Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #689

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  It's that time of year again!  It's our Annual Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.   We only do this challenge once a year and it's comes with a prize.  Head on over the blog for details.  But before you go, I'd like to share a couple of projects that I've made.

First up are my Christmas Trees.  I found this video on YouTube of these dupes of department store decorations.  The video is by Made on Maple Street. I saw these and called my friend Kenny to see if he could cut me some wood.  He cut 2 sets because he wanted them, too!

I painted them with cream and green trees with chalk paint and the smallest tree with acrylic paint that I painted on and then wiped off with a baby wipe to give it a stained look.  The large and medium trees I used Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios.  The color is called Snowdrift.  Pretty appropriate!  The small tree is Glacier Paste by Tonic Studios in white.  I bought jumbo popsicle sticks and painted them with black chalk paint and then using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out Merry and Bright from white vinyl.  After applying the words to the sticks I covered them with Mod Podge.  I added some stars that I got from Dollar Tree.  I think they turned out really cool!

I also, finally, made the pick up truck from SVG Cuts.  My grandpa had a truck like this.  I hardly remember it but my sisters do!  It's just such a classic and very cool design.  Then I die cut the garland and glued on the boughs.  Made tiny gold glittery bows (die from Mama Elephant) and added ornaments using Nuvo Drops.

My daughter helped me hot glue the lights on the truck.  It didn't come out as great as I envisioned because there was too much wire between the lights, but you should see this lit up.

Oh wait, you can see it lit up!

It looks so pretty at night!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join in the fun! Thank  you for stopping by and please leave me a comment for an extra chance to win a little prize.  I will randomly draw a person for a die set from Spellbinders - even my team is eligible to win.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #688

 Hello!  Can you believe we're 12 days to Christmas?  Well, the latest and last sketch of 2022 is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and my card is pretty fitting.

My card features Clocks & Cogs from Tonic Studios.  I decided to subscribe to their monthly Creative Kit for a little while.  I may have shared that I really want to get into art journaling and I felt their kits could help me.  I've realized that once I had their products in my hand that I really didn't know what I was doing but I'm determined.

I am not the biggest fan of slimline cards but sometimes you need that space to get your idea out on paper.  Everything on this card is from that Clocks & Cogs kit.  I die cut out several of the cogs dies from various card that was included.  I'm not sure if this "my" color palette but it is lovely.  I'm going to send this to my sister for New Year's.  I think this works!

Zooming in a little closer, you can see the gorgeous Nuvo Crackle Mousse - the color is Water Nymph gives this card so much texture.  I also applied a small amount of Nuvo Glitter Paste Bronze Metal.

I had a lot of fun making this card, discovering these materials and it's making me super excited to get into art journaling.

Please join us at the TMS blog for this last sketch of the year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #687

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  I have been so excited to show you this card!

This card features Holly Jolly Gnome die set and the Argyle Sock embossing folder from Spellbinders.  The stars are from the August'20 card kit of the month also from Spellbinders.  I embossed a white panel and then inked it up with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

And check this out.  This is so adorable!

Aaaccckkkk!!  Don't you just love it!?  My other special group that gets this card is going to love it!!

Please join us at the TMS blog and leave the team some love.