Saturday, July 02, 2016

Guest Designer at Cute as a Button Challenge Blog

I recently won a challenge over at the Cute as a Button Challenge Blog, WooHoo!  They asked if I'd like to do a Guest spot on the DT... of course I jumped at the opportunity :-)  I got to use this cuter than cute digi to make a card for the challenge starting today with the theme "Summer".
The image is called "Surfing USA" and you can get it in the Etsy store, here.  I am SO pleased with my colouring on this one, it's hard to see the detail in the pics because the quality of the pic reduces so much when you reduce the size of the file for uploading... you know how it goes! Either way, I'm happy with it :-) 
I coloured with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils... and added absolutely NO shine or glitter, which is unusual :-)  The sky was inked in using a home-made stencil and Versamark ink.
I used papers from Kaisercraft's Seaside Collection.  The floral paper has gloss detail, the top of it is cut with Memory Box's Nottingham Border Die... I thought the flowers matched the hibiscus on the surfboard and patterned paper.  I inked the edges of all panels with a bit of brown ink to tone it all down a bit.
The sentiment tag "Life is a Beach" was from the same pad, I attached it with a brad - my thinking being that I can more easily change it out for a more celebration-appropriate sentiment if I want to later.  The image panel is popped up on foam dots so it's easy to access the brad.
The horizontal scalloped border is from the same pad again, and the blue twine is in fact paper string... I got a couple of packs in different colours in my local $2 shop, the enamel dots (well acrylic, but enamel-look, lol) are either from the same place or my Mum and Dad bought them back from Malaysia.
As usual I decorated the inside of the card to suit the front, using more of the same papers and elements.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania Midsummer (Flowers and or Wreaths)
Addicted to  Stamps Anything Summer
As You Like It Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils (I like 'em all... well, I haven't really tried inks, but I use Markers AND Pencils on practically every card, love the smooth blending of markers and the fine detail you can add with pencils!)
Polkadoodles Use a Diecut
OSAAT Flowers
So that's it for now, check out the Cute as a Button Blog , fab inspiration!  I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too - you could win some of Francesca's fab digis!  Thnaks for having me as your Guest this time around, 
I'll be back later with another DT card, Until then... Happy Crafting :-)

12 comments:

CornishKat said...

Fantastic card, I love the papers you've used and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time.
Katrina x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Donna lovely to have you as our GD for
Cute As A Button
Dianne xx

CAAB DT

Caryn said...

What a fabulous image - so fun!
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Marlies said...

A beautiful summer card. Your colouring of the digi is fantastic!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Flo said...

A perfect summer card! Love your image, so fun and beautiful coloring! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Addicted to stamp challenge! Hugs, Flo.

Tamie said...

This image is super cool and the layout your created well is mighty awesome. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes!

Tamie Dt

Jeanie Ellis said...

So sweet! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this cute summer image! And, you coloring is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craft Your passion Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jane Tillsley said...

great card and colours love it
thanks for joining us in our ArtbyMiran challenge
Jane DT x

Kat W said...

A fab Summer card and your colouring is wonderful :-)
Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It!
Kat x

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous image - super colouring!
Thank you for sharing with Create and Inspire!
Susan
DT for Create and Inspire!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Joanne Baker said...

Your design is beautiful thank you for joining us on our challenge at Art By Miran
We hope to see you again soon