Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Good morning and Happy May Day!  It's time for another fun sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketches crew; this one is courtesy of Marie.  Our sponsor this week is The Ribbon Carousel.

I chose an MFT a' la mode to work with today; it's that time of year to be thinking about teacher gifts (can't believe we have less than a month of school!).  The image is colored with pencils and accented with a black gel pen.  It's cute out and adhered to the image panel; white was too white, cream wasn't right either and then I remembered PTI's Soft Stone...perfect!  I found this cute paper at Hobby Lobby and thought it was perfect...I added some ribbon and a few apple buttons to made it "pop" and it's good to go!  (I cut the shanks off the buttons with a craft knife and adhered them with a Glue Dots.

Here's a picture of the inside.  (Isn't that a pretty shade of blue?)  I layered some die cuts and added some red brads...super easy!

Image/Sentiment:  MFT
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow, SU! Marina Mist, The Paper Studio DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Embellies: SU! Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Apple Buttons (my stash...thank you, Kathleen!), Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Die-Namics Sweet Stack Labels

I hope you'll play along with this fun sketch...I'd love to see what you come up with.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Challenge: For Mom/Special Lady (daughter's teacher)
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe (blue colours, my choice, ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by!




Basslady said...

a very fresh and adorable card!
love the apples...they look fantastic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous card.

Lisa Minckler said...

Super duper cute card! This is adorable and I love the bright bold look of it. Such a fun and colorful card with great image and bg paper and elements. :)

Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

P.S. You should enter this into The Squirrel & The Fox challenge also. It's all about Food!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful design Angela. Love all the blue and love the apple brads. Your coloring is beautiful and so is your card.

Kathy said...

This is fun Angela! Those big buttons are fabulous. Lovely color scheme, and the dsp is great, too.

Kathy said...

This is fun Angela! Those big buttons are fabulous. Lovely color scheme, and the dsp is great, too.

Marie said...

Super adorable, Angela. Love the dp, coloring and how you incorporated those cute buttons.

Heide said...

This is just the cutest! Love the buttons and your perfect papers.
Saw you on MIM and had to come take a closer look.
Hugs, Heide

Amy said...

Darling! I love the red and light blue combo, and those apple buttons are perfect!

Joanna M. said...

This card is amazing! Love the colors, the image ... everything is perfect!

Cheryl said...

So cute! The apples you used are just perfect. I love the paper and colors too.

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m numbers 107 & 109)


**I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Bettina L. said...

Oh my gosh this is really a sweet card for a special lady. Love the design with the colours and apples. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card love the colours and those Brads? are awesome, great to see this idea! and glad I stopped by from MIM too! hugs me xx

Unknown said...

Wow Angela fab apples what a fabulous card . I love the image and the colours are great well done.
Hugs Elaine

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,What a fabulous image and those apples wow.xxx

Dawn said...

So cute Angela! Love the matching apple buttons and the DP is fabulous with this a la mode. So adorable!

Maria said...

Sweet image with fabulous apples!

Imke said...

Angela, this card is amazing ! Perfect DP and the apples are a perfect embellishment. Great colors too. Love it !

Michelle said...

A fabulous teacher's card!! Love the background paper and the apple buttons.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous card - love those apples.

Larissa said...

Oh wow this is really adorable! Love the apples you added, so cute. The design paper is really perfect for this image and a teacher gift.

Chris said...

very cute!! love those apple buttons!