Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Card Design: FBD Red, White, & Blue Challenge Reminder

Hello and good day to all you wonderful people who've taken precious minutes out of your day to come check out my latest creation.  But first, I just wanted to let everyone know that I finally have my voice back.  Yippee!  It took just over six weeks to return, roughly the same amount of time that it took the last time I battled a virus and lost it.  I'm sensing a pattern here.  I guess I just have to hope my immune system is strong enough that I'll be able to fight off future viruses...well, okay...for the rest of this year anyway.
Today I'm here to remind you of the latest challenge going on over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Right now we are halfway through our Red, White and Blue Challenge which means you have one more week to get your entries in.
  1. This challenge ends Tuesday, July 1.
  2. You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations (no back linking please).
  3. One winner will be chosen by random draw to receive 3 digis of their choice.
  4. Anyone who uses an FBD image for any of the JUNE challenges will have the opportunity to win some yummy blog candy! Just put FBD after your name and make sure you tell us about it in your post!  Check out what you could win, simply for using an FBD image.  Pretty good incentive, I'd say...
(BLOG CANDY FOR USA RESIDENTS ONLY! If you win the blog candy and you live outside of the USA, you will be given a digital stamp gift card for the same value of the candy. I know this doesn't seem fair and I hate that it has to be this way :( IF you would like to pay shipping to receive the blog candy, we can do that too. I just can't afford to pay shipping outside of the USA at this time. Thank you so much for your understanding.)
For all the challenge details including the link up, please click HERE or on the badge above.

Here is a card that I have created to help inspire you...


Digital Image Details: 
  • Daffodil:  The main image on the front is Daffodil.  This is an image from the April selection of releases.  I just love the sense of happiness and peace that exudes from this sweet image.  It is currently available in the FBD store.  You can find it by clicking on the image name or watermark below.
    • The image was coloured in with a combination of digital painting and with Copic Markers.  
      • Digital Credits for sky:  Clouds pattern courtesy of Webtreats, Etc.
      • The grass was creating using a standard brush available in Photoshop Elements.
      • The remaining elements were coloured with a variety of Copic Markers. 
Digital Sentiment: 

  • One I whipped up in a font that complimented the sentiment used on the inside of the card.  I added some digital stitching around the edges.
Embossing Folder:

  • The lattice effect on the white cardstock was created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder. 

Digital Sentiment:
  • I kept the inside of the card relatively simple, using a wonderful sentiment from Create with TLC and just added some digital stitching around the box.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.
Paper Products: 

  • Card base and matting for image and sentiment on the front: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Cool Water Collection.
  • Embossed white piece on the front along with image and sentiment base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.

  • The red metallic looking flowers are Crafts brand purchased at Dollarama.
Challenges I hope to enter...
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have the chance to go and check out the Daffodil image I used, along with all the other great images available in the store.  I also hope you get the chance to enter our current challenge.  
If you are looking for more fresh brewed inspiration, I'll be back in a couple weeks to showcase a card made with one of the fantastic new releases Heather has planned for July.  You are definitely not going to want to miss any of the great new images.

At Fresh Brewed Designs we always have a fresh pot of creativity brewing. So stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!

Until next time,



Lisa M said...

You are the with those digital backgrounds! I love the sky and grass. So cute with that precious image. :)

Susan Hogan said...

Great sky - digital huh; looks amazing. Great card all round. Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

Eileen Dobson said...

Such a lovely card Thanks for wharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

Alex H. said...

What a nice card... especially the cloudy background is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
;-) Alex H.

CraftyGirl said...

great embossing and lovely flowers. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

VanessaB said...

gorgeous sweet card. love that background!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hello Lisa!
Very cute cards! Love the embossed background and your coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten-Challenge - good luck!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Lisa this is adorable. Thank you for sharing your art at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate seeing your work.
Carole Robb Bisson

Nancy said...

So glad you joined us this time at Seize the Birthday...your card is super cute and yes the image is exudes happiness!

cass said...

Great card Lisa, love houw you have used the red white and blue, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challlenges this fortnight.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the cute image and the embossing. Thanks for sharing it at Seize the Birthday.

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card, that background is a great added touch. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Helen said...

Beautiful card - such a sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love this and totally adore the sky you have used! Wow I need to learn how to do that... but then... I don' t have enough time in the day to learn all that I want to learn... sounds familiar?!? lol

Julie Reed said...

Great card, love the embossed background.
Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
Julie DT :)

Edwina said...

Lisa, This card is fabulous! It is so pretty. I love the colors you used. Great cloud paper. I love the embossing. So elegant looking. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back to say how I totally love this with a different DT hat on!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

Francine said...

Great scene and fun background sky! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Stempelgarten Challenge!

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!! Your clouds are just beautiful!! Love the embossing! Those flowers are perfect! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Aoutienne said...

Beautiful card! I like the bright colors of the image! Thanks alot for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge. ~ Anja

Lexie said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Very classy. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.