Freshly Made Sketches #166

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It’s Wednesday again! Every new Wednesday not only means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, but it also means one week closer to Christmas!  It’s scary how quick it has come around.  The very talented Karren is our hostess this week – take a look at her fab sketch

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I decided I wanted a bit of something to my background so I inked up Positively Chevron and finger walker it over my white card stock.  I’ve been holding off on using Four Feathers as I really could use it every week – that’s how much I love it!  Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

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 #145

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It’s time for another sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is me! I finally mastered a sketch using MDS (with the help of Jennifer – thanks Jennifer!). I have tried to use it before but have always ended up chucking it in and ended up creating my sketch in Powerpoint instead. This time I persisted – yay for my persistence!

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As usual my card started off with one theme and totally ended up with another theme.  I’ve had a few requests lately for masculine cards and I thought the sketch would work just as well for a man card as the feminine florally card I originally had in mind. The stamp sets I’ve used are Positively Chevron, The Open Seas, Gorgeous Grunge the sentiment is from Work of Art – I’m loving it at the moment.

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We’d love for you to join us this week. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Stampin’ Royalty #210 & The Deconstructed Sketch #134

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I said I wasn’t going to get out to my craft room until the weekend but it got the better of me and I decided to head out there first thing this morning.  I figured how hot could it be at 8.30am???  Let me tell you it was extremely hot – 36°C.  It’s going to hit 44°C before the change comes through at about 8pm tonight – I can’t wait!  Although I shouldn’t be sooking – it’s not like I’m one of the tennis players playing in the Australian Open at the moment.  I can’t believe they’re still playing in the heat!

I’ve combined challenges for my card – inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty and the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle