(hum some "Mamas and Papas" along with me...)
So today is a little bittersweet.
This is my last posting as a member of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge team.
I've had a great time this past six months, playing along with Michelle's sketches, and chatting with Darla and the other gals on the DT. I had the GREAT pleasure of meeting Michelle and Darla in the flesh this past summer, while on vacation out East. They truly are a dynamic duo and the team is well-run; the group is very supportive and the sketches really stretch your creativity. Atlantic Hearts has a design team call open--check it out at: THIS LINK.
Anyway, I'm trying to simplify my life a bit. The amount of time I spend online commenting, linking, etc was starting to create some friction on the home front. Plus I return to work this week, after several months of only sporadic hours. So I've cut down my DT work to just one team at a time.
SOOO, without further ado or navel-gazing, here is the sketch!
I've used some old, long retired CTMH striped paper for the background. The focal image is a stamp I received for Christmas from the fam-jam (see supply list below), dressed up with some clouds and a sentiment from a CMTH stamp set.
I embossed the vertical red panel with some hearts, and mounted the circular panel on a vellum mat. I've seen this out on the Interwebz--it gives dimension and interest without hiding the other elements on the card.
Sending love to all the Atlantic Hearts gals!
Want to try your hand at this sketch? Head on over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. You have until Sunday night at midnight to link up. Design team inspiration will be posted Wednesday.
Cardstock: CTMH Cherry-O (retired), black, white daisy, tulip (retired); vellum (Michael's)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black; CTMH Whisper grey
Hearts embossing folder: Provocraft
Nestabilities cutting dies: circles, scalloped circles
Stamps: Frog's Whiskers Ink "Bird Tree"; CTMH "Lifting Spirits," C1570
Wink of Stella glitter pen