AHSC #156

It’s time again for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you’re new to my blog, I am part of the design team so twice a month I post cards based off of their sketches. This week we are on sketch #156!

My card this week is a true scraps card! Every part of this card was created off of scraps that I had left over from previous projects!

AHSC #156

I started with a white card base and cut a second layer of the same white cardstock. Then I added a blue pattern paper that I pulled from my scrap box…and let’s be honest! We all have one! Mine is an entire Iris container full of pieces of paper that are 6×6 and smaller. I try to pull from that box each time I make a card. Once I had the blue paper layered, I tucked in a frame that I cut for a previous project that I never used. The frame is the Picture Perfect Cut File from The Cut Shoppe and is cut on a scrap piece of cardstock that is leftover from the retired CTMH Dream Pop Specialty Paper Pack.

AHSC #156

Now for the feathers which are cut from the CTMH Artiste Cricut® Cartridge. When I do any mixed media on other projects I always use a piece of white cardstock to smear any leftover paint, etc so I don’t waste any product. This cardstock will sometimes have multiple colors of paints, texture pastes, etc. I keep adding excess mixed media products until the entire cardstock is full and use it for projects such as this card.

So I positioned the feathers onto my cutting mat so they would hit the pink & yellow mixed media work that was leftover from a previous project. After the feathers were cut and still on my cutting mat I added third generation stamping using a Pink Fresh Studio Stamp and CTMH Black Exclusive Ink™. After the stamping was done I removed the feathers from my cutting mat and smeared Versamark™ Ink on the tip of the feathers and sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder to add a little more texture to the feathers.

AHSC #156

I added the feathers to the background papers and added white stitching around the entire card and through the center of the feathers. My sentiment is from the CTMH Joyful Birthday Stamp Set using the same Versamark™ Ink & Silver Embossing Powder.

I hope you’ll head over to Atlantic Hearts and enter your interpretation of sketch #156.

AHSC156

Thanks for stopping by!!
-Kelly

Ooh La La!!

Today the layout I’m sharing is from our 2012 cruise and I used a fun mix of papers and embellishments!
Let’s jump right in…

Ooh La La Scrapbooking Layout-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye

I’m starting with a small polka dot print pattern paper from the Pink Paislee-C’est La Vie Collection. Then I grabbed a couple more pattern papers from the same Pink Paislee C’est la vie collection, CTMH Whisper Cardstock, a doily, and a layer of vellum for my photo mat. I also fussy cut a few flowers from a pattern paper from the Maggie Holmes-Shine Collection and tucked them under my photo cluster.

Ooh La La Scrapbooking Layout-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye

The photo cluster is positioned on the left side of the layout and I added a large cluster of embellishments to the right of the photo. The embellishment cluster come from a wide variety of paper collections including the Pink Paislee-C’est La Vie ephemera pack, tags from the Crate Paper-Hello Love Collection, stickers from the My Mind’s Eye-My Story Sticker Sheet. The title for the layout are gold mirror words from the C’est La Vie Collection also!

Ooh La La Scrapbooking Layout-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye

I added gold and white stitching around the polka dot base paper and matted it onto a piece of CTMH Black Cardstock. I added a few Simple Stories-Carpe Diem enamel dots and Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine….sometimes that color shine has a mind of it’s own! Ha! My splattering got a little out of control and at first I was a little disappointed with how it fell on the page. I kept adding more trying to correct it and I think that may have been a mistake, but eh! The layout is done! I’m planning on typing all of my journaling for our cruise album so I will add that a bit later!

Ooh La La Scrapbooking Layout-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye

I have another process video to share with this layout! As I had mentioned in a previous post, my camera had stopped working and I just ordered a new! Well I’m still toying with the settings so I apologize that the colors are not super crisp on this video! It’s still a work in progress!!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly