Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #133: Get Well Soon!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hello Blog Friends, and Happy Valentine's Day to you! We're back with another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge, and this week is the judged challenge with a 2-1-4 twist: you must use 2 ribbons, 1 embellishment, and 4 layers. Think you're up to the challenge? Well, let's hope so, because our sponsor is DRS Designs and their stamps are fab! I mean...just look how cute sick little Leonard is in this photo. :)

Jessica George has come up with a really unique sketch for this challenge:
She designed this to be a 4-1/4" square card and a scrapling. However, I made my card, incorporating everything into one card--not because I'm clever or ornery :), but because I didn't know what a scrapling was. Darn it! Turns out scraplings are cute and fun to make, too. But, in case you don't know what a scrapling is, it's just basically an A2 card base that you trim down to a 4-1/4" square card. The leftover scrap can be decorated to coordinate with your card to be used as a bookmark, or gift tag, or whatever you want. Isn't that a great idea! Anyway, you can make one card, as I did, or design a card and scrapling. I know I'm definitely going to make a scrapling eventually--just not today.

Here's my take on this sketch:
I colored Leonard with Copics. Then, I added Glossy Accents to his thermometer and glass vase, and a drop of Stickles to the center of his flower. I also drew little lines on the screw top of his ice pack. For his blanket, I colored it with Copics, then used the colorless blender to make light lines, then used a Prismacolor pencil over that to add a plaid design.

The image was cut out using a Crocheted Circle Die, then I paper pierced it by holding a Spellbinders circle die in place and piercing inside it to get the holes in a circular pattern. The sentiment was heat embossed. 

For the ribbons, I cut slits in the dp and just pulled the ribbons through before tying them.

Here's the inside:

I used a Prismacolor pencil to draw the blue lines. I love that look.

So, that's it for my card today. Be sure to go to the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog to check out the rest of the Design Team's awesome creations, then design your own and link it to the site for a chance at a fantastic prize from DRS Designs. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a crafty week!

Stamps: Leonard Pig Sickday Blues (DRS Designs); Sunshine Cheer (Our Craft Lounge); Lg Porcelain Crackle (Stamp Camp)
Paper: Picket Fence (Lily Bee Designs)
Ink: Copic markers, Distress Ink
Dies: Crocheted Circle Die (Our Daily Bread); Fancy Tags Three (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Organic embossing folder (Cuttlebug); embossing powder (Zing); ribbon (Offray); Prismacolor pencils; button; twine (The Twinery); Glossy Accents; Stickles; sewing thread; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Mona Pendleton said...

Adorable card Cheryl! Happy Valentine's Day!

Audrey Pettit said...

This totally makes me smile! Adorable card, Cheryl!

Carla S. said...

Very cute card, Cheryl! Adorable image and great design!

Jessica G. said...

Hilarious image and your glossy accents are the perfect touches! Awesome spin on the sketch!!

Kathy said...

Cheryl, this is too cute. Love the gloss on the vase and thermometer. Fun crocheted die, too. Such a cheerful and cute get well card.

Anonymous said...

Sooo much fun, Love it!

Marie said...

Utterly adorable card, Cheryl. Just too cute and the coloring is super! Love the glossy accents.

Theresa said...

So very adorable!! Fabulous coloring. Love how you did the sentiments.

Dawn said...

This is so adorable Cheryl! The coloring on the blanket is amazing. Great job!

Angela said...

Adorable...love your little piggy!