Freshly Made Sketches #346

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and clever card maker herself Linda Callahan.

I fell in love with Linda’s awesome sketch as soon as I saw it.  I knew exactly which stamp set and colours I was going to use on my card when I sat down to create.

I wanted to bring the circles together by using flowers and leaves that spread over the middle and lower circles. The flowers I’ve used are from Love What You Do.  I’ve given them a light watercolour with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The leaves are from Rooted in Nature and are stamped in Old Olive Ink with some added definition with my Early Espresso Marker.

The sentiment on the main circle is from Love What You Do.  I am loving the flow-y font in this sentiment.  After stamping the sentiment and arranging the flowers around the stitched circle, I re-checked the sketch and realised it had a sentiment lower down….it really does pay to look at those things before you get excited and stick things on your card.  I found a thank you sentiment from Petal Palette that I think has a similar font and was pleased to see it doesn’t look out of place.  I added some Powder Pink ink splatters from Timeless Textures and added some sequins to fill in spaces and to add bling. A card can never have too much bling!

I always enjoy seeing the variety the Clean Team create with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #343

Hey Everyone

Who’s ready for a new sketch challenge? Me!!! We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This week our sketch hostess is the super talented Jennifer Timko!

Stampin’ Up!s Rooted in Nature is new to me and I have been wanting to use these trees from the set.  Jennifer’s sketch was perfect for me to ink up the trees and fussy cut them out.  I applied Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them and then stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock.  I then fussy cut them out and layered them on my card.  This technique is one I haven’t used in ages, but it works really well when you want to add multiple colours to a stamp.  I always start with my lightest colour first so I don’t transfer my darker ink to my lighter markers.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card has been stamped in Basic Gray Ink.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I added a button and some Linen Thread and my masculine card was done.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could play along with Jennifer’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the inspiration the Clean Team have made for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #340

Hey Everyone

Welcome to my blog!

It’s Wednesday and that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson.

I received some new Stampin’ Up! goodies in time for this weeks sketch. Other than a little green/blue box with a white ribbon, a Stampin’ Up! box is my next favourite box to receive.  The leaves on my card are from a new stamp set that is now available in the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I know I will be using this set a lot – it’s called Rooted in Nature.  I stamped the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Mossy Meadow Inks.

The sentiment I have used on my card is also from this set.  The background watercolour stamp is from a set called Love What You Do.  I stamped the background with Soft Sea Foam Ink. I can definitely see this is going to be a favourite colour of mine!

Under my sentiment I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and Black Cord.  I then finished off my card with three Black Faceted Dots.  It’s so much fun to create when you have new goodies!

The team have created gorgeous cards with Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle