Monday, July 29, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenge #73--Copy Cat

Hello friends!  It is early Monday morning as I sit and type up this post--very early.  It is going on 2:30 am and this is the closest I've pushed it, getting out a DT post in quite awhile.  As a result, I'm not going to be able to provide the amount of detail I normally would.  However, if you need to know any specifics, I'm only an email away.

It is time for this week's challenge over at the delectable Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #73 the theme is "Copycat".  Now those of you who have been with me for awhile may recognize the cute little image I used on my card, from one I did a few months ago.  Denise challenged us all with creating our projects with the same image this week.  It is amazing, how many variations there are to come up with, with just one single image.  I love the versatility of stamps for just that reason.

I've used the following Digi Darla's digi in my project this week:

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

General Comments:
  •  I hope this card manages to stay in one piece as it heads to its recipient.  This will be the first card EVER that I send overseas.  That is one first, check out my other first on this card a little later.


Digital Image:
  • Mouse: You can find this sweet image in the DD store by clicking on the  image name linked above. 
    • This image was coloured in using Copic markers.  Grounding was added in with chalk.
  • I am going to take a moment to discuss these flowers as I am pretty darn proud of them.  It is time for my second first, as these flowers are the first ever real paper flowers that I have made.  Go me!  I used a punch to cut out three layers of scrap cardstock, then shaped each of the petals, glued them together, then realized I should have inked them BEFORE gluing them together!  However, that is okay, we learn from our mistakes.  Now I just have to remember for next time.
  • The little green half pearls are Crafts brand from Dollarama.


Digital Sentiment:

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, cream.
  • Designer Paper:  
    •  Floral paper (front & inside)--K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection.
    • The pre-embossed beige I used in behind the image on the front and the sentiment on the inside, and the rusty orange colour I used as a shadow (front & inside) are both from Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
Challenges I wish to enter include:
  • Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to actually enter a challenge or two later this week and/or month.

Well friends, it is now 2:45 am and if I want to head to bed by three as it's another packed day today, I better get going.  

So, why not come and show us what you've got by entering in our current challenge this week 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 the delightful creations you come up with.
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,


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful and so cheerful with the warm summer colours. Your flowers are wonderful and provides lovely dimension to your creation. Such a cute little critter too.
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Karen Wilson said...

Hi Lisa! How cute is this and the sentiment is perfect!!

Edwina said...

How cute! I love the inside and outside of your card. That is such a cute mouse. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

ike said...

Oh, how super cute and such a sweet image. LUV the colour scheme and papers you went for. It all goes together perfectly :-D

IKE xxxxxxxxx

Pia S said...

What a sweet card with cheerful colors! I think it was wise to keep to a clean design for your first overseas card - It saves you on the postage costs and I'm sure the card will stay put:)

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your card! Your colouring is beautiful and I love the flower accents and your simple layout. Your card is my style - I am going to enjoy following your blog!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Hi Lisa! Love the way you colored your mousie! CUTE, CUTE,CUTE!

Tlc Creations said...

Lisa, another adorable happy.