Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #400

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I've been looking forward to this sketch since Debbie sent it.

But first - I have great news!  I got to talk to my son this weekend.  He's doing fine and adjusting to bootcamp life.  He's a little tired of getting yelled at all the time, but he realizes it's only temporary.  I was just so happy to hear his voice.

Okay - now we'll talk cards.  As I said, I've looked so forward to this sketch, I made two cards.  I was going to make more but I wasn't feeling well so my day was spent bonding with my comfy couch.  Up first, for the girly version...

This card features Buttercup stamp set from There She Goes stamps (long since closed) and leaves from Richard Garay.  It's a little hard to see, but I did stamp the card base with a background stamp by Raisin Boat.  I colored the images with the Zig Clean Color markers.  The leaves I 2nd generation stamped them using Limeade Splash ink (Fun Stampers Journey).  In some places I didn't stamp of the ink so well but I like the overall affect.

My second card is a bit more masculine.  This one I sent to my son...

This one features Butterfly stamps and sentiments from MFT.  I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI so I can get some intense color.  The butterflies I stamped with PTI's Soft Stone ink.  Then I added some little touches with gold gel pen.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog!  Have a great day.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Janice M said...

Both your cards are very pretty but for some reason that butterfly really jumps out at me?! Maybe it's the Kraft CS? Great job and hope you feel better.

Daffodil Cards said...

Must have been good to hear your Son was settling in OK. Your cards are Wonderful, great design too.

Patti said...

I love both of these Melissa and I like the effect of the background stamping you didn't even need to mention that you didn't necessarily do that on purpose! There's nothing like our sons voice when they're far away right I'm so glad you got to hear him and that all is OK

Wanda said...

Love both of your cards this week. Kraft CS is my fav! And the buttercup card is stunning. Wonderful news that you were able to speak to your son.

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