So glad you stopped by today...I have so much to tell you!!!
My birthday is in one week - wahoooo!!! And I'm cooking up some prizes for you!!! Hint, hint.....it will include your choice of one brand spankin' new Flourishes Set!!!
Speaking of Flourishes.....we are kicking off the new October Release today and the Friends of Flourishes are helping out by showing off 2 of the 6 gorgeous new Sets!!! All the Sets will be available this Friday!!!
The two Sets we are showing are called *Christmas Drummer* and *Music Score & Words* !!!
So.....for today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC37 - Cindy has created this awesome Sketch for us to try!!!
Instead of it being just one sketch, though, it is a sketch four ways. The same sketch turned a quarter turn to give us four different looks. (Check out the Flourishes Blog for the different looks!!!) We like to call it a *Sketch March* in keeping with the drum and musical sets we are showcasing. So, you can decide if you want sketch option A, B, C, or D!!! You may even want to do all four!!! We would love to see which sketch you choose and what you create!!!
I chose Sketch *A* and this is my take on it......
I thought a more *vintage* look would work perfect with this Drummer image!!!
Here is what I have done - I started out by stampin' the BG Set *Music Score & Words* first. Next I distressed the edges using a Chai Blend....and then added the DP from the Ski Slope Collection.
The Drummer image was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers from the Water Collection, Evergreen Collection as well as the E47 Marker. I again distressed the edges with Ink and then added the Versamark and Glassy Glaze Enamel to accomplish the *Cracked Glass* technique. And guess what...I got it right this time - wahoooo :-) !!!
At last I finished the card off with a Brown Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Kaiser Pearls and the sentiment from the BG Set *Music Score & Words*.
Please stop by the Flourishes Blog to see all the Samples and on how you can play along this week!!!
For close up inspiration please stop by - Betty, Cindy, Dee, Kimberly and Makiko's blog!!!
Want to double your chances of winning one of these new Sets??? Play along in the *A Season That Sparkles Challenge*....you can read all about it right HERE.
Now on to Mercy's Sketch Challenge - MTSC43!!!
Just in case you didn't know Mercy was so sweet and asked me to be her *October Muse*!!! And I'm loving it :)!!! Mercy has designed this fabulous Sketch for you to try!!!
Here is my take on it........
I combined the Sketch with this weeks C4C6 Challenge. I used the *Kind Thoughts* and *Live your Dream* Sets. The colors I used are Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.
The DP is from the Parisian Breeze Specialty Collection. I finished the card off by adding some smaller Silver Pearls to the butterfly, the flourished image and the sentiment.
Please don't forget to swing by Mercy's blog and her fabulous team - Pam Speidel, Cindy Haffner, Pam Varnell, Julie Lacey, Crystal Birr, Jackie Pedro, Jessica Diedrich, Shannan Teubner.
Thank you for sticking with me to the end....hope you have time to play along with us?!?
Supply List~ 1st card
Stamp Sets: Christmas Drummer, Music Score & Words (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chai Blend, Copic Markers - Water Collection, Evergreen Collection, E47 and Colorless Blender
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Design Paper: Ski Slope (SU)
Accessories: Chocolate Kaiser Pearls, Brown Satin Ribbon, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Heat Tool, Coluzzle Circle Template & Cutting System
Technique: Heat Embossing
~Supply List~ 2nd card
Stamp Sets: Kind Thoughts, Live your Dream (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Design Paper: Parisian Breeze Specialty (SU)
Accessories: Silver Pearls (Michael's), Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Small and Large Oval Punch
You have formed wonderful things.
I deal with nutcracker it the whole day on work, we produce them here.
Lots of love from the Erzgebirge
GORGEOUS, Silke! Both of these cards are amazing! So lucky to have you as our October Guest muse! You are ROCKING Mercy's sketchs! Hugs, girlie!
Love the soft colors you went with and that cracked glass is perfect for your nutcracker!
