Monday, June 15, 2015

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Challenge #30...

Oh poopiedoop, this post should have gone out this morning.  I was certain I had scheduled it, anyway sorry about that....

Hello to you on this very busy Monday.  It is the midway for both the 12 Months of Christmas and the Path of Positivity along with the start of our new challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog today.   This is the first of three posts so I hope you get the chance to come back and visit me later this evening as well! 

This time around, for Challenge #30, the theme is Feathers, Fins or Frog Legs.  When we think of animals, generally our first thoughts often go to those that inhabit the lands around us--whether domestic or wild.  But what about the air above us and the waters below?  There is so much beauty out there, above and below land, that we often forget about.  Therefore, this month we want to see a project featuring avian or aquatic life.  So, what will it be--fins, feathers or frog legs?  However, in deference to our beloved SD character Carl, please be sure that if you chose frog legs, they remain attached to the rest of the frog. 

In order to participate in our challenges you DO NOT NEED TO USE A SCRIBBLES DESIGNS IMAGE on your project but you must follow the monthly theme and the other rules that have been established for our particular challenge blog.  You can find them, along with the prize information, listed in the right hand sidebar of the challenge blog.  This challenge will end at 9pm PST on July 14th.
You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE and there is a free image over on the challenge blog as well to help get you started.  Also, be sure to check out the special Freebie Friday posts as it is another great way to build your Scribbles Designs collection.
To help inspire you, I have created a fun digital card to let a friend know how awesome they are.  This card features a couple of Sandy's great fish images so as you can see I've opted for the FINS portion of the theme.

Here are my card and all the details...
General Information:
  • This card was created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup.  I've been finding these awesome free design mockups.  It is a great way to see how a particular design might look in a poster, on a t-shirt, a bag, a book or about a million other places you can think of.  To me it will be a great way to showcase some future digital designs.
  • I used two fish that I had paper pieced digitally for a previous project and then just created a whole new concept for them.


Digital Image Details:
  • Tropical Fish 2 and Tropical Fish 4:  I love these fun fish.  Click on the names or the watermarks below to head to their respective locations in the store. 
  • Parts of these image have been coloured digitally, parts have been paper pieced and then parts have had a glitter layer style applied, courtesy of Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.  The parts that have been paper pieced have been done with digital papers from the Funky Florals set created by Jeanine Baechtold, available at {Computer} (see details below). 
Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The flowers and yarn art creations are digital embellishments also from the Funky Florals set.
  • The wire frames are from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  As many of you know, I'm a sucker for a good play on words and this sentiment was perfect for this card.    While I picked it up as a freebie a while back, you can purchase it as part of the OFishally (Officially) Digi Word Art and Vintage Image set.  I've linked the set watermark below to take you to its location in the store.  For more great freebies, click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and to purchase some wonderful sets, click HERE to go to the store.
OFishally (Officially) Digi Word Art and Vintage Image Set
Digital Embellishments:
  • The shapes used for matting in behind the images and sentiment are simple shapes created in Photoshop Elements.  Each shape was paper pieced with a digital paper from the Funky Florals set
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style, also from Sheila Reid.
Digital Papers and some of the Embellishments: 
  • All of the digital products used (excluding image, sentiment, and frames) are from the Funky Florals set created by Jeanine Baechtold, available at {Computer}
  • As mentioned in a previous post, now is the perfect time to head over to {Computer} as ALL their scrapbooking kits are currently FREE. Not sure how long it will last so be sure to check them out.
Other Notes:
  •  The poster mockup that I used to display the card is from Design Bolts
Challenges I am hoping to enter... 
***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button**
So put on those thinking caps and design a project that fits our theme. If you need some images to help you out you can check out all wonderful ones that are in the Scribbles store. You have an entire month to enter at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, so I hope to see you there. If you have some time I invite you to go and check out the wonderful inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT. We always look forward to seeing what you come up with for each month's theme!

 Until next time,


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Amy Cohen said...

So cute- and I love your sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

Edwina said...

I'm not sure but I presume the glitter was done digitally. It looks like real glitter. It is so pretty. I love the papers you used and that sentiment goes great with the image. You are so good at pairing images and sentiments together. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous.Just love all the elements that have gone into creating this and what a great sentiment.So full of fun.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x