Thursday, September 26, 2013

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps September Challenge

It is time for me to post my card for the From the Heart Stamps progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter this 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 September challenge. 

Here are my card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

Digital Image:
  • The image on the front, Bobbing for Apples, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE to go to its location in the store.  How precious is this stamp.  The cool thing is that you get two different versions of the stamp to work with, one with the fence and one without.

      • The majority of the image was coloured with Copics. Dress & hairband: Y11, Y13, Y15. Girl: E000, E00, E02, R20 (skin); E21, E23, E25 (hair). Apples: R22, R24, R29. Leaves & Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67. Dog: E11, E13, E15. Water: B91, B93, B95. Tank: C1, C3, C5. Sky: Colourless blender, B00, B02. Fence was done with coloured pencils.
      Digital Paper:
      • The litttle corners with the apples on them is from a really great digital paper from Create With TLC.  Now those yellow stripes are not part of the paper.  Unfortunately, our black ink was running really low and it is the only thing I can think of that caused the stripes.  I did debate reprinting them after the hubs went out and bought a new ink cartridge; however, I kind of liked the effect and not wanting to waste anything, went ahead and used them.  These wonderful papers that Paulette so generously gave out as freebies are still available on the blog.  You can find two different versions HERE.

      Digital Sentiment: 
      • This great autumn sentiment is from my collection of TLC Creations.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.  It is simply perfectly matched with this image.

      Paper Products: 
      • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Set, large.
      • Designer Papers:  The chevron paper (front and inside) is from Recollection's The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad.
      • Green paper used for matting is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.

      From the Heart Stamps -- progressive stamp of the month challenge 
      Thanks for popping by everyone!

      Until next time,


      SAMARA said...

      Lisa, I don't know what is cuter here - the doggie, the little girl's face, her little tooties or her touchie up in the air! You have done a fantastic job of coloring this! I particularly love how you colored around the image and into the sky. The shading on the little girl's legs is really tremendous. You really made it life like, looking like she's so intent on getting one of those apples (at least before the dog does!!!) again, what a wonderful job you have done to encourage your audience to reach out to this company you are emphasizing. Lisa, the wonderful thing about your blog is that for someone like myself, who has been a mixed media artist and not a big digi user, there are many companies I am not familiar with. To read your blog, I am positive I am going to hear of at lease 2 to 3 new companies a week! That is a wonderful thing - to feel the confidence of a place to go where you can turn when you get a tad bored and want to try something new. Way to go Lisa...You are not only an ambassador of wonderful art, but an ambassador of gratitude for the images you use. One might actually think you are getting paid to advertise for these companies, when I know you are doing it out of the goodness (purely) of your heart! That is a blessed person. Soulfully Yours, Samara

      Donna Ellis said...

      Darling card, Lisa, and very sweet image! Love the happy colors you have chosen! hugs, de

      Edwina said...

      Lisa, This card is so cute. I love the sentiment. It is perfect for the image. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

      Imke said...

      Lisa, this is very pretty ! Beautiful coloring and the apple DP looks great.

      Thanks for joining the "Freebie of the Month" challenge @ From the Heart Stamps

      Unknown said...

      Hey Lisa, thanks for your awesome comment on my Digi Darla image, I love her and her images and really enjoy the challenges...this is an awesome card and sweetness

      ike said...

      Lovely card Lisa and you coloured is beautifully. I enjoyed playing with this one too. So sweet !!

      IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

      Oh !! ... and I agree with everything Samara said :-D x

      Karon said...

      Fabulous card, amazing job on the image, love all the colours! TFS

      Desire Fourie said...

      Oh wow Lisa, this is just another beautiful creation. So love the country feel and your awesome colouring to bring this fun scene alive.
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      KT Fit Kitty said...

      Lisa, your colouring is awesome! You really brought this little scene to life. I've seen this digi before and it didn't really appeal to me until I saw your beautiful colouring of it - well done! And your sentiment is perfect. This is a beautiful card!

      KT Fit Kitty said...

      Forgot to say - thanks for the heads up about the apple paper - I went over and got it from TLC - I think it will come in handy.

      Enjoy your weekend!

      Crafting Vicky said...

      Fabulous card! I really love the great DP you have used with it!