Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #154

Good Morning!  Thanks for coming back.  I know - I never have 2 posts on a Tuesday, but please scroll down to see my GDT post for Try Stamping on Tuesday.

But for my regular Tuesday Morning Sketches post - we have a new sketch up and it's a Judged Challenge! Whoo-hoo - I love extra twists.  This week we're sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps (have you seen their July New Release!?!  Yummy!!).  The twist.... Things With Wings

Now this image is called Bluebird, but I just got some reddish brown Copics, so I wanted to try my hand at coloring a Robin Red-breast, my Mom's favorite bird.

This card could be a feminine card, but I leaned more towards the masculine side.  I love the gingham and the linen thread and stars.  I'm just happy with my card.  I hope you like it, too.

Image: Bluebird
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Kraft, Black
Paper:  Black/Khaki gingham (Michaels open stock)
Ink:  Tea Dye, Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Copics:  E13, E17, E18, E29, E33, E37, RV000, RV10, YG06, YG17, YG63, YG67, YR23
Tools: circle cutter (CM), felt, ink applicator tool, Cuttlebug, Argyle emb folder
Embellishments: star brads, linen thread

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

I do! I like it too! Nothing quite so satisfying as making a card that just turns out exactly how you wanted it :) I love it when that happens!
Love the bird - the colours are so vibrant!

Theresa said...

Such a lovely and elegant card. I'm with you - I love the gingham and the color of the robin. Beautiful!!

Dawn said...

So pretty Melissa! Love the robin and the pink dogwood. So sweet!

Debbie said...

Great minds think alike!! You and Theresa picked the same image!! This is a beautiful card!!

Laura said...

I love the sponging you did around the bird - it looks like it has a spotlight shining on it! Fantastic card, and another awesome sketch you gave us to wok with!!

Cheryl said...

This card is gorgeous! I love how you masked the image with a circle and sponged the edges. And your bird is wonderful.

Angela said...

So pretty! Love how the bird is placed in the white circle on the panel...very clever...lovely coloring too!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with bird image! Love the masking with sponged edges and gingham paper!

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