Friday, March 11, 2011

CDAC Challenges - 3/10 - 3/23

Good Evening Everyone!

I have a couple creations to share with you tonight that I did for the new set of challenges offered at CDAC (Crafter's Digital Art Center) this time around.  The challenges change every two weeks.

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This first creation is for the Embellishment Challenge and it's being sponsored by Nana Vic's Digitals.  Nana Vic has offered us this beautiful free 'Easter Cross' for the challenge and asked that we use FLOWERS as the embellishment.  I've added Deco Art Glamour Dust to the Crown of Thorns for added dimension ... please see closeup view below.

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Next is a creation made for the Sketch Challenge and the sponsor is McMahon Five Designs.  This butterfly was also offered to be used with the sketch and here's what I came up with:
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 The designer paper is from an 8 x 8 GCD Studios pack and was edged with a gold Pilot marker.  I've used Spellbinder Beaded Circle & Classic Circle dies ... gold metallic cardstock & kraft cardstock.  The butterfly was colored using Sugarloaf Whisper Strokes markers (JoAnns).

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Next is a creation using one of the freebies offered in the Freebie Challenge.  This adorable digi image was created by "priscillastyles"  and can be found in her store HERE.

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I decided on a CAS style for this image in order to showcase these flowers.  The background panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers EF and faux stitching was added around the outer edge.  Coloring this time was done with Prismacolor Markers.

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The last creation I'd like to share with you is this GATE FOLD creation which is basically 'made for you' ... all you have to do is print, fold, cut & adhere into place from two sheets offered by Nicecrane Designs.  There is the BASE CARD ... and the decorative panels sheet. 
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I chose to mat around the oval image panel and pop it up for added dimension. I also added the flowers in the corner.  Not only is the outside easy and wonderful to look at ... but the inside is decorated too and you just have to add your favorite sentiment & embellishments.
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Ignacio ... the artist/owner of Nicecrane Designs is constantly coming up with new images and ideas ... be sure to check out not only his store but also his group over on CDAC.

Well, it's finally Friday night and I'm headed OUT OF MY CAVE and upstairs to spend some time with dear hubby!!   I hope you find inspiration in my cards and if you do, please feel free to let me know!  I love hearing from you all!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!


Guro said...

Wow these are stunning all of them; love them all!
The butterfly card looks amazing, my favorite :-)
Hugs Guro

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I love the card made with Priscilla's freebie. It's so clean and simple and has such a fresh, spring feel! Very pretty.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Darlene,,,,i love your butterfly,,,, it is really Stunning,,,OMG,,,,and all over your spellbinder,,,,,is gorgeus,,I ´ll design a one,,,,I love the way youused it,,,,,wowww,,,and sure your victorian gate fold card is incredible thanks a million Darlene,,,