Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #159

Good Morning!  It's another glorious Tuesday and after stumbling over each other to get ready this morning, the day is off to a pretty good start.  You can't go wrong with a good cup of coffee in hand and having someone else do the driving.  I'm sure Hollyanne and I will work out our bathroom routine by the end of the week.

I've posted the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one!  This week's challenge is sponsored by Sparkle Creations and the prize is two adorable stamps.  Sparkle was so sweet to send a few team members stamps, unfortunately, the Post Office wasn't moving fast enough.  So I created a card using some old stamps that I haven't played with for awhile.  I took this advice from my long time friend Sandy Domelle. I read a post on her blog today how we're always striving for the latest and greatest, that sometimes we forget about some stamps in our collections.  So it was fun to pull this out.

The base of my card was created with some digi paper that I have had forever.  And then I cut the scalloped circle out of Chocolate Chip card stock.  Flowers are stamped from CTMH stamp set Tickled Pink.  I think that's wrong, but there's no name on the package and that's the was search results came up with.  I created the sentiment from Raisin Boat's No Loss For Words set.

Stamps:  Tickled Pink (CTMH), No Loss for Words (Raisin Boat)
Ink:  Summer Sun, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive (SU!)
Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Paper:  For the Girls - Ella digi paper (Bella Gypsy ACOT)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Scalloped Circles Nesties, 5/8" circle punches
Embellishments:  chocolate brown satin ribbon (Offray)

10 Encouraging Thoughts:

Angela said...

Lovely! This was a tough sketch and you have really pulled it off!

Sandy said...

This is VERY pretty! i love how you have the stitching going over to the large scallop and how you popped the leaves on the flower. The 3 little sunflowers were the perfect toch to the sentiment. Just LOVE those sunflowers! Great card!!!

Laura said...

Oh, this is so pretty Melissa! I love the way the two colors of ink have added so much dimension to the petals!

Jessi Fogan said...

This was a tough sketch for me too - you've rocked it! The little sunflowers are such a great accent, and I love the multi-inking & the popped leaves :)

Debbie said...

Great idea to use what we have rather than to keep getting "more"!
I love the warm colors and that beautiful flower!!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so pretty, I love all the cute flowers.

Dawn said...

Love this Melissa! The paper is gorgeous too.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love that you used two shades of yellow for the flower.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Wow, Melissa, i just scrolled down..like i have just been doing for all my TMS teamies and i get so distracted by all the wonderful creations..that i am having a tough time making to everyone's blog right now..the weed saying on the first one was great..and your sentiment with this one is perfect!

Theresa said...

Simply said and beautifully done!

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