Freshly Made Sketches #359

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It’s my turn to be sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I’ve gone with circles because they are so easy to work with, but you can interpret them anyway.

Sometimes my cards start off one way and end up completely different from what I had in mind….. I initially planned to create a Christmas card with those circles, but after about 1/2hr in, I ended up with a floral card.  The gorgeous flowers I’ve used are from Graceful Garden.  I’ve heat embossed them with white embossing powder and watercoloured them with a combination of Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Call Me Clover Inks.  The background stamp is also from Graceful Garden.  I’ve stamped this in Soft Sea Foam Ink also.

The “Love” diecut is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I cut two diecuts – one in Whisper White Cardstock and one in Basic Black Cardstock.  I then layered them slightly offset to create a shadow for the sentiment to make it stand out more.  The “To You” sentiment is from Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with the sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #349

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Look at me posting for a second time today! This card I’ve created is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by my fellow downunderer (I totally made up that word….) Karren Johnson.  Karren’s card are always creative, witty and just plain gorgeous!

Karren’s sketch is perfect for adding layers or keeping it CAS.  I’ve done a bit of both. I’ve kept a white background but added a couple of layers under my Graceful Garden roses.  The roses are heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and very lightly watercoloured with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  This technique is so easy to watercolour as the embossed lines are there to keep the watery ink from spreading.

The leaves were also given the same light watercolouring treatment with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I then added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and some sequins.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created the most wonderful cards with this sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #415

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Friday’s mean a new challenge and this week is inspiration picture challenge.  Take a look at this pretty inspiration pic!

Of course I chose the pink flowers from the pic as inspiration for my card.  I watercoloured the small roses from Graceful Garden and layered them around my sentiment circle.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Love What You Do. I created a tag to layer behind my sentiment.  The paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I’ve also used a lighter woodgrain paper in the background from the same stack.  I had the two leaf diecuts from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies already cut and discarded from a previous project, so I decided to add them for extra interest.

Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the team have created for you.  We would love it if you could play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

 

Colour INKspiration #29

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Colour Challenge Blog Hop!

If you have been hopping along you will have come from Mel Pagano’s awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

Take a look at these gorgeous colours we have for you to create your projects:

I was in love with these colours as soon as I saw them – they called out to my past vintage style.  After I completed my card I was trying to work out if my card still fit in the category of vintage……I’ve decided it could be considered “clean vintage” (if there’s such a thing!).

These roses from Graceful Garden definitely fit vintage.  They were the first set I thought of when I saw the inspiration pic. The sentiment and background stamp are both from Graceful Garden too.  For once I have used stamps from the one stamp set on my card!  The flowers and leaves are lightly watercoloured with my Aqua Painter.

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Jacque Williams.  You’re going to love her project!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #322

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Cecile Ribon, our wonderfully talented friend from France.

I love me a flower card – can you tell? As soon as I saw Cecile’s fabulous sketch, I automatically visualised a feminine floral card.  It’s hard for me not to with all the pretty floral stamp sets Stampin’ Up! have! The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Graceful Garden.  The roses are lightly watercoloured with Real Red Ink and then I used my Real Red watercolour pencil to add depth to the petals.  The leaves were given the same treatment with Old Olive Ink and Old Olive watercolour pencil.

The sentiment was cut on my big shot with my Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies .  The designer series paper in the background is from a retired pack called Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  I just loved the black and white criss-cross pattern behind the roses, as I think it really shows them off.

Here’s my card:

The team have created gorgeous cards using Cecile’s sketch.  Why don’t you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #317

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  Not long until Christmas, so you might want to use this weeks fabulous sketch to get some of your last minute Christmas cards made!

This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s cards are super clean and perfect in detail. Head over to her blog and check out her creations!

Graceful Garden, as you probably already know, is my favourite to colour.  I’ve used my Pool Party Watercolor Pencil to colour my petals and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive. The leaves I’ve fussy cut are from Stampin’ Up!s Remarkable You.  I then added a strip of Striped Ribbon and a row of Black Sequin Trim.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #314

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It’s my turn to be sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I’ve designed the following sketch for this weeks challenge:

Circles are my favourite on a sketch challenge!  Another of my favourite’s is a flower stamp set.  The one I have used on my card is a sneak peak from the upcoming 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – it’s called Petal Palette.  Can you already tell it’s going to be my new favourite set? I’ve coloured my flowers with my Watercolor Pencils and added a circle of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack behind them.  I also added a strip of Old Olive DSP from the same DSP Stack.

The background stamp behind my circle is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and is from Graceful Garden Stamp Set.  I then added a thin strip of black sequins and the sentiment is cut with my Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.

Our team have created cards that will surely inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle