Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #47

It's time for my first challenge as a Design Team member over at Tuesday Alchemy today!  Challenge 47 is about Hopes, Dreams & Resolutions, and there's TWO awesome prizes up for grabs!

A $10 Gift Certificate from

AND
count them, seven Digital Images from
 
  
So head on over to
and join the challenge!

Now, it seems fitting that we had to make a project based on our hopes and dreams and/or a new year's resolution.  I'm not one for making resolutions but I do try to set goals for myself.  Thus, I came up with the perfect thing for me to work on this year--CONFIDENCE!  If you've been following my blog these past two months you know that I've struggled with the issue of believing in my own talents and abilities.  So, working on building confidence as one of my aims this year just seems fitting, doesn't it?

Here is the front of the card I created as my very first project as a design team member (can you tell I'm proud of that fact, or what)...

 and here is the inside of the card...

Hmmmm.....Maybe I should mail this card to myself as incentive.

Anyways, here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
  • Digital stamp of the mouse and bear is from Beccy's Place (clicking on the link will take you directly to the free image).  It is coloured using Copic(R) markers.  Flower:  Y11, Y13, Y15 and Y17. Mouse:  R20, R22 (ears); C1, C3, C5 (body) Bear: R20, R22 (ears); W1, W3, W5 (body); B00 (eyes); B00, B02, B05 (jacket); G20, G24 (ascot and hankerchief).  Ground: G00.  I also used a black watercolour pencil to add the texture of fur to both creatures.
  • Paper:  The card base and thin turquoise blue vertical strip on the front is from Recollection's Cardstock Paper--Cape Cod collection purchased at Michael's; the green and yellow/green floral paper and the blues/greens/ivory floral paper I used are both from the K & C Company--The Best of K & C 360 page paper pad that I got at WalMart.  The small blue square from the front and rectangle from inside is from a pastels collection I picked up at Dollarama awhile back.  The base for the 'believe' tag and the inside sentiment are from Recollection's Cardstock Paper--White paper pack.
  • I cut the tag out by hand after stamping it with a Studio G stamp using Mememto Bahama Blue.  The inside sentiment is an awesome one from TLC-Creations.  Thanks Paulette for the inspiration behind the creation of this card.
  • The theme over at Stamp Your Life is New Beginnings and your interpretation of that.  For some that may be a new baby, a new house, or a lifestyle change.  For me it is all about a new attitude of believing more in myself and working on my confidence.
  • This is also my first official use of a sketch (okay, well there was that one I stole I mean borrowed from a design I saw Crafting Vicky use).  It is from My Favourite Things, sketch 99.  Now, since I've never posted a sketch on my blog before, I'm going to assume I'm allowed to since I've seen other people do it.  Someone please let me know if I'm in the wrong.


 Challenges I will be entering the card into: 
There may be a few more added to the list throughout the week.

Well I guess that is it for my very first post as a DT member.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave some love if you have the time.

Until next time,


 

32 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow totally gorgeous card! I really love how it turned out. Great sentiment and congrats on being part of the team! You will be a great addition.

Wendy said...

Lisa your card is fabulous. Love the layout, coloring and sentiment. Great creation for your first Tuesday Alchemy Design Team sample. Your post is wonderful too!

Wendy, Team B

zub momi said...

Hi Lisa. This is beautiful! Your coloring is so good especially the fur effect ! Love your blog and glad to follow you :)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a darling card, and such a sweet image you have used on this. I just love the colors and the design, and I'm SO happy that you have shared this darling card with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for participating, and come back soon.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lin said...

Your fur really looks furry! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Say Stamp challenge!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Ah what a great aim. I love you card. That image is adore.
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Happy new year to you
Hugs Kelly

Shea said...

Lisa, it's a sweet card, and your post was perfect. Yay for your first successful TA post! You did a great job! Looking forward to seeing many, many more!

Penny said...

Nice take on the sketch, Lisa! Very cute image, nice coloring, love the pastels & papers & fun sentiment! Congrats on your new DT! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Happycrafter Shell said...

Fabulous Card Lisa! It's so great to have you designing with us at Tuesday Alchemy xxx

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Lisa, Wow! Don't doubt your abilities! I love that fur on that little bear. Simply gorgeous! I too am working on being a bit more crafty, now that I have some order and schedule in my life! Ill be poppping by more often to get inspiration from you!
Jess
Floppy Latte's Digital Designs.

Beccy said...

I love the way you've coloured these two Lisa, they look wonderful! The fur is particularly good... what a great idea to use the watercolour pencil for extra texture! Congratulations on your new DT position, I'm sure you are going to have a blast.
Cheers,
Beccy

Creative M said...

Adorable card and a lovely image!Love it!
Thanks for joining us at PDE "Anything Goes"Challenge
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
PDE DT
Craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

Congrats on your new DT position. It's a pretty neat feeling to be chosen. That being said, I do love your card. And yes, I think it is proper etiquette to post a sketch when you use it giving credit to the owner so don't worry there. Your interpretation of your challenge theme is cool. We all need to believe in ourselves more. You did a great job! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!

Nathalie said...

So cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
Nathalie

Jennifer said...

What a fantastic card! I absolutely love your fur coloring...looks awesome!

Chrissy said...

So cute, I love the image and great colouring...sooo adorable.
Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is adorable and I so love the cheerful colours. A real happy creation. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

craftygranny said...

Great image , beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Challenges 4 everybody . Hugs Trisha x

craftygranny said...

This is lovely, thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations hugs trisha x dt

Smookiedo Crafts said...

Love,love,love this! How beautiful the colors and card! You did a wonderful card!! I love how the animals look like real fur on them!! Good luck to you on your challenges!!

Mari Kocjancic said...

Very nice, thank you for joining the Stamp Your Life Challenge this month

Michelle B. said...

Saw it on MIM! Very colorful and adorable image, the sentiment says it all!

Scrapaddict said...

Love the bear image. Thanks for sharing at Stamp Your Life this month!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant card thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Suzanne C said...

Very Cute! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Michele from MS said...

Awww how sweet! Great take on the sketch, the colors are just beautiful and love the added texture to the fur! "Dynamite" job!! Thanks for telling us about Beccy's Place!

NGCARDS said...

A great creation! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

Rose said...

how adorable is this!!!
Thanks so much for joining us on Stamp Your Life.

Darlene Lyons said...

Love it! Especially the way you coloured the texture in the bear! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love what you have done here, thank you for joining us at Little miss Muffet this time hugs Pops x x x

Sherry Eckblad said...

That bear is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp Your Life.

Laura said...

Hi Lisa, you left a comment on Crafty Ribbons about the challenge you entered this card in to... the member of the DT that picks the theme for the challenge also picks the winner. Our Gina who picked 'Blue and Green' is off ill at the moment but when she returns she will pick her winners. As yet we don't know when she will be well enough to return. Sorry for the delay and thank you for being patient with us!! :)