Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School at Di's Digis

Here I am... just as I said I would be (for a change, lol) with my DT card for the new challenge starting today over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge; I've made a diorama card, sort of, here it is.
If you want to make a "proper" diorama card there are a few excellent tutorials out there, here's one.  I did do a third layer, with the intention of cutting out the school house and having that on a middle layer, but (after taking an age to colour it) I decided it was too much... oh well I have a great background coloured and ready to go for another card :-)  I fussy cut the boy then stuck him to the front, and yes - cutting the shoelaces was fiddly, lol, The good thing about these cards is that, while they're really 3D when open, they flatten right down for postage.
I used two of Di's Digis on this card, Boy Off to School and School House.  I coloured the clouds with Versmark ink and a cardboard stencil and coloured the images with Copics adding some extra shadows with Prismacolor Pencils. Totally Papercrafts has Favourite Colour for their challenge - I love all colour :-)  Great Impressions wants us to make a Square Card, which I have, My Time to Craft wants to see an Aperture - the front of this card is more aperture than card, lol. Paper Pretties has School Rules, Clearly iStamp has Back to School and Pile It On has Outdoors so I'm in there too.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Class Act pad, the border around the aperture is gold stickers (peel offs) and the metal embellishment at the top is from my stash.  Creatalicious Challenges has For the Boys and Hobbycutz has Card for a Child so I'm entering those too!
I made a small card to use as a jotting panel on the back, after sticking it on I realised that it made the balance all wrong - as in the card kept tipping over backwards!  - so I had to rip it off and stick just a single layer jotting panel on, not pretty but it works, lol. 
Bearly Mine ChallengesThe Crazy Challenge and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering them.
Pop on over to Di's Challenge and check out the rest of the team's work - awesome!!  Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too - there's a great prize on offer from MarkerPop, and if you use one of Di's great digis you're in the running for an extra prize too, WooHoo!!
Well that's it for today. I'll be back in a few days, probably, lol.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna 

29 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just jaw dropping gorgeous. Such a fun project with awesome colouring and design.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Creations by Shirl said...

This is really cute, almost like a shadow box card...love the scene you created..

Debbie McNamee said...

So bright and fun! I love the diorama idea! Thanks for playing in the ClearlyiStamp School Time Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

Lorraine said...

Just stunning Donna - love it!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Chris said...

Fabulous! Amazing design and colours! Love the fun image too!
Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz!
Chris
x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous Donna. I love the design, beautiful images and your colouring is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Pat K said...

WOW Donna...this is fabulous! Your beautiful colouring was what first drew my eye, then the wonderful diorama design....FABULOUS. "Can you tell I like it all :)" Thanks for the link too. hugs, xx

Carole said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Kelly Schelske said...

Donna! This is so fabulous! I love it, just amazing work!

Hugs, Kelly

Heather said...

Wow!! What an adorable card! I bet it is really cool to see in real life. Love that ruler paper. Thanks for playing with Clearly iStamp.

Elizabeth Hart said...

FABULOUS!! Love the perfect coloring. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it on Challenge

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This is fabulous. Fantastic colouring. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxxx

Miss Emerald said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Wow awesome project!
Thanks for joining us at MTTC!

Lorraine said...

Wow fabulous creation and thank you for sharing it with us for our challenge over at Hobbycutz :)
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

Kathy D. said...

jaw dropping wonderful! I love how 3d this card is. The coloring is wonderful and amazing.

Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #5- School Time! Hope to see back on Friday Aug 30th for challenge #6!!

Kathy D.
Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator/Clearly Digi Stamps Design Team

Pillan said...

Fabulous card! Love all the colours. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.
/Pillan

Katy said...

This is sooooo cool! I haven't seen a diarama card before-I have bookmarked it for sure! I love how bright and happy this is! I love the rulers in the background too! And his little skateboard! Too Cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs! -Katy DT :)

Mynnette said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! LOVE your amazing coloring and I adore the fun shadow box effect!!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

Helen said...

Wow - this is awesome!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Ayaa said...

WOOOwwww...I love your coloring!
The card is fabulous.

Indy said...

This is so darn cute! That stuffed backpack makes me laugh as I've seen many of wee little students lugging this much to school! THANKS so much for sharing at Clearly iStamp!
{hugs}
Debbie

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous love the whole thing and the strong colours and the depth
hugs Kate xx

Gail said...

Well how cool it this?? Totally cool! Your creation is so cute! Thank you for linking up to CDS challenge and I wish you the best in the random.org selection - have a wonderful day! Gail DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun, just love it. Great shape & the colours are fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Chitra Nair said...

Love your gorgeous coloring...
Thanks for sharing it with us at TPC...

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your card is outstanding. From all the layering, to design and coloring of image. Your eye for detail is splendid and really makes this creation a show stopper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge.

Sparkly Engineer said...

This shadow box style of card is fabulous and you just make it perfect with your wonderful coloring and sense of design.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT