Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Printing in grayscale



There are so many new digis in the Tiddly Inks store. Christy Croll made sure to offer different genres so there's something for everyone.

Under Gothic Cute I saw this Happy Couple and it was calling my name! It looks sad and sweet at the same time. I love the anime feel and I'm so glad that Christy decided to offer them in her store.

I printed out several in black and white but because I shrank the image, it was a little too overpowering so I decided to print some out in grayscale. Much better.



Because of the softness from the grays, I wanted to do minimal coloring and that meant using the lightest Copic colors and here's the card that I came up with.

I'm hoping you can see the hint of color and consider grayscale printing for a different look.






Here are the pens that I used--only five!--and I even colored the mini white paper rose with R81.


And today is Freebie Tuesday at Tiddly Inks! Join the group on Paper Craft Planet and grab yours now!

Stamps: Tiddly Inks digital image -- Happy Couple
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Other: Copics, Nestabilities, Sizzix embossing dots folder,
sheer ribbon, paper roses

28 comments:

  1. Donna, what a brilliant idea!!! Your card is just perfect. I love Christy's images and have my eye on a few over at her store, Jo x

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  2. What a stroke of genius Donna!!! :D. I love the way your brain works. Like Jo says your card is just perfect xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  3. Wow...Donna...love the soft grays in your card...Just perfect with Christy's image..Love it!

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  4. The grayscale looks really great Donna and what a super creative idea!

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  5. Oh wow Donna, what a neat idea.. pure genius. TFS.

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  6. That grayscale really does work, giving a much softer feel which matches the image perfectly. I bought some grey ink for my stamping as some images just look too harsh using black ink. Love the pastel colouring, really nice and soft

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  7. So PRETTY Donna...Just LOVE this Look, Especially for a wedding card!!! this is just Wonderful in every way!! LOVE it!

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  8. Looks like you found your calling in Tiddy Inks! You sure make this cute couple image SHINE! I love how you colored them in such soft hues...yummy!

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  9. This is so lovely, Donna! Such a pretty soft look to this gem!
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  10. What an elegant card Donna! Love how soft it is. TFS!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  11. OMG!! wow! this is so pretty Donna! LOVE the light coloring. just perfect for a wedding card! gotta check out the new store!! =)

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  12. Wow this is such a great card Donna and such a good idea to print it this way. Love the soft look to the card,Stunning!
    Sallyx

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  13. Donna~ so amazing! love this printing in grayscale. who would have thought to do this...oh yah, YOU! you have this awesome talent to change things up and make them so wonderful! I love your creativity! thanks for sharing your info with me too! I really need to learn so much! I will have to go and check out the gothic cute stuff! thanks for letting me know! happy tuesday!

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  14. Such a cool idea! I've never seen this done before- your card is beautiful and I adore the softness!

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  15. What a cool look Donna! Thanks for sharing the new printing idea.

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  16. Yet another wonderful method that I've learned from you. This card is so sweet in every way. TFS your brilliant ideas with us Donna!

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  17. Love the effect and love the idea behind this. This reminds me of the other card you did with the minimal colors. Such a soft and pretty effect!

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  18. Jaw dropping Donna! That is clever and so elegant looking even though it has a goth feel. You've just gotta save this for your daughter! :)

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  19. love the softness colors you used here Donna.. perfect with grayscale images.. what a wonderful wedding card!! :)

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  20. This is breathtaking, Donna! Love the softness for a wedding card, so perfect in every way!! Your cards just make me so happy... you are totally amazing, my sweet friend!! Big hugs!

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  21. Super idea! I love the soft colors, what a great look for a weeding card!

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  22. WOW - I am impressed... what a clever idea - makes the card look so awesome

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  23. Donna,
    I love this idea! So clever, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Denise

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  24. Donna, love the softness of this card. The grayscale is perfect with the image, which, btw, is really cool and right up my alley ;D Also, cool that you colored the rose! The card has almost a "dreamy" quality to it :)

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  25. This is so sweet and the colors are fab!

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  26. This is brilliant Donna, and looks so amazing! What a great creative tip, it's a perfect look for this cute gothic wedding couple!

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  27. the happy couple kinda freaks me out---no facial features except the eyes?! like the idea of softening up the image and minimal coloring! (although you make anything look good!)

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  28. Wow, what a fantastic idea to print in grayscale! Love the soft coloring you gave. So sweet!

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