Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #164

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and that means it's a whole week before Monday comes around again and it's time to post a new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Guylou's Inimitability.  I had a lot of fun coloring up this sweet image, this basket of apples covered with sunflowers is perfect for this time of year.

I did flip the sketch to accommodate the orientation of the image.  I kept the whole design very simple and some lovely hues of Fall.  I did use a leaf die for my background, I cut it in half to create a semi swag.  I also masked off the main image so that I could ink the image for a bit of distressing.  It's just as easy to create a mask from a digi image as it is to using a rubber stamp.  It's a couple of steps, but not hard.  Print the image on your card stock to ready your card.  Then print it another time on a piece of paper and cut it out.  Or print it out, then place a sticky note over that and print again.  That way you have the stickiness of the note.  The only thing with this technique and printing on a sticky note, they're coated a little so the ink doesn't dry completely so it could smear a little.  Just be careful.

Alright, head on over to the TMS blog to play along with us!

Image:  Apple Basket
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Stamps:  Framed Greetings (MFT)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa (SU!), Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Copics:  E13, E17, E33, E34, E37, G99, R27, R29, Y15, Y17
Tools:  Oval cutters (CM), Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder, sponge, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Leaves die (Spellbinders)
Embellishments:  Close to Cocoa grosgrain ribbon

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Angela said...

Really pretty, Melissa...love the aged look on the embossed panel!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE all the distressing you did on this card--especially the inked embossed panel. It gives the card such a soft feel. And, of course, your coloring is beautiful. Wonderful card!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Melissa! Love the embossing and the pop of orange. So pretty!

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