Freshly Made Sketch #429

Hey Everyone

There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and it’s a great one!  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Judy Rozema.

I love the softness of the colours in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  These pretty Pool Party and Petal Pink papers were the starting point for my card.  I then chose the images I wanted to use on my card.  I used a combination of images from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set.

The Eiffel Tower is from the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Black Memento Ink and added some colour with my Smoky Slate Blends.  The flowers and leaves are from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.  After inking them up with Black Memento Ink, I gave them some colour with my Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Blends.  I took my Journaling Pen and added some definition around the centre of the flowers.

The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.  I trimmed the sentiment in half and layered it over the Eiffel Tower.  I then added three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I may very well be in love with them and am on my second packet already.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Freshly Made Sketches #427

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Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the sketch has been designed by me!

When I designed this sketch I had absolutely no clue what stamp set I was going to use.  Admittedly this card took me longer than usual as I overthought it and ended up settling on Forever Blossoms Stamp Set. I LOVE colouring this image and went to town on colouring this blossom branch with a combination of Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Blends. The leaves have been coloured with Mint Macaron Blends.  To add more definition to the petals and leaves, I added Smoky Slate Blends at the base of them.  I also added some white highlights to the centre of the flowers with my White Gel Pen.

To add some interest to the base of the card, I took one of the ink splatter stamps from Artisan Textures Stamp Set and inked it up with Gold Delicata Ink. I then took a piece from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of my favourites, and added it to my card.  Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon hasn’t left my desk as I am using it so often.  I couldn’t resist adding it to my card.  I’ve used Glue Dots to give it a bunched looked under my sentiment.  The sentiment added to my card is from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set also.  Three little Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The creative team at Freshly Made Sketches have designed wonderful cards using my sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Forever Blossoms Wedding Cards

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I’m wondering if I’m the only one who’s glad that Christmas is over……? I love Christmas time, but I’m useless at it! There’s always such a build up and December pretty much disappears with preparation and shopping. I really should start now for next year and maybe I’d be organised 🙂

I found myself in my craft room today after a disastrous four hours in there yesterday with nothing to show for it…. Do you ever have those days?  I managed to bang out these two cards today, so yesterday is almost forgotten….

My stamp set of choice was the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.  These images and sentiments are perfect for wedding cards, so while I was on a roll, I made two.  I’ve used the coordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut the images out.  The blossoms have been watercoloured with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The stems and leaves of the images have been watercoloured with Smoky Slate Ink.

The gorgeous DSP I’ve used on both cards is from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. All of these products are available from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  The ribbon I’ve added to my cards is called Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – also available in the upcoming catalogue.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #413

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  This week our sketch designer is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon. Cecile creates gorgeous cards and amazingly cool sketches!

One of the perks of attending the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is that I got my hands on some of the products from the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I think the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set is my favourite from the catalogue, but I’m easily swayed when there’s a stamp set with a flower in it…..

I stamped the individual blossoms from this set and coloured them with my Daffodil Delight Blends.  I gave them a really quick colour and left the middle of the flowers without colour to make them stand out.  To mimic the sketch, I added the fussy cut leaf from Very Versailles.  This leaf has been stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink and the sentiment (also from Very Versailles) has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.  For the background I daubed So Saffron Ink to soften the background and cradle the leaves.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Cecile’s sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Forever Blossoms

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I got home from work today and had the smallest time slot ever to have a play with one of my new stamp sets – Forever Blossoms!  This stamp set will be available for demonstrators to preorder from 3rd December.  Customers will be able to get their hands on this set and all of the other gorgeous products from the Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue from 3rd January.

To create my card, I stamped my image in Black Memento Ink and used my Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate Blends to colour the blossoms.  The leaves have been given colour with my Mint Macaron Blends.   The sentiment that I have used on my card is also from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

I added a bit of background stamping with the script stamp from Very Versailles in Crumb Cake Ink. I then added a Pool Party Carstock circle and a strip of Petal Pink Cardstock to tie all the colours together. As I always seem to do, I finished off my card with a trio of Noble Peacock Rhinestones. If I had more time, I would have tizzy’d this card more, but I think it’s ok for a rushed card.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle