Just Add Ink #425

Hey Everyone

Welcome to another Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This weeks challenge is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at all the gorgeous colours in this photo!

As you can imagine, I fell in love with this challenge and found it right up my alley with all of those pretty flowers.  I’ve used the flower image and sentiment from Stampin’ Up!s Blended Seasons for my card.  I stamped the flower image twice and went to town on colouring them.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out and used the ones I felt worked best around my sentiment.   My watercoloured flowers and leaves were created with my Watercolor Pencils.  I find the pencils so easy to work with.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also added a strip of lighter DSP, also from this stack, and a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon under my sentiment.

The team at Just Add Ink have all created gorgeous cards.  Pop over to the challenge and see how amazing their cards are.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #351

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.

Here’s the fabulous sketch Amy has designed:

I have used Amy’s sketch to add a card to my Christmas card collection.  The snowflakes I’ve used are from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used a combination of Whisper White and Mossy Meadow Cardstock for them.

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink and is from Blended Seasons Stamp Set.  The font on this sentiment is just gorgeous and is the perfect size for a single layered sentiment.  The background stamps are from Timeless Textures. I’ve stamped these in a combination of Sahara Sand for the watercolour look and Mossy Meadow for the ink splatters.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  I love it when you can use papers from a pack that it isn’t typically designed for.  I’ve been using this pack for my baby cards, but I think the stars work well for Christmas too!

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that will inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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

Freshly Made Sketches #347

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for at you at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by the amazingly talented Kim Singdahlsen.

 

I’ve been waiting for my latest order to get my hands on Blended Seasons.  I should warn you now that it will probably, no definitely, feature on a lot of my cards.  This stamp has all three flowers with leaves joined into one stamp, but for my card I fussy cut the flowers and separated them so they could layer around my sentiment. I watercoloured the flowers with a touch of Pool Party and Blueberry Bushel Inks.

Instead of using the leaves that come with the stamp, the leaves I’ve used on my card are from Tropical Chic.  I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and then fussy cut them out.  How amazing is this sentiment I’ve used on my card?  I can see it used on so many of my cards that I like to give friends for just being them.  It’s also from Tropical Chic.

The Pool Party square of DSP that I layered under the circle is from Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  To finish off my card I decorated the corners of my card using this stamp from Around The Corner – a set that is perfect for jazzing up cards.

As always, the Clean Team have nailed the sketch challenge.  Pop over to the challenge and see how wonderful their cards are.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle