Saturday, July 25, 2015

Never Forget...

The card I made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #117 provided the inspiration for my card.
The image of an Indian elephant was stamped onto a grid of hexagons. The coloring was done using Spectrum Noir markers highlighted with clear Wink of Stella. The hexagons were backed with craft foam and popped up on a panel of yellow glitter paper. This was adhered to a white card base covered with a panel of turquoise glitter paper.
A larger hexagon was stamped, die cut  and colored, then backed with the
yellow glitter paper and craft foam and adhered in the lower left corner. In
keeping with the sketch, three pink gems were added to the top right corner. The inside of the card was stamped and colored to match the sentiment.

For challenge fun, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.

Techniques: Die cutting, coloring, fussy cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Marching Elephant from "A Taste of India" by Sheena Douglass
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir markers
Cardstock/Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper; turquoise and yellow glitter paper from stash
Dies: Spellbinders Hexagons
Misc.: Gems from stash, craft foam


  1. Another interpretation of the Sketch, different and out of the box, but very nice. I like your sentiment too.

  2. Wow! Cool stamp set and cool the way you designed the card having it stamped over the hexagons... love it! Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts!

  3. Very cool card, I love the stamped image and how you die cut it into the hexagon shape, very cool and very unique! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  4. Another awesome card Melanie! The image is fantastic and your glittery background is perfect!

  5. This is an amazing take on the sketch this week! I love how you added the elephant to the hexagons. Great job! Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week! :)

    Jess - DT Member,

  6. Love the elephant! The coloring is great! Like your unique take on the sketch too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda Norman
    DT member AHSC

  7. I love your interpretation of the sketch - great work. And that elephant is just stunning. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.