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.




Just Add Ink #392 – Just Add Something New Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first challenge for Just Add Ink for 2018!  We are kicking off 2018 with a blog hop – we all love a blog hop!  You may’ve come just come from seeing Chantelle’s fabulous creation – if not, then don’t worry, you can continue on the hop by pressing the button at the bottom of this post.

This week our challenge for you is to:

Something new is an easy one! We all have something new in our craft rooms, right?  I admit, I probably have MANY something new’s……my husband will tell you I have……

One of the goodies I received whilst I’ve been on holidays is a Stampin’ Up! Stamp set called Amazing You.  Amazing You is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can receive for free when you spend AU$90 on products.  Of course it’s going to be a new favourite as it has a flower stamp in it made for colouring.  After stamping the outline in Black Memento Ink, I lightly watercoloured the flower with Blushing Bride Ink and then used the tip of my watercolour pen directly to the ink pad to add darker lines and give definition to my petals.  I then used my white gel pen to dab some spots around the centre of the flower to make it stand out.  The fussy cut black cut leaves that I added are from another new stamp set called Petal Palette.

I actually started backwards when I made this card.  I would normally have a layout designed, all my cutting done and then add my stamping, but for some reason I stamped the Powder Pink and Basic Black spots on my Whisper White cardstock first and then layered around them.  I added a black piece of cardstock cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut through the centre of the square to make more of a rectangle shape and then hit the join with some Vintage Trim, Circle punch and Label Punch.  The sentiment that I stamped on the label is from Petal Palette. I LOVE the mix of fonts in this sentiment.  To finish off, as always, I added a little black sequin.

Here’s my card:

If you’ve just started the hop from my blog, then the next hop along the way is my wonderfully talented friend Nikki Spencer.  You’re going to love what she’s created!  Click on her name or the next button below to continue hopping.

Otherwise if you started at Nikki’s blog, then I am the last Design Team Member on the hop.  We would love it if you could join us.  I’m sure you have something new to create with – hop on over to Just Add Ink and link away.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

Thanks for hopping by.