Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps September Challenge
Hello!  Today I am popping in to post my September card for the From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge. Thank goodness I got it done on time as I'd really be disappointed to miss out on the wonderful opportunity to earn incredible stamp sets from such an amazing designer by not getting my project completed in time!  
In order to enter the FTHS 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 awesome images.

General Information: 
  • This card was created mostly digitally and then printed out, coloured by hand (image) and assembled.
  • I followed the current sketch from From the Heart Stamps.

Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Faithful Friends Pumpkin Patch Girl, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click on the title or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store.
  • If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. Alternatively, if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you'll receive the image for free.  To find the special code you need, be sure to check out the original post by clicking HERE.
  • This image was coloured and grounded with Copic markers.  Eek!!!  I forgot to add some actual ground!  Guess I'm bringing it back downstairs for a touch up.
Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The pennant shape was created with a digital template from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper and paper pieced with a paper from a freebie that I offered up in 2013 as part of the September Kit of the Month Offering (link below).

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  I picked it up as a freebie a while back.  Check out Paulette's wonderful blog by clicking HERE or click HERE to go to the store.
  • I coloured it digitally so it would match the colours of my background.

Paper Products: 
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside, along with the papers used as an accent on the front and paper pieced to the pennant, are freebies from the 2013 September Kit of the Month Offering.  You can find all three papers, plus others, HERE.

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The shape used for matting in behind the image (front) and sentiment (inside) are simple shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper

Challenges I am hoping to enter: 
Others I might get it into...
One more progressive card done and just one more to go, along with a couple DT posts.  Hopefully I'll get it all done in time!  See you all again soon!
Until next time,


stampingvickisvisions said...

This little girls reminds me of teaching. We would take our class to a pumpkin patch in the fall and they would get to pick a pumpkin to take home, fun memories. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew and our Fall challenge. Vicki DT

Annie A. said...

Such a sweet image, wonderfully colored! Great fall card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Donna said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us for this weeks Challenge at Little Red Wagon!
Donna (DT)

Brenda said...

So cute, Lisa! I love that you decorated the inside also! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge! Brenda

Imke said...

Fabulous Card, Lisa ! Great coloring of our FREE Stamp of the Month September Image and you´ve also did a great Job with our Sketch Challenge with a twist # 119 @ From the Heart Stamps.

Thanks for joining us !!

Darlene said...

WOW ... awesome cards Lisa! Great coloring on the little girl! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Imagine That Digistamp said...

very cute Lisa :)

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, Sorry I have been missing in Action. My e-mails are mounting up. I just have not felt up to doing much on the computer. I love this adorable card you made. That is a great image. Hopefully one day I can rejoin this challenge. Until then I will admire your cards. Edwina Brown

Unknown said...

Such a cute image on the card, she makes me smile. Love the papers and colours you've used and the inside is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT xx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love the little girl on your fall card and how it looks with the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Kathy said...

Very pretty, love your soft coloring and the fall patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at FTHS for our monthly challenge.