Thursday, April 23, 2015

CAS[E] this Sketch #120

From the New Scholastic Dictionary of American English:
literal: adj. -1. word-for-word; verbatim: a literal translation.

Today's sketch:
 
Is it a pure coincidence that my newest purchase from Wplu9 A new Day, was delivered?  Me thinks not! 
 
For CTS #120:
 
 
I will admit my background isn't as 'washed' as I like it to be - but let's face it... nobody does that as beautifully as Gayatri who created this beautiful sketch. 
 
I created the stencil with a slip of vellum and the MFT Polka Dot Cover-up, and went over it a second time with the MFT Cheesecloth background stamp.  Ranger Archival Ink for Mr. Chickadee. 
 
My team-mates always teach me lots about looking at a sketch in the most unique way - as do you!  I cannot wait to see how you interpret today's sketch!
 
As always: thanks for stopping by!
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24 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love, love, love this, Michele! I love your stencilled background with that sweet bird and sentiment! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Taunya Butler said...

GORGEOUSLY done - that stenciled background is so perfect for your bird on the branch image!! Super awesome and just a breath of fresh air - So Spring-y!!!

donna mikasa said...

I would say that bird flew in at the perfect time! And a little birdie told me some blooms are about to fly your way, too! ;)

Brandi said...

Very cute!

cm said...

The timing of your new goodies and the new sketch: marvelous coincidence, indeed! And lucky us to see the amazing results! Stencils, colours, image...yes, love at first sight!
Hugs~c

Lisa said...

Sigh...I love this Michele. Those pretty little yellow polka dots have me smitten!

Anita in France said...

There you go, Michele, spring's arrived!! Beautiful ... the collage-y background is perfect behind that sweet little chickadee! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh my word Michele, this card is gorgeous!! I love how you stenciled two textures in your background, that is just so cool looking!!! I love that new stamp too, how pretty is that little bird and how fabulous is that sentiment?!! Now it is funny that your bird has yellow, this morning I was eating cinnamon toast looking out my back door and saw these beautiful little birds-look just like yours-and they were yellow and black. A vivid yellow! They were the sweetest little birds ever. So this card just makes me smile like those cute birds did. Hugs, Brenda

Lesley said...

This is beautiful, Michele!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the mix of stenciling/stamping to create that glow/frame around the bird. Great take on the sketch!

Marika said...

Guess what Michele! When I saw the sketch I had the same thoughts in mind as you were. Mine was delivered on Monday and I haven't inked it yet... Now I just may have to give it some love... Your take is beautiful, as always! Love the polkadots!

~amy~ said...

love that bird and the sweet polkas...perfect in yellow!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so perfect, Michele! I love that bird and your creative background! Awesome!

Deepti said...

Oh this is so pretty!!

Lisa Petrella said...

So pretty! Love how you layered the stenciling and stamping!

PiecesbyEmily said...

So simple yet beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is lovely.

Sharron said...

Beautiful! That wonderful bird image looks fantastic with your polka dot background!

Bobby said...

Oh, he is so sweet, Michele. I will definitely want to stamp him on watercolor paper.

Joyce said...

This really is the perfect card and perfect stamp for the inspiration sketch. Love how that bird is stamped right over your polka dots. I do see a lot of different color variations in your dots--good sponging to me.

Rachel Jolley said...

Oh I just LOVE all your work, SO talented!

Sandi said...

Love how you stamped over the polka dots in just black ink! FAB card!! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

This is stunning, love the background and the bird is wonderful in just lack!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and love your polka dot background, so sweet with that adorable little bird sitting pretty.