Monday, July 15, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenge #71 PLUS Scribbles Designs Challenge #7

Hello and happy Monday to you all!

As it turns out today, the weekly challenge for Digi Darla's is to be posted along with my monthly challenge piece for Scribbles Designs.  Now while I have combined progressive challenge images with regular challenges, I am about to attempt my first ever challenge and challenge post.  So, while the post itself will be a long one there will only be one instead of two.  So let's begin, shall we?

It is time for this week's challenge over at the delightful Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #71 the theme is a "Sketch" created by our own marvelous Denise.

It is also time for the next challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This month for Challenge # 7 we want to see you Celebrate Your Nation's ColoursUse the colours of your nation as a jump off point for the theme of your project.  Since there are so many colours from so many nations out there, it would be helpful for you to let us know in your post what your nation's colours are.

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

General Notes:

  • I was lucky enough to be able to take these two themes and combine them to come up with my card.  The image choices from both Digi Darla's and Scribbles Designs just worked so well together in combination with the sketch.
  • I also got to use two images that I have wanted to since I first saw them.
  • As it turns out it was a good thing that I was able to do a two-cards-in-one kind of deal because it ended up taking me over four nights to put this together!  To be honest I have no idea why I was so slow.  I did cut my stripes going the wrong direction--on not one but two different pieces--but that doesn't account for all my time.  Gosh, this better not become a trend or I am going to be in big trouble!


Digital Image:
  •  I've used the following Scribbles Designs image for the front of my project:
    • You can find this image in the Scribbles Designs store by clicking on either the name or the watermark.
    • This is one of several Tangles that Sandy has created.  I have been itching to use it from the moment I first saw it, and this challenge was the absolute perfect opportunity to do so.  To preserve the integrity of the image, all I did was re-colour it digitally in Publisher to match with the colour scheme.
Digital Sentiment:
  • I've used the following Digi Darla's digi for the front of my project:
    • You can find this image in the Digi Darla's store by clicking on the name or watermarked thumbnail.
    • I have wanted to use this particular image since the very first week I started over at DD back in December when I saw a fellow teammate use it on one of her cards.  I just love the wonderfully positive message it imbues.
    • I re-coloured the word art in Publisher and printed it out.
 Here is a closer look at the shared focal points...


Digital Image:
  • I've used the following Digi Darla's digi for the inside of my project:
    • It is coloured with Copic markers.  Now I'm going from memory because I still can't find my colour charts, but at least this one I'm pretty sure about.  Flower:  R20, R22. R24, R29.  Duck:  Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07.  I used two different colour chalks for working around the image.
 Digital Sentiment: 
    • I love this awesome sentiment and it fits in perfectly with the message of the sentiment from the front.  It was coloured digitally to match the other pieces in my project.
Here is a closer look at the shared focal points on the inside...


Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's card kit.
  • Designer papers:  The red and white patterned paper (front & inside) is Recollection's Bright & Basic paper pad. 
  • Shimmery white cardstock used as a shadow (front & inside):  Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
 Challenges I hope to enter include:
More challenges may be added throughout the week and/or month ahead. 

So that is DOUBLE the challenges to check out!


Thanks for lasting with me through this extended post.  I hope I will see your entries at one or both of these great challenge blogs.  Double the opportunity for creating is always a good thing!

Until next time,


ike said...

FAN-freakin'TASTIC.... this is simply lovely :-) I really like the sketch and how you have used all the Peep's digis on the one project :-) The little Ducky is soooo super cute :-D
IKE xxxxxxxxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Lisa. So love the monochromatic soft reds. And yes I agree with everything on your beautiful sentiment.
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ike said...

YaY - You inspired me ...... I did mine and went and entered :-) Guess I am a bit early for Scribbles ?? LoL

IKE xxxxxxxxx

Chriss America Real said...

Hi Lisa,

Really cute cards! I like seeing all the red & white Canadian cards that people are making. Very pretty!


NickScrapShack said...

I must say that you have married these two stamping designs absolutely wonderfully. I am out of words.. Great work!

Have a great week!

Karon said...

Fabulous card Lisa. Love all the layers and sentiment and the inside is adorable! TFS

Sharla said...

Way to combine your challenges!! Love the Tangles...and the sentiment on the front!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Oh Lisa, this is just marvy! How perfect is that medallion!

Crafting Vicky said...

WOW I really love how you have combined the 2 DT creations!!! Fabulous job!!!

Shea said...

Another fabulous card, and I LOVE the colored image on the inside! Makes for a fun surprising pop of color, and your coloring again is wonderful. Love how you're chalking around the image, too. ;) Beautiful card, Lisa!