Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #306

I am a huge fan of is my go to accessory for masculine cards.  I love the added texture and it easily replaces the more feminine ribbon. My card is based on the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I am still experimenting with the Prima watercolor pencils.  Watercolor is really a stretch for me.  I really like everything neat and tidy...while I love the free flowing look of watercolor...the struggle is real! More practice to come.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Noble Deer Stamp Set-Retired Stampin Up
S1508 Perfect Frames-Retired
Fresh Air Paper Packet-retired
Burlap Ribbon-Unknown
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Prima Watercolor Pencils

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Inkspirational-Use Your Stash
Shopping Our Stash-Fabulous February (Pine Trees)
Simon Says Stamp-Create A Scene
Sparkles Forum Challenges-Include an Animal

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Wow! Your card is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  2. Lovely card! I love your composition and the use of the burlap ribbon. Very nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. This is a perfect masculine card. The texture of the burlap goes well with your paper choices. I learned to love watercolor...still not good, but it is really fun. Keep practicing!! I think starting with the pencils is great for those of us who want things neat. The 'no line watercolor' technique is another good step. Thank you so much for sharing with us at AHSC this week.

  4. This is such a handsome card Allisa! Fantastic coloring and I LOVE THIS SENTIMENT-ha! I like that you continued the burlap on the inside also. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational~

  5. Fabulous masculine card! Love the image and the texture the burlap brings!
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  6. a fabulous card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at sparkles monthly!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  7. This is a terrific masculine card - and it looks like you are off to a fabulous start with the new method of colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  8. Great card, I love the earthy colours and the colouring detail is great! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  9. Great scene, Allisa - my Dad the wildlife lover would have appreciated it so much! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. What a wonderful image and sentiment! Thank you for joining our animal challenge over at Sparkles this month, I do hope you'll join us again very soon,
    Love Jacky x
    Sparkles DT


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