Can You Digi It? adds new artists and products every week (some times daily). My favorites are new paper, images, and artists. They recently added a new line from Delightfully Distressing Designs. The colors and designs are AMAZING! So the story is that I was suppose to make something with a DDD image or paper so it could be posted with the announcement on the CYDI? blog. Then there was a second chance when more DT members posted wonderful creations (check them out here). Sadly, I missed that as well.
Most paper crafters I know love butterflies - some are even addicted to them! If you love butterflies and the gorgeous colors of nature, Delightfully Distressing Designs is perfect for you! Since I just discovered last night 30 minutes before bed that I had missed the announcement (I so need to check my email more), I did a CAS card. I pulled the butterfly into Word and changed the tone of the image to fade it out using the color button in the Adjust section of Format (under saturation) - I then copied that image so there would be two large butterflies (representing my Mom and Pop). I then copied the image again and shrunk it (to make the little butterfly which represents me - even though I am 51 I am still their baby!). I adjusted the color back to a darker image basically doing the same thing but selecting a darker shade in the recolor section of the color dropdown box. I then copied the image and put it elsewhere on the page so I could cut it out to add dimension and sparkles.
After printing it out, I cut the main panel and attached it to some SU! Black cardstock. I cut the smaller butterfly out and covered the wings with SU! Dazzling Details and added some Zva Crystals from the wheel available from Can You Digi It? (still only $3.50 - what a bargain!). I added a gold picture corner and a few more crystals, and it was done. From start to finish and loading the picture (complete with my watermark and everything) took me 30 minutes. So that is why I love Digis! The possibilities are endless even for a gal with very basic computer skills like me!
Be sure and check out Hannah's lovely Delightfully Distressing Designs!