this week's sponsor is digital delights, who are offering a $10 prize voucher to the winning entry! the design team was given a selection of adorable digital delights digi-stamps with which to work, but like all ice cream cones everywhere, this one was really calling my name!
i couldn't decide whether to go all techy with my project, or get seriously hands-on and traditional. 'cause that's the best part about digi-stuffs, isn't it? you have so much *CHOICE*! finally i decided to make something with each mindset, to show how flexible these babies are!
first i went entirely computery:
first i opened the uncolored ice cream cone image in photoshop and used the paint bucket tool to color the cone and the swirls of soft serve. after i saved each color of image (so i can use them later, for something else!) i went into broderbund printshop and opened a blank 8.5 x 11" page, and placed my brightly colored ice cream cones all over it. i flipped some of the images, and rotated others, to get a nice "random" placement of images. i even let some of the cones dangle off the edge of the digi-canvas, the way they do on "real" giftwrap. when i was happy with my design, i just printed it out; then all i needed was a little bit of tulle (embellished with tiny epoxy hearts from my stash) and one cut-out cone as decoration...et voila! my favorite part of this is that by saving the file i can print out as many of these as i want; plus it'd be really simple to add a child's name, or the occasion (wouldn't this be great for birthday party "goodie" bags?!) to make it even more personal!
on the other hand, sometimes you just want all the fun of touching and cutting and pasting REAL PAPER, dontcha? so for my second project i went hard-core old skool:
many thanks to cheryl and kirsty for this awesome opportunity. the ♥YUM♥ challenge will run until 11:59pm EST, next monday, august 9th; be sure to check out the city crafter blog to see all the fabulous designer projects, and i do hope lots of you will play along with this super-fun challenge! ♥