Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Ostrich

Sorry, I'm late again. I had the surgery on my other eye on Monday, and this one was a little tougher. A different type stint was inserted in this eye and required a bit more invasive procedure, so I'm still quite swollen.

Having problems seeing the screen, so am definitely typing in the dark, but didn't want to be any later with this week's card than I already am. 

The sketch shows staples used in the ribbon strip across the top. However, that little element can be changed up a bit (use your imagination) as shown with the DT samples. Some have used staples, one has used Baker's twine, I think one has used buttons. I have used gems. I also didn't use ribbon, but rather a piece of strip that came off the paper I used for the background. It already had the scallops printed, with the solid, so I just measured a piece and used it. I added the two gems instead of the staples.

My image (as are so many of mine lately) is a colored clip art that I have collected over the years. I LUV the little ostrich with her horn-rimmed glasses. I added some small gems to each side of her glasses. She is a glitzy kind of gal, so needed the added bling!

That's basically all I had to do to create this adorable birthday card. Base card, pattern paper, image and some bling. There you go! Think I will be using this sketch (with variations on the gems) whenever I need a quick but cute card. It was just too, too easy and fun to make!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Autumn Thyme

Good morning. This is Thanksgiving week here in the USA. Our neighbors to the north, Canada, have already celebrated their thanksgiving -- they are smart and do it earlier so it doesn't get lost or overlooked by the Christmas season.

I have used the Thanksgiving/harvest theme with my little card. The base card is a light tan with a layer of green topped off with three lovely fall colored papers. The three papers each have a subtle monochromatic pattern embedded in it (you can see the pattern in the left paper, but the photo isn't showing the other two very well).

I matted my oval cut clip art with a green oval and added an orange ribbon and two little resin leaves. 

Despite the many different elements in this card, it went together quickly. I can definitely see this sketch being used for so many different themes (holidays, birthdays, get well, thinking of you). The little bow and flower can be switched out in so many different ways to compliment your theme and/or image. Let your imagination go wild (smile)!

Have a great week, and I hope that those of you here in the US will have a blessed Thanksgiving with good food, good friends and family, and lots of good laughter. God bless.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone. I am not going to be posting much about how I made my card. I have had the first of two eye surgeries so am having some problems seeing. This is our TMS for this week. It is super easy to make although my "square" isn't quite as diamond shaped as the picture (or as shown by the other DT members). I think it still captures the essence of the sketch. 

Please take a few minutes to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for more samples of this sketch. 

Have fun seeing what you can do with this unique look and then show us, at Tuesday Morning Sketches, what you did.