Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #440

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit and would love it if you'd leave me a comment that you were here.  Our last revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one was my pick.  I picked this reason not only because I think it's a great sketch but because the first time around, I really hated the card I made with it.  Don't even go lookin' for it.  :0)

This card features stamps and dies from Pink and Main called Inspire.  I used Bristol smooth paper to create a tri-fold card which also made the ink blending spread like icing on a cake.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves.  I used a blending tool to ink up my stamp with the same colors on the cluster of butterflies.

I meant for the colors on the card to go the same direction as the butterflies but I didn't think about turning the card upside down to ensure that I got it that way.  Oh well, I think this way it looks like the blue is the sky on the lower part of the card.

Here's a look at that lower part with the flap up...

And then here's a shot of the inside.  This part features stamps from Concord and 9th and Hero Arts.  Also to create the top flap, I used a die from Papertrey Ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card and it is some sort of inspiration for you.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

Oh, if I can just another minute of your time, I wanted to share my latest amigurumi project - this is part of the Star Wars collection by Lucy Collins that I am making for my son.

My sister's comment on him when I shared on Facebook - "amazing, he is."  I think he's pretty cool!

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Melissa, I love the pretty colours and the wonderful butterflies. The yoda is adorable.

Carol L said...

I am loving this card so much with the beautiful design, great butterflies and amazing colors! I love the idea of all those butterflies taking flight together too! This is a gorgeous take on the sketch, and the little Star Wars guy is a cutie too :) NJ on everything!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love those butterflies and the colours you used, great design for the card too.

Patti said...

Amazing he is for sure! Your sister got that right! I REALLY wish I could do that too I learned how to crochet but haven't been doing anything except working on a simple throw for like a year lol. Now you've inspired me with yet another craft! I do love your card too and I would have never thought a thing about the order of the colors, it's a neat shape and your butterflies or well everything its all just so pretty & perfect.

Debbie said...

I liked your last card, but you really rocked it this time! I love the blended ink and these wonderful butterflies!
Cute Star Wars guy!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Melissa you are multi-talented. Firstly your card is so lovely, inside and out. I appreciate you sharing both the inside and out! Your butterflies look like they could lift right off your project. And, your crochet Star Wars toy for your son is imaginative and soooo sweet!

Janice M said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the way you did the butterflies. And the Star Wars/Yoda is adorable!!

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