Tuesday, May 31, 2016

From The Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge

Hello Friends! I'm just barely making the deadline for this month's challenge! I colored this little guy up weeks ago, but just didn't feel well enough to make a card. But, I woke up this morning feeling a lot better and decided to give it a go. I was soooo super excited about this month's digi set that I received FREE, just for playing along with the From The Heart Stamps monthly challenge! It is a progressive challenge, that ANYONE can join. All that is required is that we use the Stamp of the Month on our project. You can read more about the challenge, HERE.

Faith, the illustrator of all of these sweet sets, was VERY generous with us, AGAIN. She gifted us this adorable set called Hamlet PigWit in the Planter. Just take a look at it!

One super cute little dude in a flower filled planter and LOTS of sentiments to cover just about any occasion. You've got happy birthday, hello, just because and happy mother's day, too! I decided to make an any occasion card with the Hello greeting.

I just adore this little piggie! He's made an appearance on the blog before. See this post, HERE.
I printed Hamlet onto smooth white card stock and colored him with Polychromos colored pencils. I used my cloud template and Broken China Distress ink to brush on a little cloud detail for the background. Next, I added Clear Wink of Stella onto the Hello and then coated it with Crystal Effects because I wanted it to look like an epoxy embellishment. I sprinkled on a few Sparkling Clear sequins and used my Spectrum Sparkle pen on all of the flowers.

I matted the focal with piece of card stock that I die cut using the Postage Stamp edge die from Simon Says Stamp, then mounted that onto the card base using dimensional adhesive. And that is all there was to it!

Thanks for stopping by!


digital stamp set: Hamlet PigWit in the Planter(From the Heart Stamps)
card stock: Recollections 110lb white(Michael's)  80lb Neenah Solar White  Spring Moss(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: Brenda Walton 12x12 paper pad
ink: Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Postage Stamp Edge(Simon Says Stamp) 
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  Clear Wink of Stella(Zig)  Clear Sparkle(Spectrum Noir)
coloring medium: Polychromos colored pencils(Faber-Castell)
other: Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)


Sheila H said...

That patterned paper is perfect with the colors of the delicately colored image, Barb. I love the look of the pencils. Your clouds are awesome.

Patti Willey said...

Oh he's having a blast! What a smirk! Love this little piggy! So these pencils are smoothing out well without a baby oil or gamsol? Maybe it's the white card stock that smoothed out the coloring. I don't use pencils often I'l give it a test! this looks so good!

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, Barb...this is terrific. I adore the colors! So pretty. And the detail work in the clouds. They look amazing. Those stripes in the background sure add interest without being overwhelming. Your work with the pencils is fantastic. I got closer to participating. I actually printed off a few digi images. But alas, didn't get to coloring them. Maybe in June!! Thanks for inspiring! Big hugs to you, my sweet friend.

CherylQuilts said...

This is such an adorable image, and I just love your coloring with the beautiful sky! Sweet card! Hugs, sweet friend, and belated birthday wishes! xoxo