Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Word Art Wednesday: Singing Stars (FREE DIGI IMAGE)

Word Art Wednesday is such a fun, inspiring place to hang out.  We are averaging nearly 200 participants each week in our challenges.  Our flexible "anything goes" has only one real parameter.  Make your projects encouraging, positive and uplifting.  We'd love to see you use our Scripture image on your project, but it's not necessary.  It's yours to use later if you wish.  We do hope you will visit our challenge page to check out our sponsors and link to your creation.  Our wordart this week comes from my store, Daydream Designs.  One other sentiment is available free on our
WAW blog.  The rest of the set is featured at the end of this post.

I also had the joy and privilege of writing this week's devotion to accompany our challenge verse.  You can read that devotion on our blog, so I won't repeat it here.

My Sample(s):

Figure 1

Just to have a little fun with the image for this week, I decided to create several samples that shows the range with which you can enjoy digi images.  The above was created digitally in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, the version I use to create and manipulate most of my digital sentiments. I use something different to create my hand drawn images.  I used the PSE10 to change the color of the verse so it would perfectly match the colors in the papers and embellishments I used.  

I started card making as a traditional paper crafter...all hands on, nothing digitally produced except maybe an occasional sentiment or inside card greeting. Once I started dabbling in digi images, I had a difficult time breaking from my more traditional leanings.  So I started doing a variety of hybrid projects, that is how I use digital images almost exclusively.  The card above was created by using the composite image (Figure 1).  I just printed out the composite image and put it on a card. It gives the illusion of dimension.  But it's real dimension that I love most.

So here's a version with all the digital elements printed out separately then reassembled to make a more traditional looking card.  

All three versions start with the same digital images, but have very different looks in the final stage.  The only time I used completely digital images is to create projects like printed calendars or books.  My goal this year is to produce digital scrapbooks as bound books.  I use My Digital Studio (Stampin' Up!) for that.

I hope these samples will spur your own creativity and you will join us at Word Art Wednesday by linking us to your project.  We'd love to see it! 

Daydream Designs Used:

13 images with and without sentiments

16 sheets / 12 x 12 / 300 ppi / resizable
JPEG only

Starry Elements
21 elements (3 buttons without thread not shown)

11 sentiments / JPEG and PNG/ resizable
black sentiments can be recolored in most photo editing programs

Thank you for blessing my day!


  1. Hi, Diane. Love your stars sentiments and the WAW sentiment as well. Happy New Year!

  2. Both of your cards are beautiful!! I like the dimension of "real" layers, too!
    Wonderful sets!!!

  3. Diane, I just love the Shine Like Stars Sentiments!!! I'm so glad you showcased them on the blog. The dimension on your cards is outstanding! Hard to believe that it's done digitally.

  4. Oh wow this series of cards are just gorgeous. So love the fresh colours and elegant designs.
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  5. Love them all - such a pretty color combo. Wonderful sets. I would have never guessed those buttons were digital! Love them.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card and all the other sweet goodies.
    Crafty hugs,


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