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This is the original sketch

This is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch 92.  It only had something across the bottom of the card, but those knowing me at all, realize that is "Not Gonna Happen" as the saying goes.  

Still think it is bare, but that is probably because the second one of this type done, and the first with Distress Inks.    :) 

So Here it is.  

Got out the CTMH Daisy White and the Saddle stock, Tim Holtz distress inks and one lonely little Momento dew drop.  (not having all the colours of distress or CTMH and that was the closest to add)

That said,  After cutting with the Basics B spellbinders die, left the stock in the die and started to play with the Vintage Photo ink on the bottom of the card and up more to the right.  Next came the Peanut Brittle from Momento over most of that and above it. 

For the sun, took Spiced Marmalade distress, sponged a darker to lighter space more like what was wanted, and added Broken China around and over the rest of the top of the card.    After looking through the distress here, found that could put the Salty Ocean over at the top and edges to add to the colour depth, so played with that.   

Next came the stamp.  Have two with palms, played with then both, but the other one has a hammock between the trees, so even if not stamping the water, who hangs a hammock in the middle of nowhere??    Using the palm from the one called Aloha from Gina K, stamped with Momento Black but leaving the bottom off the trees as if coming through the sand, then turned the stamp to use some of the fronds of the tree to make an edge of them across the bottom as if on the fringe of something,    That's it.   Hope you enjoy.  Was actually fun to do.  

Here is the  Challenge

 Here is the original sketch,    Not too close am I.   ??


Thanks for the beautiful comments, and sorry to have had to do this even until those comments causing it stop. 
Just hoping I put the right thing on here for the rest of you to comment.

Thanks.  New post tomorrow so will see if it was done correctly then.  :)

This is the card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #90

Again, not one that am very happy with.  Thinking my mojo went to Hawaii or somewhere out of this winter.

It is Gina K Blue Raspberry stock with paper from her Shabby Spring package from last year.  This was mixed with Close To My Heart Colonial White which had Momento Bahama Blue added to it for a background.

The stamp is one a friend will recognize as it came from here in a package of goodies a couple of years ago, and has gotten lots of use.  

Ink was Memento:  Bahama Blue,  Dandelion, Potters Clay and Bamboo Leaves. 

Ribbon from a store as usual and the half pearls to finish from Close To My Heart. 

That said:  here it is and the sketch below.   Thanks for stopping in again.


Was going through things to be more organized this year and found this card.  Had made one but not really liking it never added a verse to it or used it.   Is a 5 x 7 and made the reverse as well, but did not finish the front, and may just stamp it.

Used the large die set from Spellbinders and  white from CTMH, Cherry Cobbler from SU.   The die cut sentiment is from a cricut cartridge from CTMH.

Am not a cricut person, but did use a bit at Christmas.  My go to is the dies as you all know, but decided to try and use it.  Thinking it should find a new home though instead of just sitting here on a chair for 95% of the year. 

So here it is.   Now it can go away with the unused cards from this year. 

This is the reverse.  Did not like the way the words came out as to dies, so hence the blank front on this one.

That's it.  The last of the 2014 cards.

Hi All,
This is the card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 88   
Again a floral one with the beautiful flowers on one of the stamps from the SU set called Bloom with Hope. 

This is done with the white stock, and have mega sheets of Bazzill bought three years ago when starting out and of course since in bulk packages, also no idea what the colours are, but love this one. 

Also in house here are the 2013 Summer set of promarkers from Letraset, just because of loving the colours in that set, and these are Trick or Treat, Peony and Fresh Bloom, which have been used before with this stock.  

The die cuts from the corner are from a Marianne die #LRO226, the sheer ribbon from the material store.


Here is the original sketch for you

Here are a couple more that were not done with dies, but from a package from last year from Close To My Heart.   Took a stamp from another Christmas  set for the trees and added it to this one along with the basics stock behind it.   Glittered the trees, stamped the sentiment and used a grosgrain ribbon from my stash for the bow. 

It was taken in a bad light, but is a cranberry, kind of a beige and olive with the chocolate brown behind and for the tree stamps.  The cranberry for the sentiment.

This is another one made from the same setups  from CTMH and colours again, so these as with the sketch ones only are not my designs but switched about a bit as usual.  :)

Ok.  That is is I think for the Christmas cards and now making for next year already as got so far behind this year that had to make more than one of each card, and really don't like doing that unless an order. 

Have a super weekend all.

Made this with some of the Marianne died that live here and took to a show with Christmas cards.   A small one, but fun for a few hours.   Ended up with orders for as is and with the crimson for a ruby anniversary card.    That was fine with me. 

I just play around with the dies and end up with different set ups which is fun.  This was done on a smaller square before, but like it better on the 5.5 square.

This is Stardream Quartz stock and the text weight inside with a verse from my computer printed on it.   Made up oodles a year or so a go so time to get using them.   

This could be a wedding card/invivation or for an anniversary. 

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by.

A second post for today.  Was holding back on posts until those getting the cards had a chance to see them first, so have a few more Christmas to post. 

The snap of this one I blurred the ink a wee bit on the "Winter", as someone was in too big a hurry to see if the ink had dried.   Nope.  :)  Know better, but hey, gives me a sample.  
This is our beautiful Ponderosa Pine 

This stamp set is also from Close To My Heart called To You and Yours
The dies for the trees are from Impression Obsession, and then cut out a strip of the Emerald and a thinner one of the quartz for the trees to sit on, taped them all on and that was it.  Simple, most time taken with the cutting again.   

The verse inside is on text weight to match.

This stock is again the special stock purchased for special occasions when I feel that a stock in house is now what is required.    






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