Monday, 12 October 2009

Fab news - Runner up in Joanna Sheen's Forum Competition

I am amazed at being selected as runner up in Joanna Sheen's latest competition using the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady cd rom. I chose the foxglove image as it is so delicate and feminine and is my most favourite image on the whole cd. To enlarge the image from the cd I selected the snapshot tool in Adobe and highlighted the largest image, then clicked to print but before printing tick the box marked 'fit image to page' in the printer selection box. This automatically enlarges the image to fit A4.
I played with many ideas to embellish the flowers, from mica paints, to spray glitter, but in the end decided it was too much for the image so just highlighted the flower centres with glitter glue and added a few tiny seed beeds for dimension.
I have to say it is not hard to make beautiful cards with such gorgeous images on this cd. I grew up with Country Diary and had bedding and stationery when it was so popular many years ago so I have really enjoyed working with this re-issue of an old favourite.
I have birthdays next week for Mum and Mum-in-law so will be working with the foxgloves again this week.
Here is the link to a short video on You Tube of the winning carda and all the other entries .