Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #148: Glad We're Friends

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hello Friends! It's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge and Meljen's Designs is our sponsor this week. They have some really cute images and you can even get some of them pre-colored for those times when you need to make a card quickly.

Kathy has given us a sketch that is perfect for using your favorite stamp as a focal point.
I wasn't able to use a Meljen's image this week, so I chose a Flourishes pansy stamp, that I hadn't inked up before, to make a card for a friend whom I'm going to visit in Texas in a couple of days. I just love all the beautiful colors that pansies come in. After coloring the image with my Copics, I masked it and used my Copic air brush system to color the background in a light blue, then used the pointy brush end of a dark pink Copic marker in my air brush to spray "dots" of ink over the blue. I didn't know exactly what to expect, but I love how it turned out! 

For the white trim, I used a paper piercer to add holes around the perimeter of the crocheted circle die cut and also the border alongside the yellow gingham dp. To tie everything together, I accented the image with a black cs layer and used small pieces of black cs behind the diamond shaped openings along the border.

The inside is fairly plain, expect for the coordinating pansy bookplate stamp that I stamped in the corner, in Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's inspiring work at the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge blog, then create your own masterpiece and link it up for a chance to win!

Also, Melissa is holding a DT call, so if you're interested, check out the details here!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful BBB22: Beauty of the Garden
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge 41 GL41: Circles and More Circles
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #104: Pocket Full of Posies

Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the rest of the week!

Stamps: Botanical Bookplates Vol. 2 (Flourishes)
Paper: The Basics (Paper Studio)
Ink: Copic markers; Memento; Distress Ink
Dies: Std. Circles Sm., Fancy Tags, Lattice Border (Spellbinders); Crocheted Circle Die (Our Daily Bread)
Accessories: Fleur de Lis edge punch (EK Success); Paper Lace II embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (Taylored Expressions; paper piercer; Copic air brush system; rhinestones; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! Love the color combo and wonderfully colored pansies!

Bernie said...

Gorgeous Cheryl just gorgeous! Love just everything about it.
Have a safe and fun trip.

Dawn said...

So gorgeous Cheryl! Love that color combo! The image is really stunning.

Angela said...

This is lovely...wonderful texture and I love the touch of black!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Fantastic colouring and amazing embossing, wow!! Thanks so much for joining us for a Bring Back Beautiful challenge this month :)

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS inside and out! Your coloring is just AMAZING and I LOVE how you use a paper piercer to make the tiny holes! Your friend will LOVE this! Enjoy the HEAT in Texas! Wish you were coming to Houston so I could meet you IRL!

Kathy said...

This is stunning Cheryl. Love the coloring and air brushing. The tiny bit of black just makes everything pop.

Marie said...

Another fantastic card, Chetyl. Love the background by those beautifully colored pansies.

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully rich and vibrant, Cheryl! Love the gingham! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous! I love all the inking that you did. The colors are lovely and the image is beautiful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love those yummy colors and you image is fantastic.
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Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! And gorgeous coloring!

Shelby said...

Beautiful and then some more beautiful with this card!


Olivia said...

Gorgeous. Love the color palette and your coloring of the images. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia ormcraftynights.blogspot.com

Kathy Jones said...

Such a gorgeous card!!! Love your colours and colouring!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Sherry said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft's Challenge.



Conniecrafter said...

such lovely flowers and like the embossed background to go with them!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing along in Gingerloft's challenge and good luck!