Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#50)

I have been struggling with the three ATCs I need to make for my swap.  Since the last challenge helped so much with my creative block, I thought I’d try again.  This time the challenge is a sketch from Atlantic Hearts.  These sketches always give me great ideas for new ways to use my materials.Here is my interpretation.spring atc

I used my Skylark paper packet (again), teal shimmer tape, Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set (for “Spring” text), and Believe in Yourself stamp set from Close To My Heart.  I also used the Simple Flowers embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.

Much like my earlier ATC, I had to do some fussy cutting to get the images of the paper I wanted to show up in my small selection.  This time I cut a bird, the blue striped banner, and the text “believe.”  I also used the flip side of the paper for the bottom background (I LOVE Close To My Heart’s double sided papers).  I also added some sparkle to the Spring text as well as the bird with a glitter gel pen.

And here is the inspiration sketch from Atlantic Hearts.  I hope you can head to their page and join the fun.

Sketch 50 Scan 17a 04-07-2014

14 comments for “Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#50)

  1. April 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Love how you fussy cut the Sylark to create your card. Thanks for playing with AHSC this week!

    • April 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you for the great challenge – it really got me feeling creative.

  2. Barbara Himelman
    April 14, 2014 at 3:58 am

    nice work. Skylark is one of my favorites. Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Nice to see you! Isn’t Skylark just beautiful?!

  3. April 14, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Great card, I love that you fussy cut the image. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Thank you for visiting – and for posting such inspiring challenges!

  4. April 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hi Stefani!
    When I saw the address of your blog I knew I was going to have a lot of fun here, and… I WAS RIGHT! I love all the inspirations you’re giving here. It makes me want to do something beautiful and creative as well. 🙂 Your spring ATC is wonderful…I love the result of your work. You’re very talented! I don’t know why but thing’ (especially these made out of paper) with birds win my heart. Always. It makes me think about Japan somehow. 🙂 I can see how much time you invest in your blog and I want you to know that it’s really worth of doing! I loved my time here, at your crafty corner. Just go girl! And keep us entertained with your beautiful pieces of creativeness. 🙂 I wish you all the best and endless ideas in your head. 🙂
    Hugs all the way from Poland!
    (swap-bot nickname: ediszon, leave a comment on my website or blog SWAP)

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you like the cards 🙂

  5. April 14, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    A challenging sketch for a small space for sure, Stefani, but you did well. The great thing about challenges is they make us stretch. Swap-bot is good for that too. It helped me to grow a lot in my art, but I don’t do so much now. One suggestion I might make is to do a darker outline on the lower edges of your bird. Then if you like it you can outline the whole bird. It will make it pop and standout from the background. Following you now too. Hope you’ll follow on mine as well.
    Cheers, Coleen
    S-B Blog comments

    • April 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks for the tips – I will be sure to try that!

  6. Kim
    April 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

    You’ve done a great job, I really love the design and the colours you’ve used work really well together for the theme

    kimt1989 from swap-bot

  7. April 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Your blog is wonderful. You are very creative and you inspire me to try harder!

    kraftykj from swap bot

    • April 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks for visiting – I’m glad you liked my cards.

    • April 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Glad you could stop by. Thank you!

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