Monday, February 11, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenges #49

It's Monday and that means it is time for another challenge over at the delightful Digi Darla's Challenges BlogThis week for Challenge #49 the theme is Be My Valentine.    

This week one person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!
AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images. So, you could technically win 8 images! That is great incentive to use one of Kim's fabulous digis.

This week I got to play with:

Think of my entry for week's theme as a non-traditional Valentine's card.  I think it is actually one of my favourites.

Here is the front of the card I am showcasing this week for our challenge...

Here is the inside...

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

  • General Comments: I am really pleased with how this card turned out.  The picture actually looks better too.  I used a tip from Laura, a fellow DDC team member, who herself just uses white cardboard and an extra light in order to take her pictures.  I found some appropriate items that would serve as my white base.  Now I just have to find a better light source.  My pics like my life are a work in progress.  Oh and I think that I've finally decided on a watermark I'm going to stick with.  As you have all seen, I've gone through a few different ideas now but I think this one is the best of the bunch.  What do you guys think?
  • Digi-Image: As mentioned above, the beautiful image I got to play with this week was Digi Darla's Blooming HeartSince the elements within the heart image were so small, I didn't want to risk screwing up the image with markers and decided to colour this one digitally.  I scanned each of the papers I was using for the project and then matched the colours using my eye dropper so that the heart goes perfectly with the rest of the piece.  It was then printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White PaperThis process gave me more time working within Photoshop Essentials, so that was a definite bonus.
  • Sentiment:  The sentiment is Digi Darla's All Things Bloom With Love.  It was also printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper. I thought that this sentiment went perfectly with the image I used.  It is always awesome to find sentiments that can be used with images offered by the same designer.  So far, I'm really impressed with the wide offerings available with the Digi Darla line.
  • Paper:  The cream paper used for the card base is Recollection's CardstockThe orangey-brown coloured paper used as a shadow and as a border is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  All the designer papers are from K & C Company:  Best of...Collection which I purchased at Wal-Mart.
  • Embellishments:  The flowers and green brads are from Dollarama.
  • Card Versatility:  I do love the versatility of this card.  Just like the last one, it could suit my purposes for any occasion of a romantic nature.  I could use it for a Valentines day card, an anniversary card, a wedding card or just to say 'I love you'. I always love when an image, or a card for that matter, can suit more than one purpose.  More 'bang for the buck' as they say.

Challenges I hope to enter include:

Can you believe Valentine's Day is only three days away?  It is the perfect time for you to create those Valentine's themed cards.  Since you have to make them anyways, why not enter our challenge and possibly walk away with a great prize for your all your efforts?  So, please pop over and join us at Digi Darla's Challenges.  While you are there, please check out the wonderful projects offered up from my colleagues on the DT.  We look forward to seeing what your creative little minds come up with!   

Thank you so much for stopping by.  As I've now added to my comment section, whether you are a regular, here for the first time or popping over in your official capacity as a DT member, please know how much I appreciate the words that you leave behind.  Your encouragement helps me to become a better designer.   I try my best to reply to your comments (when an email address is available) but that is getting more and more difficult as my plate fills up with new responsibilities, new roles, and new obligations.  If I don't get the opportunity to thank you personally, know that I don't take a single comment for granted. Thank you for your understanding.

Until next time,


Note: I apologize if there are any formatting issues.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.


Crafting Vicky said...

This is really a stunning card. For the light you might want to check out Walmart... I got a light in the craft section that closes and that imitates the daylight. It was not expensive which was perfect for me.

I also really love your new watermark. Very creative and love the red ;)

Michele said...

You are right Lisa... I can see why this would be one of your favorites! So many possibilities. Not just Valentine's day. :) Love the colors you chose!!

Pia S said...

It's a different take on a Valentines card, with your choice of colors, but it oozes love and it's a beautiful card, Lisa!

Karen Letchworth said...

I always enjoy coming by to see your sweet cards, Lisa. Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week. Have a great day!
Word Art Wednesday

Priscilla said...

What a pretty card and love the bg paper. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

Tamara said...

Amazing card Lisa! You always put so much in your blogposts. I love it! thank you for entering this one in the challenge over at TSC!


Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Lisa .Wonderful Valentine card .Love the floral heart image and great back ground papers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
Shirley-Anne DT

Wattage said...

Love the course on this card Lisa, makes to see something other than red or pink!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Haven, Lisa (DT) x

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the design
thanks for playing with us at fashionista

Birgit said...

I love the colour combo and it can go for any occasion-very versatile. Saw this on MIM

Jo Ann said...

Your card is pretty inside and out. Love the colors you used--very bright and happy! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday this week. Hugs, always!


Erin said...

Your card is just beautiful! And the orange and green color scheme is just lovely. Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

Kimberly S said...

What a sweet 'Love' card, and such a pretty color combination you used! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Denise Pustelniak said...

Hi Lisa, this is a fabulous card and glad you finished the inside too!

Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back with DT hat on! Totally love the wonderful flowers that you can used!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Unknown said...

Pretty card and I love your bg papers! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Mary Marsh said...

This is such a cute Valentine card. I like how you decorated the card inside as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions Stamps February “heart challenge”.
FYI- I use 100 watt bright white cfl bulbs when I take photos indoors.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful card with a lovely flower heart and design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck, Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx