AHSC #152

It’s time again for an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Gold Foil, Minc Card

I started with a top folded white cardstock base and added a layer of navy blue polka dot paper from American Crafts. I next added a layer of Kraft Cardstock that I dry embossed using a Dear Lizzy Banner Embossing Folder. I then used a Dear Lizzy die to cut a prize ribbon on another American Crafts patterned paper and bright pink cardstock. Before adhering the prize ribbon to the card base, I used the CTMH Stitch Guide, a scrap piece of packaging and embroidery floss to create a shaker pocket that I filled with loose sequins.

American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Gold Foil, Minc Card

The sentiment is adhered directly to the clear plastic and comes from the same Dear Lizzy die cut set. I cut the sentiment on toner paper and ran through my Minc to match the gold foil polka dots on the patterned paper. This photo really shows the shine from the gold foil! I also added hand stitching along the edges of the tails of the prize ribbon. For the final touches I scattered a few extra sequins around the card.

AHSC152

There are so many fun ways to interpret this sketch! Now it’s your turn to head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and enter your interpretation of sketch #152!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Hip Kit Sketch

I recently received the March Hip Kits and I had to play along with the challenge in the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum. This week’s challenge was a sketch designed by Ashley Horton.

Hip Kit Club Layout

HKCsketch

I started by grabbing 3 photos that closely matched the colors in the kit. I paired them with a 3×4 card from the Project Life Kit that also serves as my title. I added green hand stitching around the PL card to give a little added definition to the card. I added a layer of green striped paper that is exclusive this month and then the yellow triangles are from a Pink Fresh Studio paper included in the kit.

Hip Kit Club Layout

Once I had my photo cluster arranged I cut the exclusive butterfly cut file on watercolor paper. I then used the Shimmerz Aqua Huez from the Color Kit to paint them a vibrant green color. When I laid the butterflies onto my white cardstock they were a little too bold so I cut the file again in vellum and added a layer of stitching.

Hip Kit Club Layout

After I had the photos and butterflies down I started adding Pink Fresh tiny word stickers, puffy sequin stickers, Basic Grey enamel dots, Pink Fresh wood veneer hearts, and other ephemera available in the Main Kit, PL kit, and Embellishment Kit. The date is stamped using a retired date stamp from CTMH. I didn’t really feel journaling was necessary for this layout because it was just a fun day at the park. One thing that strikes me now is how much Aidan has grown. We were recently at this park and it is just mind boggling how much he has grown and changed in such a short time frame.

Thanks for stopping by!!
-Kelly