Keep Your Chin Up – AHSC #94

The Fed Ex driver showed up just in time…when I saw the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #94 Challenge this week I knew I wanted to play and I knew what stamp set I wanted to use!

I wanted this card to be cheery, but not overwhelming with color.  I chose to use a base of Flaxen layered with Sweet Leaf which I embossed with the Diamond Embossing Folder.  I then cut a shape from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and added my sentiment and stamped the tree in the lower corner.  Both of these papers were distressed with Flaxen ink around the sides and mounted with thin 3D foam tape.  For just a touch of bling, I added Gold Bling Gems at the end of the Colonial White sentiment piece.

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Thank you for stopping by and if you get a chance – pop over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and get some inspiration.

 

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Colorcrush Close to My Heart Style

 

I recently learned that Close to My Heart posts a weekly color challenge on Instagram so I anxiously awaited for Wednesday to come this week to see the #colorcrush posting.

Barn Red, Glacier, Lagoon, Olive, Flaxen

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I had to give this one some thought – it’s a beautiful fall palette, but I wanted something different.

The Better With A Friend exclusive hostess stamp set was sitting on my desk so I grabbed it – along with the Wishes pattern book to pull this off.  I chose a 5 X 7 card pattern and then went to work putting the colors together.  The top paper is a piece of Glacier from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper, I used the zip strip from the Pathfinding papers for the Olive and the Flaxen C/S backs the shopping girl, the glitter paper represents the lagoon to add a bit of sparkle and I sponged the white papers with lagoon ink and then stamped the sentiment in Barn Red.

I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun putting colors together and going outside my normal “box”.

What would you do with these colors?  Leave me a comment with a link to your creation!

Tracey

Introducing

 

Let me introduce you to the five brand new colors in the Whimsy Family…Flaxen, Glacier, Pixie, Canary and Thistle.

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I love it when Close to My Heart introduces new colors to their pallet, even though it means a few favorites had to retire.  I think I am most excited about Pixie and Thistle don’t they look just perfect for a Princess?

I can’t wait to show you the new things I’ve made with them.

Check back often!

Tracey