Saturday, August 31, 2013

Card Design: Delightful Inspiration August Challenge

It is time for me to post my card for the Delightful Inspiration progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter this challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.  Below you will find the card I'm entering for the August challenge.

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

General Information:
  • Phew...wasn't sure I was going to get this one done and in on time.  I've just a few hours to go before the challenge closes.  I haven't had to push it this close in a couple of months and I hate the feeling.  Here's my advice.  DON'T GET SICK! It really does bad things with your time management.
  • This card has a long journey to make so I wanted to keep it pretty flat. 
  • I also wanted the opportunity to use up some of my scraps so I decided to create a number of flags or pennants or whatever you want to call them and kept things pretty clean and simple.
  • There are a couple people I know celebrating 50th birthdays soon.  I thought that this image and sentiment were 'purrfect' for the occasion.
Digital Image:
  • The image on the front, Cat's out of the Bag, is available for purchase over at Delightful Inspirations.  Click HERE to go to its location in the store.  It is just too cute for its own good!
    • The majority of the image was coloured with Copics.   Cat:  YR000, YR00, YR02, Colourless blender, N0, C3, R20, R22.  Mice:  Colourless blender, N0, C3, R20, R22.  Bag: BG10, BG15.
    •  The sky and grass were added in with chalks.
Digital Sentiment:
  • Cat's out of the Bag:  This cute sentiment, perfectly punacious, is part of the great set available from Delightful Inspirations.  Not only do we get a fabulous image each month, we also get some cute sentiments as well.

Digital Sentiment:
  • Congrats:  Also part of the same set.
  • Rest of the sentiment is just one I whipped up in Publisher.
Paper Products:

  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Set, small.
  • Designer Papers:  Scraps from various pads mentioned in previous posts. 
  • Teal paper used for matting is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.

Challenges I hope to enter:
Delightful Inspiration -- progressive stamp of the month challenge 
Well, that is post number six done for today (two of the posts were for two other blogs).  I think I am done today.  I start again tomorrow so I hope I'll see you then.  EDIT:  Oops, I can't tell time again.  Two of the posts I speak of, one for here and one elsewhere, will be coming out in just a little under two hours so I guess this isn't the last post of today is it? 

Oh and Patti, if you do manage to get back here and are reading this, I hope your bronchitis is gone real soon.  I don't envy you there.  For anyone else who is under the weather, I also wish you a speedy recovery.

Until next time,


Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo awesome. Just love the way you have used your scrap so very creative!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Wow, this is definitely one of my favourite designs of yours. Just love how the design papers of the flags matches those in the beautifully coloured image. Stunning inside and out.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Karon said...

What a fabulous card, Lisa. Love the image and great sentiment. TFS

KT Fit Kitty said...

I LOVE your card! Fabulous kitty image and coloured so perfectly! Love all those pennants too!

Edwina said...

So cute! I love this card. that cat is too cute. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Oh how I LOVE, LOVE this card of yours!! Beautifully colored and I love the banners. Wait til you see Septembers image!! You are going to LOVE it as well. Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps.

Faith S. said...

This is such a great way to use scraps on a card! Super cute!! The inside is beautiful, too, and I love your coloring!