Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Challenge Time at Decorate to Celebrate - Bee Cee Artistics Digital Images


     It's challenge time again at DECORATE TO CELEBRATE.  Check out their blog and submit your challenges!  This challenge is sponsored by Bee Cee Artistics Digital Images Bee Cee Artistic Digital Blog.

     They have beautiful hand drawn digital images.  I chose Wonder of Flowers -- I loved how they looked like they were "plucked" out of a sketchbook page and that gave me my idea for this challenge.

     My friend's daughter has become enchanted with art and drawing and recently started a college credit art course while in high school.  I wanted to give her a little gift to wish her luck and here is what I came up with.


   Head over to the website and you can choose from many designs to upload.  I printed the image I liked onto glossy photo paper.  Using TOMBOW markers I colored in the design.  HINT:  test your markers and/or pencils in a corner of the paper to insure the medium you want to use works best for that paper.

    After I completed the coloring, and I wasn't sure how I was going to use the finished piece so I added some little embellishments over the whole page, I scanned and printed out a few copies on plain paper.

    This gives you the opportunity to save your work in its original format and you can then manipulate the images as you please.

    My first part of the gift was a watercolor sketchbook from Moleskine.  Decide on background paper and cut to cover the front of your sketchbook or journal.

    Cut out the images as you desire and adhere to the background paper.  For this example, I decided to cut the flowers out and apply separately.

    I found a quote I liked about art and printed out.  Adhere to your cover as desired.

    The second part of my gift was a folder for her to keep her papers or finished work in.  I love the simple two pocket folders that have a bit more than just paper to them and they accept glues, etc., better.  Look for sales / coupons -- I stocked up on many of these from CVS with back to school deals.

    Decide on a coordinating paper and cut out to size for the front of the folder.  Looks extra special if you cover the back, and even inside, of the folder.

   For this example, I used the full sheet - I did not cut out the flowers.  Adhere the flowers onto another complementary paper and adhere to the front of your folder.

   With the left over pieces, I was able to make a coordinating gift tag.

   Adding some markers or paintbrushes completes the gift.  Wrap everything up and you have a pretty, customized gift for the budding artist in your life.  This concept could be applied to journals, guest many ways to use. Check out these beautiful images for your own work @Bee Cee Artistics Digital Images

Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh WOW! I love how you used the images. Fabulous gift Patti:) TFS and have a fantastic day my friend!!

  2. this is the cutest way to use a image what a great idea and gift. hugs

  3. Wow! This is a wonderful gift! I love it!!


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