Hey, y'all! Happy Tuesday! Sorry I didn't post over the weekend...I was busy playing nursemaid to myself and my hubby. He's sick, and I am covered with a strange week-old rash from some unexplained (so far) allergic reaction. It's getting old, I tell ya!
So enough whining from me...today is Tuesday, and that means it's time again for another fabulous sketch from Mercy! Here's what we had to play with this week.
Fun, huh? I love the details Mercy adds to her sketches. Here's what I came up with.
I had stamped this image from the new Delightful & Delicious set from Verve last week and had been hanging onto it for just the right card. I thought this was perfect! I actually performed a little bit of "surgery" on this stamp when it arrived...I cut the outside frame apart from the inside image and sentiment so I'd be able to ink them up separately and in different colors more easily. So I stamped the frame in Versamagic Jumbo Java ink and then the sentiment in PTI Ocean Tides ink and stamped it on Vintage Cream cardstock. Then I inked up the mug in Raspberry Fizz ink and stamped it twice - once on the main image and once on a scrap so I could cut it out and pop it up on dimensionals. After I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink, I cut a frame for the image from Prism Iced Pink cardstock, sponged with Rose Red and Close to Cocoa, and matted with Dark Chocolate cardstock. I also added a little bit of faux stitching on the pink panel.
For the base layer, I matted a panel of Kraft cardstock with Dark Chocolate, adding more faux stitching for texture. Then I cut two pieces of my Basic Grey Lemonade paper and matted them with Vintage Cream, punching along the bottom edge with a Martha Stewart punch. I opted for this delicate trim across the middle instead of a wider ribbon, and popped the main image up on dimensionals over it. The final touch was a soft blue Prima flower with a button center.
I hope you liked my card today...make sure you check back later today for my Serendipity Challenge card. Also, don't forget to check out Mercy's Blog, as well as the rest of the Muses for more inspiration using this sketch:
If you decide to play along, don't forget to use the keyword MTSC33 when uploading to a public gallery so we can all see your fabulous creations!
See ya in a bit!