Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #76

What a weird day!  And I am so relieved that I got my card done because I wasn't sure if it was going to happen...  my mojo and decision making skills were not working in tandem today.

I LOVE this sketch and I know I will be using it again in the future.  So simple and yet not.  I found it surprisingly hard to find stamps that were small enough to do a collage on a card.  I honestly tried several variations that just didn't work out for me today.  I think it is also all the white space which can be a challenge to leave "blank" and a big part of me always wants to add something.

Once I finally started making decisions that my mojo liked, I decided that this card would be very "clean and simple" and I would try to only use one neutral with one or two added colours.

So, keeping that in mind I used only Colonial White Cardstock, Thistle Ink and Glitter Paper from the Teal and Purple packets.  The Happy Holidays sentiment is from the Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set (B1412) and I used the 1st and 2nd generation stamping technique to get the light and dark shades.  

The Christmas ball shape is from page 56 of Artbooking and the gift is from page 60 of Art Philosophy.  The blue ribbon is from my stash.  I attached the Christmas ball only using one foam pop dot as I wanted to make it an option to remove it and make it into a real Christmas decoration.

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 might get voted as one of the top 3 cards of the week.

Happy Crafting! 

So this morning I was looking at my picture and I was unhappy with it.  Beyond the colour being too yellow something wasn't  right on the card and I realized that I had put the bow too high on the Christmas ornament and you couldn't see that it was one.  So I moved the bow down a bit and retook the picture.  A little better.


  1. Super fun card, you could totally use the colors for a birthday card too.....just switch out the sentiment.

  2. Love the glittery present on the ornament. So very pretty.

  3. your card is very pretty, love the glitter paper.

  4. So pretty, girly and shimmery- just the way I like my cards! The ornament looks great.


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