Going Fishing — Digi Fishing!

Going Fishing — Digi Fishing!

I am continuing my play with digital stamps. This time I have a twist for you . . .

Oh. My. Goodness. I made a digital stamp! I did draw this fish by hand first. My darling techie hubby was going to help me fix it up in Photo Shop. But I was too impatient for an opening in his schedule. I know only a teeny bit about using PS. Here is my drawing.

Original Drawing
Original Drawing

Then I remembered using Pazzles’ InVue Software to create shadows/outlines for my cuts. I said to myself, why not use that basic technique to make a digital stamp?!
Remember in grade school (or not) how you were taught to draw with the basic shapes that anyone can draw? That is how I started. Can you believe it? It’s amazing and for me, it’s even easier then hand drawing. Pazzles allows me to “draw” by melding shapes together. The official Pazzles term is Welding.

Forming a Fish
Forming a Fish

Once I had my digi stamp, it was time to assemble the card. First step was to select colors. Both for the digi and for the card as a whole. This time I tried using “photo pens.” They are like water color paints. (I like the water color pencils better. See previous post.)

Choosing Colors for the Digi
Choosing Colors for the Digi
Choosing Paper Colors
Choosing Paper Colors

Being a craft hoarder isn’t always bad. I wanted to give my card more life. Within my collection of “stuff” I had a few pieces of string that seemed to be coated with wax. It’s slight stiffness loaned itself for the fish line. I also had an off-white piece of straw or cane. I used some ink to dye it brown. This made the perfect fish pole!

Just the right number of layers for the digi and the papers, along with a few ephemeral joys make a well-balanced card.

Layering the Digi
Layering the Digi
Showing Texture
Showing Texture

Finished Card
Finished Card

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