Thursday, July 8, 2010

Customizing Images



Sometimes an image is close to what you want, but not exact.  I am starting to find more and more that I can manipulate images into whatever I want them to be.

My son turns one today and his party is on Saturday.  I bought teddy bear themed party supplies and the little teddy bear on the party supplies looks like this....

So, I took the bear from Create a Critter and I made him a shirt.  I used Plantin Schoolbook in my Gypsy.  I didn't get it perfect with my basic shapes in the Gypsy so I did cut a little by hand while I temporarily adhered it to my bear.  I also cut out a star and a one sized to fit on the shirt. 

I simply got a balloon from Celebrations that already had stars on it.  I grabbed the hat from Everyday Paper Dolls & cut it out twice to create the layers myself.

I also customized this rocket from Just Because Cards.  I added the wing in the middle & used hide contour to hide the second window that is part of the cut.  I cut a separate one in blue to make the wings blue.  I wanted the red base toward the bottom, so I cut the yellow checkered cut about in half to reveal it.  I cut a strip of paper for the purple in the center and then glued it on and trimmed off the edges.  It really does give the rocket a whole new look with one window instead of 2, 2 colors to the body and a different wing color than the tip, & an extra wing.  I'm very pleased with the result! To see what the rocket ship looks like normally - there is a GREAT card on this post in the Cricut forum featuring it, so you'll be able to see the difference.  To see it check out this post - its the 3rd card

I'll show you the sign these were used on soon.  Wish me luck with the party on Saturday - it's been so crazy around here I haven't had a chance to shoot any videos.

14 comments:

Margie said...

What a wonderful job you did with this, Amber! I love how it all matches! It all coordinates so well, and looks like it was all purchased together! Love the teddy bear theme! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your little guy!

Happy Dot Crafts said...

Wow, that is SO wonderful :) GREAT job!!!
Hope your little man has a great first birthday!!

Rhonda Emery said...

such a sweet card and great job

Luv-To-Scrap said...

What a cute card and idea. Hope your party is fun, fun, fun.

TraciVee said...

I used that same birthday stuff for my son's first bday! Very cute! Great idea! I do that, too. I made a baby shower card a few months ago and tailored it to match my wrapping paper. :)

Kerri said...

You're so good! I wish you could have a class and I could come over and learn some stuff...I do so much better when It's hands on! Love your blog!

just2ducky said...

Happy Bday Lil' Dude! :) --- Fantastic adaptions Amber! Hope you both have a fun day celebrating.

BeeBeebabs said...

Sooo cute thanks for sharing

CelticWoman said...

Amber, happy birthday to your little one, thanks so much for visiting my blog, darling card, hugs

scraphappysteph said...

Wow that is great! I think I used those when my son turned 1 :)

Allison said...

I love how you are making coordinating decorations -- they match the plates perfectly!

I left you a blog award here: http://toomanyprojectstoolittletime.blogspot.com/2010/07/fun-blog-award.html

:)

Tiffany said...

These are a perfect match, I love it! Hope your son has a great birthday and that his party is a lot of fun too!!

Peace Love and Scrappyness said...

Happy Birthday to your son! You get the best mommmy award!

Jamie
peacelovescrappyness.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

These are adorable!!! You always do a great job!!! And, what a great mom you are!!!