Friday, February 07, 2014

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #85...Use Red in Image

Well happy Friday to you all!  It is so nice that you could join me this first Friday of February.  I have some awesome news to share with you.  Just recently I became aware of the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  In fact, I won in the very first challenge I entered and got to pick out two awesome images designed by the artist and owner of the challenge, Pattie Gomez.  I tell you, it wasn't easy making a decision.  I think I started with about 20 images and then finally narrowed it down to two!

While checking out their last challenge, I noticed a badge in the sidebar stating that they were having a DT call.  I thought, what the heck, I can just see what the requirements are.  Well, as it turns out, team members only need to make one card a month.  While the challenge is bi-weekly, the teams are split into two.  Right now with my schedule, one card a month is all I could possibly take on and since I really like her images, I decided, what the heck, give it a shot.  Well, my aim took hold because I am happy to say that I am now a proud designer for Pattie's Creations; and, on that note, it is time to tell you about our most recent challenge.

It is time for Challenge #85 and the theme for the next two weeks is Use Red in Your Image.  That is a pretty simple one right?  

The rules are pretty simple as well.  Along with all the typical rules that apply to the majority of challenges out there (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules), you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise).  We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images.  If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge. Easy Peasy right!  Since this fortnight's challenge theme is a particularly easy one, given that Valentine's Day is right around the corner and many people will be using red in their images, I hope that you will consider joining in.

Here is the card I created to help provide you with a little inspiration...

General Comments: 
  • The main elements of the card were put together digitally.  The main image on the front and the inside remained as line art and then I coloured it once it was printed.  The front and the inside were cut out and then layered onto the card base, leaving the card base to serve as a bit of a background for a little extra depth.

Digital Image: 
  • Roses in Milk Bottle:  For this challenge I got to work with this beautiful floral image.  You can find this image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
    • While the water in the bottle was added using digital brushes courtesy of Web Designer's Lab through Brusheezy, the rest remained lined art.  Once it was printed, I coloured it in with Copic markers and grounded it in two shades of chalk.  Colours used--Roses: R22, R24, R29.  Stems/leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67.

Digital Sentiment/Image: 
  • This, really pretty sentiment/image is 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 cardstock, Pink Buttons Collection.
Digital Papers and Frames: 
  • I used two frames and two digital papers from the Romantic Roses kit available at {Computer}  Unfortunately, the designer's name wasn't included in this particular kit.
Challenges I am hoping to enter...  

I really hope that you will join us sometime during the next two weeks.  As always, I hope that you will also check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration.  Oh and Psst...Pattie is offering up a new freebie today.  Freebies go up the first Friday of the month but you better hurry because it will only be available for three days.  You won't want to miss it!

Until next time,


nwilliams6 said...

Lisa! So glad to have you on the team and to come visit your darling blog! I love your sweet card with the super sketch/frame, the pretty way you colored up the image, and that awesome inside which I ALWAYS neglect. Lovely work girl - I can't wait to see what you make next! Hugz!

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Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is so pretty! I love the mosaic tile looking background paper you chose. Very warm and welcoming.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - that's gorgeous! Inside and out! Congratulations on your new DT! I enjoy Pattie's images too - she has some great cats LOL! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Lisa - First of all, WELCOME to our DT! This is a stunning creation, along with the inside sentiment piece. A super art creation!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Anne Temple said...

Great coloring of this image and I love the matting around it too.

D- said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
I'm heading there next to check it out.
Crafty hugs,

Karon said...

WOW Lisa, this is stunning. Both inside and out are beautiful! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh this is LOVELY Lisa!!! Your papers are GORGEOUS and your image is STUNNING!!! The inside is just as BEAUTIFUL!!

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh that's such good news my friend!!! Congrats!!! Love the card you have done, such fabulous paper with the quilted effect!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa. I just love the quilt effect with the various design papers around the border.
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Maryann Laursen said...

Well well CONGRATULATION on your new DT post there, and your card here is absolutely gorgeous, that´s for sure. I´ve always loved roses, so this is really me and as always a totally perfect coloring too.

Pattie G said...


Welcome to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Design Team. I love how you digitally put together this project and how you left my image "Roses in Milk Bottle" plain and colored it after. Great idea...

Pattie ♥

Unknown said...

This is so pretty

Zella said...

Lisa, your card is absolutely amazing! Your roses are colored perfectly and I love the quilt feel around the edges. This is certainly a design that I will CASE! :)

Edwina said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous! I love the rose digi so much. The papers are terrific you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown