Monday, January 19, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 91

I am very excited to announce that I have joined the lovely ladies over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog...  and I be will creating projects based on some of the fun sketches they post for you.

This is the current sketch:

I am a great fan of sketches, they are the perfect foundation from which to build your art work creations. However, for this week's challenge I decided not to stray too far from the original design and created a card with the same basic fundamentals.

The border of circles was formed by using a combination of different sized circles and spotted paper found in the following Close To My Heart paper packs - Brushed, Snowhaven and Wanderful. The little daisies in the centre of each circle is a stamp from the Hopping By Stamp Set - as the name suggests, this is an Easter themed stamp set but I love the little Spring additions of flowers and sweet makes this set so much more versatile. The sentiment comes from one of Close To My Heart's Hostess Reward sets called "A Variety of Thanks".

This is a real deviation from my usual card making style but I rather love it's crisp clean look. Although, I will say...  I was very tempted to add some faux stitching to the white areas with a black marker!! - He He!!

Don't forget to pop on over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and take a peek at all the inspiration the Design Team as for you - play along with us and post your creations based on this sketch too... it is a lot of fun!


Papercrafting with Doreen said...

Thank you for your inspiration, Chris. I LOVE your work

Lisa said...

Awesome! The colored border is so vibrant against the black and white and I love that you used two sizes of circles... great card!

Unknown said...

Welcome to the team! This is a great card - love the colours you used - they are so serene!

Unknown said...

How cool! I love sketches! Beautiful work Chris!