Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #392

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one by our newest DT member Janice.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch with all the layers.

I also fun a lot of remember what it's like to color and blend with Tombow markers.  And let me tell you, it's way better using them on Bristol Smooth card stock than it was to use them on Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White card stock.

Sadly, a co-worker lost her grandmother a few days ago, so I made this for her family.

My card features papers from the DCWV stack, White Ginger.  The stamp is from an old set by There She Goes stamps, the sentiment is a stamp by Hero Arts.  I colored the image using Tombow dual brush markers, primary palette and a blender pen.  There are little tiny drops of sunshine which was created using Nuovo Jewel Drops - Limoncello.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - c'mon and join us!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #390

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm sorry I missed you last week - I just really needed to keep a low profile.  I had a bad attitude (to put it mildly) but I'm better now.

This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's our first new one of 2017.  I love this sketch and just remember - a heart is just a shape.  Swap it out if your card needs a different shape.  Our sponsor this week is Pink & Main and my card features Hugs Needed stamps and Hugs die.  I also took inspiration from Jennifer McGuire.  You can find her technique here.

So if you know me, you know I don't care for Valentine's Day.  Never have, even when I had a sweetheart.  I believe if you love someone, you should tell them everyday.  But "hugs" my sign off to everything (almost everything) so this card is totally me.  The "& kisses" part - well why not.  I'll send this card to one my sisters or my daughter.

This is a window card with tulle... when my mom had her wedding flower shop when I was a kid, we used to have to make this filler pieces for the bouquets from tulle.  We, my sister and I, used to call them frou-frou (pronounced frew like threw but with an f) which became our technical term for it.  It wasn't until I was quite grown up that I learned it actually had a name, tulle.  Anyway, there is tulle between my decorative panel and my card base.  The sentiment is glued to the front and the shadow piece is glued on the inside of the card.  You can't tell in this picture, but I did use my Wink of Stella clear on the hugs to give some sparkle.

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