Just Add Ink #413

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We have a new challenge for you today at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to try:

I’ve combed these colours mostly in the foliage I’ve used and the bird I’ve coloured.  You would probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite stamp set, but for this card I’ve chosen the leaves, birds and the flowers stems rather than the roses I normally use.  My flowers are watercoloured with a combination of Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Inks.  I’ve added Bermuda Bay on my card with some cardstock in the background.  I then added Granny Apple Green in my leaves that were stamped off once on scrap paper and then on my Whisper White cardstock. My bird is watercoloured with Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Petal Palette. I’ve stamped this in Pacific Point Ink.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created cards that are gorgeous and all are so very different.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see for yourself.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #341

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Happy Wednesday to you all!  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week I’m the sketch hostess and here’s the sketch I designed:

Love me some new goodies.  For my card I’ve used flowers from a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Love What You Do. I’ve coloured these pretty flowers in Lovely Lipstick Ink. For the tips of the flowers I added really watered down ink and for the centre I gave them a more heavier layer.  The water-washed background stamp is stamped in Soft Sea Foam Ink. The sentiment that I have stamped on my main panel is from Abstract Impressions.  I stamped this sentiment in Memento Black Ink. I then added some Mini Copper Trim and some Black Cord to the back of my sentiment panel.  Copper sequins were the last embellishment that I added to my card.

The team have created gorgeous cards that made my sketch look good! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #340

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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

Global Design Project #139 & CAS(E) this Sketch #273

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I was able to catch up on my upcoming design team cards yesterday, so I managed to create a card today to play along with a couple of challenges.

The challenges I’m playing along with are the theme challenge at Global Design Project and the sketch challenge at  CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

Here are their inspiration pics:

 

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Stampin’ Up!s Better Together. The From All Of Us sentiment is from a set that hasn’t seen ink yet called We Must Celebrate.  I heat embossed this in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.

The dotted and solid line that I have used is also from Better Together.   I stamped this row in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The watercoloured smudge type line and the chevron stamp are from Work of Art. These are stamped in Smoky Slate and Powder Pink Inks.  I then took my Black Journal Pen and drew lines on each side of my Smoky Slate smudge.

This was going to be a quick and easy card until I decided to fussy the leaves from We Must Celebrate……they’re fiddly little things!  I then stamped the flower from Better Together and gave it a watercolour with Sweet Sugarplum Ink.  To give the petal definition, I used my Sweet Sugarplum Marker around each of the petal lines.  As I always seem to do, I finished off my card by adding three black sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #34

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges!  Colour INKspiration Challenges are a facebook group where you can find inspiration and join us with our colour challenges.  This week we are showcasing the following colours – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray.

I had lots of ideas running through my head when when I sat down to create with this colour combination.  In the end, this fabulous sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams was the starting point for my card.  My card has been made for a friend at work who is always there with a smile, a hug and both shoulders to cry on when I need them.

The flowers, leaves and cute bee are from Stampin’ Up!s Garden In Bloom.  I have lightly coloured them with my Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils.  I added some definition around the centre of my flowers with my White Gel Pen and added some Basic Gray Ink to the centre of the flowers.

Beneath the layering of my sentiment and flowers, I added a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and some Pool Party Bakers Twine.

I’m the last person on the hop.  If you’ve just started this fun hop with me, then don’t worry, you can see all the gorgeous cards our team have created by clicking on the next button below.  This will take you the oh-so-creative Kelly Kent’s blog where you will be able to see her pretty project.

To link up your card, click here to take you to the Colour INKspiration Facebook group.  This challenge will run for three weeks, so you have oodles of time to play along.  We really do love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #337

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our latest sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.

I put a put of extra love into this card because I made it for my mum for Mother’s Day.  I always stress when it’s time to make my mum a card as I want it to be just right and make her feel a little bit special.  She might just love Stampin’ Up as much as I do! I love that we have this in common.

The flowers and leaves that I have used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blossoms.  I have given them a little watercolour love with Fresh Fig and Old Olive Inks.  I then used my Fresh Fig Marker to give more definition to the petals.  There was quite a bit of fussy cutting between the flowers and leaves, but I don’t mind the time it takes as I’m generally singing along with my 80s music playing in the background.

The sentiment I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Oh So Succulent.  Behind the main panel I have used a light woodgrain DSP.  This pretty paper is from Woodgrain Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. My Whisper White Cardstock is matted with Fresh Fig Cardstock as I liked the contrast of this bold colour behind the white.

Here’s my card:

 

The Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #336

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The card I’m sharing tonight is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  I am in love with Jen’s gorgeously clean lines and perfect choice of stamps and colours.

This card came together so easy! I totally love it when that happens.  I hadn’t opened up my pack of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper yet (gasp!) and thought it would work well with Jen’s sketch.  I chose the chevron DSP from the pack and the back of another sheet to layer behind it.  I really love the kraft colour in these papers.

The stamp set I chose to use was one that I haven’t used in a while – the set is called Remarkable You.  These flowers have stems on them, but I chose to cut them off for my card as I couldn’t quite place the flowers like I wanted and work the stems in.  The leaves are also from this set.  As always, I have fussy cut them, because I like layers and also enjoy the fussy cutting time. My flower is lightly watercoloured with Peekaboo Peach Ink and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive Ink.

The sentiment I have used is from Four You.  Yes, it’s one of my favourites as I like the font and the size of the sentiment.  I’ve heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on to Basic Black Cardstock.  Under my sentiment I have used some Black Bakers Twine and an off cut strip of the kraft cardstock punched with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have totally nailed this weeks sketch with their amazing cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle