Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #48

So I feel like this post should start out like the beginning of a "Tale of Two Cities"...  'It was the best of times, it was this worst of times.'  This card has driven me nuts today and to be honest I am still not happy with it but I need to stop!  There has been several different variations on this card and this final version is sort of a conglomeration of them all!  Not sure why this card has been giving me fits the past 24 hours but it has.  It is a super cute sketch to work off of from AHSC and super cute paper!  So in this case it is probably just a case of "operator error!"

Anyways,  in the making of this card (and it's variations)  I used the fun Lollydoodle paper Packet, pink glitter paper, aqua dots, my Cricut Artbooking and Art Philosophy  and the "Hi" sentiment is from the M size stamps. I used Slate Ink for stamping and sponge distressing the edges of my paper.



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!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ariana and Delicate Wings...

Working on cards for my monthly Card Club and I love to use "challenges" to help me focus (sometimes I have too many ideas and not enough paper!).  Challenges are not only helpful but also a lot of fun.

Products I used to make this cards are the very pretty Ariana Paper Packet, the sentiment is from the Joyful Birthday Stamp Set (B1419) and the current Petite Perks - Delicate Wings (ask me how you can get yours free!) for the stamped images. All stamping was done in Indian Corn Blue Ink and all products are from Close To My Heart.
 Some of the challenges that inspired me for this card are:

Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Pantone Spring 2014 Color Challenge
The challenge is to use one (or more) of the Pantone Spring 2014 colors on your project; only neutrals such as white, cream, tan, gray, or black may also be used. I feel the Ariana Colour palette and the Indian Corn Blue that I used for the stamping fall into the colour palette used in the Pantone Spring 2014 nicely.

This challenge is for "No Square cards", must be A2 size and "No lumpy, bumpy cards".  Elements of the cards needs to be relatively flat (no thinker than 1/4") and "Anythings Goes" with regards to design, colour, etc.

Once again anything goes as long as you use stamps and it makes you think Spring!
The sketch was the starting point for this card, it turned out a bit different but the elements are there!

Anything goes Birthday Card with the option of adding "stitches" either faux or real. This card does not have the stiching but it is a birthday card!

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments!

Happy Crafting.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #46

We are fast approaching #52!  Hard to believe we have been at this for almost a year, "Time Flies when you are having fun!"

This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts is deceptively easy. Took me much longer than I care to admit to settle on the details for this card. But now that the decisions have been made I am very pleased with the results.
 
Products that I used for this card:

- Ariana Paper Packet, Outdoor Denim and Colonial White Cardstock
- Cricut Artiste pg. 33 for the fancy scalloped shape for my sentiment
- Stamp Set is "Friend" A1142 and is a Hostess Rewards Stamp Set (ask me how you can get yours!)
- Smoothie Mini-Medley for the smoothie ribbon and metal accent. (retired and currently on While Supplies Last)

Have fun checking 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.  

AND because I just love how this card turned out I have decided to enter it into a few other challenges...

Shopping Our Stash: SOS#142: Sentiment(s) Only  The focus of the card is to be the sentiment which I feel I have complied with here.

Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #86 Anything Goes I think I got that covered...
Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments!  
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

a little new and a little retired...


Created for my monthly card clubs this card combines the lovely Skylark Paper Packet that is found in the current Idea Book with several products that are currently found on While Supplies Last.  While this card proved to be a bit of a challenge for a few of my card club "girls" they did great. Most of them had not worked with craft paper before so we did discuss how pigment inks show up so much better on it over dye inks (as you can see from the chicken wire stamping on the flap) and we also used a Color-ready Cork Shape and they were surprised that they could stamp on it with pigment inks as well.

  Other products I used on this card:
I have decided to enter this card into a few challenges...
  • Shopping Our Stash  SOS #140: Heavy Metal - The challenge is to use something metal and my little bird is being is perched onto a Foundry Pin Clip which is definitely metal.
  • Color My Heart: Color Dare #83 - The colour challenge is to use Juniper, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Skylark Yellow.  
  • Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Shabby Chic - The challenge was to create something that was shabby chic to you.  As I tend to go more to the Clean and Simple design, this card with it's several layers with paper, metal, cork, ribbon, and Cricut cuts definitely is way more "shabby" to me!
Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments. 

Happy Crafting!

Candra