Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #137: Lavender Birthday

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hi Blog Friends! Here we are back at Tuesday again, and time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (TMS#137). This week, Jessica, of There She Goes Stamps, is sponsoring us, and it's also the Judged Challenge, so the added twist is: Monochromatic. 

Check out Melissa's sketch:

And, here's my interpretation:

I stamped the sentiment and cake image with Colorbox ink and set it with my heat gun before coloring with Copics. This card is for my daughter to give to a friend for her birthday, and my DD's one request was that I use a lot of Stickles, so I've used it on the cake and the two little candles in the sentiment to give the card a little sparkle. I wanted to add "pearls," but I think something is wrong with my Violet Pearl Pen. The dark purple dots on the small squares are the Pearl Pen. They wouldn't retain a pearl shape at all--just flattened completely out. I noticed while using it that it was very thin. Guess that one may never work right.

I loaded up the inside with more Stickles, but left most of it clean so my DD can sign it. 

If you'd like to enter two challenges at once, the current TSG challenge is a "Surprise" challenge, which means simply to add a surprising element to your card.  This could be a hidden message or pop up.  If you really stretch your imaginations - this card could really hit that WOW Factor.

Ready to play?  Good!  Because we're ready to see what you do with this.  Have fun and don't forget to go to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and link up your creation and leave some love for the team.  Be sure that if you want love left for you to turn off word verification.  And, if you do decide to add the TSG challenge go on over to the TSG blog to link up there, too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Topsy Turvy Cakes (Just Rite)
Paper: Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co)
Ink: Colorbox; Distress Ink; Copic Markers
Dies: Classic Ovals Lg, Classic Scalloped Ovals Lg, Fancy Tags Three (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Dots, Circles & Stars embossing folder (Sizzix); Offray ribbon; metal flowers; Stickles; Pearl Pen; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the colors and all the sparkle! Great take on the sketch!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful combination of textures and what a sweet image! The touch of sparkle is perfect!!

Theresa said...

Cheryl, this card is so spectacular. I love the purple and the sparkle. Your daughter's friend is very lucky to have a Cheryl original. It's simply gorgeous.

Hope you are doing well my friend.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love the purple color and of course the stickles.

Gerry said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. The pearl pen dots may not have held their shape, but they still add a lot to the card.

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty birthday card, great job with the sketch too.

Audrey Pettit said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl! So loving all that purple and love your take on the sketch. The blocked design and stamping are wonderful. Love how you outlined each block.

Angela said...

Lovely card...wonderful texture!

Melissa Craig said...

I love every part of this card. The colors, the soft hues, the image. It's all so fabulous.

Debbie said...

This is very pretty!! I love that embossing folder!!

Marie said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl. Love the soft color palette and that deliciously colored cake. The inside sentiment stamped on the fancy tag...great idea!

Shelby said...

Beautiful use of the purple shades and just love all of the texture you've created in your design!!