Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #153

EEEEEEK! Look at this :)

Sketches? All the time? Yup. I find it bizarre and so fun that I've gone from really hating sketches (I was going to sugar coat that, but it's true) to actually looking forward to seeing new ones & how I can play with them. The team over at Tuesday Morning Sketches is largely responsible for that, and when they had their DT call I threw my hat in the ring because, well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Colour me surprised when they asked me to join them - along with some other very talented women. I'm not saying WHO, because you'll have to go check out the announcement post over at TMS  to see :) I'm pretty excited to accept this new challenge creatively, and I hope I can do it justice!

This week's sketch is circular - which doesn't mean you need to make a circular card, although I did. Our sponsor is Meljen's Designs:
Meljen's Designs

Meljen's offers a selection of freebies to try, as well as over 500 unique designs to choose from. 

Here's the sketch for this week:
The linky for Tuesday Morning Sketches is open until Sunday night every week - this sketch is active until Sunday July 8. And here's my card:
Supplies: Image from Meljen's Designs;
watercoloured with Vintage Photo distress ink;
flowers coloured with markers;
\Sakura white souffle gel pen (eyes & nose);
standard & lacy circle Nesties;
crocheted mat by me;
background sponging done with distress inks:
Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass 
As always, you can click right on my card to see it full-size. 

I used the largest lacy circle Nestabilities die for the card front, and the largest 'standard small' circle Nestie for the 4-colour mat as well as the card attached to the back. Did I remember to take pictures of this? No, of course not. This is one of the cards I was making in a hurry for school staff. To make the four-colour mat, I cut an extra circle from copy paper, folded it in quarters, and cut one quarter out (like a slice of pie). Then I used it as a mask to sponge the different colours, rotating by 90* for each new colour. 

I think this might only be the 2nd circle card I've made? Having them for sale means I try to keep them uniform in size (storage purposes, and envelopes!) but this was fun! Head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog  for all the details, to meet the new DT members, and to play along :)

xoxo,
Jessi




25 comments:

~amy~ said...

congrats!!!!!!!

Love your shaped card...sheesh and you crochet too? LOVE it:)

Marianne said...

Just popping over from the TMS blog to congratulate you on your DT post and to tell you how much I like your crocheted border. I will definitely give it a try myself (giving due thanks to you of course). Also love how you created your background. And I agree: TMS sketches are fun to work with!

Annette said...

awesome...I am so happy for you....big Congratulations. You go girl with your fun creativity...

Debbie said...

I love this card!! The crocheted edge is awesome!! Looking forward to working and playing with you!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Jessi! Wow, that crocheted edge looks amazing with the sketch and your adorably coloured teddy bear!

Emily Leiphart said...

P.S. Congrats on making the TMS DT! You rock, Jessi!

Laura said...

I absolutely LOVE the crocheted border! BRILLIANT! Super cute card, and I'm so excited to be designing with you at TMS!! :)

grandmabonnie said...

Jessi, you crocheted all the way around this card? It's gorgeous..and you did it in a hurry? Amazing!!

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness! You crocheted the edges! This is awesome!

Teresa Kline said...

congrats on the sketch DT...I adore sketches, they are my favorite challenge...your card is super adorable...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Barb said...

so cute! i love your doily circles...what a perfect frame for this fuzzy bear! congrats on your new dt role Jessi...you're already doing it justice! :)

Dawn said...

Seriously! You crocheted the border? LOVE IT! What a cool idea to sponge the colors in the center. It took me forever to cut them out and get them to fit. Welcome to the TMS team! Can't wait to see more!

Melissa Craig said...

I am so happy that you have joined us! And how perfect that your debut featured your fabby hand-crocheted mats. Great job!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations, Jessi! And what a way to start off, with this perfect card. :)

Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - I'm so glad you joined us too!! I love your card. I love that you used your crocheted mats for your first card. I am still hoarding mine!! Great card and great idea to sponge the colors.

Angela said...

Welcome to TMS, Jessi....so glad you have joined us! Love your darling card...that crocheted edge is fantastic (wish I could do that!)!

yyam said...

Congrats on your new DT gig Jessi! Love this happy card with the adorable image, bright colours and that crochet mat!

P/s: what size is your crochet needle?

lostinpaper said...

Congrats to you!! I'm with you... I'm starting to enjoy a sketch (at times...) ps love your cute teddy!

JJ Bolton said...

Congrats girl! Totally deserved of course! I love how you're embracing the sketch, lol!

You know I'm a big fan of your crocheted mats and this one is awesome!!! Great coloring too:)

Hope you're having a fantastic day!

Jen W. said...

LOL!!! Oh my god! You really have gone ALL THE WAY to the dark side! Big congrats to you for your new DT status (even if it is a sketch team!). Love the inked colours on the circle and that bear is too cute!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

BIG congrats - that's wonderful news + LOVE your card!!!
Hugs, Karin

walchowDesign said...

Sweet card and great summer colours! Gosh! Love your crochet, great job, Jessi!

~Tammy~ said...

Well BIG CONGRATS to you! You rock it girl! I can't wait to see what you continue to create providing inspiration as a DT member!

This is so so pretty!

Lisa Arana said...

Rock on girl! So excited you found a DT to call your own. Congrats! YOU ROCKED that sketch too. How super cute.

Cheryl said...

For someone who hated sketches, you rocked this one!!! It's so cute. And, I love the crocheted edging!!! Great coloring on that cute image, too.