Freshly Made Sketches #338

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Welcome back to my second post tonight!  The card I’m sharing is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Christmas cards have been put on the back burner for the last couple of weeks while I continued my love for florally feminine cards and wedding cards.

I am using Stampin’ Up!s Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for my card.  This set is a two step stamp set.  This means that there is an outline image and one that colours the centre.  The berries are also stamped with the same process. These stamps are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to watercolour or use markers to give your images colour.  Of course I then slow down the whole process by fussy cutting, but I just can’t help myself!

The sentiment I have used is also from Holly Berry Happiness.  I have heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  The strips of DSP in the background are from Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I like the glitzy feel of this DSP with the shiny copper chevrons.  To finish off my card, I added some Black Bakers Twine and Copper Sequins.

We love seeing everything you create in our gallery every week.  The team have totally nailed the sketch – pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Colour INKspiration #34

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges!  Colour INKspiration Challenges are a facebook group where you can find inspiration and join us with our colour challenges.  This week we are showcasing the following colours – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray.

I had lots of ideas running through my head when when I sat down to create with this colour combination.  In the end, this fabulous sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams was the starting point for my card.  My card has been made for a friend at work who is always there with a smile, a hug and both shoulders to cry on when I need them.

The flowers, leaves and cute bee are from Stampin’ Up!s Garden In Bloom.  I have lightly coloured them with my Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils.  I added some definition around the centre of my flowers with my White Gel Pen and added some Basic Gray Ink to the centre of the flowers.

Beneath the layering of my sentiment and flowers, I added a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and some Pool Party Bakers Twine.

I’m the last person on the hop.  If you’ve just started this fun hop with me, then don’t worry, you can see all the gorgeous cards our team have created by clicking on the next button below.  This will take you the oh-so-creative Kelly Kent’s blog where you will be able to see her pretty project.

To link up your card, click here to take you to the Colour INKspiration Facebook group.  This challenge will run for three weeks, so you have oodles of time to play along.  We really do love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #409

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a fun technique challenge.  Our challenge for you is to:

 

I’m a newbie at the Eclipse Technique. In fact this is my first Eclipse card.  For my card I chose to make a wedding card using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and a congrats die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I’ve given my flowers a light watercolour with Dapper Denim Ink and my leaves are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I love the cards the team at Just Add Ink have created.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us and show us your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #337

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our latest sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.

I put a put of extra love into this card because I made it for my mum for Mother’s Day.  I always stress when it’s time to make my mum a card as I want it to be just right and make her feel a little bit special.  She might just love Stampin’ Up as much as I do! I love that we have this in common.

The flowers and leaves that I have used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blossoms.  I have given them a little watercolour love with Fresh Fig and Old Olive Inks.  I then used my Fresh Fig Marker to give more definition to the petals.  There was quite a bit of fussy cutting between the flowers and leaves, but I don’t mind the time it takes as I’m generally singing along with my 80s music playing in the background.

The sentiment I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Oh So Succulent.  Behind the main panel I have used a light woodgrain DSP.  This pretty paper is from Woodgrain Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. My Whisper White Cardstock is matted with Fresh Fig Cardstock as I liked the contrast of this bold colour behind the white.

Here’s my card:

 

The Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #336

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The card I’m sharing tonight is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  I am in love with Jen’s gorgeously clean lines and perfect choice of stamps and colours.

This card came together so easy! I totally love it when that happens.  I hadn’t opened up my pack of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper yet (gasp!) and thought it would work well with Jen’s sketch.  I chose the chevron DSP from the pack and the back of another sheet to layer behind it.  I really love the kraft colour in these papers.

The stamp set I chose to use was one that I haven’t used in a while – the set is called Remarkable You.  These flowers have stems on them, but I chose to cut them off for my card as I couldn’t quite place the flowers like I wanted and work the stems in.  The leaves are also from this set.  As always, I have fussy cut them, because I like layers and also enjoy the fussy cutting time. My flower is lightly watercoloured with Peekaboo Peach Ink and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive Ink.

The sentiment I have used is from Four You.  Yes, it’s one of my favourites as I like the font and the size of the sentiment.  I’ve heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on to Basic Black Cardstock.  Under my sentiment I have used some Black Bakers Twine and an off cut strip of the kraft cardstock punched with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have totally nailed this weeks sketch with their amazing cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #407 – Just Add “O”

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Friday’s mean a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

When I sat down on Sunday to create something for this challenge, I initially drew a blank on anything starting with O.  The only thing I could think of was creating some cards using the One Sheet Wonder Technique.  Of course that then meant I would need to create a few cards instead of just my usual one card…..  I didn’t realise how much time I would spend on this one challenge.  I started with my layout and came up with the following measurements:

I then decided on a stamp set and colours I would use.  The stamp set I settled on was Stampin’ Up!s Colorful Seasons.  The ink colours I used were – Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.   I randomly stamped the leaf stamps first and then the little wheel like stamp to fill in the gaps. The littlest leaf stamp was inked up with Crumb Cake, but this doesn’t really come through in my photo.

 

In total I created seven cards.  On the first of my cards, I have layered my stamped OSW panel in the centre of my card.  I added a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday on a circle and added a light Crumb Cake watercolour behind the sentiment. I then set my big shot into action and cut loads of leaves with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. My leaves are made from Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

My second card also has the OSW panel in the centre of the card. I added some Linen Thread and the chair die cut from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to my card. I added more leaves and a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday.

I flipped my next card to mix it up and added banners, leaves, a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday and a Linen Thread bow.

I have given this card a side panel with my OSW strip.  Along with a sentiment stamped on a circle, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon and a banner.

This next card has a more clean look as I have used a thin strip of my OSW on the right side of my card.  As on my other cards, I have given my strip a mat of Old Olive Cardstock.  By adding the mat I think it makes the OSW strip stand out more against the all white background.

I’ve used the chair die cut from my Seasonal Layers Thinly Dies on this card. Again I have added some leaves, banners and a Linen Thread bow.

The layout on this card was one that I remember using in a previous sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love this layout – to create this, I took the last of the thin strips from my OSW and cut it evenly into three rectangles.  I matted them with Old Olive Cardstock and placed them as below.  I added some banners and a sentiment and my card was done.

Phew! That’s lots of photos isn’t it? The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with this weeks challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #335

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Welcome to a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are so creative! If you haven’t been over to her blog, pop over and check them out!

I fell in LOVE with this sketch and had so much fun creating another wedding card.  I’m on a wedding card roll at the moment and almost want to create one every time I sit down to make a card. Let’s face it, I already have tons of female florally birthday cards laying on my desk collecting dust and getting squashed…

As soon as I saw the oval on this card I knew that I wanted to add some flowers to frame it.  Of course I reached for Petal Palette as I knew these flowers could work the best for my card.

I gave my flowers a light watercolour with Soft Sky Ink and then added Dapper Denim Ink along each of the lines to create definition.  I then added some Basic Gray to the leaves as I just wanted to add a little bit of colour and not have them stand out too much.

My sentiment is from Petal Palette also and this is stamped in Basic Gray.  I added strips of Soft Sky and Basic Gray cardstock under my sentiment.  To add a little elegance (as wedding cards are all about elegance) I added some Silver Metallic Thread and a Silver Sequin.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards that will inspire you. Head over to the blog and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle