Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #507

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  And you may feel a little deja vu.  We did have a sketch similar to this before and all I can say is it's caused by creative interruption.  I start with one sketch and end up with another which results in two and I don't catch it until later.  But hey, it's a fun one so it's okay to do it again!

My card features a butterfly die from Crafter's Companion - it came with my Gemini and I've never used it.  It also features sparkly alcohol ink paper from Ranger, Pearl Alcohol inks, a sentiment from Concord & 9th and an embossing folder from Paper Studio.  It makes me so sad that this was best picture I can get because IRL it is gorgeous!


I started with a white card base.  Then I embossed a panel of Navy Pier card stock.  Then I outlined it with a turquoise gel pen.  It lost the color, pretty much, but left the beautiful shine.  Then I covered a piece of the shimmer card stock with 3 different colors of Pearl Alcohol ink.

I die cut the butterflies and covered them with 2-3 coats of Platinum embossing powder by Wow! and adhered to the inked panel.  This photo makes the blue panel and the inked panel look like it's clashing but honestly, IRL it works so well together.  I finished it off with a sentiment strip of Elephant Gray card stock with the Platinum embossing powder.  In hindsight, it should have been in white.


This angle shows all the shine and loveliness going on and you see the sentiment.

I hope to see you at the TMS blog - be sure to stop by and play along and leave some love for the team.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #506

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by and to those who left comments, thank you for taking a few extra minutes to leave your kind words.  It's appreciated.

The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is a fun one by Debbie.  I enjoyed it so much that I made two cards.

I will be helping out Pink and Main at Stampfest in Kississimee at the end of the month.  Michelle entrusted the make 'n take to me.  She sent me all the supplies needed for it and I decided to play a bit further.  So my cards feature Pink and Main stamps and dies from the May release.

This first card features the new flower cover die and the pansy die.


My daughter said it's pretty, but she couldn't really tell what it was.  So I guess from that perspective my color choices weren't the best.  I still like this card.  I love love love this cover die!  My card also features pattern paper from Pink and Main, oval dies from CC Designs, hello die from Hero Arts and Nuvo drops.

This second card, I turned it 45 degrees.  It features an older cover die (eyelet), Bright Side stamp set that I colored with Copics and lots of Nuvo drops!



The strip of decorative paper is from CC Designs.  I really loved playing with all the Nuvo Drops!  This card is sooo happy!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog - I can't wait to see what you make with Debbie's sketch.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #505

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's a really fun one.  It can be a little overwhelming at first glance, but I promise you, it's really easy.

I had fun making my card.  It features stamps and coordinating dies from MFT Stamps - these are retired.  But any floral image you may have will work.  The sentiment stamps are from WPlus9, a set called That is All.  I also used a die from Simon Says Stamp to cut the arch our of the card and acetate window sheet by JudiKins.


Other supplies:  Embossing folder by Darice, label dies from Spellbinders, Nuvo Drops and I colored the flowers using colored pencils and gamsol.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #504

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  I like all the elements on this sketch and honestly I think I designed around all the Nuvo Drops I have.  LOL

My card features this adorable stamp and embossing folder combo that I found at Michaels for $2.  Who can pass that up?  I also used a couple of my Spellbinders dies, some heart sprinkles by Doodlebug Designs and lots of Nuvo Drops - well, in 3 colors anyway.


I embossed a panel with the folder.  Its orientation is meant for a portrait card, but the sketch is landscape and  I wanted to keep it that way for sketch and to ensure I have enough room on the card for all the elements.  So I just moved it over, lined up the design and ran it through my Cuttlebug again.  It did put a line in the paper but that's easily disguised.  Then I lightly ran an ink pad over the embossed panel so that only the embossed part would pick up a bit of ink.  I stamped the fox and colored him with just a few Copic colors and then fussy cut it out.  The rest of the elements are left overs from a past Simon Says Stamp kit.  I think the border die I used is from MFT but I don't remember - it might be from CC Designs.  Nevertheless, it's retired wherever it's from.

I hope to see you at TMS blog with your creation.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #503

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  I would really appreciate you leaving me a comment, even if you just say hi so that I know you were here.  The latest sketch is at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Andrea.  I think you're going to enjoy this sketch - I sure did.

My card features stamps and paper from the May 2019 Simon Says Stamp kit.  This is a gorgeous kit that I'm sure is sold out by now, but the elements are available separately.


I tried my very best to watercolor the flower in the center like the flowers/butterflies on this paper by Moda Scrap.  It is stunning.  I came a little close.  Honestly I think I would have needed liquid watercolors to get that right color match.  But I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Instead of putting the sentiment in another box I just stamped it directly onto the card base.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #502

Hello and thank you for stopping by today.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's sketch is one of Debbie's.  It's a fun sketch and I enjoyed taking it fairly literal.

My card features a Park Lane big dots embossing folder (which is the prize this week) and stamps from WPlus9 and Concord and 9th.  It's a simple card but I really love how this turned out and this red card stock, which is from Fun Stampers Journey, is a perfect red!


This card was really easy to put together.  I embossed the base to give that texture and omitted the remaining layers.  I also omitted the twine/ribbon element but only because when I laid out the main panel, I forgot to leave room for it.

I stamped the flowers on some die cut circles using Hero Arts ink.  These made some super easy, very quick notecards.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and again, thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #501

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun and easy.

My card features stamps from Simon Says Stamps and sentiment stamps from WPlus9.  My card started out with making the background.  I die cut circles from masking paper and placed on some Neenah Solar White card stock.  I then blended on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  This matches perfectly to a gift bag I bought at Walmart. 


Do you ever just create a card that you truly love?  Well, I think this sketch is one that you would go to again and again, so I say, make your card interchangeable.  Make up a bunch of sentiments and then when you need a card just slap on the appropriate sentiment.  My second card is the exact same base but it's a get well card.


I don't usually do bright colors but this one actually worked for me!  I love this.  And if you know me, you know that in my world polka dots are a color.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  Have a great day!