Thursday, August 2, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #283

Donna Mikasa is our Sketch #283 artist this month … I've take a bit of artistic license with it … and it may look a little familiar! 


I recently made another card for another challenge that included a Moroccan tiled pool - it has been bugging me that I didn't fill the pool with water!  isn't that silly?  but I knew I'd not be able to let it go until I tried, tried again!  I'm diving in...


After heat embossing the 'tile', and cutting the pool, I pounced my VersaMark ink over the pool area, and quickly clear heat embossed it!  Voila: water! 
 


Add a simple scrap of gray linen cardstock from Michael's
for the diving board!  and a label-maker sentiment!
 


Mother Nature said wet so much better... the things a girl notices while on her porch, tending her butterflies!


So!  How will you arrange the elements of Donna's Sketch?  We are always amazed by your creativity!  See you in the CTS gallery...

=]  Michele

Supplies: affiliate links added when possible - thank you!
Catherine Pooler Inks: Skylight, Seafoam, Eucalyptus
Waffle Flower Crafts: Sandy Toes [little diving darling]
Wplus9: 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles, and Tropic Fever [for the pool]

20 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

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conil said...

Perfect for the sketch. Who's a thunk diving boards except you. That moroccan background is ideal for the pools floor AND you used one of my all time favorite summer stamps.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful take on the sketch Michele. Love those colors.

Quillish said...

Look at her, ready to dive- in. And I just reallised, you have really inspired me in many ways Michele, remember when I asked about the sentiment? Loved the emoboss resist look of this card! What a way to play this sketch. Had I not seen your card, it was too complicated for me :P

Barb Ghig said...

I adore this little beach girl and your background is really beautiful, Michele! Of course only 'you' would successfully create water for the pool, too...I love it! In fact, I love this card to pieces :)
Thanks for sharing the photo of your foliage with us...it's so pretty!

Tracey McNeely said...

Sweetest design Michele, love the sketch this week!

Karren said...

This is so cool! I love your "pool"!

Anita in France said...

Isn't she sweet, Michele ... and she has her cool water over those lovely tiles to dive right into! I could be her right this moment! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch!

Jeanne said...

Awwww, beautiful. Good for you for trying again. The results are awesome. And so are the water drops on the coleus leaves! :)

Bobby said...

You're just too clever for words. ;)

Amy Rohl said...

Your blog makes me happy! LOVE this 'just lovely' card. So relaxing.

lostinpaper said...

hahaha so glad to see you finally filled the 'pool' with water, what a fab fun design Michele! I am nearly home.....

Sharron said...

Such a creative pool, love your wonderful tiles! And the WF image is so adorable!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you did it, Michele! Love the shiny pool water (although I love the Distress Oxide Moroccan pool tiles in the other card too). I know that "bugging" feeling and I usually try again too. You must feel so great to have tried to your heart's content. :-)
And a fantastic take on the sketch - I would never come up with an idea of a girl diving in the pool when looking at the sketch. Hideko xx

Aileen said...

hey sweetie apparently blogger has fixed the problem so no need to comment after every post nowwww. Ohh I love your pool and the diving board and that wonderful little sweetie getting ready to dive in. Fabulous

Hazel Kinvig-Paul said...

So sweet Michele! A great take on that sketch! I wouldn't have known where to start! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

Lisa Elton said...

Love the filled pool and the sweet little lass ready to dive in! This is delightful!

donna mikasa said...

Oh I LOVE your pool--such an awesome take on the sketch! And I saw the drops on your card. Just adds to the awesomeness!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so clever! And oh so gorgeous!