Thursday, September 10, 2015

CAS[E] this Sketch #140

If you are anything like me, a simple sketch can just be the hardest of all ...  I thank Chrissy for pushing my 'try harder' button this week!  Which means there are just a few more cards in the 'do over' box!  It's all good. 

Here is Chrissy's awesomeness for CAS[E] this Sketch #140:

 
Here is my card ... simple is sometimes sublime to my eyes.  I stumbled upon a package of pre-colored/pre-cut/pre-twined water-color paper tags from Heidi Swapp.  I made a tall-skinny card base from water-color cardstock - clipping the top corners to mimic the tag, and voila:
 
A girl can never go wrong adding a bit of Mama Elephant, and Technique Tuesday!
I adore the combination of rosy mauve and kraft.
 
Now just when you think I've left something off, like a 'friend' or some relative or other, I've left it for the inside sentiment... see how sneaky I am?  Instant multi-tasking card!
 
I look forward to browsing through the gallery each week... hope to see you there!
 
=] Michele
 
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and paint strokes :)
You are one clever gal!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created the ombre effect with the brush strokes and how beautifully it works with your Kraft sentiment! Such a pretty card, Michele...Clever how you shaped it to pair with the tag, too!

Taunya Butler said...

Classy and so pretty!! Love this and you are super smart thinker - love how you left the inside blank til you know who it is for!! So genius!! I just love the soft tones and those pinks are gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Nora N. said...

Okay, love the idea of a tag card. The way you used the fun paint strokes on this is genius. I am going to have to create something for this sketch too but never would have thought of your idea. FABULOUS!!

Lisa said...

This is nifty!! What a great find the tags were and your tag/card looks great!!

donna mikasa said...

So clever to leave the swipes of color to Heidi Swapp. Brilliant little tag!

Leigh Penner said...

So fabulous! I love that you used the sketch to make a tag! (& I found this sketch to be more challenging, too....)

Sharron said...

Wonderful colors! Love your sweet tag!

~amy~ said...

beautiful!

Bobby said...

I call my do-over box the recycle bin. lol I didn't realize the size of the tag until you mentioned it's actually card size. How simple and lovely is that.

Anita in France said...

Your card says it all, Michele ... hello wonderful! Gorgeous pinks with the soft kraft ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fab take on the sketch, love the tag idea!

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous tag Michele! Simple perfection!

Cat Craig said...

Darling! Love those happy rose shades. Looking forward to getting back in my crafty space next week.

cm said...

And you also rock "classy and sophisticated', too - and that is precisely what this love kraft/mauve tag/card is! Swoon-inducing...
Hugs~c