Freshly Made Sketches #324

Hey Everyone

Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be sketch hostess.

Take a look at this weeks sketch:

I always get really excited to design a sketch, but when it comes time to create my card – I never know where to start!  I’ve had another long weekend away at the beach and this time managed to take more of my craft room with me to finish off my card.

I needed another flowery female birthday card….actually no I didn’t, but I just love making them!  The flowers I’ve used are from a SAB stamp set called Amazing You.  I gave them a light watercolour with Daffodil Delight Ink and used my yellow Watercolor Pencil to add highlights.  The colours in the flower and leaves match the colours in the Birthday Memories DSP I’ve used in the background.  Both the circle and striped DSP are from this pack.  I also added a strip of Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock.   I then inked up the tiny spots stamp from Perennial Birthday in Daffodil Delight Ink and stamped them randomly under my layers.  I stamped the leaves from Petal Palette in Pear Pizzazz Ink and fussy cut them out.  The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Black Ink and is from Perennial Birthday.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards with the sketch – I hope you can pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We’d really love you to play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #385

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you. This week is inspiration picture week. How pretty is this one?

You’d think I would automatically think flower card with this challenge, but I decided to change it up and go for a fun birthday card using colours from the pic in my cardstock and images.

My balloons are from a stamp set called Birthday Bright and my party blower (if that what’s it’s called?) and my sentiment are from Picture Perfect Birthday.

As always, the team have created cards that will surely inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #323

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There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch is a fabulous one and has been designed by Karren Johnson – our super creative Kiwi friend who makes stunning cards with amazing background and stunning details.  I’m going to make a trip over the seas in-between our countries and touch all the stuff in her craft room one day – she just doesn’t know it yet!

This card started as baby card and somehow ended up as a wedding card.  Funny how that happens!  The designer series paper strips I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My white leaves and gold flowers are cut on my big shot with Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The sentiment is one that I haven’t used on any of my cards yet – so I wanted to give it some ink today.  This great sentiment is from Better Together.

Here’s my card:

The team will inspire you with their gorgeous cards. Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #322

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Cecile Ribon, our wonderfully talented friend from France.

I love me a flower card – can you tell? As soon as I saw Cecile’s fabulous sketch, I automatically visualised a feminine floral card.  It’s hard for me not to with all the pretty floral stamp sets Stampin’ Up! have! The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Graceful Garden.  The roses are lightly watercoloured with Real Red Ink and then I used my Real Red watercolour pencil to add depth to the petals.  The leaves were given the same treatment with Old Olive Ink and Old Olive watercolour pencil.

The sentiment was cut on my big shot with my Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies .  The designer series paper in the background is from a retired pack called Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  I just loved the black and white criss-cross pattern behind the roses, as I think it really shows them off.

Here’s my card:

The team have created gorgeous cards using Cecile’s sketch.  Why don’t you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #393

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty combo we have for you:

When you go on holidays and have left yourself only 1/2 hr to pack up some Stampin’ Up! products, you kind of have to improvise when you realise you left your big shot on your craft room desk….  I packed my Colorful Seasons stamp set, but forgot the matching thinlits.

To create my leaves I started off with a silicone mat and added ink from all three challenge colours by pressing the ink pads directly on to the mat.  I then spritzed with water and moved my mat around to blend the colours.  I then pressed some white cardstock onto the mat and waited for the cardstock to dry.  The larger leaves were easy to stamp and fussy cut, but the smaller leaf stamp is a solid one with no inner leaf lines and no outline.  To create the smaller leaves, I stamped the larger leaf again.  I then took the smaller leaf stamp and rolled the outside of the stamp on my Black Stazon Ink pad.  This gave me an outline that I then stamped over the large leaf stamp.  I then had an outline and inner leaf lines that I was able to fussy cut. Does that make sense? It took a little longer to make them, but as I’m on hols, I didn’t mind the extra minutes playing around.

I then layered with some Tranquil Tide cardstock, a Crumb Cake Label punch, some Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon,  Whisper White Bakers Twine and a sentiment from Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  I forgot to pack all other embellishments, but luckily I found some sequins floating around in the bottom of my tool bag.

Note to self – be more prepared when going on holidays next time!

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Inkers have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at their wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #321

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I’m back today with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Brum – my friend who creates gorgeous clean cards with striking colour combinations.  Here’s her great sketch:

I have a great niece (that I love to bits) who is going to turn 2 soon, so I used Jen’s layout to create her birthday card.  I’ve been hanging to use Perfect Pandas and thought Jen’s was a perfect opportunity to give these sweet panda’s some ink. The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The number 2 that I stamped in the balloon is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Memorable Moments.  The 2 fit perfectly in my balloon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will definitely inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration Challenge #26

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We have a new challenge at Colour INKspiration for you.  The current inspiration pic and colours for our challenge are:

I truly didn’t know how I was going to use these colours and then all of a sudden, my card just came together.  I’ve used Amazing You again as I just love these flowers.  I gave them a bit of colour with Sahara Sand and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The leaves are from Petal Palette and are stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink.  I then added a strip of Emerald Envy cardstock just to get all the colours on my card.

 

The next design team member in our hop is the wonderfully talented Simone Bartrum.  Click here to take you to her blog.

We have a new Colour INKspiration Challenge every fortnight.  We would love it if you could play along with our challenge.  To link up your card, click here to take you to our current challenge on facebook.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle