Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #183! I'm also playing along with Becca Cruger's Hop To Stop to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence. The statistics are startling and you can read more about it by heading over to Becca's Damsel of Distressed Blog and play along with us to help this very important cause and maybe win some prizes too! And please do visit many (or all) of the projects linked up .. you will not only see some beautiful artwork but read some stories that may help you understand how many people this affects.
So I was also inspired by my good bloggy friend, Tracey at Trace-Elementz Blog (I highly suggest you visit her blog) because she is playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch weekly and has decided to create a Christmas card each week with the sketch. Just for fun I'm playing along with her too! Of course, because I wanted to also play along with the Hop To Stop which focuses on the color purple AND I wanted to create some cards using the new CTMH PML cards, Happy Happy Christmas I had a dilemna... and then I found these two PML cards in the pack that were gold looking and decided that purple would go just perfectly with them! (And yes, I did flip this sketch vertically ... on accident... I decided I needed to lengthen my PML card a bit and cut it diagonally so I could separate the two pieces and when I did that, I cut it the wrong way...lol! Yup... that's me).
I embossed my light purple background with snowflakes... I felt that the sentiment Peace & Joy was perfectly hopeful for the Hop To Stop ... My wish is for all to find Peace and Joy for the holidays and always...
It was also a great opportunity to use my new snowflake dies from CTMH.. LOVE them... this is the smallest of the two so they are pretty big but this one was the perfect size to file in some of that space above my sentiment. And I scattered some purple CTMH bling from my stash around.
A beautiful diecut Angel Wing from Memory Box, some squigglies from Paper Sweeties, some pretty purple ribbon from my LSS, leftover leaves from music note paper from this month's Lessology project, and a pretty pre-made paper flower from Hobby Lobby... oh... and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in gold of course... similar to Inka Gold finished it off.
Here is the sketch! So... come and play along with us and I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping!