Sunday, February 28, 2016

From The Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge

Hello Friends! It's been such a long while since we've chatted! I have not been feeling well and am only just on the mend, so I will be super brief! I hope you all are well.

If you will recall, I colored this image on Days 3 and 4 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. You can see those posts HERE and HERE.  But, I needed to get it on a card for the From the Heart Stamps challenge and that is what I'm sharing today. Remember, this is a progressive challenge and the only way to earn the next month's free image is to play along with the current month. This is the set we received FREE this month...Snowman and Cocoa.

Isn't it adorable! Look at all of the sentiments! Six of them! And I earned this for FREE just by playing along with the challenge last month. See that post HERE. So, here is my card for this month, featuring this cutie pie...

I went with cool blues to really give it a frosty feeling. I colored the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos. I added Sparkly Fluff to the hat and Crystal Effects to the hot cocoa. I also went over many of the lines with a clear Stardust gel pen, so the card is VERY sparkly.

To add even more sparkle, I punched a few snowflakes from some silver glitter paper and cut them in half, then I tucked them behind my focal panel. I didn't include a sentiment on the outside, because there just wasn't any room. So, I'll put one on the inside later.

And that is it for me! Thank you for stopping in!


supplies ~
digital stamp set: Snowman and Cocoa(From The Heart Stamps)
card stock: 80# Neenah Solar White 
textured blue(DCWV)
patterned paper: Altitude 6x6 paper pad(Bo Bunny)
inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress ink(Ranger)
dies: Stitched Square(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)
coloring medium: Polychromos colored pencils(Faber-Castell) 
other: Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)  Sugar Sparkly Fluff(From Our Craft Lounge)



Imke said...

Stunning Card, Barbara ! Your coloring looks amazing and i like the soft Colors.
Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month February Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

PS - Hope you are feeling better soon :-)

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Patti Willey said...

Beautifully done Barb! I love his sparkly snowflakes you've tucked behind this colored panel and the textured fluff in the hat! What beautiful hues for Winter, you nailed it! Get better soon!

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. And I hope you are back to your energetic self really soon. I've missed you! You certainly have come back with a bang, though! What a stunning card. Your snowman is fantastic. I adore your color choices and the softness of the coloring. The addition of the glittery snowflakes is brilliant. I am going to get myself situated so I can also participate in this of these days! I thank you for reminding us about it. Big hugs!!!

Unknown said...

Wow Barbara! This is stunning! Thank you for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our Stamp of the Month challenge :-)

Kathy said...

Wow, your coloring is LOVELY. So soft and beautifully shaded. Such a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at FTHS.

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Barb, I continue to pray that God will heal you completely and that you will be feeling better soon. So keep resting. I'm so glad you've shared this cutie, and I just love From the Heart digis. Sweetness! Hugs, sweet friend, and feel better! xoxo