Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

AHSC no.483

Hello everyone. This morning I am here to share with you my make using the sketch from Michelle over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This time around I made my card very close to the sketch. Some things are a little bit smaller or bigger but everything is there except the bow – I used a star instead. I thought that the star suited the main paper better. The flower is a die from Paper Rose Studio called the Alana Flower. It is a favourite in my collection and I have used some purple lightweight cardstock and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves was put around the edge of each piece with a sponge dauber. I used some holographic paper for the centre as this matched with the star.

Making a card with such softer colours was such a change to the last patterned papers that I had been using. I will be donating these to a challenge that donates care baskets to new parents and I thought a handmade card would be a nice thing to include.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation using the latest sketch from AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge page.

Challenge Link AHSC no.483

Until my next page,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC no.481

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you my card which I made using the latest sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I made a sympathy card as this is the type of card that was the lowest in my stash. When I need them I generally don’t feel up to making this type of card so I make them when I can; so I have them available.

This card was made with papers that I found on my desk which is actually the end of another patterned paper pad. I am so glad to be finishing off pads instead of storing them. Now I can work on another one – I think I will find something with a brighter colour palette.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card design for AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us using this latest sketch.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC no.477

Hello everyone. I am here with a card design using the sketch made by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is shown as a square card sketch but I have changed mine to be a portrait A6-sized card.

The background paper is just something that was sitting on my desk that I thought would look good as a background for the heart die that I used. The die is from Paper Rose Studio and it is called Floral Heart Metal Cutting Die. I placed this onto some white cardstock but it was too stark of a contrast so I used some Fired Brick Distress Ink and a Blending Brush just for some subtle colour. The sentiment flag I printed out on my computer as I couldn’t find anything in my stash suitable.

I left the card pretty simple this time because the die is so intricate and I didn’t want to take away from this. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for sketch no.477 from AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until my next blog,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.475

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my make using a sketch by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. And if you have ever been to my blog before you will know that I love creating with sketches. I find them a wonderful place to start my card sketches. Here is the sketch that Michelle has designed for us to create with –

This sketch is perfect for using up your scraps leftover from a nearly completed paper pad. This is where these papers came from. There was such a variety of different designs I wasn’t 100% sure that they would all work together on the one card. But I think because they are only little parts of a larger piece it works. The most time-consuming part of this process was choosing which papers to put together.

The flower, leaves and sentiment are all from Paper Rose Studios. I am not really sure if the flower works but this was the first time using a page from a book and this design. I will do things differently next time I use this die and I also know that I can go a lot darker with my Distress Inks and not have it overpower the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the sketch from AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and please share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.473

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you my make for the latest sketch that Michelle has designed for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Michelle has designed a square card but I have stretched it to make a portrait A6 sized card.

I had some new products from Australian company Paper Rose Studios to play around with and I am working towards donating cards in September for Fathers Day. I also decided to do a 1 layer card, which is totally not my usual thing, but the products from Paper Rose and the sketch sent me down that path.

To make the panel indicated on the sketch I used the stencil called Lots of Tools and I have coloured them using blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Black Soot and Walnut Stain. #coolDad is a sentiment made up of 2 stamps from the Hey Dad clear stamp set. I added some Copper Nuvo Crystal Drops and mounted this panel onto some lightweight black cardstock.

Sometimes going down paths not used often can be a good thing. I am quite pleased with how this turned out and may wonder down this path again in the future. I hope that you will come and participate in the latest sketch challenge over on the AHSC blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.471

Hello everyone. Today I am here to share with you my make using a sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The sketch is set as a slimline design but I don’t make this size; so I changed it to an A6 card. This is something that I love about card sketches; they can be adjusted to the supplies that you have in your craft stash.

The sentiment and image are from 2 different Paper Rose Studio stamp sets that I have just recently purchased. I thought the toolbox image would suit the circle element of the sketch and the smaller sentiment would fit beside it in the same place as the sketch as well. I didn’t have any full sheets left in the paper pad that the two patterned papers came from so I used some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the Woodgrain Stencil from Tim Holtz on some kraft paper to make one.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the AHSC #471 sketch. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations over on the challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.

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AHSC no.469

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you my make with the current sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This sketch is shown as a slimline design but you can use it to make a traditional sized card as well. This is what I love about sketch designs they are a great place to start your design.

You can see that I have made an A6 sized card which is the common size in Australia. But I also couldn’t find any of my slimline supplies so I went with what I could find. This card is such a soft creation despite the use of red in the mix. I think that the main colour being light blue helped to calm the red down.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team card creation using sketch #469 from AHSC. I hope that you will create using this sketch and then show us your makes over on the challenge blog here.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry, Off The Page

Laughter Imagination Dreams

Hello Everyone. The project that I have to share with you today is a little bit different. I love making cards and I love using sketches but I have started getting into art journaling and mixed media. So when a challenge came up from Just Add Ink I checked if they accept off the page creations – and they do 🙂

This is a close up of my final piece. Because the influences for this piece also came from a card sketch that I had been creating as a design team member of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

So which elements did I chose from the Just Ink Challenge – well you could say I chose all 3. But I would mainly say flower and paper. The flowers are made out of an old book which I stamped the flower image onto and then cut out with my small scissors. The leaves I drew freehand in pencil before cutting them out.

I roughly figured out where I was going to place the flowers and painted some black flower outlines with black acrylic paint and then I edged each with a white acrylic pen. I glued all of the elements down with Mod Podge and once this was dry I drew around each of the flowers and leaves with coloured acrylic paint pens.

Looking at this now I think that I would put a wash over the area where the quote is just to help it to stand out more. I don’t like my handwriting but I am getting braver in using it instead of just using my computer and printer to do quotes for projects.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my off the page project. If you have any tips on how I can improve my writing on these kinds of projects I would love to hear them.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
Tracy B.

CHALLENGE LINK:
Just Add Ink Choose 2 Challenge – which I am entering
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #467 – which you can enter

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AHSC no.467

Hello Everyone. Here I am to share with you a card design for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

With this card, I am trying to use up an already started paper pad from My Mind’s Eye which has been in my craft room for many years. One of the designs in that paper pad has these adorable gnomes and other images which I thought would look adorable together. So I cut these out with my small scissors leaving a small border around most of them.

After I had arranged the elements and stuck them down I went in search of a sentiment that would fit. I know I have a small sentiment in my stash somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So then I went to my sticker stash and found this gold best wishes which fitted perfectly.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for sketch no.467 for AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and upload your makes to the challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.465

Hello everyone. And welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The sketch is designed as a square but I designed my card to be a portrait A6-sized card as this size doesn’t incur any extra postage; this card is being donated to a charity and I didn’t want them to have to worry about that. I am near the end of a paper pad and I was wondering what to do with this one then this sketch came along and I thought it was a great sketch to use a large background type of paper. I added some small bug stickers to the paper just to give it a bit of something.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the latest sketch from Michelle at AHSC. I hope that you will come and be a part of the challenge. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.