Sunday, March 23, 2014

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps March Challenge
It is time to post my project for the March, From the Heart Stamps progressive stamp of the month challenge.  I've combined it with one of their sketch challenges, and boy not a minute too soon since the sketch link up expires in just a few short hours.

In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.  Below you will find the card I'm entering for the March challenge. 

General Information: 
  • This card was created digitally and then printed and assembled.
  • I use FTHS sketch no. 58 for the front of my card.
Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Hamlet Pigwit Think Spring, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE or on the watermarks below to go to its location in the store.
  • It was coloured mostly with Copic markers; however, the sky is a pattern that was added digitally (courtesy Webtreats, Etc.) and the grass was added using a default brush in Photoshop Elements 12.
Other notes:
  • The butterfly was duplicated, coloured with Copics, fussy cut and then popped up to create the sense of dimension. 

Digital Sentiment:
  • This sentiment was a freebie I picked up over at Cuddly Buddly.  It is from Lily Boo Designs.  I paper pieced the banner with a digital paper (credits below) and filled in the posts with a digital wood pattern (courtesy Free PSD Files).  Grass was added with coloured pencils.

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Papers: 
  • All of the digital papers used to create this card are from the Thursday Break kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}
Digital Embellishments:
  • I created the frame around the image (front) and sentiment (inside) using a shape from Shelby Kate Schmitz of  It was adapted using layer style also from Shelby.
  • The swirl and brads on the front are from the Another Tea Party kit also created by Correen Silke and available at {Computer}
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Others I might get it into...  
Thanks for popping by everyone!  I hope you enjoyed my card and post.  If I can pull it off, I've got another post I want to get completed tonight.  If I don't manage to get it done, hopefully I'll see you tomorrow.
Until next time,


    Karon said...

    Fabulous card, love the piggy and the great frame! TFS

    Michelle said...

    Great job with the SOTM and the sketch challenge! Thanks for joining us as From The Heart Stamps.

    Maryann Laursen said...

    This is so cute Lisa. I just love that little happy pig here. Being a countrygirl, I´m used to pigs and they´re quite cute actually also in real life, but yours sure hit the head of the nail here ha ha ha. Love it.

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful card - such a fun take on the sketch! You coloring and colors are fab! Thanks for joining sketch challenge #58 at From the Heart Stamps!And for joining the SOTM challenge!

    Nancy said...

    Adorable image and beautifully done! I can't help but smile when you look at that piggy's face! Thanks for sharing with us over at Seize the Birthday!

    Lisa Minckler said...

    That is adorable!! Love this little pig. The double layered butterfly really draws you in and that framing is gorgeous.
    Hugs to you original.
    The other one

    Crafting Vicky said...

    soooo sooooo cute!!! Just love how you have done this digitally! very clever I would never have guessed. You are very awesome at this!

    Granmargaret said...

    Lovely card Lisa

    OttawaMom said...

    Oh my that is a sweet image! That piggy is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

    Edwina said...

    great card! Love the layout you used. Gorgeous paper! Isn't that pig so cute. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown