Freshly Made Sketches #185

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Can you believe it’s May already?  This year is flying by! I think it’s almost time to start on Christmas cards.

Our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches is Cindy Hall. She is not only an awesome card maker, she’s totally lovely too!  Here’s her sketch:

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On Sunday I returned from Stampin’ Up!s 2015 Create Inspire Share Event. I was really hoping to show you lots of new projects with goodies I received, as I have done in the past, but apart from a new stamp set that I probably won’t be inking up, the only other new product we received was a pack of this wonderful new designer series pack called Bohemian DSP .  I really do love the colours in this pack. It has a real aztec-y feel.  I am now waiting patiently (kind of) for my first pre-order to arrive so I can get my hands on more new products!

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The Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous inspiration for you. Head over to the blog and check out their cards.  We would love for you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #155

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Wednesday’s bring us a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the fabulously talented Jennifer Brum is our hostess.  She creates such lovely cards with wonderful colour combos – she also creates great sketches.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

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I’ve been on a real man card roll but I thought it was time to drag out Flower Fest, a Stampin’ Up! flower stamp set I haven’t used in a while. I know I have Rich Razzleberry ribbon somewhere in my craft room but as my room is an utter mess and it was hiding on me – I decided to forgo the ribbon and drew some lines with my Rich Razzleberry marker.  I also couldn’t find a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot for the centre of my flower so I coloured a Whisper White one with my Rich Razzleberry blendabilities marker and dried it off with my heat tool. Even though it looks a bit blackish in the photo – in real life it really does look like the perfect match for Rich Razzleberry.

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. We would love for you to join us for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #229

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When I first saw this weeks inspiration pic at Just Add Ink I panicked as I haven’t combined this many colours ever! After I got over my fear of how many bright colours there were, I sat down and thought about the best way I could make them work.

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I figured using multiple colours on my Positively Chevron background stamp would be the easiest way to get them all in.  The Stampin’ Up! colours I’ve used from bottom to top are – Elegant Egglant, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe & Real Red.  To create this effect I took a piece of copy paper to use as a mask and placed it about 1 inch from the top of the stamp.  I inked up the inch I had left uncovered directly from the Real Red ink pad. I then moved my copy paper down another inch and inked up the stamp with Crisp Cantaloupe ink – trying not to leave too much of a gap between colours.  I kept inking and moving my mask down until I had all the colours on the stamp.  I then spritzed the stamp with water to blend the colours a little bit.  This was the effect it created.  The butterfly I’ve used is from Papillion Potpourri.  I used a blender pen to colour the wings with Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight ink.  To finish my card off I’ve used this fabulous sentiment from Flower Patch and added some sequins.

You’re probably going to notice a difference from my normal over-layered cards.  I really did try and keep this card as de-layered and clean as possible.  Did my head in because I kept wanting to add stuff!

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Come and join us with this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.  Click here to take you to the challenge – while you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #150

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Aren’t the weeks flying by now? It only feels like a couple of days since my last Freshly Made Sketches post. Can’t believe it’s already been seven days! This weeks sketch hostess is the fabulously funny Linda Callahan.  I love heading over to Linda’s blog to read her witty posts.

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I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Flower Patch again for my card – you know I can’t resist a pretty flower!  The colours I’ve used for my flowers and leaves are a mix of Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Hello Honey, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  Look at me using more than three colours! Here’s my card.

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Come and join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches – we’d love to see what you create. While you’re over there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #316 & Retro Sketches #128

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I’m back with my second card today.  Bit proud of myself that I actually made two cards in one day!  I’ve combined my card for two challenges again – the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Think I said it last time I used Blackberry Bliss, I’m in love with this colour!!! I’ve only used a smidge of Soft Sky, but it is there in centre of my flowers.  To give my flowers some definition and height, I squeezed each of the petals together.  Stampin’ Up!s Flower Patch is a fabulous set to use – it has matching dies so not much fussy cutting for once!  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle