Freshly Made Sketches #480

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Don’t you love a cool sketch? I do! I adore this sketch from one of our fabulous designers at Freshly Made Sketches, Jennifer Brum. I also adore her – even if she does put me to shame with all the walking she does…..

I had some time on the weekend to play around with my blends. What better stamp set to use than the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set when you want some colouring time?

The largest shell was coloured firstly with the Crumb Cake Blends. I then took the Dark Soft Suede Blend and added a darker shade around the edge of the shell and in the definition lines. I wasn’t happy with just those colours, so I added some Pool Party to the mix. The medium sized shell was coloured with the Pool Party Blends and the Light Basic Black Blend in the creases. The smallest shell was coloured with a combination of Dark Crumb Cake and both Soft Suede Blends. Once all three shells were dry, they were then given some Wink of Stella to add a shine to them.

I used the Curvy Dies to create the die cut in the middle of my Whisper White Cardstock. I had the idea to add some Linen Trim to the edge of the die cut. I ran some Tombow Glue along the cardstock and carefully glued down the Linen Trim. For once I didn’t end up with sticky fingers and accidentally leave glue residue on the card. I also added a Linen Trim bow under the cluster of shells.

After placing everything on the card, I felt the background needed a little something extra, so I lifted the large and small shell and added the ink splatter stamp with Crumb Cake Ink and randomly stamped it. Any mishap with the stamping, on an already stuck card base, was covered by creatively placing the shells to hide it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Click here to take you to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #473

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Can you believe? It’s already time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdsay’s come around quick? Not that I mind too much, because it means I get to create for you. This weeks sketch has been designed by one talented, lady Amy O’Neill.

I’ve created an oceanic scene by adding some of the fabulous Oh So Ombre DSP, that’s free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia. The ombre background reminds me of the ocean, so I’ve added a boat, anchor and lighthouse images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. All three images were lightly coloured with Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray Blends and fussy cut out.

The card base has been given texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – which I have to say is my absolutely favourite embossing folder. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. This sentiment has been trimmed down the middle and layered over the lighthouse to give the card balance.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful inspiration. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #471

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Our fab sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson. Take a look at her sketch:

I have reached again for one of my favourite sets from the 2021 Mini Catalogue – the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I’ve given the shells some colour with Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight Blends. I am loving colouring these shells – I find it really relaxing and I like playing around with different colour combinations.

The background of my card has been given colour with some Seaside Spray Ink and my Blending Brush. This is a shocking photo – but sometimes that happens when you leave your card til the last minute and try and take a photo in the worst light….I’ll take another photo in better light tomorrow.

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

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Cheers

Narelle

TGIF Challenge #300

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I’m playing along with this weeks challenge at TGIF Challenge. Their challenge is an easy one as there so many fabulous products to choose from in the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I am continuing on with my love of the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set today. The card I’ve created has been made with more of a feminine vibe.

The designer series paper I’ve used is from the PeoniesGarden DSP pack. I had some strips of this DSP sitting on the desk, so I thought I would use them on this card. Offcuts come in handy for a layout this like.

The Whisper White Cardstock panel has been given Petal Pink Ink with my Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatter stamp and stamped it over this blended area with Smoky Slate Ink.

The shells I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The large shell has been given colour with a combination of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay Blends. The small round shell has been coloured with the Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends. The starfish was quickly coloured with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy foliage was stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Inks – they were then all fussy cut out and adhered under the sentiment.

A Linen Thread bow and one single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off this card. You gotta have a pearl in an oceanic card right?

I Wink of Stella’d the large shell to give it an iridescent blue shine, but for the life of me, I couldn’t photograph it – but it looks shimmery in real life.

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Cheers

Narelle

Seashells and A Lighthouse

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I just may be addicted to the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I couldn’t resist another play today on this 40 odd degree day. My craft room is the coolest room in the house, so I had that excuse to stay in there all day.

For this card I’ve combined the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set with the Sailing Home Stamp Set. The artwork in the images is similar and I thought the lighthouse would work with the shell and starfish images.

The lighthouse has been coloured with a combination of Smoky Slate Blends. I had a whole desk full of coloured shell images but ended up going with two starfish – one in Pool Party and the other in Crumb Cake – and a shell coloured with Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy images have been stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut out.

The background of my cardstock has been brushed with Pool Party Ink and my new Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatters image and randomly stamped the background with Smoky Slate Ink. To finish off my card I gave my Linen Thread a sailors knot and frayed the ends.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #275 & CAS(E) this Sketch #405

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On a 37degree celsius day what else is there to do but sit in my air conditioned craft room? Actually, I’d use any excuse to sit in there….

I’ve combined my card today for two challenges – the theme challenge at Global Design Project and the final ever sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. Here are their pics:

The card I’ve created has been created for a man, but this could work for a female also. The images I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. You can probably tell how much I love this set as I’ve used it more than once….

The large shell was stamped with Black Memento Ink. I took my Seaside Spray Blends and the Light Night of Navy Blend to give the shell some colour. The round shell was coloured with the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends. The little starfish has been given a quick colour with the Soft Suede Blends.

I wanted to give the background some interest so I took the ink splatter stamp and some Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the splatters from the left side of the card to the bottom right of the card – making sure it went under the sentiment. The sentiment I’ve added is also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The designer series paper is a woodgrain piece from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack. To finish off the card I added some Linen Thread and added a knot under the cluster of shells.

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Cheers

Narelle

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’ve collected a few seashells during Covid….

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Not many positives during Covid, but one absolute positive I’ve found is the new friends I’ve found with online chats. My chat today lasted almost 6 hours with friends around the world. Nothing better than almost 6 hours of crafty chat time with ladies who have the same love as me.

The card I created today features the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The shells have been given colour with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Blends. I’ve layered all the shells on a circle of Whisper White Cardstock. I then added this to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was daubed with Crumb Cake Ink and stamp with ink splatters.

I had a strip of ribbon on my desk that I twirled and then twirled again and layered it under the sentiment – also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The piece of DSP paper I’ve added is from the Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper with my nail and matted it with a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock – also roughed up with my nail.

Three Basic Pearl Jewels finished off the card.

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Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #403

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Love me a classic clean sketch. The newest sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch is one of those. Take a look at their sketch:

I’ve been playing around all weekend with my floral stamp sets , so I decided to give the florals a break and create a card featuring the Friends are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

I love colouring. I find it really relaxing and find fussy cutting even more relaxing. The largest shell has been given a small amount of colour with Pool Party Blends and the Light Bermuda Bay Blend. The second shell is shaded with my Smoky Slate Blends. The little starfish has been given colour with the Bermuda Bay Blends. I then took my Stampin’ Blends Colour Lifter and took some colour from the centre of the starfish so it didn’t look all one tone.

To create the background of the card, I added some ink splatters in Black Memento Ink to the card base and then gave it some texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I layered a piece of Peony Garden DSP, that I had sitting on my desk, and a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to the card base. To this, I then added a piece of Braided Linen Trim.

Once all the shells were placed on the card, I then added a sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle