Monday, August 04, 2014

Card Design: August New Releases at Fresh Brewed Designs

It is time for some brand new release from Fresh Brewed Designs.  This time around we're hitting the beach and visiting with some magical mermaids.  I'll be back on Friday to introduce you to the whole new collection but for today, I'm going to show you the creation I made with the image called, MaluhiaIf you click on the watermark, it will open up the home page over at FBD where you can find this cool mermaid tail and all the rest of the new releases...
This digi release will continue on until Saturday.  Heather has an event page set up over on Facebook.  Click HERE to join in on all the fun.

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

General Information:
  • Thanks to Heather, I found out that Maluhia, a word derived from the Hawaiian language, means peace, serenity, calmness, quiet, etc.  As I glanced at the digi and thought about the definition, it finally came to me.  This would make a perfect, if untraditional, condolences card.   Inspired with that in mind, this is what I came up with.

Digital Image Details: 
  • Mahulia: Part of the new release collection of Mermaids coming out today. This is such a unique image and I had fun playing around with it.  You can find all the new releases over at the store right now by clicking HERE.
    • This image was coloured in digitally and then printed out.  Now since the sandbank that the mermaid is on is underwater, it took me some time to figure out how to colour it.  I decided the best thing to do would be to overlay it with the water but make it transparent so you can see the sand underneath.  It might look a little odd to some but I am hoping that it looks okay for the most part and actually looks like what it is supposed to. Digital credits include:
      • Cloud and water patterns courtesy of Webtreats, Etc.
      • Sand is a layer style from Sheila Reid, purchased at Pixel Scrapper.
      • The lower body of the mermaid was digitally paper pieced using a scanned version of the paper I used on the inside.
      • The tail colours were added digitally as well.
      • Then I added some shading to all the different elements to help give it a bit of depth.
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • I added the word Mahulia to the front of the card before printing it out. 

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • Both of the sentiments on the inside have been designed by me. The colours were matched to the designer paper that was used on the inside.
  • Now since I figured the recipient wouldn't understand the meaning behind the card, I added the definition to the inside right hand side.  Hopefully, this isn't weird and will help the person understand the meaning.

Paper Products: 
  • Image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.  
  • Card base, matting and extra pieces on the inside right: Crafts Brand Cardstock, brown -- purchased at Dollarama
  • The paisley paper is from the Recollection's Paisley and Damask Paper Pad.
Challenges I am hoping to enter...  

Just a reminder about our current challenge...
Don't forget, you have until Tuesday, August 5th at 11:55 p.m., to enter our current challenge with the theme, "By the Sea/Summer". Just click the image below to be taken to the link up!
One winner will receive 3 FBD Digital Stamps and one winner from the month of July will win our BLOG CANDY!  You can find out everything you need to know in order to be eligible by clicking the link above.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card and one of the latest new releases over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Remember to come back on Friday to meet the rest of the new mermaids.  I hope you have the chance to take some time for yourself, grab a cuppa and relax while browsing through the store.  Maybe one or two of Heather's wonderful images will find their way back home with you.  

At Fresh Brewed Designs we always have a fresh pot of creativity brewing. So stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!

You can also find FBD on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Until next time,


Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is so beautifully coloured and designed. Adore the earthy tones in the colouring and the lovely surprise on the inside.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I love the shading on her tail and the way you created the ocean. So pretty!!! The inside is perfect. What a lovely thinking of you card.

Sending you big hugs,

Tiggerscraps said...

Beautiful idea!!! I love this so much

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lisa! This card brought tears to my eyes! It is so lovely! Just so elegant and beautiful!

Louie's Mom

Edwina said...

Lisa, Your card is beautiful! The colors used and papers are soothing and cooling to he feel. Great job! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

bumblebee creations said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love your take on the name too!

Crafty Judith said...

Morning Lisa super make hun - really different exterior and stunning centre great job hugs Judith xxx

Karon said...

Wonderful card - love that word "maluhia" thanks for sharing the meaning. Have a great week.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fabulous work. TFS over at Eclectic Ellapu this month - hope to see you again in future challenges. Hugz Ellapu x

caroline said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
Caroline dt

Stine said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joning us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Stine

Bianca said...

What a super lovely summer project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Susanne Rose said...

Super card!Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

Crafting Vicky said...

wow totally stunning make! And yes a great condolence card!