Just Add Ink #523

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is to:

When I get a challenge like this, I think I’m going to get all creative choosing something like a technique I’ve never tried before, but usually end up going with the obvious – using a stamp set that starts with the letter A….

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called All Things Fabulous. The pretty flowers are stamped in Roccco Rose Ink and then Cherry Cobbler Ink over the top to create definition in the centre of the flowers. The leaves have been stamped with a combination of Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

The lattice effect background is from the Forever Gold Laser-Effect Specialty Paper. I’ve turned the gold paper over to expose the white back to it. I then used a couple of the gold leaves to add to my layering as well as some gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. Three white Elegant Faceted Gems were used to add a pretty touch as well as make sure the lattice piece stayed in place.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards for the challenge, head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #452

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There’s a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  Our sketch designer is the amazingly talented Amy O’Neill. Amy’s cards are always full of fabulous colours and wonderful detail.

The sketch made me think of using flowers floating at the two corners of the card.  The flowers and sentiment I’ve used on my card are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I’ve coloured my flowers with a combination of the yellow blends.  The larger flower on the bottom of the card has been coloured with the darkest of my blends – Mango Melody. I added some light Pool Party Ink daubing around the top flower all the way to the bottom flower to add some softness the white background.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have made gorgeous cards with Amy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Just Add Ink #521

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There’s a new challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This week is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the pretty pic we have for you:

I’ve created a card using the colours, the flowers and the jars from the picture.  The jars I’ve added to my card are from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.  I stamped the images in Black Memento Ink and coloured the jars with some retired Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

The flower image that I’ve used on my card is also from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I’ve lightly coloured the image the Light Crumb Cake Blend. The leaves have been given some colour with my Call Me Clover Blends. I then took some Call Me Clover Cardstock and cut some leaves with the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment I’ve added is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – we could all use a sentiment like this for those friends at the moment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the inspiration picture from the challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #451

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this weeks sketch hostess is me! I’ve created a simple sketch but doesn’t mean I’ve kept my card simple. I LOVE details and layering.

The Flowering Blooms Stamp Set has been one I’ve been itching to use. The flowers in this stamp set were made for colouring. I’ve given the larger blooms some colour with Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The smaller flowers have been coloured with my Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leaves have been shaded with Mint Macaron Blends.The flowers and leaves have all been fussy cut and layered on DSP from Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Flowering Blooms Stamp Set. Three Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added because my cards just aren’t complete without them.

Make sure you head over to the challenge and see the gorgeous creations the team have created with my sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #387 & TGIF Challenge #279

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I wasn’t done with my craft room after my earlier post. I headed back out there and looked around for challenges to keep creating. I didn’t think I had two more cards in me this afternoon, so I found two challenges and combined them for one card. The challenges I’ve entered are CAS(E) this Sketch and TGIF Challenge. Here are their challenge pics:

I love a bit of height to my cards.  In fact, it’s quite common for my cards to have four layers or even double-dimensionalise to get extra height. For the 3D element to this card, I created rolled roses – plus I think I’ve dimensionalised every layer as well.  The little flower and leaf images and sentiment are from the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set.  The images have been fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals.

The layout for this card is for the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  I love me a good sketch and this one is just fabulous. The background of my card has been colour with the Light Petal Pink Blend. You can’t quite see the strip of DSP I’ve added to my card, but there is a strip of Peony Garden DSP under the sentiment and cluster of roses.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #255

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I have to say, I’m actually enjoying my lockdown weekends. Only being allowed out to go to the supermarket and one hour of exercise a day, means more time in my craft room!  If only I could bring myself to clean it……

I’ve managed to play along with the latest challenge at Global Design Project. Take a look at their fab challenge:

I could’ve used pretty much all of my Stampin’ Up! Sets in my craft room for this challenge, as they almost all have leaves in them!  The set I’ve chosen is called Forever Fern Stamp Set.  The leaf images that I’ve stamped, in Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate, have been fussy cut and layered about the sentiment – also from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I love that this set also has background ink splatters – you can never have to many ink splatter stamps!

