Monday, February 19, 2018

AH 252 - Lavender Birthday Greetings

Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! 

I have a lot of friends' birthdays coning up in March and April... perfect for using these sketch challenges! 

For the focus of my card, I chose to use a stamp that kind of frustrated me a little... it is actually a watercolour approach and so it it not designed to fit exactly in the outline, which rather annoys me. I spent some time with a photo editing program erasing some of the sections outside the lines and finally stopped - asking myself WHY I was doing that when it is supposed to have that kind of appearance.... 

Nonetheless, I finished it off with a die cut border and a ribbon with a few sparkles. So simple. I also brushed several of the individual buds with the Gold Shimmer Brush - that can be seen in the second photo below. It really stands out when the card is held on an angle. 

Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us your interpretation of the sketch shown above. You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Whimsy Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Eggplant Cardstock
Stamps: Tulip (Altenew), Lots of Lavender (Stampin Up)
Inks: Thistle, Eggplant, Fern, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: White and Gold Striped Ribbon, Little Dreamer Gems (ret.), Stitched Ovals (not CTMH), Gold Shimmer Brush, ShinHan Markers


1 comment:

  1. Loving your purple card and this is why I have problems with watercoloring, but like you say that's what watercoloring is, and we just have to be more comfortable with this technique. Very pretty card.


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