Freshly Made Sketches #346

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and clever card maker herself Linda Callahan.

I fell in love with Linda’s awesome sketch as soon as I saw it.  I knew exactly which stamp set and colours I was going to use on my card when I sat down to create.

I wanted to bring the circles together by using flowers and leaves that spread over the middle and lower circles. The flowers I’ve used are from Love What You Do.  I’ve given them a light watercolour with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The leaves are from Rooted in Nature and are stamped in Old Olive Ink with some added definition with my Early Espresso Marker.

The sentiment on the main circle is from Love What You Do.  I am loving the flow-y font in this sentiment.  After stamping the sentiment and arranging the flowers around the stitched circle, I re-checked the sketch and realised it had a sentiment lower down….it really does pay to look at those things before you get excited and stick things on your card.  I found a thank you sentiment from Petal Palette that I think has a similar font and was pleased to see it doesn’t look out of place.  I added some Powder Pink ink splatters from Timeless Textures and added some sequins to fill in spaces and to add bling. A card can never have too much bling!

I always enjoy seeing the variety the Clean Team create with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #417

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For two nights last week I tried to create a card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge – I failed, until now.  The challenge at Just Add ink for you is to:

I tried two different types of tree cards and even gave the images I’ve used on my card below a try and for some reason a card using something with a T wasn’t happening.  I was determined to create a card and tonight I finally finished off a card.

The theme I’ve chosen is a teen card.  The cool images I’ve used below are from a 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebrations – perfect for a teen card.  I’ve added lots of layers and background stamping to fill up my card – no CAS card here….

There’s still time to play along with our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Pop over to the challenge and see the fabulous inspiration the design team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #345

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.

I am loving this sketch! Especially that tilted panel!

I chose the butterfly from Watercolor Wings to use on my main panel.  The butterfly is stamped in So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Crumb Cake Inks.  I then took my Black Journalling Pen and added some definition lines around the centre of the butterfly.  I had some leaves cut with my Seasonal Layers Dies Thinlits Dies sitting discarded on my desk, so I added them for extra layers.

I added some Gold Sequin Trim and some Black Cord under my sentiment.  For the background I stamped the watercolour type stamp in Soft Sea Foam. This stamp is from Love What You Do and it saves me time from having to watercolour the background myself – and I have to say it has a much better look than when I try it myself.

I then added the ink splatters from Timeless Textures in Basic Black Ink.  My “Happy Birthday” sentiment is Beautiful Bouquet and “to you” is from a set that I have just forgotten and couldn’t find in the limited time I had to write this post….

Come and join us for this challenge! The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #344

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our fabulous sketch has been designed by Cecile Ribon.  Cecile would have to be the Queen of die usage and all things elegant.

Take a look at her sketch:

So first things first…..I kind of flipped the sentiment box and the layering one beneath it by accident.  They were already stuck, photographed and added to my post before I realised I had them reversed….. Sorry Cecile!  I’ll try and get it right next time!

Beautiful Bouquet and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies are the first thing I thought of when I saw Cecile’s sketch. The matching stamp and die set really fill up the card and add an elegance to the wedding card I created.

The combination of colours I used for my flowers are – Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry & Pool Party.  I then stamped the centre of the flowers in Basic Black Ink as I really wanted them to stand out. The sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet and stamped it in Basic Black Ink to match the centre of the flowers.

Because I haven’t purchased myself a huge amount of new designer series papers yet, I decided to add thin strips of Whisper White Cardstock to my Pool Party triangles to add a little interest to the background.  I actually don’t mind this look for a change and will have to remember to do it in the future as I think it jazzes up plain cardstock.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and take a look at their cards.  We would love it if you could play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #278

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I managed to fit in a card just for fun on the weekend, but only just got a chance to photograph it and post it here.  The fabulous sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch gave me a chance to ink up the roses from Stampin’ Up!s Abstract Impressions.

My roses are stamped with Blushing Bride and Berry Burst Inks.  I fussy cut them out and then added some leaves that I had sitting on my desk cut with my Flourish Thinlits Dies.  For the background I stamped the watercolour wash stamp from Love What You Do in Blushing Bride.  I then added some ink splashes with the stamp from Timeless Textures.  I stamped these in Mossy Meadow.

The sentiment I’ve used is from also from Abstract Impressions.  I hadn’t actually read this sentiment until I made this card, but when I did, it totally made me smile.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #415

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Friday’s mean a new challenge and this week is inspiration picture challenge.  Take a look at this pretty inspiration pic!

Of course I chose the pink flowers from the pic as inspiration for my card.  I watercoloured the small roses from Graceful Garden and layered them around my sentiment circle.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Love What You Do. I created a tag to layer behind my sentiment.  The paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I’ve also used a lighter woodgrain paper in the background from the same stack.  I had the two leaf diecuts from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies already cut and discarded from a previous project, so I decided to add them for extra interest.

Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the team have created for you.  We would love it if you could play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

 

Freshly Made Sketches #343

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Who’s ready for a new sketch challenge? Me!!! We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This week our sketch hostess is the super talented Jennifer Timko!

Stampin’ Up!s Rooted in Nature is new to me and I have been wanting to use these trees from the set.  Jennifer’s sketch was perfect for me to ink up the trees and fussy cut them out.  I applied Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them and then stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock.  I then fussy cut them out and layered them on my card.  This technique is one I haven’t used in ages, but it works really well when you want to add multiple colours to a stamp.  I always start with my lightest colour first so I don’t transfer my darker ink to my lighter markers.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card has been stamped in Basic Gray Ink.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I added a button and some Linen Thread and my masculine card was done.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could play along with Jennifer’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the inspiration the Clean Team have made for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle