Monday, December 5, 2016

H2H - Sketch Challenge

Heart 2 Heart's challenge this week is a sketch challenge. This is my favourite type of challenge! I find that I create best when I have a guideline and sketches are the easiest for me. 

A sketch is just that - a guideline. However, with this one, I chose to stay very true to the actual sketch, just because it worked for what I had in mind. The Perfectly Pine stamp set is what I chose to use as my focus and since it fit into the blank area so "perfectly" (I know, that's a bad pun...), I really didn't need to change anything around on the sketch. I chose to use a snowflake instead of a circle but that's about it. 
When I stamped the pine boughs, I initially did them using Sea Glass ink. They were really light so I went back and just inked the edges of the stamp with Juniper ink and stamped the edges again. It didn't matter to me whether the images were perfectly aligned or not as they are branches so that's why they may appear slightly messy - it's not an accident. Branches aren't perfect in nature either. 

Join us at Heart 2 Heart and share your interpretation of the sketch shown above. You have until the end of December to link up your project for this or any of the December challenges. 

I am also entering this card in the Colour Dare Challenge for the Oh Deer! colours. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: Oh Deer! Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Cocoa Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Stamps: Perfectly Pine
Inks: Sea Glass, Juniper, Cocoa
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Foam Tape, Uptown Ribbon Pack




Casandra Bennett said...

Alyson, this is so lovely. I had to have this stamp set right away when it first came out, and have yet to play with it. Your card has provided the perfect inspiration. Thinking of you, my crafty friend.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Gorgeous card, Alyson! Love it!
:) Marie

Laurie Levorson said...

Alyson, I am so drawn to this beautiful card! Actually most of your cards make me think WOW. I love how you tucked the snowflake behind your sentiment panel. My brain is working hard to think of a way to use this idea on a scrapbook layout...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Alyson. I love the snowflake in the glitter paper. Thank you for playing at the Color My Heart Color Dare. Hope to see your work here more often.

G Eileen Studios said...

Beautiful card, Allison. I love your use of the glitter snowflake. Thanks for taking a Color Dare!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your stamped focal point, and the added bling of the snowflake...beautiful card. I was glad to see you joined us this week at Color Dare...hope you join us for tomorrow's color combination as well.

Cat Nowak said...

Alyson, this is such a gorgeous card! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration this week at Color My Heart!

Donna said...

Such a pretty card!Love how you have the snowflake peeking out from behind the stamped images. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Anonymous said...

Again, LOVE THE CARD!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog & Heart 2 Heart Bog! DT Jen