Sunday, November 23, 2008

A couple of weekend sketches

I love what Laura (Scrapnextras) does each weekend, doing all the blog weekend sketches with the same stamps and papers making a lovely set. Well, I actually had some time this weekend to do the same (well kinda)!! I was able to do 2 of the sketches using Flourishes stamps. Each card has NO designer paper (gasp) -I made my own using Flourishes Damask background stamp. Since I need to stock up on my sympathy/get well cards, this was perfect.
This first card uses Jen's Sketch for you to Try layout. I just love the font of the sentiments in Flourishes Many Sentiments set -so graceful and elegant. The main image is from Flourishes Spring Ephemerals. I inked up the flower with baroque burgundy and colored the stem with my old olive marker. I then painted the 2 blooms with red Shimmerz. The background of the card is Flourishes Damask. I drug the edges of all the panels thru my old olive ink pad to soften them a bit.I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try for the layout. The organdy ribbon is Lemon Yellow and the bling is Mint Green, both are from Flourishes. I took my heat gun for a few seconds on the ribbon bow, I love the crinkly look it gives.

Here is a close up:

The second card, I used the magnolia flower from the Flourishes Lilac set. I colored the flowers with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Simple Sentiments set. The background of the image panel is Flourishes Damask. I drug the edges of all the panels thru my sweet blush ink pad to soften them a bit. I used Beate's Weekend Sketch #67 for the layout. The organdy ribbon is Lemon Yellow from Flourishes. I took my heat gun on this one too.

Card Deets (card 1):
Stamps: spring ephemerals, damask, many sentiments
Paper: baroque burgundy, so saffron, old olive, white
Ink: old olive, baroque burgundy, black
Accessories: green gems, ticket corner punch, SU! large and small ovals, organdy ribbon, swiss dots folder, shimmerz

Card Deets (card 2):
Stamps: lilac, simple sentiments, damask
Paper: sweet blush (PTI), barely banana, white
Ink: black, sweet blush
Accessories: organdy ribbon, paper piercer


  1. I love what Laura does every weekend, too! Your cards are so pretty! I especially love the color combo on the first!!

  2. Oh honey, you sure made a good use of time over the weekend. I wish I were nearly as productive with such stunning results to show for it!! These are precious!!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the DP you created!

  4. Michelle, I admire all of your work and check in regularly to see your beautiful new creations. I want to give you an award, which you will find at Made For Keeps.

  5. Oh, Michelle, these are just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the colors!

  6. Both of these designs are over-the-top gorgeous Michelle, love how you've illustrated both sets in your designs, just Fabulous!

  7. Gorgeous creations!! So beautiful!! ;) TFS!

  8. Oh wow what beautiful cards. Kim