Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Card Design: Ike's World Challenge #3...Anything Goes

It is time for the latest challenge over at Ike's World Challenges.  This week for Challenge #3 the theme is Anything Goes.  The theme that truly seems to be everyone's favourite.  You can join in with a creation using any kind of medium or style but remember that in order to qualify to win the prize you MUST use an Ike's Art image.  If you don't already have an image and would like to purchase one, check out all the awesome images available in the store by clicking HERE.

Check out what I made this week...

General Information:
  • I think that this project probably qualifies as my first ever go at Gothic.  Now that is kind of strange because this is one of the styles that I am drawn to for my entertainment.  I love the world of Vampires and all that is Science Fiction and Fantasy.  I just have to figure out a way of thinking creatively in that area.  The awesome thing is that the range of images over at Ike's Art is so incredible that I can go from working with beautiful flowers or cute little animals for one creation and use a very dark image in my next.  Although I think it will be awhile before I do anything too dark.  I'd have to figure out a theme behind my card first.  However, if I start hanging out more at the blogs of my Ike's World Challenges teammates, I know I'm sure to pick up some inspiration. 
  • I found another awesome paper that had a design built in.  I love the lacy appearance of the corner of the paper and thought that it helped add to the look I was going for.

Digital Image:
  • Catular:  This menacingly cute cat was an image I picked up as a freebie last October.  I adored it at the time and finally came up with an idea of how to use it.  If you are interested in 'Catular' you can find him in the Animals section of the store or by clicking the watermark below.

    • I've coloured the image using Copic Markers.  Cat:  C1, C3, C5, C7, B91, 100.  Cape:  R32, R35, R39.  The grounding around the image and the actual ground are all done with three different colours of chalk.  I also used a coloured pencil to add texture to the fur and to darken the immediate space underneath the image.
Digital Sentiment:
  • The digital sentiment is one I created but haven't released yet.

Other Details:
  • I thought it would be cool to use the same paper only this time I flipped it so that there would be balance between the front and inside.  I also chose to leave the writing area blank and not add an additional sentiment.  Since I don't have an immediate purpose for the card, I figured I could just write what I was 'fangful' for when the time comes.

Paper Products:
  • Designer Paper:  The paper I have used is from DCWV La Belle Rouge Stack.
Challenges I hope to enter:
I hope to be able to enter some challenges later this week and/or month.

What will you create using one of Ike's awesome images?  Pop over and play along with us anytime during the next two weeks over at Ike's World Challenges. You can find out everything you need to know in order to play, by heading to the challenge blog.  I've linked the logo below to take you there.  While you are over there, please be sure to check out the incredible creations offered up by some of my fellow DT members and be sure to pop in again next week when the second team's projects are showcased to help inspire you.

Until next time,


ike said...

Hee hee ..... Catular in glorious technicolour :-D He looks wonderful Lisa and I am soooo in LUV with your lacy corner paper. The card is classicly stylish... a wonderful creation :-)

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Karon said...

Fabulous! Love the image and sentiment and the inside looks amazing too! TFS

Crafting Vicky said...

That paper was just PERFECT for this card! Love how you have colored this cat ;o) Way to go for your first gothic card!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic I love the lace and great colouring of the gorgeous image Ginny x