Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Card Design: 12MoC Ch. #4...Opt. Theme--Colour Challenge

Hello!  It is time for the April challenge and link up to begin over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  We had another great showing in March and Monica and I hope that you'll continue to spread the word about our Link Up. 

Don't forget that this link up is basically two-fold.  First of all, you are still going to have the opportunity to link up any number of Christmas and December holiday themed cards throughout the month with an anything goes theme. At the end of each month, every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper created by moi. That means that if you submit two cards each month, by the time that the year is done, you will have received 12 free digital papers, all for the low cost of linking up cards you need to create anyway. You do not need to use the digital paper you receive each month in your cards in order to get the next paper. They are strictly meant as incentive to participate.

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Bauble Bonanza, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...

 Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of April will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set.  The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post.  If you would like to have a say in determining which colour will be offered, you can answer the poll we've set up in the sidebar on the top right hand side of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog. 

The second part of the challenge provides even more incentive to play. Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. This month the optional theme is a Colour Challenge. In order to have a chance to win the $12.00 gift card from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card showcases at least THREE of the colours from the palette below. You can find more details over on the Challenge #4 post. You can find that post and the link up by clicking HERE.

Also, be sure to check out all the rules and details on the Challenge Details Page. We have provided examples of a few different scenarios to help explain things and make them a bit clearer, in case there is any confusion. 

This month our wonderful guest sponsor is Sami Stamps...

Check out the fabulous image I got to work with this month for the start of the challenge...

 Whiskers in my Stocking
 Clicking on the image watermark will take you to its spot in the Sami Stamps store.

 This latest card makes...

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  10

...and here it is...

General Info:
  • I managed to use all the colours of the palette on both the inside and out!

Digital Image Details:
  • Whiskers in my StockingDetails and link above.  The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. 
  • The glittery sticker and the fabric snowflakes are both Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama. 
  • The ribbon is Celebrate It brand and was purchased at Michael's. 
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I used one of the papers from the Bauble Bonanza set which is mentioned above.  If anyone is interested in purchasing this set, just let me know and I'll add it to the store.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I picked it up a while back as a freebie. For more great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

  •  I coloured it digitally using each of the colours from the palette before printing it out.  I also added a shadow to make it stand out a bit more.  This layer style is from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Paper Products: 
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for April.  Whether you choose to link up two Anything Goes themed cards simply to earn your free paper this month, or you choose to also follow the theme to have a chance at the sponsor's prize, it is completely up to you!  Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), April 1st - 11:55 p.m. (23:55 hrs), April30th, 2015.  You can find out all the details for this challenge including the link up by heading HERE.  Monica, I and the design team hope to see you there! 

Until next time!

1 comment:

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I love this card so much! That kitty in the stocking is having sweet dreams. I love your digital coloring. There is no way I'll ever learn that. I love the ribbon and embellishments. I do need a Dollarama. You have used some great things from there. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown