Friday, March 22, 2013

Card Design: Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge #2-Second Card

Here is my second card for the Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas ChallengeIf you want to see all the preamble from the previous post related to this challenge and the sponsor, you can go HERE.

Here is the front of my card...

Here is the inside... 

General Notes:
  • Isn't this paper yummy?  Not your traditional Christmas colours but that is one of the reasons I love it so much.
 Digital Image:
  • This stamp is from Stamp 'n Doodle.  It is called Fairy in Waiting and is available for purchase HERE.
  • Copic markers used--Girl: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E02 (lips); E21, E23, E25 (hair); E25 (eye)Clothing:  BG72, BG75, BG78 (leotard & ballet slippers); BG70, BG72 (tutu & hair ribbon). Ground: Grey and black watercolour pencils. Grounding around image: RV00 and the colourless blender.
  • Unfortunately, I didn't have the exact right colours to match the blue of the DP but I think it came pretty close.  It actually looks more like a match in person.  In hindsight, I probably should have just extended the pink to the edges but I figured that then the shadow background would be lost so I hope that it looks okay.
  • Due to the difference between BG70 and BG72, I used the palette transfer method again.  You can see the difference this technique makes.  The main colour in the leotard is BG72 and you can see how much darker it is than the first level of shading in the tutu.  I will definitely be employing this technique over and over again in future projects.   
Digital Sentiment:
  • Believe (front):  Mine.
  • Magic of the Season (inside): Mine too.
Paper Products:
  • Card Base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Pastel pack.
  • Designer Papers:  Damask paper (front)--Recollections Bright Christmas Cardstock Paper. 
  • Other Papers:  Pink cardstock (shadow on front) --Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
  • I debated whether to place a shadow behind the sentiment on the inside but I think it looks better without.
  •  Craft brand white ribbon--from Dollarama.
  • Flowers all from Dollarama.
Challenges I hope to enter:
I may add to this list throughout the week and or month.

Well that is it for this month's Christmas cards for the LAPCC.  This time I managed to get my cards done and uploaded with a whole 19 hours to spare.  Not like last month where I only had eight minutes left before the challenge closed.  At least I'm headed in the right direction!

Until next time,



Unknown said...

Yes Lisa that paper is yummy and I love love love that it is not traditional colors, the fairy is adorable and I really love your coloring!!! Fabulous job my friend! Hugs

Crafting Vicky said...

This is so pretty and girly. Totally love it!

Edie said...

This is truly a delightfully delicate work of art. Love your choice of colors. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Lisa,
Very nice project! This is one of my favorite Stamp-N-Doodle Images and you did a fabulous job of presenting it. Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit,

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Awww this is so cute and nice to see a tutu that is not pink, the flowers are gorgeous
My luck got even better today, I have just found out I made the top 3 in 2 challenges and top 5 in another!!
Hugs Julie x

Hazel said...

Very attractive card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X

Sharon said...

What a cute card love the colors. Thanks for joining us this month for the Christmas progressive challenge at Lady Anne's.

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I love this card. It is beautiful. I too am doing the Christmas challenges at Lady Anne's. I love what you did with this image. The inside is as pretty as the outside. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Mrs A. said...

Hi Lisa,
Just had top stop by and say that yes that paper is yummy too. Love your colouring. I really struggled with this challenge and nearly didn't enter but then changed my mind at the last minute and did it with 3hrs to spare!! Hugs Mrs A. #32

Lisa Minckler said...

Loove the unconventional papers for this Christmas card!! A wonderful shabby chic blessing for the holidays. It's a beautiful card and yeah you for being so ahead of the game! :)

Anonymous said...

Lisa~I love, love, love this. I adore the way you colored it. I love that you colored it the way you did. I think you saw mine too? Thank you for sharing with us at our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing more of your creations. Hugs~Patti

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa

What a lovely card. Image is lovely and nice to see Christmas cards done in a different colour.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Good luck

Natalie Laurijssen said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the non-traditional christmas colours! Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck!
X - Natalie - X

Diane Louise J said...

Another gorgeous card… thanks for entering Forever Friends monthly challenge, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous. Love the flowery DP's and the design with the blue and pink colours and flower arrangement. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx