Freshly Made Sketches #305

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks fabulous sketch has been designed by Amy O’Neill – Queen of combining colours and creating scenes.


I really fell in love with this sketch and had heaps of ideas running through my head.  To mix up my cards, I decided to stay away from a floral card (even though I was itching to create one!) and made a card using Lift Me Up for a friend.  The hot air balloons are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black.  I then cut them with my matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies.  Dies are so easy to use and cut the images in no time!

I used a strip of Lemon Lime Twist DSP behind the balloons.  This DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The ink splatters in the background are from Swirly Bird and are stamped in Basic Black Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.  The dies in this set are surrounded with an oval frame that also cuts with the sentiment, but I have trimmed it off my sentiment for my card. I then added some Black Bakers Twine, some sequins and some little white clouds to finish off my card.

As always, the Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards to inspire you – so pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Urban Underground Card Class

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I created projects recently for my class girls that featured Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper before it retired. It’s taken me a few weeks to remember I hadn’t put them on my blog.

The two first projects are using Stampin’ Up!s Dragonfly Dreams.  I was so glad that this stamp set carried over as it’s one of my favourites.

This is one of my go-to layouts.  I’m a huge circle fan and by layering some circles and adding a couple of banners, the card has a fullness to it that I love. My dragonfly is lightly coloured with Stampin’ Up!s Watercolor Pencils to give it a little more definition and I added some Black Metallic Thread to finish it off.

For my second project we made a post-it notepad holder with calendar.  We used the same pencil technique to give the dragonfly a bit of colour.  I stamped this fabulous sentiment from Beautiful You as it fit perfectly on my card stock and also because I really liked the words. I added some Black Linen Thread and a sequin just because I liked the look of it!

We then moved on to Stampin’ Up!s Lift Me Up stamp set.  We created two cards using this set.

The first card could be for either a male or a female with these colours and these stamps.  My usual cards are florally so it’s nice to have a card in my stash for a man.  If we had more time in the class, we could’ve coloured the balloons, but I liked them clean and didn’t want them to clash with the background DSP.

Our last card was a shaker card.  We’d never made one before and I hoped they liked it.  Shaker cards are fun and can be used for any age group.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up or Interactive Blog Hop

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Welcome to our first challenge of 2017 at Just Add Ink.  We’re starting off 2017 with a blog hop.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add Pop Up or Interactive

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This is probably the first pop up card I’ve made in over a year.  Challenges like this are great for me, they really get me creating out of my comfort zone.  This card with it’s neutral colours could be for either a male or female, but I probably had a man in mind when I made it.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Balloon Adventures.  Don’t you love this big sentiment?  I am loving the size of this sentiment and I love it combined with these hot air balloons.

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I’ve used Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die for the centre of my card.  Instead of the balloons that the thinlits cut, I added hot air balloons and clouds from Stampin’ Up!s Lift Me Up. I had to trim down the balloons the thinlit cut just a tad so you wouldn’t see the outline behind my hot air balloon. I had some pieces of Urban Underground DSP sitting on my desk when I made this card, so after trimming them to fit, I added them to my card.

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The next hop along the way is the uber talent Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle creates the most gorgeous projects – click on her name or the button below to continue hopping.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #263

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Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week is Cecile Ribon.  She is not only talented but she also creates fabulous sketches:

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I’ve used some new-to-me Stampin’ Up! products on my card.  The stamp set I’ve used is Lift Me Up and I coordinated it with Up and Away Thinlit Dies.  I’ve lightly water coloured the hot air balloons in Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I love coordinating products – not as much fussy cutting! 🙂 Here’s my card:

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As always the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards.  Head over to our challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle