Just Add Ink #437

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge for you is to:

I really wanted to be super creative and think of an amazing project starting with I….. nothing came to me at the time so I went with the same stamp set I used on my previous card – Incredible Like You.  This two step flower stamp set creates perfect definition to the flowers but I gave it a little extra in using my white gel pen to add some stamen to the centre of the flower.  The flowers have been stamped in Grapefruit Grove.  The initial stamped has been stamped off once on scrap paper so the colour is lighter.  I then inked up the second stamp and stamped over the top to give it those petal lines.

The leaves are also a two step stamp – I’ve stamped these in Soft Sea Foam.  Looking at the card now, I wish I had’ve used a darker green so that they stood out a little more…..oh well, I don’t mind them in this soft colour.

The sentiment is also stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  This sentiment is also from Incredible Like You.  I tied a bow in White Bakers Twine and layered it under my flowers.

The Soft Sea Foam designer series paper strip was an off-cut I had sitting on my desk.  I was determined to use it up, so that was start of my card design.  I also had the Pearlized Doily on my desk, so I managed to sneak that on to my card too.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created awesome projects starting with the letter I.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #366

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Welcome to our newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week we have some exciting news!

For the next two weeks we are thrilled to announce a Design Team call!  Yes, we are looking to add to our fun team of enablers.  All the details to apply the Design Team are on the challenge blog.

On to the sketch.  This week our cool sketch has been designed by our fabulous sketch designer and ultra elegant card make Cecile Ribon.

So my initial thought was to replicate a Christmas tree like the sketch, but I decided to change things up and go with a layered floral card.

I received Incredible Like You at our recent Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event.  Of course I was in love with it as it’s a flower set and you know how much I love them.  I’ve stamped my flowers in Lovely Lipstick and fussy cut them out.  I then stamped my leaves from Petal Palette in Mossy Meadow Ink and gave them the same fussy cut treatment as the flowers.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from my 6″ x 6″ Subtles DSP stack.  From memory I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  I then matted it with some Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I added some bakers twine and a sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow, also from Incredible Like You.  The font used for the sentiments in this set are so pretty and elegant.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches to see what the talented cardmakers at Freshly Made Sketches have designed and while you’re there, read all about our Design Team Call.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #362

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan. Linda’s cards always make me smile.

The card I’ve created was a quick and easy one as I’ve been super busy getting for our Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event. I have three days of catch ups with friends I’ve met online and can’t wait for hugs and tons of laughs.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower set to colour and fussy cut.  The flowers are quickly watercoloured with Blushing Bride Ink and the leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from this set.  The designer series paper I’ve used under the circle punch is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  I’ve finished off my card with some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look at the card they’ve created.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration Challenge #44

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Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  This week we have these pretty colours for you to try:

These colours sang feminine floral to me as soon as clicked on them in our facebook group.  One of the other reasons I went with flowers was because I have no bed stamp set…….

My flowers are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I’ve stamped the outline stamp with Black Stazon Ink.  This stamp set has a solid stamp to colour the centre of the flowers.  It’s a great set for new stampers who aren’t confident in colouring with watercolour pencils for pens.  For the centre I’ve stamped Blushing Bride Ink and three coats of Highland Heather Ink to give me a darker shade of purple. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink – these leaves are from Tropical Chic.  The little solid black stems are also from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

I’ve been wanting to use this fabulous sentiment from Tropical Chic for a while.  The layout I’ve used gave me the opportunity to fit the sentiment on my card.  Under my sentiment I layered a strip of Sahara Sand DSP from 6″x6″ Neutrals DSP Stack and a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I then used a spotted piece of the same DSP for the background. These 6″ x 6″ stacks are my go to for DSP as the patterns on them work so well when combining the same colours as I’ve done here.

As I’m the last person on the hop, you can now head over to our facebook group and see what everyone else is creating.  We would love it if you’d like to play along with your card or maybe even 3D project.

If you’ve just started with me and would like to keep hopping, click on the next button below to take you the start of the hop to my fellow Melbournian, Rachel Palmieri’s blog.  She has created a gorgeous project to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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

Freshly Made Sketches #358

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Karren Johnson is our sketch hostess this week.  Karren’s backgrounds, blending and colouring are the best I’ve seen.  Head over to her blog and check out her amazing cards.

I do love circles on sketches and on cards.  I might’ve even been inspired to add some to next weeks sketch…..

My choice of stamp set was Blended Seasons as it worked perfectly with the circles on the sketch.  I gave them some colour with my pencils and fussy cut them out and layered them on my circle. This circle was cut with the largest circle from my Stitched Framelits Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I embossed this sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  I added some black sequins to tie in with my black sentiment.  The designer series paper in the background is Pool Party DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see the pretty cards that they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #355

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed the seriously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Tropical Chic are sooooo pretty. I realised I haven’t used them in a little while and thought  it was time I inked them up again.  I’ve stamped the leaves in a combination of Basic Gray and Pool Party Inks.  The little flowers are stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink.  The Pool Party designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I’ve added a strip of Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay Cardstock (embossed with my Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).  The sentiment I’ve used is from Love What You Do.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will surely inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle