Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Can You Digi It? Purple Please Challenge

They actually let me pick the current challenge at Can You Digi It?, and I picked the pretty purple images put into this lovely inspiration board by our fearless leader Michelle:


The challenge is called "Purple Please. I made my creation using the new LilyPink Designs Christmas Baubles.


I printed the grouped image out two times- once for the main panel and once for the full ornament grouping. I also printed out a single ornament with the sentiment. For my papers, I used StripedElephants digi paper. This was the first time I digitally layered two papers. I masked the green paper and sponged around it so it would like I had two seperate layers. This technique is soo great and opens up a world of possibilities including saving paper, saving ink, saving space..... Fun, fun, fun!!!

I used Copic Markers and Spica pens to color my image (I have been doing a CopicMe workshop and I love it!!!!!).

The gems on the bottom of my card are Sparklets from KaiserCraft and they are available from Can You Digi It? too. In the CopicMe workshop I learned that Copics work on a lot of things so I tried them on the clear Sparklets, and I was able to make them match my colors exactly - how cool is that!!!!

You don't have to use a CYDI? image to enter the challenge (although we would love it if you would and there are a number of free images in the store if you just want to play with one). Since this is the first challenge I actually designed, I am hoping you will join us!

20 comments:

  1. Excellant card..like this very much..
    -samir

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card Nancy, I like the colours and that keep calm bauble
    Kevin xx

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  3. So fun to have purple ornaments! Great color challenge and a great Christmas card.

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  4. Great dimension and design, Nancy!

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  5. Way to make the purple shine. The pop of green is wonderful.

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  6. This is just gorgeous...like I expect anything less from you! I had no idea you had layered your 2 papers and printed as one...great job!

    XXX

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  7. Oooooh, Nancy...this is fabulous! Since I am just starting to use digi papers, thanks so much for the layering tip! How cool is that! Wonderful layering of your Christmas baubles!

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  8. What an amazing, gorgeous Christmas card! WOW! You do purple SO well :)

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  9. Lovely Christmas card Nancy! Love the purple with the touch of lime green. ~jeni :)

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  10. Sweet card, love the sentiment, perfect for holiday cards!

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  11. This is so great, love the purple and the ornaments and the sentiment is perfect for that time of year, lol.

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  12. Purple rocks for Xmas!! Love this colour choice - so glad you like the digi :)

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  13. O.K., besides snowmen, I am an ornament lover. And, there you go being techie again with the puter. What a great card. Wish I could join the challenge....unfortunately, I'm bombarded with other crafties at the moment. Maybe someday.

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  14. Beautiful colors, Nancy, love that touch of green too.
    I love Christmas cards, and the ones in untraditional colors are always so attractive.
    Yours is devine.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  15. Oooooooh, I like this card. The collection of baubels look fab and I luuuuuurve the colours. xx

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  16. Love your non traditional Christmas card!! Who doesn't love purple, right? ; ) Thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog. If you give the mr clean a try make sure to drop me a note. I would love to see it! I also really enjoyed reading your "about me". After the kids moved out I was able to finally have a craft room but after all of those years creating in the middle of all the hub bub I sometimes miss it!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  17. My Christmas cards are typically non-traditional colours too! This is just gorgeous Nancy. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE purple and love your combo with the green! Congrats on posting the challenge - beautifully done! I just started playing with the digi papers too and now that I have a colour printer at home, it opens up a world of possibilities!

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  18. Do I since a "Wedding" color here....lol I love it! Your card is darling. I got such a kick out of the sentiment. Isn't always the way that us woman are so concern about making a wonderful Christmas for the family-we sometimes don't remain "Calm" with all the added work for festivities! Love this.

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  19. Awesome card! You can't help but love the colors. Remind me of the sentiment Dec 20th when nothing has been done...lol!

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  20. How exciting that you got to pick the challenge, Nancy! Whoo hoo! Those purple images make me swoon. :) IT's my fave color, ya know. ;)

    LOVE the cluster of dimensional ornaments, and the one with a sentiment made me smile. :)

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