Good Morning! I hope you have your steaming, yummy coffee, tea or chai in hand and you're ready to have some fun. Welcome to the first challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches, thank you so much for joining me and I hope this becomes one of your favorite Tuesday stops!
This week's challenge is sponsored by my dear friend Joni Wilson, who is embarking on a new adventure of her own, with designing digi-stamps. Her digi-stamps are adorable! Her company is called Inktegrity and you can find the blog and link to shopping here. Thank you Joni!!
Well, here's the sketch...
This is actually birthed from boredom at work. I decided I needed to fill my day with something so I decided to try to play around with drawing on the computer. It's an easy sketch and was so much fun to put together - both the sketch and an actual card.
Now, let me introduce you to my wonderful design team. They are my sister's. I asked them to do this for me and they agreed, with a bit of hesitation, but when you see their work you will know why I asked them. They are phenomenal papercrafters!
This very patriotic and very beautiful card is made by Karin Lopez. I love her take on the sketch and how she made the 4 panels into fireworks! How they sparkle! Awesome job, Karin!! She made another one, too, but for some reason when I upload the picture, it just doesn't look right. I want Karin's work to have proper justice, so I hope to talk her into a new picture so when I set up a gallery or slide-show, you'll be able to see just how beautiful it is.
This Take Me Away card is made by Theresa Winslow and she did a fantastic job on it! She used a set from There She Goes and told me she'd been anxious to use it and was excited that it worked so well with the sketch. You just can't go wrong with a pink and brown combo either!
Joni had to join the fun, too! She made this card and sent it to me! This is with one her digi-stamps, Flower Girl and the coolest paper that I believe she got at Michaels.
I mentioned yesterday that my cousin had her first baby over the weekend and when I finish the baby blanket that I started for her months ago, this card will accompany it. The Mommy and Baby image is so sweet and was so perfect for what I had in mind. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Boxes, Bags & Tags) and the crib is my own design. I drew it on the computer using nothing but a series of rectangles and circles. Then I used a dollar stamp to add the texture to give the feel that the crib is engraved wood. (Are you feeling it?) Then I drew in a blanket. I didn't have a clue where to start for a mobile and my babies never had a mobile, so I tossed the idea!
Please refer to the sidebar how to participate in the challenge. Leave a comment here with the link to your creation. I promise I will visit each and every one of them.
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