Tuesday, May 9, 2017
A Beautiful Day
Hello everyone. We have another sketch for you from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and here it is:
Our sponsor is returning sponsor DRS Designs. I want to point out that they are running an awesome promotion this month. For every $20 you spend you will be entered to win over 75 unmounted stamps. That's over a $500 value!! For our prize, they are offering a 15% off coupon.
Now, as you will note, I turned the sketch. My image is from DRS Designs, and it definitely lent itself better to a horizontal shape rather than a vertical one. I colored the lovely image using my Copic markers.
The card base is cranberry red. The papers are from a DCWV 8 x 8" pad (several years old). The background DP is a design of strawberries, leaves and blue flowers. The smaller strip is a coordinating DP with smaller strawberry plants in a row with blue stripes in between. I also matted that piece with the cranberry colored cardstock. Last of all, I stamped my sentiment onto white card, matted it with a piece of green and then with the cranberry. I did not have a blue that matched well, so I used the green that matched the leaves in my image and on the strawberry papers.
I finished off my card by putting two yellow gems in the center of the strawberry flowers of the image. I had colored the centers yellow, but decided I not only liked the little extra bling, but the yellow of the gems showed better than the marker.
This is a classic sketch that can be used over and over. Have a look at the cards the DT made -- despite the same sketch, they all look so very different. I think you'll enjoy working with this sketch very much.