Monday, March 28, 2016

Sketch #153: Cool cat contrast!

This week, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a beautiful new sketch that I thought would look AMAZING as a layout.  Here's the sketch, created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Chris Lothian. :) 

Sketch #153 by Michelle Stewart
 (digitized by Chris Lothian)

I decided to create a LO using  two photos of our cats, Mitty and Pegee. Our son Daniel (14 at the time) took the pictures. Below is the LO. As you can see, I decided to flip the striped accent to the opposite side of the sketch on my page.

"Cool Cat Contrast" layout
 by Ali MacDonald
 Sketch by Michelle Stewart @ AHSC

Mitty likes to lie in the FUNNIEST positions!!
It's really a hoot.
Daniel went downstairs to the playroom one day and found Mitty and Pegee  taking a break together.
You couldn't IMAGINE two more different positions in which to relax! What a contrast!

September 2015
Photos by  Daniel

Journaling by Mom, Feb. 25, 2016

"Scaredy Cat" collection: Close to My Heart (retired)- used for photo mat & title lettering
Leopard print paper: Reminisce
Brown textured paper: Reminisce
Paw print paper: The Paper Studio
CS: Sunset- Close To My Heart
Ink: Terracotta- Close To My Heart (retired)  
"Clever Cat"** & Paw print rub-ons: Dollarama
Black circular #1 and #2: Close To My Heart- Memo Collection (retired) 
Title Font: Nouveau (Sizzlits by Sizzix) 
Brads: Close To My Heart (retired)
Wood veneer hearts: CTMH  (retired) 
Amber gemstones: Dollarama
Leather paw print collar dangle**:  from dog leash and collar set- was removed & saved 
**Liquid Glass (CTMH) was used as an adhesive 1) to secure veneer hearts and 2) to secure collar dangle and the chair to keep it in position on the LO.
** Double- sided foam squares (Forever in Time) were used to pop-up "Clever cat" in the title.

Here is a close- up shot of the paw print collar dangle... it's so cute, I sure wish you could see it in real life! This will help: 

 Close-up of brown leather paw-print collar dangle added to LO


Sidekick die-cutting machine (Sizzix): to cut title lettering
Silent Setter (EK Success): To cut openings in paper to secure brads.

Thanks so much for popping by to see this layout today, it means the world to me.  I loved this sketch and immediately saw it as a LO. :) Sure hope you didn't mind the messy playroom! The fun kitty pics made it worth sharing... LOL! 
Have a great day, all!


Monday, March 14, 2016

AHSC Sketch #151

Our design team assignment this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was the sketch below. I initially wasn't sure how I'd accomplish a card using it, but in opening my ribbon drawer, I found this gorgeous trim. It was given to me by my Mom-in-law, Chris, and an idea came along soon enough! 

Trim from my Mom-in-law, Christine :) 

Card Sketch by Michelle Stewart

 Birthday Card created with AHSC Sketch #151

This card makes me smile. I just love the bright, chipper flowers against the backdrop of CTMH patterned paper and a jewel-bright CTMH cardstock.  I decided the card would go to one of my sisters, Alex, since she has a birthday this month. 

Patterned paper: "For Always" paper collection- Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Pacifica Cardstock- CTMH
Ink: Twilight (retired)- CTMH
Butterfly: CTMH (retired)
Trim: from my stash (TY to my MIL, Chris!!) 
Greeting: B1419 Joyful Birthday- CTMH 

Thanks for popping by today! I love seeing you!  Be sure to come by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge site and play along. We'd love to see your creations!