Monday, March 18, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenges #54 -- Easter/Spring

It's Monday morning and time for this week's challenge over at the delectable Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #54 the theme is Easter/Spring.  It is time to show us all those cards that best epitomize the coming season, or Easter. 

Each week 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! That is a lot of digital delight!

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...

Digital Image:
  • Heart Wreath with Birds:  The image on the front of the card is Digi Darla's Heart Wreath With Birds.  It was coloured using Copic Markers.  Birds:  W1, W3, W5 (feathers); R11, R14, R17 (breast); Y15, Y17 (beak).  Flowers:  R11, R14, R17, B02 (petals); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaves).   Branches:  E33, E39.
  • I really love this image.  It is so beautiful but I'm not sure I've done it justice.  I'm ultimately not happy with the finished product.  I tried going around the edges to give it some grounding.  I tried three different colours and then I tried using coloured pencils.  I think that if I hadn't put the quote in the middle it might have worked but that is where I wanted the quote so I have to live with my choices.     
Digital Sentiment:
  • FrontQuote.
  • Inside: Mine. 
Paper Products:

  • Card base: Crafts Brand Cardstock, pastel pink -- available Dollarama.
  • Designer Papers:  Floral paper (front & inside)--K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection.  Peacock Blue graph paper (front & inside)--Recollection's All Girl paper pad. Solid pink (shadow front) --Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 
  • Blue sequins--Dollarama.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
Some more challenges may be added to this list later this week and/or month.

So, why not come and play with us over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there please check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design teamWe always 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.



ike said...

A very pretty card :-) Lovely image and the inside is equally as delightful. FABULOUS :-D xx

zub momi said...

Lovely Card! Love this image, coloring and the beautiful quote :)

Michele said...

Pretty Pretty card Lisa!! Love the colors you chose to color this!!

NickScrapShack said...

I do hope this brings some warmer weather this way. It´s snowing here today and it does not feel like spring at all. Great image. Well made card.

Hope you have a great week!

Creative Genie said...

Lovely card, Lisa. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES. I took a look at all your entries. You've been a busy lady. Nice work

Christine-CDAC DT

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card! I love that beautiful digi! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting DDF ;-)

Crafting Vicky said...

I think it's beautiful and that you are once again way too hard on yourself!!! Great card and fabulous coloring!

Sue Crease said...

This is just a beautiful card. I just love the colours so soft.
Thanks for linking up over at DDF at


Sandy Palmer said...

The image is just lovely! You did a wonderful job on the coloring! Thanks for linking up with us at DDF at My Paper Crafting this week! :)

Ann said...

Pretty card and I love that image. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Shea said...

Lisa, this card is LOVELY with all caps! I don't know what it is you're unhappy with, this might be one of my favorite cards of yours! I LOVE the way you've colored the image, and you chose the perfect colors to go with the background papers! And the sentiment is in the perfect spot, too - I love this!

Larelyn said...

Oh Lisa,
I can see why you love this image - it is just so sweet. You should be very pleased with you coloring- it looks beautiful and I think the sentiment centered is very effective. Thanks for once again sharing with us at Digi Desserts Fridaze.

Chana Malkah said...

Very pretty! You did a fabulous job of presenting this image! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Oh Lisa, this really is a stunning card and the colouring is amazing, what a gorgeous image and a beautiful sentiment as well as gorgeous paper
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my top 3/winners posts on my blog
:-) Hugs Julie x

Crafty and Green said...

This is sooo pretty!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

Many Blessings,

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous spring card and I love the colour combo too. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina xx

CraftySue52 said...

Darling the colors and the pretty paper. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create.

Unknown said...

LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this card!!! The image is just gorgeous and you did a fantastic job with it. Those robins are just precious. The background paper you went with is beautiful too. Big Hug my friend! Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGES
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Suzanne said...

So pretty and Springy. Love the heart wreath and the cute little bird. Thanks for sharing with us at My Paper Crafting DDF.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Gorgeous creation Lisa! Love the image and your coloring is fabulous. Hugs:)

Pia S said...

In my opinion you did a fantastic job with the coloring of this image! Coloring is what I struggle the most with, especially flowers and hair. What I love about this image is that it can be used for so many different occasions. I think you picked the perfect spot for the sentiment!