Happy Friday everyone!
Oh my what a long post – I’m apologizing in advance 🙂
A few months ago, I began offering free digital stamps in the Paper Garden Projects store. I like to draw and thought maybe I’d offer a few of the drawings as digi’s in case they might be useful to someone. Since then I learned that offering the digis is costing the store a bit and if I want to keep offering freebies I will have to upgrade my server space in order to improve the download process. So….. I decided to try a mix of free and “for sale” digis to try to offset the cost.
This peony image is part of my first “for sale” set. Peonies are my favorite flowers. I just love them – all kinds. I decided to try my hand at drawing both a herbaceous and a woody tree peony (from my yard). In the end I came up with this set of images:
For my sample card, I printed the full peony on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock using my HP printer. I colored the image with Copics. (with this cardstock, I’ve also been successful Copic coloring with Epson and Brother printers using the cheapo generic ink). The original flower was white – but I decided I wanted a pink peony. Here are the colors I used.
My card layout is this week’s sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. For the pink background, I stamped the Quilt Cover-a-card background stamp in Cloud White. ( I used the new Mega Mount stamp block– I LOVE that thing). The kraft layer is Cuttlebugged in Herringbone.
You can get the Peony digital set here. The digital downloads contain the images in transparent background PNG files and as high resolution JPG files. I’ve also included a colored sample or two for each set.
If you would like a little more information on downloading and using the digi stamps, you can download a PDF here. There are quite a few freebies in the store to try out. If you have any trouble downloading – just let us know and we’ll make sure you get your images (we’re working on it!!).
Speaking of freebies, I did add another freebie. 😉
The Tulip stamp set has one image and a sentiment. Here is a sample of the image colored. I changed them to purple 🙂
The tulip image is printed and colored with Copics. Here are the colors I used:
The background paper is from the Basic Grey Koshi paper pad. The sentiment is from the Peony digital set. I used the card sketch from The Pink Elephant challenge blog – or at least I tried to. By the time I got done moving everything around, it came out a bit different than the sketch!
So that is the latest from Paper Garden Projects digi land. Hopefully someone can use some of the drawings.
I have an exciting Friday night planned – 24 Brownie girl scouts for a Pajama Jam (a sleep over without the sleeping over part). I can just imagine the noise level! LOL!
I’ll leave you with a few peony pictures from my garden. I’m not the world’s best photographer – but honestly whats not to love?