Tuesday, March 24

Merging Images


Last month I made a card using the little koala from the Warm Fuzzies digital set combined with one of the images from the Eucalyptus clear stamp set. I was very happy with the outcome so decided to try my hand at merging the digital versions, this time using the line drawing from the Eucalyptus set rather than the solid image.


I started by adding the line drawing of the leaves and gumnuts from the Eucalyptus set. The image on the left is flipped and resized to be slightly larger than the one on the right. As you can see, I moved the image down a little too, in an effort to reduce the repetitive look you sometimes get when stamping multiple times. Happily, the little koala is saved as a png with a transparent background, which meant I could simply drop him in on top. If you're not really into colouring, you can get the same result by using the coloured digital versions of each of these stamps.


Eucalyptus leaves are beautifully colourful and can include shades of green, blue, purple, brown, yellow, pink and red... that's almost every colour in the rainbow, plus a couple extra!


I've used dull greens as my base colour then added in the reds, browns and yellows over the top. To help blend the colours I add more of the lightest green as my final layer.


The gumnut flowers are coloured with three shades of red, starting with a base of the lightest colour and ending with the darkest shade in by the centre of the flower. Some yellow dots around the perimeter give the impression of pollen.


I love to colour the koala in various shades of warm grey... in fact, I used everything from W1 right up to W10!


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15 comments:

  1. Your colouring is truly amazing. Hope you are keeping safe.

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  2. Hi Beccy this is a stunning card. Your colouring is just amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. This is so cute - do you need special software to merge different digital images.

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    1. Hi Gail. It really depends on the way the images are saved. Jpegs don't have transparent backgrounds... they come in a big white box so it's difficult to merge them without the proper software. Png files, which is the format I've been saving all my newer stamps (this years releases), all have transparent backgrounds, meaning they can be placed side by side without cutting out any of the image.
      I used MSWord to make this card. You do need to be familiar with the picture tools so that you can move the images around, but it's definitely not a special program.
      Cheers,
      Beccy

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    2. Thanks for the info - sadly I am pretty dumb with computer stuff - just about manage the very basic stuff - I know where the ON button is - I will have a look- thanks again.

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  4. This is wonderful Beccy. While I am in lockdown (for at least the next 4 weeks) I am going to try some new skills. This is one I want to have a go at. I think I might have a good perusal of your tabs and see what else I can attempt. Nothing like something artistically challenging at this time to distract from all the other challenges around.

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  5. What amazing colouring Beccy - love your results on this wonderful card.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. I love your colouring Beccy and the fact you seem to have printed in Grey? rather than black. A gorgeous effect and thanks for the tips.
    Keep safe and well.
    Faith x

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    1. Hi Faith. The technique of stamping (or printing) an image in a light ink and then colouring it is called "no-line colouring". Because they are so light, the lines practically disappear under the medium giving the finished piece a painted or drawn look.
      Cheers,
      Beccy

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  7. Gorgeous card, so pretty, so realistic, gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

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  8. How lovely, Beccy! The arrangement of the 2 sets is especially beautiful. Thanks for taking time to make the tutorial for the pretty coloring technique, too! hugs, de

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  9. Beautiful coloring Beccy - you did a fab job merging and creating this lovely card - TFS your talent with us - have a blessed week!

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  10. Beautiful! I love to see the coloring steps lay out. I only wish I could do it as well as you. I think I have a heavy hand :)
    Take Care!

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  11. So well done and gorgeous with those colors. Cute koala. And, I am always happy to see a png included with a digital set.

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  12. our coloring is absolutely amazing! Beautiful card!

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