Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #142: The Bottom Line

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hi Friends! Here we are again, with another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge! Take a look at Melissa's sketch:

I love using lots of different patterned papers together, and this sketch is perfect for a little mix-n-match. And, you have got to check out this week's sponsor: Raisin Boat. Raisin Boat is a unique company, in that they offer 200+ exclusive sets of stamps for purchase, brand-new, or for rental on a month-to-month basis--or both. How cool is that!
Bobbi and Kim, co-owners of Raisin Boat, were kind enough to send the DT stamps for this week's challenge, and I received one called, "Undies in a Bunch." I had a lot of choices with this set because it has sentiments for birthdays and encouragement, and several "undie" choices. I opted to make a masculine encouragement card. 

I paper pieced the boxers and colored the clothespins with a Copic marker, and all the dp's I chose seemed like good patterns for boxer shorts. The sketch called for 3 embellies, but I opted to put eyelets in the three dp panels and lace them with twine.

I randomly stamped all the different undie stamps on the inside sentiment panel and stamped half the inside sentiment over them. The last half of the inside sentiment, I stamped in white ink, directly on the dp, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Aren't all those undies cute? :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's blogs for lots of fun, inspiring ideas for this week's sketch (you can find links to their blogs on the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog), then get to work on your own creation and join us in the fun! You have until Sunday at 8PM EST to link up your project at the TMS blog. I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

Stamps: Undies in a Bunch (Raisin Boat)
Paper: Farmhouse (Crate Paper); This & That (Lily Bee Design); Happy Go Lucky (Shabby Princess-digital)
Ink: Memento; Colorbox; Distress Ink; Copic Markers
Dies: Labels Lg, Labels Sm, Classic Rectangles Lg, Classic Ovals Sm, Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white embossing powder; eyelets; sewing thread; foam dots; twine (The Twinery); Pearl Pen
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Carla S. said...

Terrific masculine card, Cheryl! Great colors and papers and image! Love the design , inside and out!

Angela said...

Great take on the sketch...love the stitching and mix of DPs!

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute, Cheryl!!!! I loove the shorts and what a great way to use the twine!!!!! You have used such pretty colors and papers, too!!!

Kathy said...

This is great Cheryl. Love the patterns you've mixed and the eyelets and twine are perfect embellies. The inside is finished beautifully, too.

Conniecrafter said...

Fun image and sentiment combo, neat idea with the stamping inside too, love your paper choices!

Melissa Craig said...

Wonderful! The colors are fantastic and I love the added depth with inking the edges. Great man card.

Jessica G. said...

Too cute! Love those paper-pieced boxers and your shading inside the die cut is such a beautiful way to really make the image pop!!

Marie said...

Super great man card. I'll have to case this for my men's basket. Love the color palette.

Theresa said...

Fabulous card! I love the colors. The twine is just awesome!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so adorable, Cheryl!

Debbie said...

Awesome card!!! I love the colors, papers, and stitching! Cute image!!

Dawn said...

Lovin' these cute striped boxers. Adorable!