Freshly Made Sketches #465

Hey Everyone

Welcome to another Wednesday and another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented and really lovely lady Jacquie Southas.

I’ve gone with a floral creation using the Band Together Stamp Set. I’ve coloured my flowers with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been given a really light colour with the Light Pool Party Blend. The designer series papers I’ve used in the background is a piece of Christmas DSP called Snowflake Splendor DSP. This DSP has been matted with a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The tags I’ve created are made with Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock. I’ve tied them together with some white ribbon and twine. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

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

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Garden Lane DSP & Band Together Stamp Set

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Woohoo! It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. I’m always super excited the team gets to share what they’ve created.

This month I’ve created cards featuring the Band Together Bundle as well as the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great month to buy Designer Series Paper Packs, because if you buy three packs, you get one pack free!  This special is only available until 30th September, 2019, so you might want to think about putting in an order soon.

I like to design ranges of cards using the same products but all with a different look.

My first card has a strip of DSP from the Garden Lane Designer Series pack matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock across the centre of the card.  I tore the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock for a vintage-y feel. I really, really love Stampin’ Up!s Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (as you can tell as I used it on all three cards!) and I think this works well with the vintage-y feel.  Because I can’t have enough details, I threw in some Linen Thread strips and tied a bow.

The pretty flowers from the Band Together Stamp Set have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and watercoloured with Elegant Eggplant Ink.  I added a heavier touch of ink with my Aqua Painter to the creases of the petals to add depth and dimension.  I then added Ivory and Daffodil Delight Blends to colour the centre of the flower. The stems were also lightly watercoloured with Mint Macaron and Old Olive Inks.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set and is matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock.

For my second card, I added a rectangle of DSP and layered strips of Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock over the top.  And, as you can see, my favourite lace trim is there – it’s all about the details!  The flowers have been given the same treatment and the sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

My final card (and I think my favourite layout) has three strips of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock circle, Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock strips, some Linen Thread and of course, THAT ribbon!  I chose the flower buds image from the Band Together Stamp Set for this card and added some Mossy Meadow leaves cut with my Detailed Bands Dies.

I hope you like what I’ve created!  The next creative Artisan along the way is my friend Rochelle Blok – she creates projects that I’m always in awe of. Click on her name or the button below to take you to her blog.

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Band Together Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Ivory Blend, Mint Macaron Ink, Old Olive Ink

Other Products: Linen Thread, Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch


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