Tuesday Morning Sketches #127: A Happy Hello

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

[If you looking for my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #150 post, click here.]

Hello Friends! Today is a Big Happy Day for me!!! Melissa, over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, asked me to be a Guest Designer for the month of January! Whoo Hoo!!! I've been enjoying her weekly sketch challenges for a while now, and her Design Team always has the most awesome cards to get my right brain moving. Well, now that I have five whole weeks to be a part of that team, I hope my cards will inspire you, too.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. Isn't this a fab sketch:

And, here's my take on it:

I used Flouishes stamps for this card. I've put off using the Hollyhocks stamp set because it looked so difficult to color, but it turned out to be super easy. I'll be using it again, real soon, I'm sure.

The panel behind the Hollyhocks is a text background stamp from the Sweet Nature set. I stamped it first in Crushed Olive Distress Ink, then again, with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, that I first stamped off onto scrap paper to lighten it.

I wanted to put this nature quote on the front of the card, but didn't plan ahead for it, so I put it inside instead:

Quite a few of my friends and family have birthdays in January, so making this a birthday card was a given.  I better get busy making the rest of them!

Okay, now, head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for all the details on this challenge, as well as some fab inspiration cards by the design team, so you can create your own card and enter to win! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a spectacular day!

Stamps: Hollyhocks, Sweet Nature, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Paper: The Cafe Mediterranean (DCWV)
Ink: Memento; Tom Holtz Distress Ink; Copic Markers: Y11, Y13, BG10, BG70, YG03, RV55.
Dies: Fancy Tags (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Scallop Dot edge punch (Martha Stewart); lace; pearls; twine (The Twinery)
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Unknown said...

I love that you put the sentiment on the inside! I like doing that myself so to see someone else doing it...that's great!! You card is gorgeous, love your coloring!

Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! Congrats on being guest designer. Wishing you all the best in 2012.

Marie said...

Welcome to the TMS team, Cheryl. We are lucky to have such an amazing designer join us for January.

The coloring on your card is beautiful. Love the double stamped script and the lovely lace edging.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful card, Cheryl! I love the soft color palette and LOVE your stamping. That panel of hollyhocks is just gorgeous. Totally love how you did the sentiment, too. Tying the die cut with the baker's twine is fabulous. Congrats on your guest design gig!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Cheryl. I love the Hollyhocks set. :)

Kathy said...

Cheryl, this is stunning. Love the image and your coloring (think I have this stamp uninked in my craft room). Gorgeous creation and wonderful take on the sketch. So glad you are joining us at TMS this month. Look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Angela said...

Welcome to the team, Cheryl! Your card is beautiful...so elegant!

Theresa said...

Absolutely beautiful! I totally love that DP (I'm hoarding mine). You totally did an awesome job my friend. I am so happy you are part of this team. If I have my way you'll be staying!!

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful Cheryl! Welcome to the TMS team.

Maria said...

Congrats on being guest designer! Your card is very lovely! Fabulous paper and stamp image, so pretty! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card. The flowers are so sweet and I love the lacey touch. I have that paper, too, I'm almost out. So happy that you're joining us this month!

LOU said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Would love to receive this for my birthday... :) Have fun being guest designer.