Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

Today, I am joining the Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge.  Each month we join together to share our artwork and easy, fun tutorials.  Won't you join in the fun and inspiration?  You can find more information on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog.  Our challenge this month is to use the Crafty Secrets Free Printable Calenders in our artwork.

For the background paper I used the snow pattern paper from Crafty Secrets Creating with Retro Christmas CD and then used the Winter Wishes Digital Art Stamps for the snowflakes and super cute winter girl image.

To create the background pattern paper create a new file with the dimensions that you would like to create with.

Then change the color of the snowflake image.

Once you have the image the color that you want, you will then move it to your artwork file.

Continue moving and layering the snowflakes on your artwork file.  Once completed, save and print your image file.

I trimmed the artwork, then colored the image with colored pencils and inked around the images.

I added glitter, snowflake embellishments, lace and ribbon to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy tutorial. Come back this Friday for another fun Photoshop Tutorial. Hope to see you here!

Head on over to the Crafty Secrets Blog where you can link up and post a project you completed using Crafty Secrets products. 

Please visit the other talented designers that will be sharing their projects and tutorials:

Kathy Clement - New Design Team Leader
Elizabeth Lincoln
and joining us this month is our guest designer:
Julie Campbell 
I just love Julie's style!
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.


Darlene said...

WOW! You are always SO CREATIVE! Thanks for sharing yet ANOTHER fabulous step-by-step with us!!
Hugs from Brrrrr Cold Ohio!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the way you added snowflakes to the background, and the soft coloring of the image. That velvet ribbon is the perfect addition! How gorgeous! Stay warm, my friend!

Leah C said...

Love the's a beauty!

Elizabeth said...

This is a beauty! You managed to make cold look inviting. Thanks for the tutorial. Every year one of my resolutions is to get more comfortable including the computer as an art tool. Sadly as you can see I haven't achieved it yet.

Happy New Year!

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, so beautiful, Sheila! As always, you inspire with your art and with your words. You are a beautiful soul...

Learning to be a little more adept in the digital world is one of my goals for this year--I'll probably be hanging around your blog a bit to learn the ins & outs!

Wishing you a beautiful New Year, my friend!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Awesome Tutorial! and Gorgeous Card!!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Sheila from sunny AZ as we are here for the week and I keep reading about everyone freezing anywhere east. I love how you created this paper and give all the instructions and the snow kid image you used is so adorable!Great post, thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

Las fotografías son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y compartamos nuestros blogs y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidor.