Monday, September 12, 2016

Blessed to be able to Create!

ATS 177 Barb Derksen

I’m feeling so blessed to be home on a lovely sunny Monday and to be able to create a card (with my Sister in Law Judy too,online)  I was casting around for a new (to me) and simple challenge and so I happened upon this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #177 and decided to give this a try!


I took a little liberty to turn it on its side.  I used stamped the “blessings” sentiment with Versafine black, then again with versamark which I embossed with a detail white powder.  I layered on some Tim Holtz distress ink (Barn Door) to make the sentiment stand out.  Next I used a sharpie in black to create a shadow.  I stamped the smaller words – these words are all from Honey Bee Stamps – aren’t they lovely? 

I added the corner stamps on, a floral stamp from Art-C  I stamped and glitter embossed the blossom again and bumped it up with foam tape.  I painted extra leaves on using my Tombow markers.  I could not resist adding a sequin in the middle of each and then spattering some red watercolor paint drops across the card to finish it all off!


  1. Beautiful card love the sentiment cause I know what a blessing you are. It was fun doing the challenge with you ...hugs

  2. Wow, this card is amazing! Love the shadow affect of your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  3. Your card is so pretty. I love the watercolouring!!! Thanks for playing along with AHSC this week.

  4. Very cool technique Barb, and the colours are so vibrant.

  5. such a beautiful card! thank you for joining us!

  6. That's such a fun watercolor background! Thanks for Playing at AHSC!

  7. Gorgeous!! Love the shadow effect you've created on your sentiment... thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  8. So beautiful! Love the splatter effect and the flowers. Wonderful that you scrapped with your SIL- you're both very talented ladies. Great card- Lucky recipient. TY for playing along with us over at Atlantic Hearts this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  9. Love it! I love the splatter and the colours, great card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC


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