Okay so I got my first progressive card posted earlier today and also managed to get a winner announcement post created and scheduled for one of the blogs I do some coordinating stuff on. That still leaves, two cards and four posts to get done by tomorrow and then two more for Sunday and the final for Monday! At least by the time I'm done this post I'll be able to strike one more off the list. Right now, I am popping in to post my October 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.
- While I do have intentions of printing this card out and assembling it, I just ran out of time but since it is 100% digital, even the colouring of the image by moi, I can easily present it to you in digital format.
- This month's set lent itself beautifully to creating a fall themed birthday and I have a special friend whose birthday happens to be at the end of November.
- I followed an old sketch from Kathy's Waffle Sketch File, just tweaking it a bit.
Digital Image Details:
- The image on the front, Cornucopia, 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 digitally using Photoshop Elements 12. In hindsight it would have been much quicker to colour it in by hand; however, I was afraid that once it was printed it would be too small to colour and shade properly and besides it helped me to practice my digital colouring skills.
- The sentiment used on the front is from the Cornucopia set.
Digital Embellishment Details:
- The pennant shape was created with a digital template from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
Digital Sentiment Details:
- The sentiment used on the inside is also from the Cornucopia set.
Digital Paper Products:
- The cornucopia paper used as a background on the front and inside, is the freebie I offered up for the last year's American Thanksgiving which you can find HERE (preview below).
- I then created two new textured papers using the same paper I used for the background of the cornucopia using two complimentary colours (no preview available).
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.
- The poster mockup that I used to display the card in is from Design Bolts.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
- From the Heart Stamps -- progressive stamp of the month challenge
Others I am hoping to enter...
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- http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.ca/ (5E)-- Anything Goes
- http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ -- Anything Goes
- http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ -- Always Anything Goes
- http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.ca/ (3E) -- Always Anything Goes
- Avenue 613 -- Anything Goes with optional twist
- http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes
- http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/ -- Wonderful Wednesdays: Anything Goes
- http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ -- Sweet Treats (fruits are sweet treats and there are apples, grapes and a pear in the image and also paper)
- http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes
- http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes Birthday
Until next time,