Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches!

A couple more cards to share with you today - squeaking in at the last minute for IBSIC #13, Beach Inspiration. I tried more than once to capture the scene in the photo (and filled up my little recycle bin...) and finally decided that I wasn't going to go with the beach theme, but rather with the colours. And then this happened:
Supplies: paper from Fancy Pants "summer soul;"
sentiment & cream lace from Hero Arts;
teal lace from the girls paperie;
button from Basic Grey; flower from Prima;
Sakura Stardust glitter pen;
Bundled Sage distress ink
The beach crept in anyhow. It's subtle, but I think I managed to include all the colours of the inspiration photo as well:

IBSIC #13 ends tonight, if you want to play along!

I have an early (for me!) entry for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch (151), which is open until Sunday night. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm working on cranking out thank you cards:
Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny;
sentiment from Studio G;
Colorbox Frost White pigment ink; white EP;
Basic Grey brads; K&Co floral die cut;
standard & lacey circle Nesties;
crocheted mat by me
I love the diagonal pieces, and the triple embellishment in opposite corners. I think in retrospect the centre paper is pretty busy, though. Here's the sketch:

OK, time to feed the troops!


~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness!! Jessi I love love your ocean inspired card! It is so so pretty! I love how serene it is!

Your TMS thank you card is so bright and I, of course, love the crochet mat!!!

Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at IBSIC! :-)))

kingstonmama said...

Both gorgeous, Jessi. I love the ocean-inspired card. The colors are so soft and pretty and the texture from the lace adds a wonderful touch. Ann Y.

Jen W. said...

Perfect patterned paper for that inspiration challenge and I love the layered lace!

Melissa Craig said...

What a pretty card! I just love your crocheted mats. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

yyam said...

Wow! That first card is a great interpretation of the inspiration photo. Just love the soothing feel...

And how sweet is that second card? Love the crochet base and the blooms...such a charming card! :)

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous cards, love the ocean card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at IBSIC. Deb xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous cards, love the ocean card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at IBSIC. Deb xxx

~amy~ said...

gorgeous cards...really love the first one!!!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Jessi,
your "oceans of joy" card is soooooo beautiful!! I love the colors, the design and most of all - the sentiment!
Great job!!
Have a great day!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card inspired by the photo, Jessi! Love the serene blues and the soft lacey border!

Cheryl said...

Don't you just love it when the card kind of takes over and creates itself! Love your oceans card and the TMS card is lovely with all the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

lostinpaper said...

Your beach card is absolutely perfect for the inspiration photo! Love the added lace! And there you go with those sweet doilies again, clever clever clever!

Jenny said...

Totally love your ocean card...the movement in those watery swirls is amazing and the crocheted trim turned into a great beach!!!
Love your summery flower card too :0)
Jenny x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your creation is as serene as the inspiration photo! I love those rolling swirls, just like the ocean.

I'm so glad you played along with us at IBSIC. :)

Dawn said...

So pretty! Love the fresh colors of the TMS card and of course the beautiful crochet layer. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Wida said...


thanks for commenting on my card I really enjoyed it

you card is beautiful and really cute


Anonymous said...

This is just so beautiful! I love your interruption of the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna