Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #135: What???

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hi Blog Friends! Can you believe it's already Tuesday again? Wow, the days really fly by, don't they? But, I love Tuesdays because it means we have another sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches! I can't wait to show you the card I made with this week's awesome sketch, created by our own Melissa.

Digi Doodle Shop is sponsoring the challenge this week, and I used the most adorable Digi Doodle image for my card. It's called Twitty Diddle. He's a bird, maybe a pelican, and he appears to be just a little surprised, or maybe worried. Whatever he is, I love his expression. I colored him with Copics and used Glossy Accents on his eyes.

And, here's how I interpreted that deer-in-the-headlights look:

Whaaat?!? Don't you know that's what he's thinking? I had such fun with this card! I sewed all the layers down, cut the Fancy Tag out of chipboard, coated it with Mod Podge, then sprinkled it heavily with glitter and sprayed it with a clear gloss to keep the glitter from flaking off. I put Liquid Pearl dots on the perimeter of the image and popped it up onto the glittered tag, then popped the entire thing up on the card.

For the sentiment, I cut the letters with my Alpha Bubbles dies, colored them with a Martha Stewart glitter marker, then adhered them to the card with glue.

Here's a look at the popped up layers.

For the inside, I printed the sentiment, in a dark brown, onto a transparency and rubbed it onto white cs. I colored in the letters with Copics, in a gradient pattern of three shades of blue, then added Diamond Stickles for sparkle. I attached a scrap of dp left over from the front of the card and added Liquid Pearls to the motifs. The yellow doodling just above the dp is hand drawn with a fine tip marker. On a piece of blue cs, I scored lines along the edges, adhered the sentiment panel to it, then glued it into the card.

I can think of a dozen occasions for which I could send this card, for everything from encouragement to congratulations--even for a birthday! And, little Twitty Diddle is so stinking cute, I know he'd add a smile to someone's day.

So, will you join us for the sketch challenge? I sure hope so! You have until Sunday at 8:00 PM (EST) to link your creation, and one lucky winner will win a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop! All the details are on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, and you can get more inspiration from the rest of the design team there, too.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a creative week!

Stamps: Twitty Diddle--digital stamp (Digi Doodle Shop)
Paper: Hattie Papers (My Mind's Eye); Circa 1934 (Cosmo Cricket); Splendid (Authentique); chipboard
Ink: Copic markers; Distress Ink; glitter marker (Martha Stewart)
Dies: Labels Fourteen, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders); Alpha Bubbles (Sizzix)
Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); rhinestones; sewing thread; glitter; Glossy Accents; Stickles; Liquid Pearls; foam dots; transparency (for making rub on letters)
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Marie said...

Oh what a FUN and adorable card, Cheryl. Love the different colors on that cute birdie! Your squiggles on the inside are FAB. Will have to check out that image.

Audrey Pettit said...

SO makes me smile!

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Cheryl! Love the colors and layers and stitching! Cute image!

Kristii said...

Absolutely fabulous Cheryl!!! Love your style!!

Jessica G. said...

Too funny, Cheryl! Beautiful combination of DPs and textures; your coloring is awesome, too!!

Theresa said...

This is just too stinkin' cute!! OMG I got a kick out of this. This is just so totally fabulous. What a hoot.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I love that image, his expression is priceless and your coloring of him is fantastic, love the liquid pearls and sparkle framing too!

Dawn said...

This is so cute Cheryl. I love all the details and the image is adorable!

Angela said...

Love your funny bird and all the yummy, glittery accents...adorable card!

Shelby said...

What an incredibly fun card! I just love the embossing and your coloring of the bird is fabulous!


Melissa Craig said...

This card made me chuckle! I LOVE how it turned out. All your details are great, great colors and I like the touches you added around the focal image.

Maria said...

Very creative card! Love it! That bird image with the sentiment is perfect for any type card! Love the colors, glitter frame, and emblossed background...great job!!!

Debbie said...

This is sooooo cute!!! Every detail is great and I love that "deer-in-headlights" look!!!