I made three cards for you today... sometimes I have a try, try again day in my craft studio … this was one of those! I ended up being pretty pleased with each try! Let's start with the card that brought you by today...
Some really simple pencil coloring - and my attempt to add those
little squares from Chrissy's Sketch!
And THEN... a little chat with a friend about gingham brought these two to life! Thanks, Bev!
Why not fill in those squares with fun sentiments?
This gingham was created on gray with my newest
Catherine Pooler ink: Over Coffee!
So that was a pretty fun day of stamping, right? I can't wait to see what you will see within Chrissy's Sketch... now let's go see her card, shall we?
Thanks for the visit!! xx
Altenew Leaf Canopy stamps
SSS Gingham background stamp
SSS Artful Flowers
Winnie & Walter Hello Cutaway
Wow. Just wow. Your cards are all so gorgous. Beautiful work.
You're taking that leaf canopy die out for a real work out and it looks like your mojo has gone into overdrive. (You remember overdrive, don't you?) Anyway each one of these cards is really a work of art and your coloring is to die for.
Who would have thought one of our old favorite flowers would look so good in gray, Michele. And gingham is the perfect backdrop for any flowers. Or leaves.
Oh my gosh, Michele, these are all such yummy fun cards. I have to say the first is my favorite. Love those blooms and the leaf clusters are super.
I've almost pulled out the gingham papers and/or stamps twice this week. So happy to see yours up here! A trio of delights today! Your neutrally colored first card is lovely. You've gotten it just right in my book. And the gingham cards.... well, you know how I feel about gingham! And those amazing vines... I just got those and they are fabulous. Your cards are both wonderful darlin'. So glad I stopped by. xo Bev
Well you knocked that sketch out of the park three times! I love your neutral florals, and your gingham cards have a cozy look of warmth!
You, my friends, are a triple threat!! The first one is so you with all of those soft grays. And your gingham backgrounds are wonderful. Three pretty cards!
That is one tough sketch and you rocked it not once, not twice but three times!!! Wowza!
That sketch is so way outta my league, you have created some amazing cards here Michele!
You make my gray heart go pitter pat!! these are so sweet!! just like.... YOU!
Ha ha ha ha! I didn't even have inspiration, I just started throwing down shapes. However, I have to say it inspired some gorgeous cards. I love all of yours! That gray though....WOW WOW WOW!!!
Wow. In awe. You are amazing and so are the cards. Especially that first one. A work of art for sure. Thank you for sharing!
Well, if we're not inspired by this post, there is no hope :) You totally nailed this sketch, Michele...x3!!! I love them all, but your 'pencil work' on the first one is my fave...so elegant!
Grey is simply beautiful in this design, that first card seduced me💞
Élégant and so creatively designed xx
Your three beautiful and very creative card designs using the sketch challenge are amazing, Michele!! What a fun day of inspiring crafting. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy
Yep, that was a pretty fun day of stamping, Michele ... you creating and us admiring and enjoying! Your colouring on the first is gorgeous ... so soft and delicate ... and how fun are those sentiments over the gingham ... I'm especially taken by the camouflaged one ... love a touch of camouflage! Hugs, Anita :)
Michele, I admire your creativity. How can you come up with these wonderful ideas!? Do you eat something special for your brain? Oh, maybe the "tcheese" fries after the symphony did it. ;-D
Love the gray pencil colored flowers and leaves. The beautiful subtle shades of gray are like "sumie (Asian black ink painting)".
The color combos of the gingham background cards are pretty! Who would think of using sentiments for the squares in the sketch, and adding a hidden die-cut sentiment? Amazing!
Fabulous take on the clever sketch! The gingham designs are so cozy and you worked such magic with the leaves and sentiments.But my favorite is the monotone using the wonderful grays. What an awesome dreamy design!!
Wow! First off, that is a cool sketch, secondly you always come up with the best cards using these sketches so I just adore how your mind works! Wish mine worked this way. lol But no, I'm always literal with sketches and don't think out of the box at all. I love each of these beautiful cards and love your pencil coloring!!! Hugs, Brenda
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