Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #492

Hello!  And thank you for stopping by my blog.  The last revisited sketch is up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is Patti's pick.  I have to say, this is a pretty great sketch.  I challenge you to not take it so literally or if you do, really make it pop.

My card features a past stamp set from one of Simon Says Stamps monthly kits.  I think it was probably June or July.  Remember when I said I need to be careful with money?  Really think about the kits and will I use them.  Well, this one I should have re-thought.  I think I liked the extras better.  If anyone wants this stamp set - let's talk.

My neighbor's daughter turned 14 last week and she's really into marine biology so this card is fitting for her.  I did some gorgeous ink blending using Bristol Smooth paper and 3 Distress Oxide Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood and Twisted Citron.  I love how my blending turned out.  Then using a circle die I cut out 3 apertures.  I took another piece of Bristol Smooth and put it behind my inked panel and with a pencil I lightly traced the circles so that I knew where to stamp.  The mermaid actually spans the left and right circles but I hope I'm giving the illusion of one mermaid swimming down and only her tail is in view and the other is swimming by so you can see her sweet face.  Then I added a cute little sea turtle.  I colored these with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and a water brush.

I did cut my ink blended panel using the wonky stitch die by Kat Scrappiness.  I embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black card stock using Hero Arts White detail powder.  I stamped just a few more elements from the stamp set on to the inked panel.  Ella loved it!

I hope you enjoy my card and that you'll join us this week.  Please head on over to the TMS blog - I'll meet you there.

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Great card Melissa! It really looks like that mermaid is just floating through the ocean!


Debbie said...

Very cute card! I love your BG!!

Donna said...

Wonderful ink blended background. Really looks like the underwater. Great card!

Andrea W said...

The underwater scene is fun and a creative way to use the sketch.

Patti said...

I just love the apertures you cut smarty pants, I would have just called them circle thingys lol! I love the mermaid, I'll message you I almost got that kit but didn't.

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