Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday Sketch

Today is InStyle Stamps Blog Thankful Thursday - a fun sketch this week!



I inked up Sasha for this one! I just love her.. doesn't she just look confidant? I colored most of her with my Copics, then paper pieced her dress with My Minds Eye Laundry Line papers, love the sparkle to this paper. I cut the oval with my Nestibilites, then used a different piece of paper from the collection for the scallop oval, then doodled the edge. Well this helped me decide which papers to use on the card - I cut three stripes out of the dot, and a large mat for the entire card. I sanded and the inked the edges of everything. The inking I usually always do, don't know why I sanded this time... but I like how it turned out with just a bit of distressing to it.

A piece of wide satin ribbon is used for the horizontal band - I wish I had purchased two rolls of this ribbon I just love it the color goes with so many of my cards!



For the corner embellishment I had to use a flower - girlie ya know - I just got a huge bag of off white flowers - this was a great buy and perfect to make match my cards with my Copics and air compressor.... I sprayed the flower part with the same color that I used for her purse (RV34) and then on the larger "flower" I sprayed it with Pea Green (YG63) to look more like leaves. A sugared brad is used for the center.


I really didn't know what I was going to use for a sentiment - then found this epoxy sticker from Cloud 9 ... just seem to fit Sasha doesn't it?


I hope you will head on over to the InStyle Blog and check out the sketch and join in! And then stop back tomorrow... InStyle is hosting a BLOG HOP! With a great prize! I'll be back tomorrow mid day to share my "assignment" for the hop and all the details for joining in! It will be really fun I am sure! With lots of different inspiration!


Me.. I am getting ready to leave, it is MIL shopping day - lots on the list today - post office, office supply store, craft store.. hehe, quick stop by the mall and then the grocery store before we head home - better shake a leg huh?

Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

HUGS and-




15 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Just perfect!

joey said...

Hi Michele, this is gorgeous, your are so right she oozes confidence! love the papers and colour tones you used. Joey.x

Suzanne said...

Oh Michelle this is beautiful and I just love this image she is so sassy!! Gorgeous card. Sue :o)

Brittany said...

Very Cute card Michele!
I love it :]
Brittany xx

Annie said...

fabby card Michelle and love the big flower in the corner! enjoy your shopping day! hugs, annie x

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fabulous card Michelle, love the papers that you have used, the appoxy sticker is perfect. hugs rachxx

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Cute. I super love your flower embellishment.

Linda said...

Michelle -- I know I have been negligent in leaving comments on your posts; however, I wanted you to know that I never miss a one!! They are all so creative and beautifully executed!! I really enjoy the personal pictures that you post, too. I've even grown to like donkey's!! Keep up the good work and guve hubby a hugs from ALL of us!
Linda L Bien
Mom to Sara Wailliams (Tweaks and Designs) and Susan Liles (susiestampsalot)
www.hugsincluded.blogspot.com

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, I love her!! She is so confident and you could use her in many different cards. Love the papers you have used too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, I love her!! She is so confident and you could use her in many different cards. Love the papers you have used too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Bev said...

Oooh this is amazing! Love the image you have used hun, gorgeous papers too, a real stunner of a card!! x

Maria said...

Beautiful job on the sketch challenge, Michelle! Your Sasha is pretty sassy lookin'! LOL! Beautiful job coloring the image and I love the pretty flowers that you added! Beautiful job!

I'm happy to be part of the DT with such a talented lady!

maria

Cynde said...

Great Sketch and layout. Truly a beautiful card Michelle. I love her dress and the flowers you sprayed...clever trick for the leaves.
Hope you had a fun day shopping...
Cynde

Janna said...

I love this card!!! Your paper piecing is awesome and I love the way you colored in her hair! The papers though are so pretty and really give a vintage flair to her!

Smiles,
janna

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is beautiful!!!! So love the detail dear.