Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches & Moxie Fab World

Just so you know, I highly doubt that ever again you will see three sketch posts in a row on my blog. I've got to say, though, that the more I play with sketches, the more comfortable I feel with them. Tuesday Morning Sketches #146 ends tonight, but look at the wonderful cards from the design team & you'll see how versatile the sketch is! When I went to look for the square elements for my card, I went with a brand-new pad from Memory Works' Simple Stories, the Summer Fresh collection. It comes with a bunch of sheets meant to be cut up into tags, which is really perfect for this sketch. And, with a gingham-patterned background paper, perfect for the current Moxie Fab World gingham challenge (which is open until Monday, June 4). Red gingham just says Summer Picnic to me.

Supplies: paper & tags from Memory Works "Summer Fresh;"
twine & sentiment from Paper Smooches;
vintage photo distress ink;
Flower from Prima; Making Memories brad;
Bow Easy for the multi-loop bow

The upper tag is adhered with a double layer of foam tape, and the flower/brad are glued on top of the twine bow, so this card has lots of dimension. I love this kraft twine from Paper Smooches - it's nice & thin, so it manipulates well, unlike the thicker jute twine I have, but it's still stiff enough to retain whatever you happen to do with it, unlike the crochet thread I have. See, there's a reason I need to have all those different things on hand ;)

Here's the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:


If you haven't checked it out yet, you should go have a look at the Let's Get Trendy Now workshop - I've been really inspired by it, and I've made lots of projects to share this week.

Now to make some time to play in this week's Tuesday Trigger (I woke up with a great idea! I love that!) and we're planning to go on our first picnic of the year tonight, so it's going to be a great day :)

xoxo,
Jessi

21 comments:

Annette said...

super cute...love all those fun sentiments and how you tied the burlap string...

Barb said...

Jessi, I love this! gingham is a weakness of mine...and this card is perfect. great take on the sketch!

Cheryl said...

This card is adorable! I love that you made tags from dp, and the red gingham is so fun! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Marie said...

Great card, Jessi. Love your excuse for having lots of tools of the treads. The gingham and Kraft paper are perfect together. Hmmm. Men's basket card? Thenks for sharibf at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

This is wonderful!! I didn't have time to play this week anyway, but this sketch had me stumped. Your take is great!!!

lostinpaper said...

Wonderful card Jessi! The multi twine bow is perfect with the gingham, with such a great combo of the challenges!

kingstonmama said...

I love this, Jessi. The red gingham, the twine, and the little flower make me think of a picnic in the country. Fabulous! Ann Y.

Melissa Craig said...

Fantastic card Jessi! I love the country feel. The natural bow is wonderful. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Dana said...

Wonderful card!! I love how you made elements the bigger and the focus of the card!! Just lovely!!

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! Love the nature inspired colours!

P/s: So glad you've been inspired by the workshop! :)

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Izzy Anderson said...

Just darling. I love gingham. Great card.

Allison said...

Ain't that the country card? Love the gingham and twine mix here!

Dawn said...

So cute Jessi! Love the kraft jute. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

~Tammy~ said...

I totally {heart} gingham, so I LOVE this! Nice sentiment and I love the raffia! Fantastic take on the sketch!

Dawn said...

Wonderful card! I love the gingham and twine, it is like a summer picnic with a little taste of country.

Hugs, Dawn

walchowDesign said...

Lovely gingham card and fun sentiment!

JJ Bolton said...

This is so cute! I'm a sucker for gingham:) And your twine bow is the perfect topper! BTW, I totally agree that us crafters need options, lol!

Jenny said...

I blow hot and cold with sketches...depends how CAS they are!!! This is great and I love how you've used it on your homespun feeling card?...red gingham always shouts farmhouse kitchen to me :0)
Jenny x

Emily Keaton said...

I totally agree with you on how red gingham = picnic!! This card looks so fresh and fun. Your new paper pad sounds awesome!

Jen W. said...

Definitely screams summer picnic! Love that awesome bow! And of course you need to have every different type of twine/string/jute/thread ever made because whatever you don't have will be the exact one that you need. Might as well have all bases covered.