiment & had it print separately so I could easily cut it to the shape I wanted :) 
The problem I knew I would run into was that printer ink bleeds when it gets wet, so after I printed it I sprayed it with hair spray to see if that would work.  The colors don't move around like they normally would on watercolor paper but I was able to use them without the ink clouding anything up. 
I  used my Zig Watercolors to make it all pop. Then I added matching papers and washi accented with a few gems.
I liked the dimension of the over lapping layers so the back of the card is hidden behind the coral panel and opens vertically :)
Thanks for stopping by! 
I look forward to seeing your entry on PIP Challenges!
If you have any questions, leave it in the comments ;)


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Great idea on making the sentiment part of the background.....I'm pretty new at digitalis too, so I was pretty excited to see how your "experiment" turned out! Awesome card!

    1. Thanks Terri! I will be posting more of my experiments in the future since so many of our sponsors are digital. I've been playing around with the color scales, selecting & layering different hues. It's amazing what you can do!! Have fun and Thank You for stopping by :)

  2. Stunning! It looks like a botanical print from a book.


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