Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #

 What a quick week it was again!!  Thank you so much for visiting.  Today’s Tuesday Morning Sketches #603 was another fun one although I fear that my card is a little ho-hum compared to the rest of our fabulous team!  I certainly enjoyed making it though.  I had the Carta Bella papers still out on my desk so I used another one of the cut-out designs along with this pretty Floral Market paper.  

I’m still very sparingly using some of the trims that I got from Melrose Vintage when I was working in Phoenix a lot, I’m going to be really sad when I use the last of it.  Not that I can’t get more pretty trims elsewhere but I just have such fond memories of stopping by before heading home to Prescott and perusing their beautiful store and selecting my treasures! This trim is from there and really all the colors go beautiful together here I just don’t think I got that great of a pic. 

I bet you will use some really fun shape rather than a boring ol’rectangle and I am very excited to see how your card turns out too!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #602

Happy happy today to you!!  LOL I realize that you may not be visiting on a Tuesday and I often say happy Tuesday. :o)

I totally cheated this week, I was in a shabby chic mood so I pulled out my bag of scraps that I got for a Beatrix Potter tea that we had for the little girls from church a while back.  I think this paper is Carta Bella most of what is in the bag is but I wouldn’t stake my life on it.  

Anyway, one of the sheets has some cut out stuff on one side and when I saw it - it was pretty much what I had in mind to create.  Then I made it really quick and felt bad that I didn’t try harder so I tried painting a quick wreath which was acceptable until I tried to paint Thank you on it haha- trash!!  I knew I was rushing and not in a very careful mood so I should have looked for a stamp instead but my play room is just a big MESS and I was lazy.  So I embellished the first option and called it done! 

It’s a small 4.5 x 4.5 card - I was happy that I already had a pack of that size cards & envelopes...well because I’m feeling lazy this week + it is the hubs birthday week and he took some time off so I’ve been hanging out with him more.

Just for fun I’ll show you my dud and also the little notebooks that I made for the tea.

Have a great week and have fun with the sketch!

The Potter image is a printable that I purchased from Etsy - I made quite a few different things.  But apparently I was not in a careful mood that day either because the image is cattywampus!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #601

 Happy happy Tuesday and thank you for being here!!  The cards I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #601 were nothing but FUN!!! I got these cute little sets “Besties” from CTMH because they remind me of my granddaughters so much!!  I know they will love the cards I made them but I am also going to cut a bunch of uncolored images and send them to the girls to craft with.  They just so happen to be on sale right now for only $5 stamps only or $10 with the thin cuts! I usually don’t advertise on these posts but I thought I would be remiss in not sharing that.

I’m trying to make or send something to all 5 of my grandchildren at least once a month.  To try and stay a little more connected and share fun together. I have pics of the girls that you would be wowed by how much they look like these images but it would take me too long to track them down at the moment.

This is a great sketch by Andrea and  I don’t know what it is about this size slimline but I LOVE it!!!  I like it a lot better than the regular slimline size.  I adjusted the size of a regular envelope in Cricut Design Space and it worked like a charm to make cute matching envelopes.  Boy that’s a fun way to use up paper if you want to make cute use of surplus paper! 

Now you’re turn to play!!  Head on over to TMS to check out the sketch and see what the team made (Tuesday Morning Sketches) and I’ll see what you make soon!! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #600 inspired by Let’s Make Art

 Hi - thanks for stopping by!! 

The minute I saw this Tuesday Morning Sketches #600 (600! WOW!) by Melissa this idea came to mind and I couldn’t do anything else even though I got pressed for time and rushed my paintings I decided that no matter what I was going to use them.  

The second card is inspired by a photo my SIL took of her and my brothers back yard sunrise in Arizona.  I took a bit of artistic license on it. 

The first one is inspired by Let’s Make Art.  I subscribe and subscribers have early access to the videos but you can see the Spring Sunset in the April Box and will be able to view it when it is released in a couple weeks.  Sarah had so many free outlines and videos I enjoyed and learned so much from her that I subscribed almost a year ago with intentions of only doing it for a few months but I can’t bring myself to stop now lol. 

I hope you have a wonderful week and have lots of fun - relaxing creative time!! I’m looking forward to seeing your take on this fun sketch :o)

Not sure if you can tell but on the second card I used Vanilla cardstock instead of bright white—I love it when I watercolor because it really matches Arches watercolor paper well. It just seemed better for the colors in this one. 

Have a NICE week!!