Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #224 - There She Goes!

Good morning! Time got away from me yesterday & I never did make it back with more cards - I was too busy making them & goofing off ;) I always get thrown off by long weekends, and my husband has 5 days off in a row this time - he booked off extra days so he could be home on my birthday (cue the awwwwws!) It's not that I don't enjoy it, but a good deal of my memory is apparently based on routine, and having people home all day isn't part of it. lol

SO this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is our monthly Twist challenge, and this time around we'd like to see Thank You cards. Our sketch was designed by Laura, who recently stepped down from the team. I love this sketch - and in fact, was inspired to create a whole set of neon thank you cards with it!

Supplies: Washi tape & cardstock from Recollections; Versamark; Stampendous White Detail EP & sentiment; Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry; Adirondack Citrus ink; 'splat' stamp from Unity; stars stamps from Paper Smooches; Wonky Rectangles Spellbinders dies; stacking stars dies from MFT; yellow glitter paper from Colorbok

I am really happy with how these turned out!

Here's the sketch:

This sketch will be open until next Sunday, November 17th - check out what everyone else made!

PS - another tattoo update!
I have only got the picture on my phone, and I can't figure out how to upload it to the computer - but it's not done yet. So far the lilies themselves are fixed, and next weekend will be the rest of the half-sleeve. This way he can go back & touch up the lilies if necessary. Since it's the third time inking in the same spot, it's hard to tell until it's healed how well the ink took. 
(omg I had an idea - did you smell something burning? I can snag the pic from Facebook! I left this ramble in because hey, you may as well laugh. lol)

(remember, here's the before. Shudder): 

So there's far more depth & shading, more details added to the petals, and the 'ribbon' area is successfully blended in. You can still make it out, but it no longer jumps right out. I'm all flappy with excitement about the rest of the tattoo - I cannot WAIT! Eeek :) 



Marie said...

Love those FAB colors, Jessi. They make me happy especially since it has been extremely gloomy the last few days.

Peanut said...

Those colours cannot get you down! Love your peppy zesty card, Jessi. Now your tattoo ....ouch! Did it hurt much? Tell you what... v.2 is infinitely better than the original. Who said beauty is pain-free?!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Andrea W said...

A very fun and happy set of cards! I love the bright colors and your stamping is terrific!

Chris Dring said...

Holy Crow! A whole set of fabulous cards! You ROCK Jessi!

P.S. The tat looks soooo much better, and I loved that you left in your rambling! HA!

Jenée said...

You go girl! You nailed that sketch perfectly and what a great idea to make a whole set of cards. Well done, teamie!

Nance said...

So beautiful and bright! Looove that washi tape design! And the tat sure does look better I just hope you are "medicating" before all those needles! Yikes!

jimlynn said...

FUN and pretty card! Loving all those bright wonderful colors.

The tat is looking a lot better already!!!


Kris B said...

Great set of thank you cards! I am always sending thank you cards (yes, I make my kids write them too!). These are so cheerful, love the neon!
Your tattoo is looking better already!

Lindsey said...

Now I need a splat stamp. :D This is one totally awesome card! The tattoo's looking good, too. ;)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Great idea, Jessi..to crank out those cards! They remind me of tye dying too..very happy.

Greta said...

Love what you did with that sketch, Jessi! The stars are fabulous!

Barbara Godden said...

Wow great colours great csrd and fabulous job on the sketch. the tatoo is looking pretty good. it's certainly a huge improvement. Thanks for the update.

Debbie said...

These cards are awesome!! I love the bright colours and the sparkly stars!!
I'm a wimp, so all I can say is "OW!"

Dawn said...

What fun, cheerful cards! I love how you've used the sketch. The washi and splattered ink effect is perfect!

Your tattoo is looking awesome!! The deeper jewel tones are a great choice. I can only imagine how painful that would be!

Melissa Craig said...

What a great bunch of thank you cards. So bright and cheerful!

Half sleeve? Wow!! I had a hard time sitting thru the one tattoo I have on my leg - I could never do a half sleeve.

Jen W. said...

Oh wow I didn't realise your new tattoo was actually a cover up (well, not really a cover up but a redo?). Anyway wow! The new version is amazing! So cool how tattoo artists can do that...

As for your cards? I love them and I want that neon washi tape! :D