Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 171

Hi Everyone! Ever have a card that you just can’t get right? That’s what happened with this card and why my Sketch challenge is going up today and didn’t make it up on Monday. It took me 6 tries to get this right and I probably could have done on more redo!



I absolutely love this sketch and can’t believe how long it took me to get it right! I thought it might be fun to share with you all the tries I went through to get this card done.

  1. I didn’t like the shape I cut on my  Scan N cut and had picked a size that was too small and decided I wanted to just go with an oval like in the sketch.
  2. I stuck the white oval to the brown oval before I stamped and then forgot to mask off my little piggy before stamping her mud puddle…
  3. I tried using masking fluid on my piggy and didn’t wait for it to dry long enough and ripped my paper when I tried to take the masking fluid off.
  4. I messed up on the stamping… (Yes even with your misti if you forget to clean your stamps off you mess up from time to time…)
  5. I messed up on the coloring… But thought I would deal with it and then while I was thinking about it at work I decided I really wasn’t OK with it and needed to re-do it when I got home
  6. I finally got it good enough.

That was the short list of issues. I also was getting frustrated with the number of ovals I needed to cut and finally got smart and cut out more than 1 at a time (I still have 1 left over), I ripped the rectangle after cutting it at one point and I still don’t like the way the background looks.

Oh well, It’s good enough.

Stamps: Gina K Designs Sophie Pig, Stamps by Judith Modern Heart

Paper: Stash, Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink

Ink: Memento Rosebud, Copic RV21, RV23, E44, Memento Rich Coca, Distress Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade

Accessories: Hemptique Flamingo Brother Scan N Cut 2, Lawn Fawn Stiched rectangle dies.


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5 thoughts on “Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 171

  1. Love your card and even your experience in creating this card sounds like a norm for me; but then you do cover ups, and lift-offs until you get what you want…sometimes it doesn’t look like I envisioned it at all…lol. I’ll usually do my cuts in the white or colonial as a second layer for a couple sizes, one I use the other goes in my stash for another time.


  2. Always remember that homemade is just that homemade and it’s going to be special to the one that receives it! I think is looks just great! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!


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