Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #335

Good morning TMS friends!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  The sketch is up at TMS and it's another favorite by Debbie.  I chose this one because I hadn't been able to use before when it debuted.  I was also very excited when an idea I had came together - using the sketch with some creative license.

First of all, I flipped the sketch...


The wrought iron fence is the vertical element on the sketch, the center tree the circle element and then everything else is just what you do when you fill in the sketch.  The elements aren't quite layered as they appear in the sketch, but I do love the way this turned out!

The base of the card is a digital image (trees/sentiment) from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  The wrought iron and birds are die cuts from a retired die set called Garden Romance by Heartfelt Creations.  I used ONE marker on this project.  I colored the trees and birds using Distress inks and ink blenders.  I colored the tree trunks with a Copic marker... oh, I lied.  I used two markers, I also used one to color beaks and then a Copic liner to make eyes on the birds.  I'm not really good at ink blending, but I think my lack of skill was perfect for these trees - they have texture and a little depth.

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4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Barbara Derksen said...

Hello Melissa,

Your card is way out of the park - so original! Loving the fence, trees are a welcome touch in the middle of the dark, dull winter.

Thanks for reminding me that I can still CARD spring and summer, even though it seems so far away.

blessings

Daffodil Cards said...

What a GREAT card, love your colouring, lots of shading. Fab fence too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Melissa!! I live all you did playing with the sketch and it's still recognizable! :) Love the fence!

Kris B said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch! I love the little scene you've created and the coloring is lovely!

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