Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #137

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  I am so thrilled about this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is the Judged Challenge so it has some added twists and turns and extra fun.  And we're sponsored by There She Goes stamps, so then to top it all off, we have some fun stamps to play with, too.

So we have a sketch designed by me.  The added twist is Monochromatic.  Now I know we all played with this same type of challenge last week with Love to Create, but I had already scheduled this part of the challenge quite some time ago.  Too late to change - so we'll just play with it again.

Do not let sketch intimidate you, it's a challenge and that's why we play.  Here's my card....


I also have a little something up my sleeves, too.  Theresa is hosting the week at TSG, so the challenge for TSG is What are you Hiding?  Add a hidden element to your card.  So I set to work last night to make my card to incorporate their challenge, too.  Here's what I am hiding....



I love this swivel card.  Behind the bow is a brass brad from the office supplies store.  And behind that front panel is the greeting.

Now another fun thing about my card - I actually dug into my stash and old techiques.  The paper is vintage Stampin' Up! and the coloring technique - well, let's just say I was pleasantly pleased that my blender pens still work.  I haven't colored with a blender pen and inks in years.

So join us, and heck, while your add it - really push yourself and play along with TSG, too.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Bloom
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Card stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Porcelain Prints
Tools:  Oval cutters (CM), Lacey Borders dies (SNSS), Cuttlebug, blender pens. brad
Embellishments:  Blue-green satin ribbon (Offray)

10 Encouraging Thoughts:

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning,the layout is just so effective love it hugs Cherylxx

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! This pretty flower is perfectly accented by one of my all-time favorite DPs and I absolutely love this technique -- definitely going to try this one!!

Theresa said...

Miss, this is beautiful. I love how the card opens into the sentiment. What a great surprise. Thanks for supporting me with my challenge at TSG.

Dawn said...

So pretty Melissa! The swivel top is so clever. Love it!

Angela said...

So pretty; I love the ribbon paired with the diecut...perfect embellishing!

Kathy said...

So pretty Melissa! That swivel design is wonderful. Love the vintage SU paper, always a favorite pattern of mine.

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Beautiful job Melissa!! I love how you were able to combine both your sketch challenge and the TSG challenge in this one project!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Melissa, this is great! I've never seen a swivel card. I'll need to find a tutorial for it--it looks like a fun one to make. Love your coloring and the blue ink you used to stamp the image. So pretty and feminine.

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the swivel top!! Beautiful coloring!!

Marie said...

Wow, Melissa, your 'pushing yourself' is fantastic. You really knocked this right outta the park! Every inch of this card is magnificent. Love the creative swivel.