Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Card Design: Imagine That Progressive Challenge...February
It is time to upload my creation for the Imagine That Progressive Challenge.  This is another wonderful progressive challenge that I am lucky to be a part of.  Kris B., the designer behind the images, is a fabulous designer and I'm happy I get the chance to earn new sets each month by linking up.

Christmas Card Count to date: 4
Yay, I've none done my two cards for the month.

This month the image that everyone who is part of the progressive challenge gets to play with, is the adorable, Polar Love.
Seriously?  How cute is this image.  You get the option of working with either the colour image or the line art one or both, like I did this month by morphing elements of the two, which you can read about a little later on.  Additionally, this set has three great sentiments that work wonderfully with this design.

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

General Comments:
  • A lot of time went into getting just the right look with the image by working with it digitally, but I think it was time well spent.

Digital Images: 
  • Polar Love:  This image is available in the store and is currently on sale.  Click on the image name or the watermark above to head to its location in the store.
  • As I mentioned above, I have actually morphed bits of the coloured image in with the black and white version.  I had wanted to colour the majority of the image on my own but I just loved how the mailbox was coloured and of course really loved the backdrop in behind the image.  So with quite a bit of finagling, I achieved the look I was going for.
  • The rest of the image was coloured in with a combination of Copics, and using the effects of layer styles. 
    • Digital credits...the snow was achieved with applying a layer style from Sheila Reid, a designer with Pixel Scrapper.      The hearts were achieved with applying a layer style from Marisa Lerin also with Pixel Scrapper.   

  • The glitter snowflakes were purchased at Michaels.

Digital Sentiment:
  • One available in the Polar Love kit.

Paper Products:

  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, white, lg.
  • Both the gingham paper and the word art one on the inside are from the Recollection's Bright Christmas paper pad. 
  • The cardstock is from one of my Michael's collections but it has been downstairs too long for me to remember which one.
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.  It is another fun place to shop and play.

Well guys, one more post done.  Unfortunately though, it is already 8:30 and there is no way that I am going to get the chance to get anything ready for a Wonderful Wednesdays post.  Hopefully by the weekend I might be able to get the final items of the kit out.  I sincerely apologize but with this month having two fewer days, it has really messed me up and I still have one more progressive challenge to make a card for.  Then of course there is the birthday card for my mom who is celebrating on Sunday and will not have a card in time.  Sheesh, I really do need to look into this whole cloning thing.

  Until next time,
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Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning creation here hun. It is sooo cute and beautiful and you really did an awesome job on this here. Sooo beautiful work.

Unknown said...

Lisa your card is adorable and yes that digi is so so so cute!!! You did a fab job!!! xxx

Donna Ellis said...

aw, this is SO CUTE, LISA! SUCH BRIGHT COLORS - oops, I did not meant for the caps to be on. Love those snowy hearts falling out of the mailbox - sure is true for the northern folks this february! hugs, de

Karon said...

Fabulous card, Lisa. Love this image, wonderful!

nwilliams6 said...

Lisa this is so sweet! Love you coloring and that precious image! Super inside too. Hugz!

Edwina said...

Lisa, So cute! I love this digi. It makes ,e smile. I love your snowflakes. Great card! Edwina Brown

Desire Fourie said...

This is so fun and cute. Love the sparkly touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Georgiana said...

Just love the glitterized snowflakes and are those hearts glittered too? Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas.

La Papera Gialla said...

A lovely image for a lovely card!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Kristine said...

Wow Lisa!! You did a neat job of combining digital coloring and manual. Looks terrific!! Love the sparkly snowflakes on the side too. Fun card all around. Thanks so much for playing at Imagine That! Progressive Challenge last month *Ü* xxKris

Kelly L said...

Beautiful job, Lisa. I love Kris' images, and this little bear is so dog-gone cute! :) lovely job with with the shades of blue, and I love the blue shimmery snowflakes. Perfect! Hugs, Kelly

Karen (karey2005) said...

So cute! Thanks for joining in at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, DT

Marina said...

Cute card - love the glitter and the blue colour scheme. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

Crafting Vicky said...

loooove this!!! great snowflakes!!! fabulous use of this great digi for your Christmas card :D