Guest Designer Debra Miller and A Card A Day in the Month of May

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hope1

It’s Sunday, May 1st and “A Card A Day in the Month of May” is now underway!   A whole month of new ideas using sketches, plus every day is a blog hop.  So we hope you will pull out your favorite TAC stamp sets and play along during May. 

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Sketch 1 is the featured sketch this week (May 1 – 7).  I love sketches – it is really quite amazing to see how each designer “interprets”  the basic elements drawn.  Feel free to rotate the sketch, the dimensions are a suggestion, layer if you like and squares can be rectangles, circles, oval etc… 

Hope1

My card today follows the sketch quite literally.  I used "Hope Perches" a Level B hostess set, papers are Winchester SWIC and cardstock.  The image is colored with Copic Markers.  I sponged the edges with Cognac and Burnt Umber Palette ink. The center background is pastel blue chalk.

Hope2
This second card is still quite literal, however I rounded some corners and added a few brads and floss. And of course, the color palette is completely different.

Gas1 Gas2
Supplies: Stamp set "Good Things"; Papers Cha Cha SWIC, Bazzill Dark Sky, Beeswax, Berrylicious; Black Scrappers Floss, Silver Brads, Copic Markers.

Hope you enjoy Day 1 of "A Card a Day in the Month of May".  Please come back tomorrow to see more cards using this same sketch!

Blessings,

Deb





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7 comments

  1. Wow...what a great start! Beautiful work :)

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  2. Great cards! Love the pastel blue chalk background!

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  3. Awesome cards Deb!
    Your hope perches is just lovely and the Good things card is so FUN!
    BTW...I love the cross hatching shadow under your second card!

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  4. Deb, Deb, Deb! What fabulous cards! I really love them. Can't wait to see every other creation with this sketch!

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  5. Paula-kay BourlandMay 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Absolutely EXCELLENT cards, Debra. They fit the sketch so perfectly. I like the gas pump card so much because I hadn't figured out any way to use that image. Love it!

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  6. Debra - I love BOTH cards! So great to see how one sketch can have such a different look with subtle changes!

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