Just Add Ink #413

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We have a new challenge for you today at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to try:

I’ve combed these colours mostly in the foliage I’ve used and the bird I’ve coloured.  You would probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite stamp set, but for this card I’ve chosen the leaves, birds and the flowers stems rather than the roses I normally use.  My flowers are watercoloured with a combination of Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Inks.  I’ve added Bermuda Bay on my card with some cardstock in the background.  I then added Granny Apple Green in my leaves that were stamped off once on scrap paper and then on my Whisper White cardstock. My bird is watercoloured with Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Petal Palette. I’ve stamped this in Pacific Point Ink.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created cards that are gorgeous and all are so very different.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see for yourself.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #341

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Happy Wednesday to you all!  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week I’m the sketch hostess and here’s the sketch I designed:

Love me some new goodies.  For my card I’ve used flowers from a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Love What You Do. I’ve coloured these pretty flowers in Lovely Lipstick Ink. For the tips of the flowers I added really watered down ink and for the centre I gave them a more heavier layer.  The water-washed background stamp is stamped in Soft Sea Foam Ink. The sentiment that I have stamped on my main panel is from Abstract Impressions.  I stamped this sentiment in Memento Black Ink. I then added some Mini Copper Trim and some Black Cord to the back of my sentiment panel.  Copper sequins were the last embellishment that I added to my card.

The team have created gorgeous cards that made my sketch look good! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #340

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Welcome to my blog!

It’s Wednesday and that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson.

I received some new Stampin’ Up! goodies in time for this weeks sketch. Other than a little green/blue box with a white ribbon, a Stampin’ Up! box is my next favourite box to receive.  The leaves on my card are from a new stamp set that is now available in the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I know I will be using this set a lot – it’s called Rooted in Nature.  I stamped the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Mossy Meadow Inks.

The sentiment I have used on my card is also from this set.  The background watercolour stamp is from a set called Love What You Do.  I stamped the background with Soft Sea Foam Ink. I can definitely see this is going to be a favourite colour of mine!

Under my sentiment I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and Black Cord.  I then finished off my card with three Black Faceted Dots.  It’s so much fun to create when you have new goodies!

The team have created gorgeous cards with Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #411

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Happy Friday to you all!

We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  Love, love, love sketch challenges and this sketch that Jan has created is really up my alley.

As soon as I see I a fantastic sketch, my creative juices kick in and I know exactly what I want to create. I “saw” wedding card when I pictured it in my mind – maybe because of the heart, but as you can see, I chose a leafy image to replace the heart.

I’m thinking I may’ve used Petal Palette on every wedding card I have made recently.  I can’t help it! These flowers have an elegant artwork to them and are made for colouring.  The really are perfect for my CAS wedding cards.  My flower are and leaves are lightly watercoloured with Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

To add a little more interest to my card, I have tilted my sentiment frames.  I then added some Basic Black Bakers Twine because sometimes sequins just aren’t enough embellishments.

You will love the cards the design team have created as much as I do, so pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #339

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It’s Wednesday!  Wednesday’s on my blog mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch, as you will see below, has a really cool and interesting design.  Jen Brum, one of our talented Clean Team Designers has designed it.  Jen’s blog is full of wonderful and elegant cards.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look.

Jen’s sketch gave me an opportunity to add to my Christmas card pile. I think this brings me to a total of 5.  Yep, I’m totally on a roll and may well get to 10 before December – my target is about 25…..

On to my card.  The snowflakes I’ve stamped on my card are from Colorful Seasons.   My snowflakes are inked with Soft Sky Ink.  The Whisper White diecut snowflake is cut with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I really love the sentiment I’ve used on my card.  It’s from Holly Berry Happiness and I’ve stamped it in Black Memento Ink.  I added some solid Black Bakers Twine along the Whisper White diagonal cardstock I cut to tie it in with my black layers.  I then added some sequins to the centres of the snowflakes to add some bling and to also hide the mini dimensional I have used on my raised snowflake.

As always, the Clean Team have nailed the sketch with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #139 & CAS(E) this Sketch #273

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I was able to catch up on my upcoming design team cards yesterday, so I managed to create a card today to play along with a couple of challenges.

The challenges I’m playing along with are the theme challenge at Global Design Project and the sketch challenge at  CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

Here are their inspiration pics:

 

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Stampin’ Up!s Better Together. The From All Of Us sentiment is from a set that hasn’t seen ink yet called We Must Celebrate.  I heat embossed this in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.

The dotted and solid line that I have used is also from Better Together.   I stamped this row in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The watercoloured smudge type line and the chevron stamp are from Work of Art. These are stamped in Smoky Slate and Powder Pink Inks.  I then took my Black Journal Pen and drew lines on each side of my Smoky Slate smudge.

This was going to be a quick and easy card until I decided to fussy the leaves from We Must Celebrate……they’re fiddly little things!  I then stamped the flower from Better Together and gave it a watercolour with Sweet Sugarplum Ink.  To give the petal definition, I used my Sweet Sugarplum Marker around each of the petal lines.  As I always seem to do, I finished off my card by adding three black sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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