Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Birthday - AHSC #52

I thought it only fitting to do a birthday card this week to celebrate the one year birthday (or anniversary) of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I am on my second term as part of their design team and let me tell you I am loving every minute of it. First off they have some amazing sketches (wait until you see what is coming soon, it will really challenge you!) and it has kept me somewhat honest in forcing myself to find the time to be creative. I love the challenge of creating something each week and while I started out trying to do all layouts due to a busy schedule I have had to resort to cards, which is A-OK with me because I need to replenish my stock! 

So without further is this weeks sketch and my card to go with it!

I decided to give a try at some random stamping and I got out an old set called Dreams do come true and went to town. I used the colours Lagoon and Sweet Leaf because one of the challenges over at the Heart 2 Heart challenges was a colour challenge using those and I thought they looked really bold and vibrant with this flower set. I did some inking of the edges of the flowers and such to really give it some depth and visual interest. I used a strip of Sweet Leaf card stock and our new teal shimmer trim to finish it off. The birthday sentiment is from a stamp set called Party Pennants. 

I hope you enjoy this weeks entry for the Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge. I would love to see what you have in you for this sketch, feel free to join us!

Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle Stewart said...

Love it Brandi, great colors, and love the stamping.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Love the simplicity of the flower, and the background is stunning.

Patty said...

WOW! love all the pretty stamping on the card background!