I've been a little off the radar this month, which is nutty because I've got a ton of stuff to share with y'all! I thought I'd get some posting done this weekend when we were hanging at the KOA with the boys. They go to sleep by 8 p.m., so every evening at the KOA is very, very long hanging out by the ten with the sleeping boys...more so when the WIFI gives out the first night and ruins all your gotta-catch-up-on-my-blog plans. I have to admit, hanging by the river quietly was kind of nice too!
I'm so far off topic now...I'm super excited to share with you that I'm joining the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team. My sweet Canadian friend Candra from Paper Dragon Fleur is already a member of this fabulously talented group of ladies, and she wrangled me an invite to play!
I'm jumping in with Sketch #65, and as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do. I used two of the new CTMH embossing folders (which won't be released until August 1st, but I won mine at Convention - squee!). The CTMH folders make nice deep impressions (and are 5x7 instead of A2), so I embossed with both the new floral background and the honeycomb. I trimmed out the honeycomb in place of the oval from the sketch. Then I layered all my yummy inked and sanded embossed layers with a bit of Timberline woodgrain B&T (retiring at the ed of this month - sob!). All the cardstock here is either Whisper or Slate, so nice and basic. The stamps I used are from an adorable set called Have a Happy Day, which we got at Convention!
I cut some simple 6 petal flowers out of Colonial White CS using the Artiste cartridge. I broke down the fibers in the paper flowers using a stylus and foam mat (from the piercing tool kit). Each flower was spritzed with some Color Shine and inked around the edges with the new Thistle color (coming in August!). I topped them with either basic Sparkles or globs of Silver glitter gel topped with micro beads for the teensy tiny ones. A bit of Liquid Glass to pop them onto the card base and I was done!
Here's the original sketch. Pop on over to Atlantic Hearts to check out more fun ideas for this sketch and to play along!