Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #468

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a nice one.  I love the layers and little bits.

The September Simon Says Stamp kit arrived in the mail on Friday and I was so excited to get to play with it over the weekend.  It's pretty bad though, I still haven't played with August's kit!  Ack!  I am hoping to get some time this upcoming holiday weekend to play with all the goodies I haven't played with yet.

Look at that gorgeous paper that came in the kit!  Oh my goodness!  It doesn't die cut very well, but I forgive it for giving me such a hard time because that finish is just too pretty.   So it appears that unicorns and mermaids and the latest trend.  Every stamp company has come out with their own.  And honestly, I haven't like any of them because they are way too cutesy and cartoon-y.  So not my style.  This set is more on the side of artsy and pretty.  As of this posting, the kit is still available for purchase.

I enjoyed coloring this one up.  I stamped on the Bristol Smooth card stock.  I colored with the Zig clean color real brush markers.  I only used water to blend the tail a bit.  The background was colored by blending on Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks.  I also blended on some Faded Jeans but then I ended up covering it up.

There is a coordinating die set that can be reserved, but $40 is a bit too much for me.  These images were not difficult to fussy cut.

I added some Nuvo Crystal drops to the bubbles to give it some shine and dimension.  I made the sentiment using Nuvo White embossing powder - I really need detail white.  It's in my SSS cart.

You all know how much I love decorating envelopes.  I made this one.  The gray of the card base and the gray of the envelope don't exactly match, but that's okay.  I love how this envelope came out.  If I space the address correctly, the zip code will fit between the angle fish and the starfish.

I hope you like the card and that'll you join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge.  Please be sure to visit the design team blogs, too.  They deserve your kind words.


Have a great day!

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Andrea W said...

That background paper is really pretty and I love how you colored the images. Fun card!

Patti said...

OMG I was so close to getting that card kit also! It just wasn't in the budget at this time. Such a pretty card I love your coloring and I do love the envelope also. I can tell you enjoyed creating this great card!

Carol L said...

I agree, that paper is gorgeous and just perfect for this image! The coloring is great, and I love how you put this all together! Good luck working on those kits - I've never bought one :)

aussie aNNie said...

First, thanks so much for your lovely and very inspiring comment. I like to 'squeeze' in a card in between all the design team work. Lovely card Melissa and absolutely love your card and papers...it's a stunner..xx

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