Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch#150

 It's always so nice when someone takes the time to comment on my posts, that I try to return the visit and comment on their blog. That's how I discovered the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge. Thanks Cheryl for the comment and for encouraging your readers to participate in this challenge. 

Tuesday Morning Sketch with a twist. The sketch, created by Melissa on the TMS DT added a twist: use black and kraft plus one other color. The DT's made some outstanding cards using this sketch. You'll be inspired and delighted to see a few of the sponsors digital stamps were used.

Designed to Delight digital stamps is the sponsor for this weeks challenge. I haven't had the opportunity to use digital stamps, so I'd sure like to win and learn how to use them.

Here's the 4" X 7"card I made. Card stock covered with a piece of brown paper bag, then added the frame and scalloped oval  die cut. Embossed, stamped and embellished with punched flowers and self adhesive black pearls. Pearl dimensional fabric paint was used on the corners and the scallops. 

It's always tricky to finish a card with dimensional paint pearls, the risk of bumping or spearing the paint can ruin the card and it is difficult to squeeze consistent dots. The other thing is to walk away and let it dry. I did well with this one. 

I think it's nice, maybe next time I'll use a bright color to make it pop. I learn something every time I design a card. As I'm blogging and seeing the card on screen I imagine ways to improve it. Do you experience that?

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."  
~Sydney J. Harris

Thanks for looking. Leave a comment and I'll come to visit you.
Be well Carole


  1. You are quite welcome, Carole! This card is so beautiful. I really like the cluster of white flowers--it's truly elegant. I know what you mean about the paint pearls...smearing is always a potential problem when applying it, but walking away is MY biggest problem. I almost always lay something on top of drying pearls (usually my arm!). Thanks so much for joining us again at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  2. Carole, this is beautiful. The white as the third color looks crisp and pretty. Beautifully done. I'm the same with the liquid pearls, can't count the times I've squeezed out a huge blob and ruined something! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

  3. So pretty Carole! Love the pop of white! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Gorgeous card Carole. Very elegant, you did wonderful with the sketch and the colors. I am so glad that you find inspiration from my team, I think they're the sweetest around and so super talented. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. This card is simple and elegant. The design works well for this color combination. I think it will also work for a bold palette, as you said you'd like to try next time. I look forward to seeing it. Bravo!

  6. Hi Carole, I saw your comment on the Out & About Moxie Fab post, so I decided to pop by your blog and say hello. What a lovely card you've made here! It is so elegant and timeless. Well done! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Thanks for the lovely comment .. Love those white flowers on the black background .. Beautiful!

  8. just so beautiful card
    hugs Pia

  9. Love the black and white - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  10. Hi Carole, Your card is stunning. I love the contrast of the white. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


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