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

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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

Colour INKspiration #36

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  I am in love with the colours in these inspiration pics:

I took inspiration rom the gorgeous flower in the bottom right photo.  I thought it looked very similar to the flower I’ve used from Remarkable You.  I’ve given it a light watercolour with Crushed Curry Ink and then added some Soft Suede Ink to the bottom of the petals to add some shadows.

My leaves are also from this set and I have given the lightest of watercolour with Basic Gray Ink – there was really much more water than colour.

The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Gray  I’ve been wanting to use this sentiment from Abstract Impressions on a card and so I really designed this card around using this sentiment.

Here’s my card:

I’m the last person on the hop, but if you’ve started with me, then you can hop to the start by clicking here or by clicking the next button below.  This will take you to the gorgeous creation Kim Oliver has created.

Otherwise if you’d like to link up a card to our facebook page, then you can click here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

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