Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #265 in Triadic Colors

I used to wonder why I had to have two autoimmune diseases that kept me home most of the time and why I had to retire from teaching early. I'm frequently convinced that being home gives me a chance to pray for others more than I could while working 10-14 hours a day, teaching, planning, grading. Today was one of those days to pray. My 93 year-old mother-in-law fell in the bathroom and was lying on the floor a long time before anyone found her. Then she passed out again later and needed a trip to the ER. This was the first reason for prayer this morning and several more came during the day. Thankfully, she was merely dehydrated with nothing broken. There were also answers to prayer. I had to make a run to a nearby town to get medical supplies for her and had to fill the empty gas tank on my car, locking myself out. Another quick prayer for help knowing my hubby couldn't rescue me because he had to stay with his mom. The man in the car behind me had been a local police officer and said the police in that town would unlock it for me for free. Within five minutes I was on my way. I love answered prayer! I thanked Him for the speedy answer. I loved yesterday's 365 Promises that said God knows what we need even before we ask.

I had planned on a different card today, but decided to stick to a sketch and color challenge when interruptions kept coming. This sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and favorite pink papers that follow the Triadic Color Combo Challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week. I used CTMH shades from the red-violet, yellow-orange, and blue-green triad. You can read more about that color theory at Make It From Your Heart post here. I also cut the fun birthday sentiment in two parts for variety.


Thank you for visiting! May you be encouraged to know that God is watching out for you, knowing what you need before you ask! (But don't forget to ask!)

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dots ( Bashful pink dotted paper from Central Park)
Country View Crafts - Be Humorous
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Triadic Color Combination
Pile It On Challenge #142 - sports/hobbies or Make Us Laugh


Basslady said...

a very lovely card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laurie Levorson said...

Lovely triadic colors and very nice design. I like how you paired the heart and circle together for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

Alyson Mayo said...

That Gimme Some Sugar paper is so soft and perfect for a birthday card with a heart - even if it states FREE CAKE! Love the take on the sketch as well. Creating can almost always help to lift our spirits after such a difficult day as you experienced. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at both H2H and Atlantic Hearts :)

foleysfriend said...

Lovely card. The elements go so well together and the sentiment makes me giggle. Beautiful composition. Thanks for joining us at The Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.


Christine said...

Love the soft colors and the fun sentiment! A wonderful birthday card!
Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

Sue Bruch said...

Your card is just so pretty! I love how you were able to create a card that meets both challenges so perfectly! Thank you for inspiring us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

super sweet card! thanks for joining us at AHSC! good luck!


Lauren said...

This is such an adorable card- and I love how we chose the same colour combination for the triadic colours challenge!

Warrell Creations said...

Love the Gimmie Some Sugar Paper! Thank you for joining us over at Pile It On! ~ Marciava Design Team Member

Teresa said...

This is fun....and everybody loves cake - I mean 'birthdays'! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again xx Teresa DT

Sue Reynolds said...

Very cheerful card, love everything about it. Quite a few interruptions in accomplishing the card and hope your mom is doing well. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart this week.

Brandi said...

So fun, I love how you broke up the stamp set and put it on different pieces, adds great dimension. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

Melissa Robinson said...

This is super cute! Love the use of the Stitched Thin Cuts and creative use of the stamp images.

Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!
Melissa Robinson
Design Team Member