Monday, April 01, 2013

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Challenge # 3 Midway Point

Hello everyone.  We are at the halfway point in our third Scribbles Design Challenge.  There is still lots of time for you to come on over and enter.  The theme this month is 'Shades of Green or Easter'.

Entering is easy peasy:
  • Please use a Scribbles Designs image.  You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE or you can find some free sentiments from Sandy's personal blog HERE.
  • Follow the theme of the challenge. 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Combine your entry with other challenges.  
  • New projects/cards only - no back linking.  
You have until 9pm PST on April 14th to come over and play with us. Winners, chosen by, receive 3 digital images; additionally, there will be 1 digital image handed out for each of the Top 3, chosen by the Scribbles Designs Design Team.  

Here is a card to provide you with a little inspiration.  This is the front...

Here is the inside...

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

General Notes:
  • Another sympathy card.  I'd love to say that I made it to put aside in my stash of cards but unfortunately that isn't the case.  One of my husband's colleague's Father-in-law died this week so this one is going out to her.  It was originally going to be a 'friendship' card.  Sandy's image of the flower is so versatile that I was able to switch in a different sentiment at the last minute.
Digital Image:
  • Flower (front):  Sandy's image is just the one flower.  I took the image, copied it, resized it, flipped it and voila, now I have two flowers. If you are interested in purchasing this image it is available HERE.  I opened the image up in Photoshop Essentials and coloured in the image to match the papers I had scanned in. 
  • Since the card was going to be a small one (5.5 x4.24), I knew there was no chance I would be able to stay within the lines with my markers.  I think it turned out okay.  When I chose the peaches for the flower, I didn't realize at the time that if you look closely on the left hand side of the DP, there are thin lines of the exact same colour running through it so that turned out fortuitous.  I coloured the background in behind the flowers using the yellow-green colour in the DP just so that it didn't look so stark. 
Digital Sentiments:
  • With Sympathy (inside):  This is a relatively new sentiment offered by Sandy. It certainly came in handy this week.  If you are interested in purchasing this image it is available HERE.
Paper Products:
  • Card base: Crafts Brand Cardstock, pastel green coloured--available Dollarama.
  • Designer Papers:  Floral paper & solid green (front & inside)--K & C Company Designer Paper--green colours collection. 
  • Offray creamy coloured ribbon--from a stash my momma gave me so I don't know where it came from.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
I may be adding to this list as the week or month goes by.

So, what are you waiting for?  We look forward to seeing what you create.   Come join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave some love if you have the time.  As I've now added to my comment section, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and to write me a little note. 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 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.


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Lisa. Love the springy design. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Crafting Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the image and how you have colored it up.

Sandra DeFalco said...

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