I have been struggling with the three ATCs I need to make for my swap.  Since the last challenge helped so much with my creative block, I thought I’d try again.  This time the challenge is a sketch from Atlantic Hearts.  These sketches always give me great ideas for new ways to use my materials.Here is my interpretation.spring atc

I used my Skylark paper packet (again), teal shimmer tape, Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set (for “Spring” text), and Believe in Yourself stamp set from Close To My Heart.  I also used the Simple Flowers embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.

Much like my earlier ATC, I had to do some fussy cutting to get the images of the paper I wanted to show up in my small selection.  This time I cut a bird, the blue striped banner, and the text “believe.”  I also used the flip side of the paper for the bottom background (I LOVE Close To My Heart’s double sided papers).  I also added some sparkle to the Spring text as well as the bird with a glitter gel pen.

And here is the inspiration sketch from Atlantic Hearts.  I hope you can head to their page and join the fun.

Sketch 50 Scan 17a 04-07-2014


14 replies
  1. edii
    edii says:

    Hi Stefani!
    When I saw the address of your blog I knew I was going to have a lot of fun here, and… I WAS RIGHT! I love all the inspirations you’re giving here. It makes me want to do something beautiful and creative as well. 🙂 Your spring ATC is wonderful…I love the result of your work. You’re very talented! I don’t know why but thing’ (especially these made out of paper) with birds win my heart. Always. It makes me think about Japan somehow. 🙂 I can see how much time you invest in your blog and I want you to know that it’s really worth of doing! I loved my time here, at your crafty corner. Just go girl! And keep us entertained with your beautiful pieces of creativeness. 🙂 I wish you all the best and endless ideas in your head. 🙂
    Hugs all the way from Poland!
    (swap-bot nickname: ediszon, leave a comment on my website or blog SWAP)

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  2. Coleen
    Coleen says:

    A challenging sketch for a small space for sure, Stefani, but you did well. The great thing about challenges is they make us stretch. Swap-bot is good for that too. It helped me to grow a lot in my art, but I don’t do so much now. One suggestion I might make is to do a darker outline on the lower edges of your bird. Then if you like it you can outline the whole bird. It will make it pop and standout from the background. Following you now too. Hope you’ll follow on mine as well.
    Cheers, Coleen
    S-B Blog comments

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  3. Kim
    Kim says:

    You’ve done a great job, I really love the design and the colours you’ve used work really well together for the theme

    kimt1989 from swap-bot

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