Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Butterfly Thoughts

Another Tuesday means another wonderful sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. This one threw me a little bit at first because there is an image in the oval. Of course, that was only to suggest an image or die cut and not to be taken literally, but my mind kept focusing on that image - duh! Took me walking away from the sketch entirely before I could wrap my mind around what to do. 

Instead of using a literal die cut shape on top of my oval, I used the oval to cut out a picture from Heartfelt Creations. It is one of their many beautiful pre-colored card toppers. I used papers from the same pad (Lovely Lilacs) for the background and the three strips at the bottom.

I added a dimensional bead butterfly and black gems to give my card some dimension.  I added three small black gems to the body of the butterfly in the oval, and three along the right upper corner. The butterfly under the oval is the bead.

I used one of the sentiments from the paper pad for my top, fishtail piece. 

The prize for this week's schedule is a brand new Night of Navy ink pad from Stampin Up. 

Please join us this week by creating your own lovely card using our sketch and posting it on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

Have a great week, and a great weekend.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I Will Care for You

Are you enjoying the sketches we've been using lately at Tuesday Morning Sketches? I have. They have been so easy and wonderful to use, and I've really liked all the cards that I've been making using our sketches. This week, Melissa has provided another wonderful sketch, and I hope you will give it a try.

I started with a white 5 x 7" card base. The green background is a scrap from a piece I previously used. It is from a Recollections 12 x 12" pad. I debated on matting it with black since I was matting my image and my die cuts with black, but decided the white card made a nice "matting" for the green and white paper. As I said, I did mat the image (from Heartfelt Creations) with the black and punched two black circles to "mat" my cut outs.

The anchor and star fish dies are from Marianne Dies and Crafts. They went perfectly with the Heartfelt Creations paper as both images can be seen in the seascape. I lightly inked the die cuts with CTMH Oak Brown ink. 

My daughter found the ribbon among my stash, and it is a perfect compliment to this card. Not only is it the "right" color, but it is slightly textured, reminding me of beach sand.

Have a wonderful week, and do take a little time out to do something you enjoy (perhaps even use our sketch and join this week's challenge). 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Special Hug

It is Tuesday morning again, so time for another wonderful sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. This one looks simple, but is also quite versatile. It can be elegant or fun -- the look depends on you and the papers and images you pick.

I have gone with a little bit of a sophisticated look since many of the people I send cards to these days are older adults. This one uses a print from Heartfelt Creations. (I do so love the papers and images from them.) I started with a deep purple (actually plum) as the base card. The dark green printed paper, the purple printed paper and the image are from the Classic Petunia Collection pad. 

Had I planned ahead a little bit better, I would have used my Classic Petunia stamps and dies to handmake the flowers; however, being quite slack lately with my creativity, I had to use flowers from Recollections. The purple has a lovely pearl center and matches the petunias in the print. The green roses, also by Recollections, matches the light green petunias in the print. 

The sentiment is from the same pack. It original read "A special hug for you." However, the full sentiment was too long for the card, so I trimmed it down and then matted it with a piece of the green.

Hope you will have a great week with some time for crafting, and if you are so inclined, we would love to have you use our sketch and share what you make with it. Our prize this week is a bag full of happy!  What do I mean by that?  Melissa has got a bag filled with all kinds of lovely paper flowers -- big ones, little ones - all kinds of colors.  You're going to love it!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Delightful Daisies

I know the flowers on my card aren't really daisies, but I liked the alliteration of the two words I used in my title (smile). This week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches is another one with lots of possibilities. I can't wait to see what all our followers do with this.

I have used a paper from a digital set by We Are 3. The set is called Sunflower.

I used a white 5 x 7' card as my base and cut the We Are 3 piece to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4". I cut a piece of orange card and a piece of yellow card to make the band across the bottom. The two flowers were from my stash (I've had for ages and ages), and I created them by combining smaller flowers with larger ones and adding an amber colored gem. The sentiment is from a stamp that I've had for quite some time. The card was simple as 1-2-3, but turned out quite nice looking. The look will vary depending on the paper and the flowers (or other element) that you use.

I have not seen what this week's prize is going to be, so can't let you in on that. You'll need to check the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog sometime tomorrow. However, we hope you will join us this week by making your own card and sharing it with us on the blog.

Have a good crafting week!