Monday, October 07, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenge #83--Fall Into Fall Vibrant Colours (COPY CAT)

Hello!  I sincerely hope that you all had a good weekend.  Mine was a bit hectic with lots of behind the scenes computer work, blog posting, card creating and prepping for the week ahead.  Part of all this work has been in preparation for the fact that I'm going to be away from the computer for the majority of today and tomorrow as my parents are in town.  I haven't seen them since our trip to London, ON, in June, so I am rather excited.  So it is time to get on with the work I need to complete in order to spend some time away from what has become my full time job--this blog, the challenge blog and everything they both entail along with a few other obligations I've picked up over the past six months.  However, I am not complaining.  I haven't felt this fulfilled in many, many years!

Part of these duties is telling you all about the latest challenge going on over at the delicious Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #83 the theme is "Fall Into Fall:  Vibrant Colours".  It is my turn this month to pick the challenge themes and I really hope you like what I have come up with. This week it is all about colour with the fall season upon us in many parts of the world.  The Canadian Thanksgiving will be celebrated next Monday and the American one will soon be here too.  The air is crisp and it is that time of the year when the leaves on the trees change, leaving us a beautiful colour palette in nature to behold.   So, we can't wait to see your brightly coloured fall themed creations.  Now it also happens to be our copy cat challenge for the month and you know what that means--there is a free image waiting for you over on the challenge blog to use in this week's entry.  It is a cute one too so don't miss out on playing along.

Since you need to use the image we are giving away on your project, that means that everyone is eligible for the opportunity to win eight images!  How awesome is that!

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

General Comments: 
  • I am finally getting in the habit of using some of my own creations in my card making.  I'd love to do it more but the cost of ink makes it prohibitive.  At least I'm managing small bits and pieces.
  • Given that this card is going to my parents, it is nice that there are lots of pieces of 'me' in it.

 Digital Image:
  • Fall Kitty:  As mentioned above, the image used this week is the copycat image so you can find it over on the challenge blog. 
    • The image was coloured with Copic Markers.  Cat:  R20, YR21, YR23, E23.  Collar:  R20, R22.  Leaves:  Y35, Y38, R14, R17, YG61, YG63.  Grass:  YG61, YG63, YG67.  The sky was done with a blend of three coloured pencils; unfortunately it is difficult to see.

Digital Sentiment: 
  • This is another great autumn sentiment from my collection of TLC Creations.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.  I wasn't able to find the image in the store, so if you can't find it and you are interested in purchasing it, be sure to contact Paulette.
  • I coloured the sentiment in Publisher before printing it out, so that it would match my other colours choices.

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, white, sm.
  • Digital Designer Papers:  
    • Green textured paper and the leaves paper are ones I created, available in the same post HERE.
    • Green (matting front and inside, plus extra strip) and orange cardstock (strip on front)--Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 

So, how about you come on over and show us YOUR wonderful talents by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there please check out the great projects from the rest of the design team.  We always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with. 

Until next time,


Crafting Vicky said...

Such a cute little card! Love how you have colored this little cat!

Karon said...

Lisa - this is such a fabulous card. I love the colours and what an adorable image! TFS

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love this! You and I were thinking alike - I used the same sentiment on my Digi Darla Fall Cat card :-) and I used your leaf paper too (I linked it up in the comments section of your gallery page). Your colouring is fabulous!

Edwina said...

This is just too cute. I love that kitty. He is so precious. Wonderful card my friend. Edwina Brown

Jennifer said...

What a really cute card today Lisa, I love the colours that you used. You really are such a busy lady, I honestly don't know how you do it. I couldn't even do half of the 'stuff' that you do and certainly couldn't remember what I was doing. lol Keep up the great work, you are an angel. Hugs, Jen xx
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Desire Fourie said...

This is just adorable Lisa. Love the colourful layers at the bottom.
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Julies Crafty Creations said...

Sweet card Lisa!
Julie x

Denise Pustelniak said...

What a special card! I'm sure your parents will love it!