Friday, February 08, 2013

Card Design: QKR Challenge #25--Someone Special

Hello everyone!  It is Friday and you know what that means...well maybe you don't so I am going to tell you.  It is time for another challenge over at QKR Stampede where I am the Guest Designer this month.  The theme this week is "Someone Special".  We truly hope that you will come and play with us.

A random winner will win 2 free digi's from the store however if you use a QKR image, you will win 5 free digis.  So, it is definitely worth entering your cards that honour someone special in your life.  As I've previously mentioned, QKR has some absolutely adorable images to work with.  This week I got to have fun with the following images for my GDT entry:

Here is the front of the card I've chosen to showcase...

Here is the inside...

This card is definitely for someone special--my daddy.  While his birthday isn't until May, I thought that this was the perfect theme to celebrate this very important man in my life.  My poppa is one of my heroes.  He had a difficult upbringing but managed to pull himself up and out of the past to become a responsible man dedicated to the nurture, protection and growth of his family.  When I was skimming through the wonderful collection of images available over at QKR Stampede, I came across this adorable digi of the lion.  Right then and there I knew that I wanted, no NEEDED this image.  The sentiment, "I'm roaring in to say, have fun being King for the day", is one I created especially for this occasion.  This verse has a bit of a triple entendre to it.  On your birthday you are supposed to be the king or queen of your own personal domain.  We all know that the lion is the king of the jungle.  However, there is a third connection that is relevant to this situation.  King is also my poppa's middle name--it was his paternal grandmother's maiden name--AND don't you know he has milked that for all its worth his entire life.  So, poppa have a roaring good time and enjoy being the king you so rightly are.  Maybe by the time his birthday comes around, he will actually understand what a blog is and how to find me or, as is generally the case, my mother will have to pull it up for him--that is of course AFTER he has received his card in the mail.

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
  • General Comments:  Since I'm always struggling as to where all the shadows should be, I love how this particular image shows where to shade for the most part.  Certainly made things a little easier for me.  I was also surprised at how quickly I was able to colour him up.
  • Digi-Image:   As mentioned earlier, the cutey pie image from the front of the card is from QKR Stampede.   It was coloured mostly using Copic markers.  Lion: Y21, Y23, Y28 (fur).  Accessories: B21, B24, B29 (crown and medallion). Grounding was applied with Watercolour pencils. I used a light blue that unfortunately can't be seen very well in the picture above, around the lion.  I used grey and black for the actual ground.
  • Sentiments:  The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment on the front of the card is from QKR Stampede.  As mentioned above, the rest of the sentiment was created by me.  All sentiments are printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper.
  • Paper:  I used cream paper for the card base purchased at Michael's--Recollection's Cardstock. The orangey-brown-cream patterned chevron paper is from the Recollection's paper pad called Mosaic Memories. The orangey-brown solid paper used as a shadow in behind the image and the sentiments is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
  • Ribbon:   The Royal blue ribbon is 'Crafts' brand from Dollarama.
  • Embellishments:  All of the buttons are just from a large stash that my husband picked up somewhere while we were out shopping a long time ago.  

Challenges I hope to enter include:  
Some more challenges may be added to this list throughout the week or month.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave some love if you have the time.  As I've now added to my comment section, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and to write me a little note. 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.

So, please head on over to QKR Stampede and join in all the fun.  While you are there, check out the fabulous cards offered up by the QKR design teamWe can't wait to see what you create!  

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 such a great card. Your dad is sure to love it. I love the layout and how you have done the ribbon (I'll have to remember that for my cards ;) )

The sentiment is just amazing. I totally love how you have done the lion head as part of it. So much better than my simple little sentiments lol

Have a wonderful Friday my friend!!!



Unknown said...

So much thought went into this card Lisa!!! I love how you colored the lion, incredible job! Your homemade sentiment is amazing , how clever you are. I love everything, the papers you choose, colors ..the whole kit and kaboodle!!! Beautiful job..your dad is going to love it. hugs

NickScrapShack said...

Love the sentence and the stamp on this one!

Mian said...

What a great card you have made Lisa. Great design and fab details-love the ribbons and the image is absolutely adorable!

Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month, great to have you on board!

QKR Stampede Design Team Member

Cheryl said...

Adorable! You colored him perfectly. I love the inside too.


Laine said...

Fabulous card and image Lisa. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
Laine xx

Rene said...

What a great card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
Rene :D

Wendy L said...

Great card for your Dad. Thanks for playing at Love to create. xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

How sweet, Lisa. Great image, colored beautifully. Just awesome.
Thanks for sharing thisd with us,
Word Art Wednesday

Sandy Palmer said...

Your Dad is sure to love his card Lisa! So much thought and consideration went into it! Wonderful saying too! Thanks for linking up with us at DDF at My Paper Crafting! I hope to see you link up with us again! :)

Unknown said...

I'd be "lion" if I didn't say how sweet this card is.
It is such a pleasure for us, as well as an honor, having you post your beautiful card with us. We know your time is valuable and yet you take time to bless us with this wonderful artwork. Thank you!
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Larelyn said...

Another adorable project, Lisa. I love the lion. I also like the way you did the ribbon - very effective. Thanks for linking to DDF at My Paper Crafting. We love having you.

Mian said...

Hi again Lisa! Mian here with a different DT hat on this time ;-). Your card is absolutely gorgeous and that lion is fab! Great design, love the ribbon and buttons.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

My Creative Therapy said...

What a great card! I love that sentiment and the image is beautifully colored. Also like the layout :) Thanks for sharing with us and for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

My Creative Therapy

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous and so pretty, thank you for joining us at Forever Friends
Hugs Kate xx

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is an amazing card! I so love this lion digi, he is awesome and you have colored him so well! What a wonderful story about your dad as well, I think he will love this card!! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting DDF ;-)

Suzanne said...

No "lion" I love this cute little king of the jungle. Adorable digi, awesome coloring and a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us for the DDF challenge at My Paper Crafting.

Sara Paschal said...

Hi Lisa;) Congrats on being guest designer this month for QKR Stampede. I love your creation for this challenge super cute.

Unknown said...

Super CUTE card! Can't wait to see what you create as our guest for the rest of the month!
Ruza, QKR DT

Priscilla said...

What great coloring on your image 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.

Sue Crease said...

Cute card and image. Thanks for joining in over at DDF.

pinky said...

What a lovely card Lisa. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week.

Donna said...

Adorable card, such a cute image and coloured beautifully. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

Deanne Saunders said...

Roaaaar!!! What a cute card!!!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge and also for being an awesome GDT at QKR Stampede!!!


Unknown said...

Lisa what a fab card! Love the roaring lion in the sentiment. Just too cute :) Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
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