Friday, January 24, 2014

Card Design: Imagine That...

Imagine that...I just happened to have won three image sheets in a draw that was held over at Gloria Shirr's blog, Purpleglo Creations.  This is the second time I have been lucky enough to win in a draw on her blog.  Then, when I went over to claim my images, I popped by the sponsor's blog first and ended up signing up for the newsletter.  Now this particular blog has a progressive challenge that I have been itching to become a part of for quite a number of months now.  Well, in the newsletter, there was a copy of the image for this month's entry.  Imagine that!  So now, I will get to take part in the progressive challenge and earn even more wonderful digis.  And, if you haven't guessed it already, the company is....
 Talk about serendipity!  Right time, right place. 

This month the image that everyone gets to play with is the ever so sweet, Jenn & Friends.
Isn't this image just so freakin' adorable?!  I love the expression on her face and of course that sweet little bunny and cardinal hanging out with her are precious as well.  One of the awesome things with Kris' stamps is that you get a variety--like little mini sets with the image and some sentiments.  She also provides you with a coloured image for those times when you are rushed and needing to put a card together fast--welcome to my world!  The quality of her colouring is quite amazing too.  Maybe one day, I'll be as good with my digital colouring.  Anyways, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to work with this stamp and join in the progressive challenge.  Here are my card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

Digital Image: 
  • Jenn & Friends:  I'm not sure whether this image is still available for free when you sign up for the newsletter.  It is possible but you'd have to check with Kris.
  • This image has been coloured in with a combination of Copics, digital paper piecing and digital colouring.  
    • Copics used...Skin:  E000, E00, E02, R20.  Eyes: B00.  Hair:  Y21, Y23, E23.  Mitts and hat accessories: B63 and B69 using the palette transfer method.  Boots: same colours but regular technique.  Buttons on coat: B69.  Pants: Y32, Y35, Y38. Log: E21, E23, E25.  Bunny: colourless blender, N0, C1, R20, R22. Cardinal: R11, R14, R17.  Snow on log and ground: BG70, BG72. Cocoa mug: G00, G02, G05.
    • Digital credits...Jenn's coat and hat were digitally paper pieced using a paper from the Winter Blues kit created by Rachel Dickson a designer for  Her scarf was digitally paper pieced using a paper from the Always a Princess kit created by the same designer.  Shading on the coat, hat and scarf were added in digitally.
    • The sky is a pattern courtesy of Webtreats.
Digital Sentiment: 
  • One available in the Jenn & Friends kit.
  • The wider light pink ribbon was purchased at Dollarama.
  • The thinner medium pink ribbon is Osprey from a stash I got from my momma.
Designer Papers: 
  • The two diagonally striped papers are from Recollection's Bright & Basic Paper Pad.
  • The white with multi colour splashes cardstock is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 

Digital Sentiment:
  • Another great sentiment from my Create with TLC collection of images.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.  

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, white, lg.
  • The pink cardstock that I used as matting (front and inside) is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
  • The metalic snowflakes used on the front and inside are also from a stash I got from my momma.
Other Notes:
  • I'm entering some 'stitching' challenges.  Not sure whether the stitching in the designer papers count but there is also stitching around the sentiment on the front and also around the one on the inside which should definitely count.
Challenges I am hoping to enter...
I encourage you to go and check out the digis that Kris offers along with the Progressive Free Digi Challenge.  If you are lucky you just might still have a chance to hop on board for free.

Well guys, one more post done for today and one more to go as long everything goes to plan.

See you soon!
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Unknown said...

Very cute. Thanks for Playing at Glitter n Sparkle challenge blog. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!

Unknown said...

When we were young our sweet parents took us on winter picnics' where we were in the bush, sitting on logs with a fire burning merrily. As for the cardinal and bunny I don't think they stayed too long. Thank you for posting this outstanding project with us.
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday
PS Remember you can enter 5 pieces of art each week which gives you five chances to win one of our very sweet prizes.

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “For the Little Girls” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning card again with beautiful colouring. Love that cute little bunny and of course the wonderful sentiment on the inside. By the rate you have joined this year's progressive challenges, you are definitely not going to be short on greetings cards. A great way to get them done.
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Maryann Laursen said...

Your card here is so gorgeous Lisa and this image is really cute and soooo lovely.

Francesca said...

lovely card, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely adorable, Lisa! I'll have to put on 2 DT hats today and say, "Thanks for playing along in Challenge #2 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and also at Scribble & Scrap. Good luck in each one." :-D
NanaConnie DT

Unknown said...

Smashing card Lisa.

Love the inside as much as the outside.

Thank you so much for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

Kristine said...

Hi Lisa, oh goodness, your card is absolutely adorable!! Love your coloring and your sketch and papers. Great job!! I'm delighted you won at Gloria's blog and happier yet that you are playing in our challenge! Thanks so much, thanks for the great 'shout out' and hope to see you in our next one!
Hugs, Kris
Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Edwina said...

Hip hip hooray! You joined us at Imagine That!. So glad to see your card. It is so pretty and I love your coloring. Edwina Brown

Crafting Vicky said...

I'm soooo glad that you finally joined that progressive challenge! The images are just so adorable!!! Great take on this and just love all the great details like the inside!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

OlgaB said...

Lovely choice of papers. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa.
Olga DT G'nS

brenda said...

A beautifully coloured image Lisa and so nice seeing the inside decorated as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Lisa - Thanks for playing in our "For the Little Girls!" Challenge #84!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Dawn said...

Aww, Lisa, your card is so adorable!
Thanks for Playing along with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx said...

gorgeous card love the image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

Unknown said...

Lisa!! I LOVE THIS!!! That is a great image.. Love how you colored it!!! Love that circle sentiment too!! And that matching snowflake!! Absolutely perfect!! And I love the inside too!! REALLY loving those snowflakes!!! Awesome card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Unknown said...

beautiful work, thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays

BethieJ said...

CUTE card! Love that sweet image you used!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Such a sweet card and I love how you've decorated the inside of it too Lisa. Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

alex said...

So sweet, thank you for joining us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and very beautiful Lisa.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Aluna said...

Great job :) Thank you for joining us at the Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Joanna DT

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my dt hat on.
Another wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}