Friday, August 22, 2014

Card Design: Imagine That...Progressive Challenge for August
It is time to upload my creation for the Imagine That Progressive Challenge. This wonderful progressive challenge does not disappoint as we get the opportunity to earn a fabulous new set each month by linking up. Kris' is an amazing designer and I am thrilled to earn sets from her.

This month the images that everyone who is part of the progressive challenge gets to play with are in the wonderful set, Dolphins...
Dolphins always look so playful. I've been lucky enough to pet one. Very cool experience.

As always, you can work with either the coloured image, or the line art one. This particular set also comes with five very different sentiments to help you out! So much versatility with just one set.  If you missed out, you can still play along by purchasing this set in the store for a discount during the month of August (click on the image name or watermark above to go to the image's location in the store).  

Here are my card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

General Details:
  • I decided that I wanted to make this card really clean and simple, allowing the beautiful image of the dolphins to be the focal point.  I was inspired by a card I saw created by LeAnne Pugliese a DT member with The Paper Players challenge blog.  She simply had the image on the centre of the card with a sentiment underneath.  It was simple but very effective so that is what I decided to do as well.  I am really pleased with the overall layout.  Unfortunately, I didn't get my card uploaded in time to enter the challenge. I missed it by just five hours. :(
  • So given my layout choice, I decided to colour the image in completely digitally.  Of course, given the amount of time I took to do so, especially having to clean up the edges after shading, I'm not sure it was the best idea.  You'd never know by looking at this card that it took over four hours to colour. While I am pleased with how it came out, it was a significant chunk of time from an already crazy busy schedule.  Oh well, who needs sleep, right?!

Digital Image Details:   

  • Dolphins: Details for how to get a hold of it are included underneath the set preview in the above section.
  • This image was coloured in digitally using tools in Photoshop Elements.
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.
Digital Sentiment Details:  

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • The blue chevron paper is from the Recollection's Bold & Basic Paper Pad.
Challenge I am entering...  
Others I am hoping to enter...
I encourage you to go and check out the digis that Kris offers along with the Progressive Free Digi Challenge.  It is another fun place to shop and play.  She also has a beautiful image up over on their Facebook page (link to their FB page can be found on the blog).  So, grab it while you can. 
Just five more cards to get done by the end of the month!  H   *   E   *   L   *   P...

Until next time,


Bunny said...

What a cute CAS card inside and out. Great inside sentiment. I see you were able to enter your card. I am so glad. Thank you for playing at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Ooookay, I really love this simplistic style, and that sentiments is really FABULOUS!! I love the overlay with the wording. Cute, CUte! Thank you so much for playing in this month's pRogressive challenge at Imagine That!

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, This card is so cute! I love the Happy Birthday sentiment. It looks great with the dolphins. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Meighan Wheller said...

Love how you have made the image the focal point and beautiful colouring! Love the all the happy sentiments and then the birthday over the top. Wonderful work thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Tlc Creations said...

Your card turned out Beautifully~!

Nancy said...

Sleep is overrated ....LOL. Your card looks wonderful so your sleep deprivation was worth it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

Crafting Vicky said...

very pretty card!!! Love the fabulous CAS look and the way you have done the sentiment!!!

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Imagine that challenge. Hope you will join us next time GDT Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful CAS design Lisa and your colouring is always superb. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday with a bit of craftiness on the side.
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JoAnn said...

So cute. Love the dolphins. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön geworden. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Imagine That Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Alyx said...

So cute! Love the dolphins. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Helen said...

Great card - this image works so well for a CAS card.

Thanks for joining us at Imagine That.

Helen x