Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #137 with TSG

Thought I would try out a new challenge (new for me at least) this week. The Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge is being sponsored by There She Goes stamps this week, and the cards need to be monochromatic.

I don't normally work/think in monochromatic, so I thought this would be a good stretch for me, but it ended up coming together much more quickly than I thought it would.

To simplify, I used one of the CTMH pre-cut cards as a base, so the card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I cut 10 1 1/8" squares of cardstock from American Crafts Hello Sunshine, Gossamer paper. I used the pattened side on the top and bottom rows, alternating the direction of the chevrons, and then the solid side of the paper for the two squares in the middle row.

For the image pieces, I cut two ovals from white cardstock using my CM custom cutting system. I used a sponge dauber with Desert Sand ink and then Chocolate ink to add color around the edges of the inside oval, carefully working the color in towards the center of the oval. Then I stamped just the top portion of one of the large image stamps from TSG's Little Moments stamp set. I also used the sponge dauber to add just a hint of definition on the edge of the outer oval.

The faux stitching is a stamp from the You & Me stamp set. I thought it kind of anchored the card a bit.

The twine is from the Twinery, and it's strung through some Designer Wooden Buttons. They are adhered to the card using liquid glass. I first threaded them through the small button, and used liquid glass to adhere. The threads of twine go around the inside of the card and then are threaded through the larger button. Once I had the tension right, I adhered the button with liquid glass. Once it had dried, I tied the bow.

I had a good time making this card, and will definitely be playing along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches again.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: American Crafts: Hello Sunshine, Gossamer; CTMH - White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: There She Goes: Little Moments; CTMH - You & Me
Ink: CTMH - Desert Sand, Chocolate
Other: CTMH - Sponge Dauber, Designer Wooden Buttons, White Daisy card base; Creative Memories - Custom Cutting System, Ovals; The Twinery - Cappuccino twine


  1. Love it Miriam! You nailed the monochromatic theme beautifully and the image is so sweet. I am so glad you found us and hope you'll play with us again on Tuesday. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Hi Miriam - what a great way to showcase TSG stamps (my favorite). Your card is just lovely. I really love the color you selected. Well done!! Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Gorgeous card and a great take on the sketch and theme.

  4. love what you did here! love he monochromatic soothing color scheme

  5. Very elegant monochromatic card and such a sweet image!