Sunday, January 17, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #142

Happy New Year!  I am finally finding some time to make cards.  YAY!  I've missed it these last few weeks.  It takes a little bit to recover from all the holiday festivities.  LOL 

Today I wanted to join in on the fun over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  You can go over and view the sketch here:

I had fun making this card.  I wanted to get a jump start on some Valentines so that is where the inspiration came from.  I used CTMH papers from the "La Vie En Rose" collection.  I LOVE this paper!  So classic with it's black and white plus a beautiful paper full of real roses.  I thought the striped black and white paper would be perfect for the little "bandit." My little racoon is from the CTMH stamp set called "Animal Greetings" and it's a special stamp set that raises money for "Operation Smile" (provides free surgeries for cleft lip/palate children in 3rd world countries).  Isn't he adorable?  The little saying "bandit" is just half of a stamp from the same set that says "love bandit", but I masked off the "love" part and just used "bandit" on the banner.  I wanted a larger "love" for the large banner.  I used the "love" stamp from the CTMH set called "February Word Puzzle" which unfortunately is now retired.  I colored the little guy with my CTMH Shinhan warm grey marker and also my Copic warm grey 1.  I used my Copic Lipstick marker for the nose and heart.  I used a corner punch from my stash to make the big banner on top.  The other banners I just eyeballed the tails.  LOL  For the inside I just typed up the saying on Office and printed it out.  Punched a heart and glued it to the saying.  I matted it and attached.  Done!  
Thanks for stopping by,



Brandi said...

Love it! Your card is adorable, the colours are striking....wonderful. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

Sue Reynolds said...

What a bold background and beautiful Valentine Day it.

Lisa said...

Adorable! Love all the patterns and that cute little animal! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts sketch challenge!

Donna Davis said...

I love the Black & White with red accents. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

I saw your card and just knew when I wrote my comment that I would just gush about everything. So here's what I have to say...the black and white is striking against the red. You obviously put some thought into this sketch, it is CAS yet packs a terrific punch. The raccoon is colored perfectly. What do I like about your card - EVERYTHING!!!

Linda Norman said...

Love how clean and simple and yet striking this card is! I just love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Linda N
DT member AHSC