Saturday, August 12, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ... July/Aug

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! I'm here today to post my card for this month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs! I am cutting it a wee bit close this month but thankfully I'm getting it uploaded now.

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store (click on the image above to head there). In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the fun image that we got to work with this month...


If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. The Mini Owl 1 image is available until August 13th at 12:00 a.m. for $1.00, then it will go up to its regular price.

Each round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of each round.

Each  Round Lasts 1 Month:
Starts on the 15th and ends on the 13th with a winner

1st Round: 
Free Digi until the 29th of the month. Then you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

2nd Round: 
Free Digi (if you played Round 1 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00 

3rd Round: 
Free Digi ( if you played Round 2 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

We are currently in the 3rd round of this stage.


Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 
  • I have cased a card from one of my favourite designers Linda Anderson, a fellow DT member over at Imagine That Digistamp. There is just something so compelling about Linda's cards. You can find her blog HERE.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Mini Owl 1: You can find this image in the store. Details above.
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Rebelle program.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The 'cheers' word art creation was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is available in the Another Birthday Digi and Word Art Set. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The pennants were created using a template designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
  • I have altered these pennants with a layer style to give them a textured look. This layer style was designed by Heather of HG Designs
  • The brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.


INSIDE 


Digital Sentiment Details:
  •  The sentiment used on the inside is from the Owl Always Love You set available from Imagine That Digistamp.




OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The owl paper is a FREEBIE that I previously created. It can be found on my blog HERE. I also created the matching chevron paper but haven't released it yet. It will probably be included in the same Birthday Bash kit once it is done.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiments. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering...

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,


Friday, August 04, 2017

Monster Themed Digital Paper Freebie: Just Because!

Hey folks! I feel like I've been neglecting you guys so here is a freebie just because…


https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

This digital paper is one that will become part of a future Monsters Unite kit that I am working on. It is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Chris Spooner, Spoongraphics. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Some of you may recognize the paper as I had made it specifically for a recent Limited Runs card:


Original Post containing all the details can be found HERE.


Well folks, that is it for this one. Enjoy your weekend everyone. For all my Canadian readers, followers and friends, I hope you enjoy your long weekend as Monday is a civic holiday in most provinces!

Until next time,

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #137…Anything Goes

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #137, the theme is Anything Goes. This is definitely a popular theme as the floor is wide open; so, I hope that you'll find time to join us! I've decided to work on replenishing my birthday card stash. What will you choose to make? Do you need to make some birthday cards of your own or are you behind in your Christmas stash? Is there someone who could use a little pick me up or is there someone you should be thanking? Whatever you choose, we'd love to see what you make!

Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 
  • Go figure but I'm often inspired by the cards at Inspired By Stamping. 😉 The particular card I am casing was created by IBS team member Jo Herbert and is available in the July 7th newsletter. If you have the chance, pop by the site and sign up to receive the newsletter. There is tons of inspiration and generally a freebie available at least once a month if not more!

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Butterfly 3: Such a pretty butterfly. I've used it before and I'm sure I'll use it again as it is so versatile. You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured in digitally in Photoshop Elements.
Butterfly 3

  • Butterfly 1: Another beautiful butterfly. It can also be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below. 
  •  This image has also been coloured in digitally in Photoshop Elements.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/62936004/butterfly-1?ref=shop_home_active_5

Digital Embellishments:
  • The little butterflies are custom shapes from Photoshop Elements.
  • The stitches around the edge are freebies I picked up at HG Designs.
  • The pennant shape under the upper sentiment was created using a brush, also courtesy of HG Designs.

INSIDE

Digital Image Details:
  • Butterfly 1: I've repeated the image on the inside. Details on this image are above.

Digital Paper Products:
  • I've used a paper from my A Grungy Christmas set for the background on the inside of my card.
 


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The upper sentiment on the front, "There's no limit…", along with the sentiment on the inside, were both created by Paulette from Create with TLC. Each are freebies I picked up a while back. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. These sentiments have been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.
  • 'Happy Birthday' was added as text to the front.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the inside sentiment. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until Aug 31st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, 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!  Easy Peasy right?!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon. I still have a card AND a freebie I need to post to my personal blog. Maybe I'll get around to it next week--fingers crossed anyway.

Until next time,