Monday, March 11, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenges #53 -- Buttons

It's Monday which means it is time for this week's challenge over at the darling Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This time around for Challenge #53 the theme is Buttons.  

Don't forget that one person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!  AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images. So, you could technically win 8 images! Just think of all the wonderful projects you could make with all those digis.

This week I got to work with:
Here is the front of the card I am showcasing for this week's challenge...

Here is the inside...

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

General Notes:
  • This is the card I created for my parents as they deal with the loss of my father's oldest and dearest friend.
  • It was a bit of a challenge to incorporate buttons into a sympathy card.  I wanted something tasteful so I went with flowers.  The buttons made the perfect centrepieces for them.
  • Oh and until I can figure out why I can't change ANY of the fonts to normal, unless it is cut and pasted from another post, I'm switching fonts.  It is either that or I am about to pull all my hair out.
  • Hmmm.  One of the challenges is Show us the Green.  I hope I have enough to qualify.
Digital Image:
  • Flower Blooms:  The image on the front of the card is Digi Darla's Layered Flower Blooms.  It was coloured using Copic Markers.  Flower:  Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17.   I also used the same image to create a watermark in behind the quote on the inside.  This is the quote that I did up as part of the tribute to my Godfather who passed away February 26th.  If you'd like a copy of the quote in its various formats go HERE.
Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, cream.
  • Designer Papers:  Cream and yellow paper (front & inside)--Recollection's All Girl paper pad.  The green paper I used for layering is from the scrap pile; so, sorry I don't know what it is.
  • Green sparkly ribbon--Celebrate It TM --purple label from Michaels. 

Challenges I hope to enter include:
Some more challenges may be added to this list later this week and/or month.  

So, won't you come and join us over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there check out the fabulous creations from my teammates.  As always, we look forward to seeing your entries.

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,

Note: I apologize if there are any further formatting issues.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, i.e.--part of the sentence a different size than the rest, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.


Shea said...

This is a great way to incorporate buttons, Lisa.

Crafting Vicky said...

It's a really elegant sympathy card. I really love the idea of incorporating the buttons as part of the flowers. Brilliant!

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this sunshine card will definitely bring a ray of happiness,
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pia S said...

I really like the flowers with buttons for this card! My favorite piece of this card is the sentiment. It's THE most beautiful condolence sentiment I've ever read! With your talent for sentiments and fonts, you could make such a beautiful card with sentiment only too - just a thought..

NickScrapShack said...

This is a stunning CAS card! I actually got inspired to how to use the buttons from your card. Thought you displayed them so well.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really a sweet and thoughtful card, Lisa. I like using buttons as the centers of flowers, and yours are really cute! Thanks for blessing us with your art again this week. I appreciate your participation SO MUCH and am grateful to God for crossing our paths so that we can share our art with each other. Have a great week, and thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

What a pretty sympathy card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely done! The CAS design is perfect for a sympathy card and the sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Sue - aka Olive Reedfilter (fairy name) said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful card. It shows so much of your creativeness and ways of saying so much. I will say some prayers for your family. Hugs always, Sue

Bettina L. said...

This looks fab. Beautiful design for a sympathy card and love that you've incorporated the buttons on to the flowers. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Lisa - Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE
Sandi ♥ Member of the CDAC DT

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps March Challenge!

A lovely sentiment! I am sure your parents will appreciate this card.

♥ Sue Kment