Monday, September 23, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #22

 
Happy first day of Fall!  Summer just flew by and in celebration of Fall for this weeks challenge from Atlantic Hearts I created a super cute card using the lovely Huntington Paper Packet.  At first I was unsure how to approach this sketch as it seemed too simple but it turned into a wonderful 4x4 card.

I used Kraft paper as my base for this card (the photo makes it look green but it really is kraft!)  and mounted my Huntington pattern paper on Colonial White Cardstock.  I stamped the super cute Fall images from the current Petite Perks - A Touch of Fall (ask me how you can get this exclusive stamp set for free!) using Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Olive and Desert Sand ink.  I lightly sponged all the edges with Desert Sand and add a few swipes with one of the four colours to the edges of the stamped images. 



For the embellishment across the bottom I used a piece of coordinating Huntington paper, a strip of Bronze Shimmer Trim (love that this goes on just like tape!), wrapped a piece of hemp Baker's Twine (found in the Mini-Medley's Wooden Collection) around it all a few times and secured it with a Antique Copper brad that was available on While Supplies Last a few weeks ago.  This card just yells "Happy Fall!" and I cannot believe that Thanksgiving (in Canada) is just a few weeks away... (sigh)

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments!  Follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along!  We would love to see what you create and you may be voted into the top 3 cards of the week.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #20

So this moving stuff is driving me crazy! Perhaps it is the fact that we own this house instead of rent or we just have too much going on in addition to setting up house. Whatever it is this place is a mess, I am super tired and I am so far behind in my to do list!  So far behind that I missed last weeks sketch! 

This weeks sketch from AHSC is from one of the design team members, Anna-Carin and it is so super cool that design team submissions are also being featured.  I've said it before and I say it again Michelle and Darla are the greatest! at everything, no seriously, I think they are wonderful.

With all the packing, cleaning, fixing, general hard labour that has been going on in my life the past several weeks I have had very little time to play with all the new product from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  Well not tonight!  I finally got to play with the August Stamp of the Month, A Chocolate Affair and looking through the new paper packets I choose the funky chevron patterned paper from the Sarita Paper Packet to use on this card.

I stamped all my "goodies" on colonial white cardstock in chocolate ink (of course) and then fussy cut them out.  I did do some paper piecing with the strawberry and the cupcake.  All the goodies got touches of glitter glitz and I used most of the colours! Stardust, Almond, Red, Pink, Green and Bronze...
 
I stamped my sentiment and all the stitching in Cotton Candy Ink and I find the Stitched Together stamp set to be just so handy!  A new "stitch" stamp set has come out with the current idea book and I think I may have to get that one as well,  it is called Stitch Wonder and has cross stitch, as well as several other embroidery stitches!  For those of you who don't know me well, I have done a ton of cross stitch in years past and being able to incorporate that hobby into some of my cards and pages is fabulous.


Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments!  I think this card turned out super cute and it was fun to create.  Follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along!  We would love to see what you create and you may be voted into the top 3 cards of the week.

Happy Crafting!