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Silke!!! I love the soft colors and cracked glass with the nutcracker card. Beautifully done!!!
Your second card is beautiful, too!! Lovely work!!!
Both cards are GORGEOUS girl. What fun to have you GD with Mercy's sketch this month. Great take on the Flourish sketch, you rock!!
These are gorgeous love the cracked glass on the first and the little accents of the butterfly and background on the second!
WOWZA Silke these are GORGEOUS!!!!! I just LOVE your style!
Great cards, Silke. The cracked glass is wonderful with that nutcracker image and your card for Mercy's challenge is gorgeous! Great job on both!
LOVING THAT NUTCRACKER CARD so much!!!!!! All of your cards have this beautiful CLEAN crisp look to them!! LOVING IT all!! :) tfs
Silke, both cards are beautiful! Love the cracked glass on your first one!! Haven't done that in a long time...thanks for the inspiration!
Oh Silke...your toy soldier is absolutely amazing, love that cracked-glass look, and that touch of blue with the brown...fabulous!
Another great design sketch for Mercy's! Lovely DP, image and I just love that butterfly, very feminine. Those tiny lil pearls really make it shine!
Silke, both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Especially I love the cracked grass mat on the first card!!
Very pretty Silke, I like how you did the cracked glass look!
Oh my gosh Silke... both of your cards are off the charts beautiful! I love the way you colored up that soldier and that cracked glass technique is one that just adds that WOW factor!!!
they are both gorgeous silke! love the cracked glass and the other card is so elegant (have to pull that set out---i always forget about it!) love em!
Oh, my. They are both stunners, Silke. Can't wait for release night!
Goodness, Silke, I am totally, and I mean totally, speechless!!!! Both of your cards are MASTERPIECES waiting to be framed!!! The first one, well, it sure does remind me of back home in Germany, I know I am a bit older than you, but we had them lined up every Christmas ;D. And the second card, wow, pure beauty!!! Love that butterfly. Hugs, Sabrina
Wow, Silke, the cracked glass technique worked so beautifully with this image!! It is gorgeous!! Both cards are so wonderful!! TFS!!
A wonderful take on the nutcracker image - love the soft colors and the cradked glass technique turned out great!
Gorgeous card using Mercy's sketch this week, Silke! Love the colours and how you added the row of half pearls under the sentiment.
Silke, the nutcracker is so beautifully SOFT with the cracked glass done like that. What a stunning design!
Oh....and what a pretty SU card too! elegant with all the little silver pearls!
silke...i am always amazed by your gorgeous creations! so clean and simple...yet beautiful and stunning! thanks for another wonderful sample!
Absolutely stunning card. I love the crinkled look for the little drummer boy. Awesome all the way. Pat
Beautiful work Silke! I saw your Nutcracker card over on the Flourishes blog and had to stop by and leave a comment. It is fabulous. I love that cracked glass technique and it is so gorgeous with the Nutcracker! Great work, as always!
both cards are fabulous, but the cracked glass with the nutcracker is pure perfection
Ohhh........I get it! Cracked glass for the nutCracker! Very clever!! Seriously, that card is just AWESOME!!! I love everything about it!! The 2nd is again just as lovely, and oh those beautiful colors!!! Way to rock the challenges g/f!!!!
these are both gorgeous creations Silke
These are both so wonderful, Silke!! Love the cracked glass on your first card...just perfect with this image! And you used one of my all time favorite SU images for your second card!!
That cracked glass card is breathtakingly beautiful!!
Beautiful work on both cards, Silke! Love the cracked glass on your nutcracker, especially!
Gorgeous cards, Silke! LOVE that cracked glass technique with the toy soldier!
Both cards are gorgeous! I love the nutcracker card, the cracked glass technique is very kewl, I need to try it.
Herrlich, ich bin sprachlos, Silke!
Beautiful Silke!! I love the cracked glass. Congrats on the GD spot on :)
This is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose; my favorites!
Your cards are amazing!! Love the cracked glass card.
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