Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches - TMS 534

Hello, everybody!  Are you looking for some inspiration for those last-minute holiday cards?  If so, we have a fun sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I think it's perfect for a holiday card, but it would work for any occasion. Please head over and check out the beautiful cards made by my teammates! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


I created this peaceful scene using Memory Box Country Church Frame die.  I cut it once in white and a second time in white glitter so I could paper-piece. I made the inky background with Distress Oxides on photo paper. I layered several blues and purples using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and then dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest, but I didn't. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I first saw this technique on a video here. It's one of my favourite techniques!  I added white dots to the sky with a paint marker to simulate snowflakes.

The sentiment die is from Recollections and I layered it twice.  I made a triple bow with white twine (American Crafts) and added a few evergreen branches in white (Martha Stewart punch).  The white panel is embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow.

Here's this week's sketch, designed by Debbie - Sketch #534. I hope you'll be inspired and join our challenge!


I would like to support the following challenges: Ally Angels 29 AG 1/3; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Cardz TV 104 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs December AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Blue Christmas1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Galz Corner 'Tis the Season 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use the Word Merry UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas with Reindeer 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Holidays 1/3; Cut It Up 189 AG 1E; Die Cut Divas Get Ready for Winter/ Christmas 4/4; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/d; Incy Wincy Happiness 1/5; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 1/5; Kat Scrappiness Happy Holidays UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 120 Always AG 1/3; Outside the Box Memory Box Challenge 5 Holiday Cards 1E; Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day 1E; The Creative Crafters 23 AG 1/3; The 12 Months of Christmas Optional Layer it Up 6/10; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; The Paper Funday AG Optional Christmas Holiday 2/4; The Paper Shelter Birthdays/ Celebrations 1E; Virginia's Show and Share December 1/4; Winter Wonderland AG 2/3; Word Art Wednesday 416-417 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

50 comments:

KandA said...

Really beautiful card. Love all the dies and wonderful colour of the background xx

New Creations said...

What a fabulous scene card! Love the vibrant sky with a great technique here. Love the church die too, so beautiful!
Hugs!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such a lovely scene - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Beth F. said...

What a stunning card! That background is absolutely gorgeous.

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, KT, with such LOVELY colors, and the scene is so heartwarming despite those pretty, cool colors! hugs, de

terrie said...

Beautiful and peaceful card Kitty...the background is so nice to the scene that you created with the die...well done and tfs

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kitty, love the embossing and wonderful interpretation of the sketch.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Chandhini said...

I find it difficult to use dry embossed background in my card, but you nail it every time. Love to see your cards for inspiration. This is such a wonderful ink background that makes the die cuts pop out.

Margreet said...

Hi Kitty, you created a wonderful scene. Love it!
xxx Margreet

Crafting with Darcy said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! I just keep staring at it's beauty! Wonderful card, Kitty!! Merry Christmas!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

what A WONDERFUL WINTER CARD. Brown Sugar Challenge

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hi Kitty! This card is so beautiful and you did a fantastic job working with the sketch. I can almost hear the hushed sounds of snow falling - you have captured the peaceful feeling so perfectly! Thanks so much for entering our challenge over at Cut It Up! : )
Rachelle - DT@CIU

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Love that beautiful background too.
Lynn

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a beautiful card Kitty. I adore the little scene you have created.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx🤩🤩

D.L. Walls said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

Donna Ellis said...

I am back with my other hat, KT! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my!!! It's a so sweet and delicate piece, Kitty!!! :D Another fabulous inky background with Distress Oxides on photo paper and a really lovely die for your peaceful scene!! It's a great inspiration for the challenge, such wonderful interpretation of the sketch! Love your embossed background, it make a fabulous base for your scene! Well done!
Big hugs!!

Lena said...

This is the most beautiful card!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at TPS this challenge! Good Luck! Hug Lena

Donna said...

This is stunning, your background is amazing and like the white dies against it!

Jan Mahew said...

Such an elegant creation Karen! The background paper is absolutely beautiful and makes the white foreground POP! I'm so glad you elected to share your exquisite creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I enjoy seeing such lovely creations! Good Luck in the drawing!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Shop)

Joy Wilson said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I have never tried distress oxides on photo paper! You got wonderful results! I love everything about this card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is awesome. You make such great backgrounds with those beautiful blues. Wonderful embossing and dies. I feel so behind since I have cards made and none mailed. YIKES working a regular full time job just gets in the way of all the fun stuff that I want to do, lol.

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Your background is stunning and your die cut scene is so quaint. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!
Linda

Laurian said...

Kitty this is wonderful, had to pop over and see how it was done, I love everything about this and really want that die!

Karenladd said...

Wow Kitty, this is just exquisite and beautiful enough to be framed. I love the layered dies in white and your pretty background.

ScrappyHorses said...

Oh, Kitty this is absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely background to show off these gorgeous dies! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Migdalia said...

Your card is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the wonderful scene. Great take on the sketch.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Migdalia's Crafts

Sherri Thacker said...

I love this die all in white with the blue background. Just stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up.

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card Kitty - the die-cuts are stunning - Michelle x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and love all the beautiful dies.Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps
Carol GDT x

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Hello Kitty

This card is so beautiful and serene. I love the die you used.

Merry Christmas my dear crafty friend - LJ

Bunny said...

This is a fabulous card. It is so beautiful. I really love it. [Bunny]

Patti said...

This is just TOTALLY GORGEOUS Kitty!!! So many beautiful details!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job on that background. Now I'll have to follow your link and check out the baby wipe technique!! Thanks!

Thanks for sharing your Anything Goes Christmas project with us at Cut it Up. Merry Christmas!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Suzanne H said...

Oh Kitty! You do such a wonderful job with your backgrounds and layers on your cards. So lovely!

Mrs A. said...

That’s a beautiful background you have created Kitty. I am just going to go and look at the video to remind myself off this technique. Happy Christmas wishes to you . Hugs Mrs A.

Patti said...

Kitty! this is just stunning!! I love all the texture on this card - highlighted beautifully by your amazing background!!

Debbie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the wonderful die cuts and the BG you created is so pretty!

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Ally's Angels Challenge Blog. Good luck! xoxo DT-Mariann

Donna said...

Wow, Kitty, this is such an amazing card. I love that die. Great inked background. Thanks for sharing this! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Arlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful sky. I haven't tried that technique, but it's big on my agenda to try now. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness! This is stunning!! Whoever gets this card needs to frame it.

Virginia L. said...

So dreamy. So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card !
🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄
hugs

Aimeslee Winans said...

A stunning snowy card, Kitty. Beautifully done and great take on sketch xoxo

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Betta said...

WOW!!!!!! OMG!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!
I like this background!!! Really fantastic!!!
Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
Hope you participate in our next!!
Kisssssssssssssssssssss
Bettascrap DT

Susan Renshaw said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

SUSAN DT

DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Melanie said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional Christmas with a reindeer” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)


Brigitte said...

Oh!!!! Such a beautiful card!!!! I love the soft muted tones, it looks like a calm winter night!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte