Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What's UP? Have a Look!

Happy Tuesday morning friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  TMS has a great sketch by our newest design team member, Janice.  This is a really fun sketch that has lots of layers and lot of embellishments and lots of inspiration (boy that was a lot of lots - smile).

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week with an adorable stamp set. (I'll insert a photo if I get one, but I have it on the best of authorities that it is super cute.)

Here's the sketch:

My image is an old Stampin' Up set (I think the name was Safari, but not sure) which I stamped with Stampin' Up Mustard colored ink. The base card is kraft, and the matting color is dark brown. The two DPs are from a Simple Stories 6 x 6" pad called Take a Hike. The compass was cut from a piece of DP from the same pad. I matted the compass with brown and then used pop-dot adhesive to slightly lift it. The "grassy/bushy" pieces below the giraffe's neck was made from a hand-punched tree which I cut in half.

Have fun with this sketch!  Use stamps or dies or digit images.  Create a card, an art journal page, a tag or any other creative way you can imagine. If you want more inspiration, go to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at what the rest of the team have made this week OR join us on FaceBook. You cannot add your card to the FB page, but if you follow us there, you get a sneak peek and a day's head start on the weekly sketch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spring Blossom

Hello fellow crafters. This week we have another brand new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I know it is going to become a fast favorite. Before I show you the sketch, let me say that this week's sponsor is the wonderful Sami Stamps. I'm a bit partial, having been on her original design team, but I think Sami's images are just wonderful. 

Here is the sketch you will need to use this week in order to qualify for a chance at winning some of Sami's lovely images:

This sketch can be used horizontally as shown or turned and used vertically. Either way, the results are quite lovely.

I kept the original vertical format for my card. I started with a white base card, and layered it with a lovely soft green. I then cut two panels of the soft floral DP for the main background and a matching strip for the side panel. I have added white flower shaped lace between the horizontal panels and the vertical striped panel. My lovely image is called Spring Blossom. I colored the image with Copic markers after printing it off onto Neenah solar white card. I added three pink pearls (Recollections) to the bottom of the striped panel, and I added a sentiment (layered onto a green circle) to the top of the striped panel.

Please visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to see the cards the other DT members have made to inspire you. As always, you will find lovely examples showing various ways to use the weekly sketch. Then, join in this week's challenge for a chance to win some Sami Stamps images of your choice.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrate Love

Good Morning friends!  So happy that you've joined me for TMS first original sketch of 2017. Happy Valentine's Day to those of you that celebrate this holiday. 

I hope you love this sketch. It worked well if you still have a few Valentine cards left to make but it also works quite well for an anniversary or wedding card.  If you really can't use hearts, it's just a shape, change it to one that suits your needs.

Here is our sketch:

Our sponsor this week is Pink & Main. Michelle is generously offering a $20 gift certificate to our lucky winner this week.

I decided to go a little "elegant" with my card this week. I also left the sentiment blank. As I mentioned above, this card can be used for Valentine, wedding, or anniversary. Since I already had my Valentine cards made, I've left my options open (smile). I have created a classic white-on-white card with a subtle bit of pink.

The card base is white. The embossed heart panel was created using a QuicKutz small hearts embossing folder. (I'm not sure QuicKutz is still in business, but I'm sure you can find heart embossing folders in other brands.) I used white organza ribbon, and I cut the center heart using Spellbinder's scalloped heart die. (The heart is the perfect place to put the appropriate sentiment. You can use a word stamp, word die cuts or word stickers.) The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, and the leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Last Look at 2016

Good Morning to all my blogger friends.  So glad you've joined me today. This is the last revisited Tuesday Morning sketch. These have been so fun to create new cards with, but next week we will start the new sketches for 2017. Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.  We all know how much you love these sweet, adorable images - just as much as we do.  The prize is 2 digital images of the winner's choice. Sadly my image is NOT from All Dressed Up. I have run out of printer ink so had to use an image from my already printed off stack.

I picked our sketch this week. This one by Jessi and it is a classic one.  Another one with big elements to play with. This sketch can be elegant look or whimsical depending on the elements you use with the ribbon!
My card base is white. The DP is from a Recollections pack (from Michael's Crafts) and is matted with green. The image is a Mo Manning image which I colored with Copic markers.  I also matted the image with the green card. I wrapped ribbon around the bottom and added a flower and leaves (both Recollections brand).
I hope you have enjoyed working with the retro-2016 sketches. We would like to see you use this last one and join our wekly challenge. Remember, post your entry at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.
Have a good week everyone, and happy crafting!