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





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12 comments:

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

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  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!!
    --Becca

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the DP you created!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  8. Oh wow what beautiful cards. Kim

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