Monday, May 23, 2016

Atlantic Hearts #161: Greetings!

More fun sketch time at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This week I used Zoe papers and some Sorbet and Canary card stock. I punched two strips of White Daisy with two different EK border punches.  I punched again on a scrap of the green dot paper to get some 'fronds' for my flower bouquet.  The tiny flower punch has been around in the punch drawer for so long, I have no idea of it's origin!! 
I also used a Simon Says Stamp stitched die for the Sorbet panel, and a Gelly Roll white pen for faux stitching. Tiny bling sparkles finished each of the flower centers.  The sentiment is from the CTMH Pen Pals set.
It was a delight to have the sun shining brightly for a natural light photo, and once outside I realized I have mimicked my backyard colors in this card. You can see the pretty orange and yellow on the left.
Greetings to you. Have a sunny day! And play along at Atlantic Hearts, too.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Good Friend

Just what I needed Saturday was a good friend to stamp with me, have some wine and go out to dinner!!  She's the best and always makes me smile.  This card is for her. 

I used a brand new stamp from Penny Black, colored directly onto the stamp with various markers, spritzed with water and stamped on the smooth side of a Tim Holtz watercolor piece.  The sentiment is an old favorite called Signature Greetings (I believe it was Papertrey Ink), heat embossed with Hero Arts white powder on Close To My Heart Cocoa cardstock.  I went back in after the image was dry and hand drew in the flower center and highlighted some areas of the branch with a Cocoa marker.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #159


This sweet sketch challenge is new this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.      I used some very favorite CTMH papers of mine (now retired) called Claire.  These colors just make me happy!                        

I had trouble locating a flower to match the design, so used one from a Papertreyink set called Doodlie Do, stamped in Outdoor Denim twice on different papers, fussy cut, and mounted with some foam tape. The sentiment is from my newest Close To My Heart Set A Friend in Me. A bit of stash ribbon and  bitty pearls to finish.