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Hello Everyone,
I am here to show you my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been around my blog before you will know that I love using sketches for my crafting. I find that my creations go so much better when I have a path to follow and sketches are the way that I have found helps me the most.

So the sketch that Michelle has provided for us to play along with is this one

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As you can see I have provided the measurements that I have used to create my card. For my layers I have added 5 mm to each measurement. And this is the card that I came up with using this sketch

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I think that this card would be suitable for anybody either male or female. And these are actually 2 papers I wouldn’t usually put together but they do seem to work together. I didn’t add an extra layer to the tag element but I did go around the outside of it with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink just to give it a bit of interest.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work. I hope that we will see you over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and that you will join in on the fun of creating with this sketch. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

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This is what the weather in Australia is like at the moment. We have snow happening in our southern area and still warm weather in the northern part of the country. A country of diversity in so many different ways.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT June Sketch

Hello Everyone,
Here in Australia we are starting our Winter Time of the year and it feels funny to be making Christmas Cards 😊
But it is the first week of June which means over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown we are going to be playing with a sketch and this is the one that Fabiola our hostess for the month has chosen for us to play with

You can see that I have added the measurements that I have used to make this card

The image that I have used is Angel Marci from La La Land and I have used my Prismacolour Pencils to colour her in. I still feel like a beginner using these as I have been quite afraid to use them but I am venturing into using them more as I can transport them when I am going to be out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team make for 52CCT. I hope that we will see you over there and that you will play along with our latest challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

03 2019 Scarf for Connecting Thread (2)
My Other Love – Spinning and Weaving. I have spun the wool and then woven this scarf. Sometimes I do use commercial yarns but I love spinning wool to use for projects.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT May Technique

Hello Everyone,
Today I am here to share with you my Design Team Work for Week 4 of May Challenges over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this time it is a

And if you are wondering what this technique is you can find information here.

I had a lot of fun once I understood the technique and this is the card that I created.

I chose to use a patterned piece of paper for my eraser technique and I am really happy with the results. I know that I will be using this technique again and I may try the technique with other pencils and see what I can come up with or maybe even chalk 😊

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team Work for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will give this technique a try and come and play along with us. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

success determined

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Design Team, Greeting Cards

AHSC 317

Hello Everyone,
Today I am here to share with you my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I must admit to this sketch kicking my butt and that is hard for me to admit because if you have seen my posts before you know that I LOVE SKETCHES. So this is the sketch that we got to play around with this week

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When I first saw it I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do but nothing I tried seemed to come out right. I had to walk away from it for awhile but this is the card that I eventually came up with.

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I think that you can still see the elements of the sketch in my final design and I am happy with this outcome. This card turned out to be nearly a 1 layer card except for the black and white tape.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team Work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I would love to see what you can come up with using Michelle’s sketch. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

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I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT Colours for May

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 2nd week of May which means its Colour Challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this time Rosi has chosen these colours for us to work with

This was an interesting combo to try and figure out what to do. So I actually went to my go to for when I am stuck my printed sketch box. I searched through it and found something I could work with it is actually a previous 52CCT sketch from November 2017 and this is it

and this is the card that came out of combining these all together

I flicked through my stamp sets and I found the Baaah Humbug set from Lawn Fawn and thought I could make something with this. I first cut out the oval elements then I knew where I could place my stamps from the set. I used some distress inks for the background then I coloured the everything in with my Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work today. I hope that we will see you over at the 52CCT and that you will join in with the colour challenge. Before you go I would love to leave you with this thought

An-inspirational-picture-quote-about-self-image

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC 315

Hello Everyone,
I am here today to share my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you will know that I LOVE sketches. This is one of my favourite ways to start off a card. And this is the sketch that Michelle gave us to play with

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I had so much fun playing around with this sketch that I actually made 3 cards and these are them

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They are all made based on the sketch but I changed how I used this sketch and this is one of the things that I love about sketches. You can use them as is or you can flip them or invert them what ever works best for your card sometimes what you do depends on the paper you are using; you may not want to cover up a certain part. This is what happened with the card I am going to highlight in this post.

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As you can see with this paper if I used the original orientation of the sketch I would have lost the city and tree scene on the paper. So I flipped and rotated the sketch to suit my paper. I left this card pretty simple because the base paper was so busy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for AHSC. I hope that you will come on over and play along with myself and the team. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Until Next Time,
Tracy B