Combining Digital Images To Make Scenes

By | 10/15/2020

Have you tried digital images or digital products yet?

I’ve become a huge fan of digital images.  I know that I’ve said this many times, but they require no physical storage space, they can be resized to fit the needs of your project, and they are inexpensive!

I’m now learning how to do all kinds of things with them.  Some very complex things that includes removing layers, and some simple things like combining images as I’ve done here today.

I’ve been designing for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez since June and I’ve been loving every minute.  Patricia is so talented and she’s got a fun sense of humor that often shows up in her images.  Each one of her images has a story to it and I love it!

Over the summer, she decided to start creating some background scenes and the first one she did was an underwater scene.  She just finished a town scene and both of them are amazing.

I’ve been itching to try out my skills on the underwater scene and decided that I would do that this time, but I also added her pelican image to the top.  These are two separate images.

I just layered them together to create my scene and then I filled in some details as I colored.

Combining digital images to create scenes

I actually colored this on a full sized sheet of 110# Neenah white cardstock.  I added in a few of the sand hills and some of the seaweed in the front. I also did the sky and the clouds along with all the coloring details.  This was an easy one to layer.  It merely involved adding one above the other and resizing them.  I kept the pelican larger in scale than the ocean bottom because I wanted it to feel farther away.

I chose to create this on an 8-1/2 x 11″ sheet so that I could color in the details on the background.  I thought that if I made it card front sized that it might be more of a challenge to color.  I printed it with my regular Brother ink jet printer.

When I finished coloring this, I scanned it into my computer and then opened it in a Word document and resized it to fit a card front.

Combining digital images to create scenes

I printed it out with that same Brother ink jet printer and was very happy with the result!  The colors looked true to my original and I’m happy with the details that you can see on the finished project.

The card base is an Eggplant purple cardstock from my dwindling stash and it is cut to 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I used a fun torn paper die set from Your Next Stamp that I’ve had in my stash awhile.  I liked the look of this with the shipwreck and the sunken city.  It seemed somehow appropriate!

The sentiment is from one of my favorite Pinkfresh stamp sets called Floral Vase.  That set has some amazing sentiments.  This one is heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp white fine detail embossing powder.

Combining digital images to create scenes

Copic Combos:

Water: B0000,000,00,12,14  BG 11,13,15

Sand: E 0000,30,31,33

Sky: B000 BV0000, C00

Pelican: YR09, 07,23, 12  W0,3,5,7

Seaweed: YG13,17,67

Rocks and Buildings: N1,3,4

Fish, Starfish, Coral: Y28, YR07, Y35

Ship: E47,44,34 N1,0



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**Please note that the images were provided to me by Kinda Cute by Patricia.

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