This week we're doing something new. Since My Time Made Easy has a HUGE variety of images that you can use to make your own backgrounds and some fabby quotes! Sooooooo, this week we want you to and ! Feel free to use our sketch on any project you want, we encourage you to get creative! And of course you can combine challenges. While participation with products from is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company. Sketch Keyword will be
The butterflies that are on the background paper are from the Be Dazzled digi stamp set. They started out black. I then used my software to colorize the different parts and placed them onto a blank document where I wanted them. I use Photoshop Elements 5.0 but there is a FREE program called GIMP. Either click onto the link to go to their website to download or there's another place you can download here. Both links are to the same free program. There's tutorials and other information. Using these programs is easier than one would think! I should know because I'm not the techie geek I wish I were!
Here is what the background looked like before I turned it into a card. I printed onto light purple cardstock otherwise my background would be white. I didn't see the point in using ink to colorize the background when I can just put the color of cardstock I want into my printer. The color of the paper will effect the color of your image(s) so what I did was print two butterflies onto a piece of light purple cardstock and when I didn't love it I moved the images down, tweeked the colors and reprinted onto the same piece of paper. Having the butterflies print right under the previous ones helped me to see what the difference was. I was able to get them to print exactly like I wanted them to. While in my Photoshop program I added more butterflies, placed them where I wanted them and when I was ready to print, I turned the paper I had been using over and printed the whole page. Printer ink doesn't bleed through the back of cardstock (at least mine doesn't) so I just used the same paper and didn't waste it. Checking the colors of my butterflies just two at a time also saved on ink instead of printing the whole page of them not knowing if I would like it. (ok, ok... you caught me. I actually had a completely different background and printed it onto a whole paper... I didn't love it so I decided to try again and only print 2 butterflies at a time. LOL Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes!)
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