Monday 5 August 2013

Sweet Summer! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #15

Hello from vacation-land! I am enjoying a few weeks by the ocean in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Beautiful, peaceful, and NO TV OR INTERNET.
A blessing and a curse!  
Makes it hard to keep up with my blogging friends and design team duties, but that's what vacation is for, right?
Here's the new sketch challenge, over at Atlantic Hearts.
Another very versatile sketch.  I chose to interpret those ovals in the background as slices of citrus, using The Stamps of Life set, Lemonade2drink.
I stamped using some sweet colours from Close to My Heart: Pear, Buttercup and Sunset.

 The focal image was stamped then high-lighted using a Honey alcohol marker (also CTMH). 
Stitched border mats from Lil'Inker Designs.
A little ribbon in Sorbet.
 Close-up of the citrus slices. I stamped the outline in dye-ink, then filled in the segments with second-generation stamping (stamping off once onto scrap paper, for a lighter shade).

So there you have a sweet summer card!

Here's how it works at Atlantic Hearts:
  • the new sketch is posted today (Monday); 
  • design inspirations are posted Wednesday, so you have some time to digest the sketch; 
  • dead-line for linking up is Sunday night; 
  • top three chosen and posted the following Wednesday.
  • Hope you will play along, as you enjoy the summer weather.
Happy crafting,


  1. This is a PERFECT inspiration for this sketch! So pretty and so well stamped...LOVE your design Caroline :)

  2. So cute! I love those colours and the stamp set is so darling! Second generation is a great technique!

  3. I love this card, it screams summertime fun! Great detail with the bow and stitching.

  4. WOW it feels like summer! This card is a sweet addition to the sketch family! LOVE IT :)

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. I love the stamps, the colours, everything!


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