Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #484

Hello! Thank you for stopping by!  It's time for the Annual Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Be sure to visit the blog to get the low down on the challenge and see what everyone made to share with you.  Cards, wall art and a hand painted card!

My project features my very small, very minimal attempt at mixed media.  I cannot let myself and really try this out.  But my daughter will love it - it's her favorite picture of her and her boyfriend.

The canvas is 8 x 10 and I gesso'd it first.  Using the Mandala Maker stamp set by Gina K, I stamped out the mandalas on vellum with die inks from Simon Says Stamp and MFT.  Because it's on vellum the ink stays wet so I able to emboss each layer, no not right, round of the mandala.  I then cut them out and glued them to the canvas.  Using my Silhouette I cut the frame out of a few pieces of card stock and then the silver foil paper and glued all them together.  I also cut out the letters and covered them with embossing ink and then added Mermaid Blue embossing powder.

I truly wanted to add so much more - I want to do mixed media with reckless abandon but I just can't take myself over that edge.  I wanted to stencil some embossing paste onto the canvas.  I wanted to add embellishments but in the end I made a hard scrapbook page that still needs so much more.

You have until December 30th to play along and Tuesday Morning Sketches will resume challenges on January 8th.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday is special to you and your family.  And in all of our cultural differences, we have one in common - Happy New Year!  I hope 2019 will be a blessing to you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #483

Thank you for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit and your comments.  The very last sketch of 2018 is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  My card this week is a pretty loose interpretation of the sketch - but we all have to take some creative license some time.

My card features December Simon Says Stamp card kit, a cover plate die from Kat Scrappiness some beautiful embossing powders from Simon Says Stamp and WOW!  Ink colors from Simon Says Stamp and MFT Stamps.

There's a couple of scraps of paper that I've featured before from a past card kit from Spellbinders.

Just look at that shine!  The embossing powders are Metallic Platinum from WOW! and Ultra Fine Mermaid from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is actually 2 different ones.  "Sending Lots of" is from Beautiful Flowers (SSS) and December kit Christmas Cheer (SSS).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #482

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  It's simple with some easy elements and it's very flexible - it can be whimsical or it can be elegant.  It can be anything you want it to be.

My card features some great products that I scored from Pink and Main during their Black Friday sale.  I've had my eye on this die since Michelle released it last month.

This is the Eyelet Cover plate and isn't it great!!  I love it.  I cannot wait to play more with it, I have some ideas running around my head.  The sentiment is also from Pink and Main, it's from a set called Believe Script (pssst - it's on sale for $9).  I cut the cover plate die and just layered the white on white.  I then pulled out some scraps that I've had left over from one of the Spellbinder's card kits I bought months ago.    These colors give a nice winter feel without it being that theme.  I was going to two lace flowers but I dropped one and the puppy picked it up and chewed it to shreds.  I also had been playing with the die so I had this cut piece sitting on my desk.  I used it to blend on some Fog ink by Simon.

Just look at the shine from the paper and that eyelet design!  I love how this turned out.  I'm glad this turned out well because I didn't have the best weekend.  In fact, I whined the entire weekend (the only ones that heard me was the dogs and they didn't care).  I still don't have my Simon Says Stamp December kit and I still don't have the other two orders that I placed during some great Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.  One package was supposed to be here Thursday and the other Saturday.  What's really frustrating is I don't even know where my stuff is!  Tracking just says "your package will deliver later than expected but it's still on the way!"  Like that's what I want to hear.  Okay, I'm whining again.  I'm sorry.

Please join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for this week's challenge.