My First Digital Collage (Crafty Secrets)

Hello, Friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post with you.  For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know I’ve been teaching myself how to use the wonderful digital art stamps, papers and images from Crafty Secrets.  Since it’s Christmas, I’ve been playing around with my favorite Christmas resource: Creating With Vintage Christmas CD6.  I’ve printed lots of papers, and used a lot of the images, but I’ve never taken the plunge into creating a digital collage with all these elements….until now!  I got my Brave Boots out of the Closet of Shame and created my first digital collage!  Woot!

Crafty Secrets December 08 01Ta da!  The focal image on this card is actually made up from 4 separate digital images: the vintage music paper,  the holly frame, the robins, and the border pieces at the top and bottom of the collage.  And it was EASY!  I topped it off with a luscious Red Delicate Stitched Satin Bow and a few embellies. And let me tell you, I am really tickled with my bad self!  LOL

Crafty Secrets December 08 03I was so excited, I made a second digital collage for this card.  I used the same sweet image, a different frame and background paper.  I printed it out, fussy cut around it and treated it with UTEE to age it. I love the result!  Of course. that beautiful Ivory, Rust and Gold Plaid Ribbon adds to the rustic vibe of the card.

So who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  I just made my first digital collage, and I can’t wait to make more!

Thanks for stopping by!



11 thoughts on “My First Digital Collage (Crafty Secrets)

  1. Diane Hover

    WOW…..gorgeous creations….I am amazed at how you put this all together…I am hoping “after” the first of the year, I can spend more time doing a few things like this…now I know who to ask for “HELP”…lol!! Stunning cards!!

  2. Jen

    This card reminds me of films when they open a chest and inside is a very special card wrapped in tissue……jen

  3. Robin

    Lovely cards, Kathy! I’m planning on learning digital collage when I get back in my house. Thanks for always inspiring me with your beautiful projects & your wonderful zest for life!

  4. Candy Colwell

    Kathy…these two cards are absolutely beautiful! I love what you’ve created by putting on your “brave boots” (love that phrase-will have to file that away in the ol’ memory bank) and combining 4 digital images. I have never dove into the digital world. Your cards are really lovely. The birds are such a beautiful image on their own but the other images you have used around them looks like they were always meant to be combined just like this! The holly at the top of the one card using that gorgeous ribbon gives such an added vintage quality. And adding the UTEE also adds such a special touch. <3 Candy

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Glenda! I use PaintShop Pro, which came with my computer a year or so ago. It’s very affordable, and easy to learn. I see a lot of people are using a free program called PicMonkey, which has similar elements to PhotoShop and PaintShop Pro. I’ve been very pleased with PaintShop Pro, and am learning that it can do so much more than I initially realized. It’s a great bargain!

  5. angela

    as always……it is a stunning work of art! I truly love receiving your blogs and checking out the latest creation. I have yet to take that plunge as I do not think my printer will take anything but plain ole copy paper. You Rock!!!

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