Tuesday, October 19, 2010

TMS#64 (A New Trick, Too!)

Good morning! It's Tuesday so that means we have another fun sketch to work with from Melissa over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week our sponsor is Bee Crafty and Merrigan sent me this fun image called "Whimsical Girl Heart Garden". I just love her heart-shaped flowers!

The image is colored with pencils and I dotted her eye with a black gel pen. Her outfit is paper pieced and I finished off the image panel with some glittery Bella Dots. I realized after I glued the DP down that I had planned to round the corners like the sketch.... Shoot! I really don't know where my crafty mojo has gone! It seems to have deserted me.... I am really hoping it makes a comeback this week, since I have some days off; I really miss putzing around at my craft table!

Image: Bee Crafty Digital Image

Ink: Sakura Black Gel Pen

Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Rose Red, Basic Grey "Euphoria" Collection

Embellies: Wright's White Grosgrain Ribbon, Bella Dots

Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success 3D Dots

Tips and Tricks:

I had to photograph this card late last night and I have a dark kitchen---black cupboards and cherry colored walls. Even with over 900 watts of light, pictures look dark. I found, that if I put my Ott light close to my card, I was able to get much truer color in the photo. I usually try to take photos outside, but I think this will be a good option if that isn't possible. If you have one, give it a try.

I hope you will head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to check out the design teams' cards. Hopefully you will play along too!

Thanks for stopping by today; have a great week!



Jessica G. said...

Hey -- great minds think alike because I chose this sweet image and paper-pieced it, too ;) ! Awesome DPs and color combo to go with her and such a fun sketch, too!!

Kathy said...

These papers are beautiful and I love the pp dress. If this is how you craft with out mojo, then you must not need it, LOL, this sweet little card is just adorable. Hope to try out this fun sketch.

Amy said...

Beautiful card, Angela! That image is so pretty and sweet, and the paper piecing and your coloring are perfect for it. Love those cute dots too!

Imke said...

Angela, the Papers are really pretty and I like the colors. The image is so cute and the paper pieced dress looks great !

Donelda said...

after seeing this card I think your mojo is perfectly fine!! I too adore that little heart garden!!

Larissa said...

Such a sweet card. The image is so lovely!

Theresa said...

Anita, my apologies for taking so long to comment. Your card is just perfect. I love the DP. Your bow is awesome - I like that it looks as if it is laying flat. Great job!!