Atlantic Hearts Sketch #9: Hooray for you!

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As you read this, I’ve left for Close To My Heart’s Annual Convention.  This year it’s in Disney World!  While you drool over all the artwork that the design team has created, I’ll be riding coasters, meeting Mickey, and learning about all the brand new products in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book!  Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to give you some sneak peeks as soon as I can.

Now, on to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch.  Boy, this was a hard one!  Here it is:

I looked and looked at this sketch and all I could see were those blocks.  It’s a great grid and I kept thinking of bricks.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a good brick stamp image, at least not a big one.  Then I thought it would be perfect for a gradient or rainbow of colour.  So I dug into my scraps and played with different blocks and came up with this:

I started on the bottom right, with the darkest green and worked my way up and to the right from there.  One of my colours is Sunflower, now retired.  Turned out my card base was 1/4″ too big, so instead of cutting more blocks of paper, I just trimmed it off, so it’s 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 now!  There’s no mistakes, just creative solutions, right?  🙂  I found it helpful to use removeable adhesive to put the pieces down as I was working.  Then I went back and sponged them.  Once they were all attached for good, I stamped my sentiment.  I took another look at it and thought, those would make cute lego blocks!  But, I didn’t have the right size hole punch and the pieces aren’t all even, so they wouldn’t have all matched up nicely according to the number of circles needed.  It would have looked like I had different sizes of lego pieces, like the ones for big kids right along with the ones from little guys. I decided to let that idea go by the wayside.  But … if I were doing this card again, I would definitely make them lego blocks!  Instead, I added some bling.  😉  
Here’s my supply list:
I gave this card to my little guy, who graduated from Senior Kindergarden on the 14th.  I can’t believe he’s old enough for Grade One in September!
Okay, back on task.  Pop on over to Atlantic Hearts and create a project with this sketch.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be a card.  It can be a layout or even a home decor item.  And you have lots of time still, just link up before Sunday at midnight.
Happy Creating!

6 Responses

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    Wow, I love this colour-block card! The addition of the sentiment and bling are just right. Can you tell me what you use to create those linky photos of supplies at the bottom of your post? a) so great to have the image for reference, and b) it links right to your ctmh site!
    Thanks for your comment on my Atlantic Hearts post this week.
    Enjoy convention! I’m jelly–can’t wait for Thursday…

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    Barbara Himelman

    yes, I agree , this color block card is wonderful !! I would also like to know how to do that image reference as well. You should do a tutorial for all us !!! ??? Have a great time at convention !!

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