The designer series paper I’ve roughed up is from the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper pack.  I also roughed up the edges of a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock to layer underneath.  I added some Linen Thread strips and a Linen Thread Bow to finish off my card.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #450

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by my friend Karren Johnson – all the way over the other side of the ditch from me. One day I will get to see her beautiful country and touch all the sets she has in her craft room.

I went for a bit of fun with those circles. We could all use a smile couldn’t we? I saw letters instead of circle could be used and tried to think of abbreviations with three letters. After a couple of mishaps with letters that would be a tad rude if I’d used them, I came up with FMS! This card is for my girls at  Freshly  Made Sketches!

I’ve combined the letters with some foliage, because I had to give it some fullness.  The leaves I’ve stamped are from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  They’ve been stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. The designer series paper I’ve added to the background is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.

The rhinestones I’ve added to my card have been coloured with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blend so that they could match the colour scheme I created.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #449

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Welcome to Wednesday and the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by the fabulous Cecile Ribon! I love Cecile’s sketches as they are always so interesting and really test me.

The Prized Peony Stamp Set came to mind when I saw her sketch. I’ve paired my peony image with a piece of DSP the matching Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  I cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock into the same triangle shape so that I had two triangles. You may notice I don’t have a third triangle. This was because whichever colour I tried to add didn’t quite fit with me, so I added stamping to mimic the third triangle.  This background stamping was done with the geometric background stamp found in the Prized Peony Stamp Set and Gray Granite Ink.

The flower that I have created, has been coloured with my Pool Party Blends.  I then took the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Smoky Slate Blends and added colour to the crease lines to create depth to the flower.  The centre of the flower has been given a quick colour with the Dark So Saffron Blend.

The leaves that I have added to my card were discarded from another project. I’ve had them sitting on my desk for a few weeks and rather than throw them out, I’ve given them a home on my card.  These leaves were created by taking some Pool Party Ink with my Aqua Painter and adding it to some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Once the paper dried, I took the leaf die from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut out two leaves.

As always, the girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most awesome cards. To be inspired by their awesomeness, head over to the blog and check out their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #448

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Brum. Her creations are always just stunning and super clean.

Stampin’ Up! have gorgeous packs of designer series papers that have wonderful images made for fussy cutting.  These perfectly coloured leaves are from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack. The strip of DSP I’ve added behind these leaves is also from this pack.

The sentiment I chose to add is from the matching stamp set called Forever Fern Stamp Set. I’ve got a friend in mind for this card who makes me smile every day at work. I coloured the background with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and added some ink splatters in Garden Green Ink from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.

I then added some gems from the Flowers For Every Season Gems to tie in with my greenery.  Some Braided Linen Trim was added under the sentiment to match the Sahara Sand Cardstock base.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards using this weeks sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #252

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The challenge at Global Design Project is CASE the Designer. When I saw the card was this gorgeous one from my Artisan friend, Emma Goddard, I thought no way can I CASE that! I remember the first time I saw it.  Pretty sure my mouth was hanging open for a good few minutes at how absolutely stunning it was.

I decided to give it a go and came up with the card below. You gotta push yourself out of your comfort zone sometimes, right?

I wanted to use similar colours as Emma used, and of course I had to get flowers in on my card.  The flowers I’ve added to my card are the from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set.  I coloured them with a combination of So Saffron, Mango Melody and Dark Calypso Coral Blends.  The reason for so many blends, was that I was trying out colours and kept adding until I got to the shade I liked.  I also added some Dark Smoky Slate Blend to create depth to the flower.  The feather I’ve added to the images has been stamped in Black Memento Ink and then daubed with Crumb Cake Ink.  Some Winc of Stella was added to give it a little shimmer.

I coloured the background with my Light So Saffron Blend to create a watercoloured-like background. I then took my Aqua Painter and some Melon Mambo Ink and flicked a smattering of ink all over the card. It’s very faint, but I also stamped the background stamp from Tasteful Touches in Sahara Sand Ink, on the background.

The sentiment I’ve stamped directly to my card base is from the same stamp set.  The fussy cut leaves are also from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set.  These leaves have been created by applying Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Markers directly to the image.  I then huffed on them with my breath and stamped them.

To finish off my card, I took my Light Melon Mambo Blend and coloured a strip of Braided Linen Trim. Three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were also added to bling it up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle