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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #44 (MTSC44)

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately, but I have been fighting off a horrible case of bronchitis since last Thursday. I had been coughing so hard that I actually pulled a couple of muscles in my back and neck But thanks to muscle relaxers and lot of rest, I am well on the road to recovery. So...not only is it time for another sketch challenge, but it is also October Release Week at Verve! We are having a blast with the gorgeous new images that debut this Friday, October 23rd! Verve will be releasing 7 new sets immediately following the Release Party @ 9:00 p.m Eastern. The Divas will also be sharing sneak peeks starting today at the Verve Blog, and also on their individual blogs. There are some Release Week Challenges at the forum that you can play along with for a chance to win some FREE STAMPS, and a Winter Mittens Digi that you can download for FREE...so check it all out!

Now for this week's Tuesday Sketch #44:


Silke Ledlow's Gorgeous Sample:

My Sample:

This is my sneak peek for Verve's new set called "Believe". I wanted to stay with a pink theme since this set was for Breast Cancer Awareness, so I combined Pixie Pink and Chocolate Chip. The patterned paper was actually created using the large flower image from the set, while the two smaller blooms were watercolored to create the layered flowers on the focal panel. I added some faux-stitching and sponging to the large background panel, and used a White Gel Pen to highlight the centers of some of the large blossoms. The card was finished off with Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Gingham Ribbon, a White Button, and Linen Thread.

Now let's see what the other Muses have created for our viewing pleasure today:

Now it's your turn! Create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation below in Mister Linky. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC44 when uploading to a public gallery. Happy Stamping!

30 comments:

Dana White said...

Thanks for another great sketch, can't wait to play along - hope you are feeling better, take care of yourself

Peggy said...

Hope you are on the mend!!
Love the sketch and the cards are fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

OH girl! I wondered if you were still not feeling well. Sure do hope you continue on the road to good health!! Sending you healthy hugs!!

Wonderful sketch! As always ;) I hope to play along on Thursday, my day off :)

Silke's sample is beautiful...love the white!!
Your sample with the new set is gorgeous too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hope you are feeling better, hugs to you!!

Love both cards, you and Silke rocked this sketch.

--thanks for the fun sketch.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Wonderful sketch and both samples are gorgeous!

Hope you feel better soon - {{HUGS}}!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This card is adorable and Silke is rocking her Guest Muse spot for sure-LOVE them both! Glad to hear you are finally on the mend girl...sicky season is JUST starting-we gotta fight for our right to parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtay!

Jackie Pedro said...

Mercy, your card is GORGEOUS!!! Silke's ain't so bad either!! LOL! Such beautiful eye candy! Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm so sorry you have a case of the nasties - hope you're feeling well again real soon!Your card is just stunning! I LOVE those flowers and all your great stitching! Thanks for another fun sketch - I just love playing along!!

Riley said...

Wow, what a great sketch! I had a lot of fun creating my card! I hope you start feeling better really soon...

Julie said...

WOW, these samples are both GORGEOUS! Thanks for another great sketch this week, Mercy! I hope you're feeling better soon!

Laural-Lee said...

Loving both of these gorgeous cards!! Silke I adore what you did with that leaf/flower stamp. Love the bling. Mercy, I love the cutout flowers and stitching and that sentiment is a must have!

Love your sketch challenges, not just because the sketches are great to work with but the encouraging and positive feedback. (Very much appreciated)

Jessica G. said...

Awesome sketch because it's so versatile and open for personalization. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

FAB sketch Miss Mercy! LOVE it! Hope you feel better soon!!!

Kristina said...

I always love me some sneaky peaks! Can't wait to see what you and the rest of the divas have been up to! And to play with your new sketch! Hooray for being healthy enough to stamp again!!

Pam Speidel said...

WOW!! I'm loving your card Mercy! The colors are awesome and so is that VERVE set! Using the top note shape was a great idea and I'll have to try that with this layout. Thanks again for a SUPER sketch and for your sweet email too. :) Hugs & Smiles, Pam :)

Pam Speidel said...

p.s. so sorry to hear you've been sick. TAKE CARE!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Mercy!!!

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well :( !!! Praying for your quick recovery :) !!!

Thanks for another fun Sketch!!! Your card is super gorgeous!!! Love your little sneak peek!!! Keep them comin'....

Sorry I'm a bit late, but it's been one crazy day :)

Big hugs
~S~

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful samples, everyone! Hope you're feeling better, Mercy!

This sketch is fabulous and was EXACTLY what I needed tonight after dragging myself home from work at 8:30 and STILL needing to get a card made! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie said...

Lovely sketch yet again and the samples are beautiful. I have entered my card, good luck everyone :o)
Jackie xx

Elena said...

I am so sorry that you was not feeling well. I was checking your blog and was worried about you...
Hope you will be better soon, Mercy!
Your sketch is so beauitful! And card is so pretty! Love the pink and brown together! Gives a very gentle look to the card!
Silke's card is so precious!
Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Chupa said...

Hope you'll feel better soon Mercy!
And the cards.. they're simply stunning, thank you for inspiration!!

Janet, said...

Nice sketch, I am enjoying your weekly sketches. Glad I found your blog.

Elborgi said...

Like the sketch- and here is my card:


mine

sarah said...

fun sketch mercy...thanks!!

Betty Wright said...

Fantastic sketch and gorgeous samples!!!

Wanda said...

I'm running behind, but loved this simple sketch and wanted to ink up some new Verve images and chalk off another Christmas card. Hope by now, you're feeling just fine!

Barbara said...

Just in under the wire again, sigh. Love this sketch--as always, Mercy!

jo said...

So late with this, but I finally got a chance to post my card! Love the sketch, Mercy! :)

Thanh said...

I totally made my card last week but didnt get a chance to post until this Tuesday. Can't wait to play again :)

Kristie said...

Pretty samples! I had fun with this sketch :)