Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sketch, Challenges, Scraps and Reorganization

I am in the process of reorganizing my new space in the basement a little bit this weekend, and found some images that were already colored that I decided to use.  The first card is created with the Tuesday Morning Sketch (TMS138) for this week's challenge, and it uses an older stamp set called "Need it All," which I believe was from C.C. Designs (been a while, so not positive).  This was colored with prismacolor pencils and highlighted with a C1 copic.  The edges are sponged with pink so it didn't blend in too much since it was all white.  The bright light on my desk seemed to wash out the photo a bit though, as natural lighting is poor today (rainy and dreary here in PA).

The background DPs are from BasicGrey June Bug collection.  The extra layer behind made with Top Note die cut from Stampin Up was reused from a clear envelope given to me by a friend and way too pretty to throw out, so I repurposed it.  I know it's not really on the sketch, but I just had to use it behind these ovals, so I tweaked it a little.  The ribbon is from Stampin Up as well.

The second card was actually colored today with my Copics, and first off, I want to say that I am not an expert at coloring hair with Copics.  I definitely need more practice on that.  Also, you can't use white cardstock that absorbs the Copics like I did here, as I forgot it wasn't glossy.  A good cardstock to use for Copics is glossy white from SU or Gina K's glossy paper (which I typically use) or Neenah Classic Crest Solar White or Copic Sketchbook.  Check out Marianne's Info on this

Anyway, this card was actually created originally at the weekend workshop at my neighbor's home, and I hadn't stamped the Hello, Doily image well, and it was blotchy.  It is only seen partially on the card on the upper right.  I wanted to show you how you can still salvage an "oops."  I covered up the doily image at the bottom still allowing a little bit to show through, used some primas and an image in the center for a Get Well or Thinking of You type of card.  Not my best work, but I have definitely saved the card for a nice note to a friend letting him/her know that I am thinking of them. :)  The image is from C. C. Designs - Springtime Set (stamps I purchased quite a while back), but they still have the digis available at All That Scraps if you are interested.

Challenges I Am Entering:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
Tuesday Throwdown #90 - Spring Cleaning - use items from your stash


Theresa said...

Hi Kelly, your cards are lovely. I never thought to add roses! Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kristine said...

Cute Cute Kelly!! Glad to see you getting those images onto cards :) I've missed you! I see you've been "spyed" at Doodle Pantry ;P WOOT WOOT! Good 4 U! Hugs, kris

Dawn said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Marie said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Love the embossing behind that cute image.

Kathy said...

Hey Kelly,
So glad to see you creating! Love both of your cards. Fun take on the sketch (think I have that need it all stamp set somewhere, lol). Super cute CC designs card, love that salvaged and oops! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.