Sunday, September 15, 2013

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Challenge #9--Pens, Pencils, Paper

It is time for the next challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.
This month for Challenge #9, the theme is Pens, Pencils, Paper.  This should give you a lot of different ideas on how to approach the challenge.
In order to particpate in our challenges you DO NOT NEED TO USE A SCRIBBLES DESIGNS IMAGE on your project.  You still must follow the monthly theme and you can enter as many times as you'd like AS LONG AS YOU USE A SCRIBBLES DESIGNS IMAGE. However, if you choose to enter the challenge using another artist's image you are limited to three entriesAs always, you are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges and we ask that you enter new projects/cards only - no back linking, plus the standard rules of linking your blog post and mentioning Scribbles Designs in your post.  This challenge will end at 9pm PST on October 15th.

The winner, chosen by will receive 3 digital images.  If you use a Scribbles Designs image, please add SD after your name--example: Lisa SD--and your name will be entered twice into the drawing for the prize.  Additionally, there will be 1 digital image handed out for each of the Top 3, chosen by the Scribbles Designs Design Team.  We look forward to seeing your interpretation of this month's theme. There also might be some extra recognition or prizes, you just never know.

You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE.
You can also find some free sentiments from Sandy's personal blog HERE and there is a free image over on the challenge blog as well.

To help inspire you, I've created a card using Sandy's wonderful cool new fountain pen image that I introduced to you last week. Click on the watermark below to take you to its location in the store.

#815--Fountain Pen
Here are the card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

General Notes:

  • I have to apologize for the quality of this picture once again as we are still no farther along on deciding what camera we are going to purchase.
  • I've been wanting to make a couple 'thinking of you' cards to have in my stash and this challenge has provided the perfect opportunity to get started on it.
Digital Image:
  • Fountain Pen:  Information for where to buy this image is included above.  It was coloured using Copic markers:  Y13, Y15, Y17,  C3, C5, & C7.
Digital Sentiment:
  • I just brought the image of the fountain pen into Publisher and added the simple sentiment to match what was going to appear on the inside. Then I printed it out as one piece.
Other Details:
  • Before printing out the image and sentiment, I added a box around it with some faux stitching.  I like the look and will have to remember to do this again in the future.
  • The ribbon is Offray brand from the stash of ribbons I got from my momma.

Digital Image:
  • Thinking of You Mousie:  I have been wanting to incorporate some of Mary Ellen's amazingly wonderful Dearie Doll images into some of my projects and this card afforded me the perfect opportunity to do so. I'm afraid that it is no longer available for free as it was on M.E.'s original free digital blog over at which has since been removed.  However, she has opened up a new blog here on blogspot and has tons of stamps available for free in both colour and black and white.  You can check out all her work HERE.
Paper Products:
  • Card base: Crafts Card Creations premade cards and envelopes, rose coloured.
  • Designer Papers:  
    • Floral paper (front & inside)--This pretty paper is from Recollection's The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad, a new pad I picked up a couple months ago. 
    • The pink cardstock used for matting (front & inside):  Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
So get those creative juices flowing and come up with a project that fits our theme.  Since it is back to school time, I'm sure there must be a few ideas you can come up.  If you need some images to help you out you can check out all the latest back to school images that recently hit the Scribbles store.  To recap or check them out click HERE.  Remember you have an entire month to  enter at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. While you are there, please check out the great inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this month's theme!   

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, 


Crafting Vicky said...

wonderful card!!! That's the image that I will be using on my midway post ;o)

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Lovely card Lisa- I love that fountain pen!!! So perfect for "just a note" cards!! Love the little mouse on the inside...Everything works so beautifull and I love the colors too!! Hape you are having a great Sunday.

Donna Ellis said...

This is so cute, Lisa! I don't know how you are able to get so much done in such a short time! Love this darling little note! hugs, de

Karon said...

What a great CAS card - love the image and the inside is adorable. TFS

Edwina said...

I bought that fountain pen digi a few weeks ago. I got my image printed but have not had a chance to finish it. I am planning on making a card for Pop's birthday with it. I love your card. It is so pretty. Love the inside too. That is a cute image. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Unknown said...

This is so cute Lisa!

Cely said...

cute card, lisa! and a sweet surprise on the inside!

Pia S said...

How sweet! I like how you chose to finish off the sentiment on the inside of your card!