Hello! Sketch Cards

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A big "Hello!" from me to you!
This week I had a lot of fun with the sketch from RetroSketches.  My card was created with one of my favorite Artistic Outpost stamps.  I started out trying the bokah effect, but I wasn't happy with where that was going so I added some distress inks, roughed it up with a sanding block, and distressed more  and inked again until I said, "Okay, I'm done now."  :)   Sometimes, the process is so much fun!  This was one of those times.
My original idea was to incorporate the fence as the horizontal stripe in the sketch.  It's still there, but not as prominent as I had originally planned.  The "Hello" bubble is a chipboard sticker from the new Crate Paper Close Knit collection.  Isn't it fun? I am also linking this to the Artistic Outpost Monthly Referral Program.  Which, by the way, you should check out even if you don't plan on participating.  The have a new gallery every month full of awesome submissions.  There's some really talented stampers there. I hope you have the opportunity to use the sketch this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.  And Happy Stamping!


17 comments:

  1. This is stunning! LOVING the colors, the tree and the house!!!!!

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  2. GORGEOUS! What a fantastic card! It is a masterpiece!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  3. love the speech bubble and your use of the AO stamps - just a fab card.

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  4. Well I just LURVE LURVE LURVE this card!!!!! :)

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  5. The deep rich colored background is outstanding with the image! Love this, Michelle!

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  6. This is a beautiful card and I so like the addition of the speech bubble.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. I think this looks beautiful with the scene you created. Very pretty and makes me ready for some fall weather.

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  8. I really like your take on the sketch Michelle.
    Fabulous palette and your work always has so much depth!
    Thank You~

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  9. A gorgeous card, Michelle. Thank you for the lovely comment you left me. Vee xx

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  10. Wow! This is simply stunning, Michelle! This should be in a frame on the wall!

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  11. So gorgeous and just rich looking, Michelle! Lovely card!

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  12. Beautiful use of the AO stamp, and that inky sky is heavenly!
    Alison x

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  13. Oh my oh my oh my!!! You have amped the sketch up a thousand notches! What a gorgeous work of art!!!

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  14. That is just gorgeous!!!! awesome design and use of color!!! Love it!!

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  15. Oh I really love that stamp, you are always introducing me to new stuff, love how you used a piece you didn't like (bokeh background) to make something gorgeous!

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  16. This is very beautiful Michelle. This card is so perfect, great use of the stamp and the combo colours!

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