CAS(E) this Sketch #285

Hey Everyone

We have had one cold and wet weekend here in Melbourne. It’s been a great day for crafting in my craft cave with my heater on and catching up Netflix while I created.  I made a card for this weeks sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. Sketches are my favourite and this fab sketch gave me a chance to create a baby card.

Stampin’ Up!s Little Twinkle Stamp Set is a sweet little set for baby card. The constellation heart is just gorgeous and I’ve been wanting to use it as soon as I opened my latest order.  I gave it a light watercolour and added some darker shade to some of the shapes with Blushing Bride Ink.  I also added an Artisan Pearl for a little bit of twinkle to go with the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from this set and I think it adds a fun-ness to a baby card.  I also used the star background stamp in patches and then added some circle and star punches made with my Twinkle Builder Punch.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #350

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Would you like to see our latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches?  Here tis:

Don’t you love this sketch? I hope you say yes because it’s mine! lol

I’ve been wanting to use Blended Seasons for a Christmas card since I received it.  I chose to make a wreath from the garland stamp from this set.  After stamping four garlands, I gave the leaves and berries the lightest of watercolour and then set about fussy cutting them all out.  I then created a shaker with some retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas sequins and then glued my wreath together around the circle shaker.  After standing my card up to photograph it, I realised my shaker doesn’t shake.  I think the dimensional I stuck under the sentiment (also from Blended Seasons) is obstructing my sequins to move about.  After I took the photo, I repaired the obstructing dimensional and now my card shakes like it’s supposed to…

The little bell I’ve used on my card is also from Blended Seasons.  I gave it a light watercolour with Basic Gray Ink.  I then gave the bell a quick once over with my Wink of Stella Pen.  It’s so glittery in real life and really adds a sparkle that I think of when I think of Christmas.  It also balances out my off-centre wreath.  The background got a bit of treatment with Mossy Meady ink splatters from Timeless Textures.

Yay for the latest addition to my Chrissy card stash!

The girls have created gorgeous cards with my sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Fusion Card Challenge – Rustic Flowers

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There’s a challenge at Fusion Card Challenge that is right up my alley.  Rustic Flowers is what their challenge is called. Rustic seems to be the theme I’m drawn to lately.  I was going to use both the sketch and colours from the inspiration pic, but my card somehow grew too many layers and I had to just go with the inspiration pic.

Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies are a great set for that rustic feel.  I used a combination of sizes of the leaves dies.  The smallest leaf is made with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  To create the largest leaf, I applied a combination of Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Early Espresso Inks directly to my silicone mat and then spritzed with water.  I then applied some Whisper White Cardstock directly on to the ink.  I  waited for it to dry and cut with my large die.  I then took the branch die and ran it through my bigshot with Early Espresso Cardstock.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I then added some ink splatters to the background from Timeless Textures and Love What You Do.  The sentiment I’ve used (again) is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  To finish off my card I added some Linen Thread to go with that whole rustic feel.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #421

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Thank goodness it’s Friday! I get a whole weekend of craft room time – as soon as I get some cleaning done, that is…

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  We have a sketch for you to try this week and the sketch designer is me. I hope you like it and get a chance to play along!

By now you probably know I love all things floral.  I’ve even been asked if I’m a florist…. I wish I spent the time arranging flowers in a vase as I do when I create my cards.  My flowers are usually just shoved in a vase with no precision at all!

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is Petal Palette.  The flowers are stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil.  The leaves joined to the flowers are coloured with my Old Olive Waterolor Pencil and the large leaves are stamped in Old Olive Ink and fussy cut out.

For the background I used a mix of stamps from Timeless Textures.  These stamps are stamped in Early Espresso Ink. The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams and is also stamped in Early Espresso Ink.

The woodgrain designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack. I then scrunched up some Burlap Ribbon and layered it under the sentiment.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #349

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Look at me posting for a second time today! This card I’ve created is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by my fellow downunderer (I totally made up that word….) Karren Johnson.  Karren’s card are always creative, witty and just plain gorgeous!

Karren’s sketch is perfect for adding layers or keeping it CAS.  I’ve done a bit of both. I’ve kept a white background but added a couple of layers under my Graceful Garden roses.  The roses are heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and very lightly watercoloured with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  This technique is so easy to watercolour as the embossed lines are there to keep the watery ink from spreading.

The leaves were also given the same light watercolouring treatment with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I then added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and some sequins.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created the most wonderful cards with this sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #39

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Welcome to another Wednesday! It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges and a blog hop!  This challenge is a facebook challenge where the design team members choose the top five cards entered and the facebook group get to choose the overall winner.  We would love you to play along with our challenge.  To link up your card and to also check out what everyone is creating, click here.

Take a look at our challenge for you this week.  You get to choose three colours for your submission for the challenge from Stampin’ Up! Subtles range.

The choices overwhelmed me for about 45 minutes…..I had all sorts of combinations spread out on my desk.  After a quick phone call to my mum to distract me, I came up with the idea to use – Pear Pizazz, Soft Sea Foam and Pool Party.  I then went about choosing a stamp set – Tropical Chic called out to me for my card.  The leaves I’ve stamped and fussy cut are stamped in a combination of Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Inks.  The pretty little flower is stamped in Pool Party Ink and I’ve added some black definition to the centre of the flowers with my Journalling Pen.

I’m in lurve with the sentiment on my card.  It fits perfectly across my card and works so well with my habit of layering flowers and leaves above and below it.

I’ve used some 6″ x 6″ Subtles Pool Party Designer Series Paper for the panel behind my circle and some Pool Party Cardstock.  I then added some Pool Party Bakers Twine to finish off my card – I don’t even know if it needed it, but I couldn’t stop adding to my layers….I don’t think it looks too busy, does it?


The next hop along the way is the talented Mel Pagano.  Click here or the next button below to take you to her blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #283

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Following my recent teen boy card, I wanted to created a teen girl card.  You can find my boy card by clicking here.  The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch has a really fun sketch that I thought would be perfect for the challenge I’d given myself.

I really do love the sentiment I’ve used on my card.  The font and size is perfect for so many of my cards.  This sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  I’ve given my sentiment some light stamping behind it with the confetti type stamp from the same set in Blushing Bride.

The designer series paper is also Blushing Bride DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper.  This would have to be the reason I joined Stampin’ Up! all those years ago, was for the matching of inks, DSP, ribbons, markers and well pretty much everything!

After looking through my colour charts, I decided to pair my Blushing Bride with copper, rather than one of the other gorgeous colours SU! has.  I’ve heat embossed my candles (also from Picture Perfect Birthday) with Copper Embossing Powder, added some Copper Sequins and tied a bow with some Copper Trim.  This is a combo I haven’t tried before, but  I am loving this for a teen girl.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle