Last week I shared a card that I created with an underwater scene created by Patricia Alvarez from Kinda Cute by Patricia. I added one of her pelican digital images to the top and created a twist on her underwater scene.
Today, I have a Hills and Lake background that Patricia just created and I added her Elf Boy and Toy digital image to the background to create a sweet little scene.
I love these sweet little images and it was fun to color them and bring them to life. Is there anything sweeter than that darling little elf boy holding the wind up bird?
I love that Patricia kept the background scene fairly simple. That made it so easy to color!
To resize and layer digital images, I use Microsoft Word. It’s so simple in Word! I inserted the background image and then right clicked on it to select the square text wrap icon so that I could move the image around the paper with my mouse. I narrowed the background scene and elongated slightly until it was 1/4 of the page in size. This made it the size of a regular card front that is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. You can just drag a corner to resize the image in Word.
I then inserted the elf boy image and selected the same text wrap icon so I could move him as well. I right clicked on the image and selected bring to the front so that I could move him and place him on top of the snowy hills which I wanted in the background. This is one of the layering features that allows you to do this! I dragged the corner of the image to size him just right for the scene and placed him between two mounds that Patricia had drawn in her background scene.
The red dot patterned paper is also one of Patricia’s digital products. I just layered it on top of a piece of moss green cardstock cut at 4-1/4 x 11″, and scored and folded at 5-1/2″. I trimmed down my image to 4 x 5-1/4″ and offset it with the polka dot background just to have a little sassy red dot showing!
The sentiment is from a small Altenew stamp set called small moments and I stamped it very carefully using the detail Obsidian ink that Altenew has. Those little tiny font sizes can become blots on your paper if you are not careful!
Needless to say, this was lots of fun to color. I’m finding that coloring with my Copics or my Altenew Artist Markers, or whatever brand you have, is one of the most relaxing things I can do. I think about nothing but the image and it’s very meditative.
It’s not a quick process, but it certainly is relaxing!
Elf outfit: R59, 27, 24, 21 W5,3,1,0
Elf Face: E13, 11, 00
Elf shoes and gloves: W5, 3
Elf hair: E77, 74
Bird: B04, 14, YR 16, W3, black liner pen
Snow: BV0000, C1,00, W3,1,0
Trees: G29,28,24,21 YG 67 and white gel pen
Sky and clouds: BV0000, BG000
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**Please note: The digital images were given to me by Kinda Cute by Patricia.**
You can find the digital image here:
Elf Boy and Toy Digital Image: https://kindacutebypatricia.com/elf-boy-and-toy-digital-stamp/
or you can find it on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/879970629/christmas-digital-stamp-boy-elf-digital
Hills and Lake Digital Background Stamp: https://kindacutebypatricia.com/search.php?search_query=snow%20background
or you can find it on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/876700530/digital-stamp-toy-store-front-background
Blue and Red Digital Paper Set: https://kindacutebypatricia.com/blue-christmas-digital-papers/
Patricia has several other background scene images including a city street, a toy store, the underwater scene, and the hills and lake scene that I used today.
You can join Patricia’s Facebook Group Here: Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Group
Copic Markers: Blick Art
I really like the Copic Sketch markers and I’ve had really good service from Blick Art. Plus they have coupons and free shipping routinely!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today. I certainly enjoyed creating it!
Have a fantastic day!!