Monday, December 10, 2018

AH 294 - Circles, Circles Everywhere!


Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch 294!

This week's sketch is all about circles - open or closed, solid or a ring, circles abound! 

I chose to stay right on with the sketch - it was just easier for me this time around. I even kept my circles exactly as indicated on the sketch. If they were shown open, I kept mine open. If a circle was shown as solid, I kept mine solid as well. I had a sentiment and image already in mind and they fit the rectangles perfectly so that made this pretty easy. 

I used stitched circle dies to cut my circles so they have a little bit of extra interest to them. I fussy cut the flowers because I wanted specific ones that were simple but still had room in the centre for a dot the same colour as the stamped image. 



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 as follows: 

Paper: Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, Smoothie Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Linen Cardstock, Heather Cardstock (all CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Stamps: Lifetime of Happiness (CTMH), Wild about Flowers (SU), Thoughts and Prayers (SU)
Inks: Sapphire, Smoothie (CTMH) 
Accessories: Blue Circle Glitter Gems (CTMH), Stitched Circle Dies (Gina Marie Designs)

Enjoy,
Alyson


Monday, December 3, 2018

Heart 2 Heart - Poinsettia and Pine Cones


Welcome to a fabulous challenge at Heart 2 Heart! 

This is such an awesome challenge - it gives you a few choices and they are wonderful! 

Take a look at the gorgeous picture below. You can use that as your inspiration and there is also a colour scheme underneath. You can use that if you wish or you can use BOTH the photo and the colour palette. 
You have three choices: 
1. the photo as your inspiration
2. the colour palette
3. a combination of the two 


I chose to use a combination of the two. I love the colour palette as it contains some of my favourite colours (Glacier and Lagoon in particular). The scene itself is so peaceful and calming and I wanted to use the branches and pine cones in my card as well. 


I pulled out a stamp set from last year that was perfect to create the branches - Perfectly Pine. The pine cones were stamped using the Wonder of the Season stamp set and then coloured and the sentiment is also from that set. The poinsettia is cut from the Flower Market cartridge and brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush after it was shaped. 

Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart for this, our first December challenge. 
We can't wait to see how you interpret this awesome challenge! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock
Stamps: Wonder of the Season, Perfectly Pine
Inks: Lagoon, New England Ivy, Espresso, Glacier, Fern
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, White Pearls, ShinHan Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush, Nestabilites Dies (not CTMH)

Enjoy,
Alyson