Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Tuesday Morning Sketches Time!

Good Tuesday morning! We have another fun sketch from Melissa today; check it out here. We also have a fun sponsor as well, Some Odd Girl, which is a digi stamp company. I fell in love with the images; they are whimsical and have the cutest facial expressions! I choose "Happy Angel Kaylee"; she was fun to color, too! I have a tween daughter, so I will probably get more of these darling images....

Image: Some Odd Girl
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Soft Suede, PTI Stamper's Select, Love Elsie DP
Embellie: Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, SU! Black Marker, MFT Die-namics Cloud Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 6, EK Success Round Punch, EK Success 3D Dots

When I was planning the card, I thought Kaylee would be easy to cut out.... Wrong! It took some time to cut out the little tiny areas like by her knees and arms. I used my Cutterbee scissors and also my SU! Hobby Blade. After cutting I took my black marker and went over the edges to add definition. This is an easy trick that really works. Next time I will take before and after pictures to show the difference.

The sketch has 3 small circles on the lower right corner. I wanted to add some more sparkle, but didn't have any sparkly brads. I have coated brads in glitter before, which is pretty messy. I have found it is easier to punch small circles, add them to the card and then add glitter. I stacked the circles 2 high to add a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a peek at what the DT has come up with. I can't wait to see! Also, we would love to have you play along using Melissa's sketch.

Have a great day!



Melissa Craig said...

Super adorable job on the card!! I love the clouds.

Chris said...

what a cutie!! love the cloud shapes!

Becca said...

I love the little clouds, and the added shimmer, of course! The background dp goes awesome with your image.

Art Glitter said...

So glad you took the time to cut her out, she looks great! Good solution to the brads too. When ever I glitter something small like that I just lay it in the glitter to dry.
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Kathy said...

First of all, I love this card, the image and layout with the clouds just look perfect. Second, you are full of good tips and tricks! Love the idea to use glittered punched circles instead of brads or baubles, so clever. And I've never done the edging with a black marker, sounds like a wonderful idea, will have to try it. Thanks for sharing these tips.

Larissa said...

HI Angela!

Your card is really cute! The nestie has such a cute shape! I love the pastel colours you used!So clever to make those glitter thingies like that!

Talk to you soon!

Ps my package is on it's way to the USA! :)

PPS I am still not telling what is in it. LOL

Theresa said...

Angela, you did a great job on the image. You're right cutting her looks simple, till you get into the process. It's so worth it though!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome card, Angela! I like everything about it from the clouds to the die cut element using word DP!! And I'm very impressed with your cutting technique; I wouldn't even attempt it!

My stamping buddy brought these cloud die cuts with her on her recent visit -- these are SO fun! And so versatile, too, as demonstrated here!!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a cute card Angela! I love the Nestie you used & the little clouds. So fun!

Banu said...

WOW..Awesome card. I admire your patience in cutting out that image :) Great coloring and loved the idea of clouds. Very pretty.