Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #440

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit and would love it if you'd leave me a comment that you were here.  Our last revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one was my pick.  I picked this reason not only because I think it's a great sketch but because the first time around, I really hated the card I made with it.  Don't even go lookin' for it.  :0)

This card features stamps and dies from Pink and Main called Inspire.  I used Bristol smooth paper to create a tri-fold card which also made the ink blending spread like icing on a cake.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves.  I used a blending tool to ink up my stamp with the same colors on the cluster of butterflies.


I meant for the colors on the card to go the same direction as the butterflies but I didn't think about turning the card upside down to ensure that I got it that way.  Oh well, I think this way it looks like the blue is the sky on the lower part of the card.

Here's a look at that lower part with the flap up...


And then here's a shot of the inside.  This part features stamps from Concord and 9th and Hero Arts.  Also to create the top flap, I used a die from Papertrey Ink.


I hope you enjoyed my card and it is some sort of inspiration for you.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Oh, if I can just another minute of your time, I wanted to share my latest amigurumi project - this is part of the Star Wars collection by Lucy Collins that I am making for my son.


My sister's comment on him when I shared on Facebook - "amazing, he is."  I think he's pretty cool!

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #439

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This one is Jenee's pick.  This is a great sketch although color blocking is challenging for me - which this card sketch screams color blocking.

My card features a new stamp set by Papertrey Ink called Brushed Birds. I also used their inks Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores.  The branch and flowers are from a Concord and 9th stamp set, Beautiful Branches.  I stamped the branch using Oatmeal Cookie ink by FSJ and the flowers I used PTI Sweet Blush and Scarlet Jewel inks.  The paper is by DCWV.


The stamp set took a lot of practice to get it lined up.  I only managed to get one of the three birds to look half way decent.  I will definitely have to practice with this set more.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #438

Hello! Thank you for stopping by blog.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Debbie.  I really like this sketch because it has so many possibilities.  A true blank canvas.  I also like the angle of the focal point.

My card features an older set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I tried finding it on their website, but it looks like it may be retired.


I haven't used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in awhile it was just time I played a little.  I used the A2 scalloped note card die set from Papertrey Ink to make the card base and focal image.  I stamped the image onto Bristol smooth paper and did some really easy watercolor.  I am by no means any good at watercolor but this way is super easy and super quick.  I used Versa-Fine Black Onyx ink, colored the image and allowed to dry on it's own.  When completely dry - meaning I came back to it days later, I over stamped the image using the same ink (I kept the stamp in my MISTI) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also added a sentiment the same way.

I decided the base of the card needed just a bit of texture but I didn't have anything here at home so I picked up this really inexpensive background stamp at Joann's - $4.99 but it was on sale for 30% off and then I had a coupon for 20% off my total purchase, including sale items.  You cannot go wrong with that!  Made the stamp about $2.80.  Not to shabby!  I haven't stamped with a stamp on a woodblock in years!  I didn't like it.  LOL  As you can see, I didn't line it up well.


Here's a closer look at that coloring.  I used 4 markers and a water brush.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #437

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, it's Janice's pick and I have to say it's one of my favorites, too.

So making a card didn't go so well for me.  I had one idea that  just didn't work for me so then I tried something else.  I was going to try something else because I'm not super pleased with the results, but I just ran out of time.  So here's my card featuring Brushstroke Messages from Simon Says Stamps.  The papers came in that particular kit and if I remember right, it's Bo Bunny.  I could be wrong.  Anyway, here's the card....


I am not entirely happy with it.  My choice of pink ink wasn't the best choice.  It's Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.  It doesn't work with the soft pink of the paper as well as the pink shimmer paper.  But it is what is.  I really need that Tattered Rose color that is coming soon.  Can't wait!  I'm loving the other two colors of Distress Oxide ink I used - Antique Linen and Faded Jeans.  I should have started over, but I just was over it.

Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #436

Hello! Thank you for stopping by!  I'm a little late with my post this morning.  I went out last night with son and setting up my post completely slipped my mind!  I guess I still had vacation on the brain.  LOL

Anyway.... this week's revisited sketch is up and it's Debbie's pick.  I'm glad she picked this one, it's one of favorites, too.  My card features papers from DCWV, stamps and dies from MFT Stamps.


You can't really tell in the photo that the brown of the butterfly and the sentiment is embossed with brown embossing powder.  Whoever said embossing powder goes bad is only partially correct.  This embossing powder is probably 20 years old.  I am totally not kidding!  It was probably one of the first I ever purchased when I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! - and I probably bought it to pair with the Button Bear stamp set I purchased which was the first stamp set I ever bought from SU!.  How's that for a blast from the past.  It actually embossed really well, but it didn't stick in places.

Anyway, still love how the card turned out.  Please come join us!  Don't forget to visit the design team blogs - they work hard for you every week.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #435

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  It's been awhile, but it has been a wonderful break.  I've been crocheting again and I can't seem to stop.

So if you've been a friend of TMS for awhile then you know at the beginning of every year we revisit some of our favorite sketches from the past year.  Up first is Carol's choice and she picked a great sketch by Janice.  My card features the Dahlia Turn-about stamp set by Concord and 9th.  My sisters gave me an Original size MISTI as an I-love-you-gift, we weren't exchanging Christmas gifts this year, so I was pretty excited to use the MISTI with this turn-about stamp.


My card also features dies by Papertrey Ink and CC Designs.  Ink colors are by Hero Arts.  My sentiment didn't stand out as much as I'd hoped and it wasn't until I embossed it that I remembered the dark blue embossing powder that may have worked better.  Oh well - the card is still pretty.

Please join us over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  There is a super cute embossing folder available for the prize!   Also, visit the team's blogs, too.  Leave them some much deserved love!  I look forward to a new year of creativity with them and you.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #434

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by!  We've announced the Annual Anything Goes challenge and it's truly anything goes!  If you want to share a lovely plate of Christmas cookies, please feel free!

For my Anything Goes project, I am sharing an advent calendar by SVG Cuts that I have been dying to make for so long!!  So I made this one for the little girl next door.  I need to stop calling her that, she's 12!  Not so little girl.  But I am so glad she's shared the enthusiasm that I have for this project.


Is this not the coolest!  I used some beautiful Christmas papers, a collection called... hmmm, okay it doesn't have a name but it's by Heidi Swapp.




I hope you enjoyed by project and that it encourages you to give it a try if you've been hesitant as well.  Please join us, you have two whole weeks to do so.

Okay head on over to the TMS blog to join in the fun!  And be sure to visit the team, too.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!