Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #349

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's so much fun.  I love all the circles and dots.  Of course, you don't have to take the sketch literally, it'll fun no matter how you interpret it.

My card, I have to say is really lacking in the creativity area.  It was such a busy weekend there was no time to play and Monday was super exhausting, so when I sat at my craft table and started on the card, I was Midas' evil twin - everything I touched turned to sludge.  So I pulled out some ancient stamps from SU! and played with the emboss resist technique.  It's still not what I had in my head but it's still a bright, cheery, sweet and simple card that will be great as a note card.

So my dreams of grandeur was to replicate a card that Dawn from WPlus9 created - using a simple technique to create the bokeh effect.  Well, let me tell you, you need to have a good white pigment ink pad - one that isn't called soft cloud.  It's too soft.  I had a beautiful-ish watercolor background and then proceeded to ruin it with the white ink that I have.  It just didn't work.  Then I tried to cut the sentiment so that I had the inked background "come through" the lettering of the sentiment and it didn't cut clean through so this is what I came up with.

Again, it's not a bad card, it's just not what I envisioned to try and share.

Please head on over to TMS and join us - I'm sure what you come up with will be fantastic!!

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hey Melissa,

You're being pretty hard on yourself, your card is actually very pretty! I love the soft background. Some days cards come together, almost making themselves LOL - but sometimes its a battle. All your effort was worth it.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty card.

Patti said...

Well Melissa young lady - I love your card and my thoughts were precisely that this was such a lighthearted and cheery card!! "Hello Sunshine" is one of my favorite sentiments because my dad used to say that all the time. I do know the feeling of everything I touch sometimes turning to sludge all too well but we are our own worst critics of course. The recipient will LOVE it too!!

Debbie said...

I had other ideas for this sketch that didn't work either, but this is really great!!

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

I detest bad craft days. I think it's bright and happy! You made it work!

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