Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #183

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  I did enjoy my day off yesterday.  No, I didn't get to sleep in.  No, it wasn't all day long with my time to myself.  But it was just nice.  My new position at work requires me to think a lot more than the other position did.... it's exhausting.  But in a good way.  I don't look forward to my email in box when I get in, but hey.... it's a job!

This week's sketch is up at TMS and it was designed by our Laura.  She is also responsible for procuring our sponsor, too.  Lil Inker Designs is sponsoring and all I can is WOW!  Come on tax return, momma wants to shop!  Sweet clear stamps, great dies.... ahhhh, everything my little heart can desire.

Here's what I created with the sketch.  Now the card didn't exactly come out as I envisioned.  But I have shared that Valentine's Day is so not my thing and it sort of shows in this card.  Look passed the uneven coloring and just drink in this adorable little bee.

Isn't she the sweetest little thing?  That face is irresistible.  There is a lot of dimension in this card.  Laura stamped some images for us to use, she sent three of the bee.  I used them all.  The base and the next layer is popped up and then I popped up the flower and the wings again.

I bought my daughter some Smash tape (like washi tape, but lower quality in my opinion) that she never used for the Smash Book she created for her BFF, so I absconded it and used it here.  The strip looked great, but after that, the more you unroll the sticky peels off some of the color on the next layer.  Oh well, it was on sale and it doesn't look too bad as long as you don't look real close.  And who would want to?  My eyes are stuck on the bee.

Head on over to TMS to play with us.

Stamps:  2 Cute Ink - Sweet Bee (Lil Inker Designs)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black (Recollections)
Paper:  Love (Recollections)
Copics:  BG10, BG15, R27, R29, RV02, RV10, Y15
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Heart border punch (MS), oval cutters (CM), sm & med oval punches (SU!)
Embellishments:  Black dot Smash Tape, hearts (American Crafts), Diamond Glitter Glue (Studio G)

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

That's weird - I have that same smash tape & mine didn't do that :( That sucks! You are definitely right - that cutie-patootie bee is the star of this show :) Absolutely precious! And those little heart pearls!!

Angela said...

I love the black accents here and that cute pink bee...great idea to pop her up!

Jenée said...

Fun little Valentine card. I like the way you've used black for your mats -- really makes all the other colors POP!

Laura said...

Ok, the bee in pink is ADORABLE!! How much cuter can it get?! Love what you've done with the image Melissa!

Judy said...

Awww..what an adorable image..and I love your card...just so sweet.


Theresa said...

So totally adorable! I love that you colored this cutie pink - so adorable.

Debbie said...

Love the red/pink bee!! Those little heart pearls are sweet, too!

Dawn said...

Oh my Melissa! This is so cute! I love your pink and red bee. How sweet!

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