Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #565

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and even though I say this every week, it really is a fun one.  I actually designed this sketch with a specific die in mind.

My card features Arch Tag Dies by Pink and Main.  This is the die I had in mind when I made this sketch.  It also features the June Large DOM by Spellbinders.  I did some simple watercolor smooshing on the background.  I used Ranger watercolor paper and Speckled Egg, Dried Marigold and Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide inks.  I used them for the smooshing and the springs and buds on the flowers.  The gold mirror card stock came from Ellen Hutson.

The sentiment, I featured on last week's card, it came from the Flowering Cistus stamps and dies.  I cut the word you out twice.  From the gold mirror card and white card that I colored with Speckled Egg ink.

Here you can see the shine of the mirror card stock and how I finished off each bud with just a tiny drop of white Nuvo Drops.

My second card, this features on the front stitched rectangle dies from Pink and Main, a butterfly die from a past Small DOM from Spellbinders and a pop-up butterfly design from Lori Whitlock that I got on the Silhouette online store.  I also went crazy with drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  The butterfly I cut from black, light and dark turqoise and light and dark purple card stock.  I inlaid all the little pieces.  I did this to pretty match the big butterfly on this inside of the card.

This is a 5x7 card so you can imagine just how big this butterfly is.  I think I've already worn it out opening and closing the card so often!  LOL  It's just so pretty.

I hope to see you over at the TMS Blog - please come join the challenge and be sure to leave lots of love for the team.  Thanks for your visit.

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

Oh wow! These are both gorgeous, but that butterfly inside the card is just amazing!! Love it!!

Patti said...

Holy cow this butterfly card is one AMAZING card Melissa!!! I wish our whole team lived close and could get together!! The other one is gorgeous too so may wonderful extra touches - very artsy!! Love them both :)

Debi said...

The first card has such a pretty color combo. Love the smooshed background. The butterfly card is nothing short of awesome!

Tammy L said...

I love the mixed media background and the unique take on the focal point...really awesome!

Freubelmina said...

wow Melissa, both cards are very beautiful and so different.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Dear greetings, Wilma xx

Lisa Lynn said...

This is such an awesome card Melissa and I am so glad to have received it. We will have to plan to get together after all of this CoVID stuff.

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