Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Victorian Hello Lovely


Looking at this week's sketch from AHSC I saw a card that was very girly with flowers and layers and a bow. I have been trying to go outside my creative "go-to box" and thought this week I would try to go a little Victorian.  To me "Victorian" is busy but with hidden surprises and layers.  I think I achieved that with this card!

Using the very lovely floral design paper from the Hello Lovely collection as my base, I then added the pretty frame found in the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I cut it out on Glacier Cardstock and then decided to accent it first by sanding lightly and then by sponging with Crystal Blue and then Peacock inks.  For my flower and bow collection, the flower cut outs and leaves are from the Cricut Flower Market Collection and the bow is from the Artbooking Collection.  The sentiment is from the Flower Market Collection Stamp Set "Sending Smiles".
Also, this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, the challenge is "Tool Time" and you are to showcase your favorite tools.  With this card, I have shown my "old school" love of sanding and inking your projects along with numerous Cricut cuts which are by far my favorite tools when paper crafting!

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope I have inspired you to come play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201


When I first saw the Hello Lovely Papers from CTMH I thought pretty but (ugh) more flowers!  I have a son so I am always wishing for more masculine/boy papers.  Anyways, once you look a little closer at this collection you are gifted with some amazing Art Deco designs straight out of the Great Gatsby!  My mum-in-law loves art deco design and I can't wait to show her this card, I am really happy how it turned out.

Following this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I stuck very close to the sketch but did opt to leave the sentiment off as I really didn't want to cover up the paper.  For an added design element, I cut half an inch off the front of my card base and put the seafoam patterned paper on the inside of the card base.  

Other products I used on this card are the Seaglass Cardstock, Rose Gold Foil Tape and a couple of gold sequins.  The flowers are from the Cricut Art Philosophy (retired) and Artiste (retired) Collections and the leaves are from the new Cricut Flower Market Collection.  I love that I was able to find flowers that mimic the art deco design of the patterned paper!
My picture does not do the papers justice.  I am currently looking for a better free photo editing program that has a bit more control over colour.  The program I was using isn't available anymore and I keep trying out different programs but am not happy yet! 

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy Crafting.