Just Add Ink #540

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the combo we have for you:

The stamp set I’ve chosen to use for this challenge is the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Each of my birds have been given a light colour with the Seaside Spray Blends and Misty Moonlight Blends. The branches and leaves in the image have been given colour with the Just Jade Blends. To add Blushing Bride, I watercoloured the tiny flowers with Blushing Bride Ink. I also added a Blushing Bride Foil circle punch and layered this under the images.

The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. To add some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock, I embossed the cardstock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Because you can never have too many details, I added some Bakers Twine.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the Just Add Ink challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #471

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Our fab sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson. Take a look at her sketch:

I have reached again for one of my favourite sets from the 2021 Mini Catalogue – the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I’ve given the shells some colour with Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight Blends. I am loving colouring these shells – I find it really relaxing and I like playing around with different colour combinations.

The background of my card has been given colour with some Seaside Spray Ink and my Blending Brush. This is a shocking photo – but sometimes that happens when you leave your card til the last minute and try and take a photo in the worst light….I’ll take another photo in better light tomorrow.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Karren’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #470

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I really shouldn’t have a 5 day weekend – I lose all track of which day it is. I am a whole day late with this post…..

The newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches brings us this fab sketch from Jennifer Brum – my sweet friend from Canada who doesn’t freeze when she goes outside in -37 degrees…..

I kept my card pretty simple if you don’t count the time it spent me to fussy cut the images out…. The flowers and the sentiment are from a stamp set called Fancy Phases. I love the font used in this set and I love colouring the pretty flowers – so this set was one I couldn’t go past.

The flowers and leaves have been coloured with a combination of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. I placed a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the main panel to tie the colours together. To give some texture to the background I used my Subtle 3D embossing folder and I couldn’t go past a Linen Thread bow.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that’ll no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly made sketches and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

TGIF Challenge #300

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I’m playing along with this weeks challenge at TGIF Challenge. Their challenge is an easy one as there so many fabulous products to choose from in the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I am continuing on with my love of the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set today. The card I’ve created has been made with more of a feminine vibe.

The designer series paper I’ve used is from the PeoniesGarden DSP pack. I had some strips of this DSP sitting on the desk, so I thought I would use them on this card. Offcuts come in handy for a layout this like.

The Whisper White Cardstock panel has been given Petal Pink Ink with my Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatter stamp and stamped it over this blended area with Smoky Slate Ink.

The shells I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The large shell has been given colour with a combination of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay Blends. The small round shell has been coloured with the Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends. The starfish was quickly coloured with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy foliage was stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Inks – they were then all fussy cut out and adhered under the sentiment.

A Linen Thread bow and one single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off this card. You gotta have a pearl in an oceanic card right?

I Wink of Stella’d the large shell to give it an iridescent blue shine, but for the life of me, I couldn’t photograph it – but it looks shimmery in real life.

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Cheers

Narelle

Seashells and A Lighthouse

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I just may be addicted to the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I couldn’t resist another play today on this 40 odd degree day. My craft room is the coolest room in the house, so I had that excuse to stay in there all day.

For this card I’ve combined the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set with the Sailing Home Stamp Set. The artwork in the images is similar and I thought the lighthouse would work with the shell and starfish images.

The lighthouse has been coloured with a combination of Smoky Slate Blends. I had a whole desk full of coloured shell images but ended up going with two starfish – one in Pool Party and the other in Crumb Cake – and a shell coloured with Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy images have been stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut out.

The background of my cardstock has been brushed with Pool Party Ink and my new Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatters image and randomly stamped the background with Smoky Slate Ink. To finish off my card I gave my Linen Thread a sailors knot and frayed the ends.

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Cheers

Narelle

Fusion Challenge – Flowers

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I’m back with my second post today. The card I’m sharing is for the latest Fusion Challenge. This week the challenge is Flowers. Take a look at their challenge pic that I took inspiration from. Initially I was going to use both the sketch and colours from the challenge, but in the end I wen’t with the colours only.

The To A Wild Rose Stamp Set called out to me for this challenge. I gave the rose colour with my Calypso Coral Blends. I took the Dark Smoky Slate Blends and added some shading to the centre of the rose petals. The leaves, also from the To A Wild Rose Stamp set, have been shaded with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The die cut leaves that I’ve added to my card are cut with dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies in a mix of Whisper White Cardstock and Mint Macaron Cardstock. The rectangle of DSP I’ve used is from the In Good Taste DSP pack. I’ve given the edges of it a worn look so it became a little bit vintage-y. I then added a rectangle of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a Linen Thread bow to match with the Sahara Sand Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #275 & CAS(E) this Sketch #405

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On a 37degree celsius day what else is there to do but sit in my air conditioned craft room? Actually, I’d use any excuse to sit in there….

I’ve combined my card today for two challenges – the theme challenge at Global Design Project and the final ever sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. Here are their pics:

The card I’ve created has been created for a man, but this could work for a female also. The images I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. You can probably tell how much I love this set as I’ve used it more than once….

The large shell was stamped with Black Memento Ink. I took my Seaside Spray Blends and the Light Night of Navy Blend to give the shell some colour. The round shell was coloured with the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends. The little starfish has been given a quick colour with the Soft Suede Blends.

I wanted to give the background some interest so I took the ink splatter stamp and some Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the splatters from the left side of the card to the bottom right of the card – making sure it went under the sentiment. The sentiment I’ve added is also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The designer series paper is a woodgrain piece from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack. To finish off the card I added some Linen Thread and added a knot under the cluster of shells.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #469

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It’s time for anew sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen. Take a look at her fab sketch:

I loved Kim sketch as soon as I saw it. I’ve chosen to decorate my strips of DSP with an image cut from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I gave the flowers some colour with a combination of Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Blends. The leaves have been coloured with Mint Macaron Blends.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards with this sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’ve collected a few seashells during Covid….

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Not many positives during Covid, but one absolute positive I’ve found is the new friends I’ve found with online chats. My chat today lasted almost 6 hours with friends around the world. Nothing better than almost 6 hours of crafty chat time with ladies who have the same love as me.

The card I created today features the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The shells have been given colour with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Blends. I’ve layered all the shells on a circle of Whisper White Cardstock. I then added this to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was daubed with Crumb Cake Ink and stamp with ink splatters.

I had a strip of ribbon on my desk that I twirled and then twirled again and layered it under the sentiment – also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The piece of DSP paper I’ve added is from the Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper with my nail and matted it with a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock – also roughed up with my nail.

Three Basic Pearl Jewels finished off the card.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #538

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week is a sketch challenge by Patrice. Take a look at the sketch:

I couldn’t help myself. I had to use the fabulous products from the Love You Always Suite. The stamp set and the matching Always Dies are my favourite! The flowers from the Forever and Always Stamp Set are perfect for colouring. I’ve given them colour with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. I gave the leaves some colour with the Smoky Slate Blends.

The leaf die that I’ve used is from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The background Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The stamp sentiment is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set that is paired with the diecut sentiment from the Always Dies.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what the team have created. We would love it if you could play along too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle