My First Challenge

I follow a great blog called  My Favorite Things. This is an awesome blog filled with some extremely talented women. Every week they have a something called a sketch challenge. What this is they give you a basic sketch of a card layout and you make a card inspired by that sketch.

Here is the sketch challenge for this week:

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A nice and simple challenge right? I thought so. I was actually inspired to make two different cards.

 

The first one is closer to the challenge. First I decided to use one of my embossing folders to stamp the background. I have the Heart background by Darice. I used Tim Holtz mini distressed inks Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Evergreen Bough. I cut out a heart with my Darice Nesting Hearts die using the largest die. The heart is stamped with the sentiment from Hero Arts. The smaller hearts are from Recollections and Hero Arts.

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The second one is more of an interpretation. I again used my Darice Nesting Heart Dies. The four biggest. I distress inked them in my Tim Holtz mini distressed inks. Same colors as the previous card. (They are the only colors of distress inks I have so far.) I just layered the hearts. I think it makes for a very nice effect. I added some simple embellishments from Recollections.  The sentiment is from Art-C.

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I really enjoyed making both of these cards. How do you think I did with the challenge? The husband doesn’t think I did it. Tell me what you think.

Thanks for reading today.

-Becky

 

Products I used: Darice Nesting HeartsDarice Hearts Embossing folderArt-C happy day sentimentTim Holtz Mini Distress Inks.

I buy most of my stuff at my local Michaels.

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