Hey, peeps, Happy Tuesday! I hope you're week is going great so far. Mine is okay, but my boys are getting restless...it's definitely time to go back to school...before I pull my hair out! *yikes*
So, I have some fun news for you today...I was chatting with my friend Mercy the other day about her Tuesday sketch challenges, and she asked if I would be her first Guest Muse for August! I'm super excited...I love Mercy's sketches! Here's the sketch for this week:
And here's my card (lookie! I didn't alter it! *grin*):
I was feelin' a little scrappy, can't you tell? I decided on Charlotte Ketto for my main image, so I stamped her in Black Stazon on watercolor paper and colored her with reinkers and a waterbrush. I cut and embossed the image with my Rectangle Nestabilities, and added a tiny mat of Prism Suede Brown Dark before matting it onto the scalloped rectangle. The pink didn't show up very well on my base layer of Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper, so I added a larger mat of Suede Brown Dark behind the scalloped layer.
For the two strips across, I decided to do something a little different. First I adhered 2 strips of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon to my card base, then stitched strips of 3/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain, pleating them as I went. I love how they look! Then I stitched around the Basic Grey layer and Brown mat, using a zig-zag stitch, and added a photo corner to the top left. For the flower accent, I layered some Primas and a button, and finished the card off with the Hello Dear Friend sentiment stamped in Versamagic Jumbo Java. Of course, I had to add some Diamond Stickles to Charlotte's dress for fun, too.
We'd love for you to play along with us this week! If you do, make sure you link your creation to Mercy's blog and also use keyword MTSC33 when uploading to your public gallery so we can see your fabulous creations. For more inspiration using this week's sketch, check out Mercy's blog, and the rest of the Muses: