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

Advertisements

Just Add Ink #399

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday, so that means we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  Our challenge for you is to:

I’m going through a bit of a watercolour background phase on my cards.  This week I’ve created a watery type background with my Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencil.

What image goes with a blue watercoloured background?  A lighthouse from High Tide and three fussy cut seagulls.  The lighthouse and seagulls are from High Tide.  The lighthouse is stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  I then added some grass that is also fussy cut and placed around my lighthouse.  The sentiment I’ve used is from For You to finish off my card I added some Black Bakers Twine.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created the most creative cards I’ve seen using this weeks theme.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #245

Hey Everyone

Look at me making another card and posting it during the week!  I am surprising myself like you wouldn’t believe!

The card I made today is a quick and easy CAS card for this weeks sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. Their sketch is super cool and as soon as I saw it, I thought “man card”.

The Stampin’ Up! set I’ve used is called High Tide.   The lighthouse is stamped in a combination of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Inks.  The sun is stamped with So Saffron and the birds are stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.  The water is stamped with Pool Party Ink.

The sentiment is one I haven’t used a lot as I sometimes find that I can’t fit it on my card.  This sentiment worked perfectly on this card as it didn’t cover up too much of my images.  As you will see I usually let my images be the focal point on my cards, rather than sentiments.  I then added some retired Soft Suede (I think it’s Soft Suede…..) Bakers Twine and stapled it to my card for a nautical kind of effect.

Here’s the card I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #382

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week is a colour challenge.  Have a look a the fabulous colour combo we have for you:

Now you’d probably think I’d go with a flowery card for this colour combo, but I decided to change it up and use these colours for a man card.  It’s been a while since I’ve made a masculine card so I thought I’d challenge myself with these colours.

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is called High Tide.  My lighthouse is stamped with Fresh Fig and Smoky Slate.  The strip of DSP I’ve used is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I also added a strip of Basic Black cardstock, well because I really love to layer.  No sequins on a man card unfortunately, so I added some Black Bakers Twine to finish it off.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with these colours.  I love how different we have all used them.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration Challenge #12

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  This weeks colour challenge is to use at least four of the colours from the inspiration picture below:

I think I needed this scarf today as the cold wind went right through me as I was walking out of work today

 

Colour INKspiration Challenge is a Facebook Challenge.  We love seeing what you create with the colour combos we give you each fortnight.  When you’ve finished the hop we would love it if you could play along.  Head over to our Facebook page and link up a card.

I wanted to test myself and see how many of the colours from the inspiration pic I could fit on my card. As you probably know, I am a little frightened when I have to create a card with more than about 2 or 3 colours.  To add as many of the colours, I kept my background white and went to town on them.  I’m pleased to say that I fit all of them on my card.  It helped because of the triangle stamp from Stampin’ Up!s Happy Celebrations – I was able to create a graphic background.  I then stamped feathers from Feather Together to complete the card.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  It was the perfect sized sentiment as it didn’t cover the background stamping too much.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along the way is my talented stamping friend Nikki Spencer!  I totally love her cards as much as I love her friendship.  Click below to hop to her blog and she her gorgeous creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

TGIFC #103 Sketch Challenge

Hey Everyone

I had trouble getting motivated cleaning up my craft room on Sunday as we had a break in early on Sunday morning.  Who breaks into a garage at 9am on Easter Sunday?  Apparently criminals in my area…..  Because I was so sidetracked and couldn’t concentrate on my tidying my craft room, I decided to whip up a quick card for the challenge at TGIF Challenge.  And I do mean quick……it took no time at all!

High Tide is fast becoming my favourite man card go-to stamp set.  The colours I have used on my card are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Sky.  The sentiment I have used is from Four You (I know, I use it all the time – but it’s the perfect size and I love the font!).  A bit of Linen Thread and a couple of Candy Dots and my card was done.

Here’s what I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #283

Hey Everyone

Two posts in one night! I’m on a roll!

This card is for the new sketch that the wonderfully talented Jen Brum has designed for us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Time for a man card.  I am loving Stampin’ Up!s High Tide and thought it worked really well with Jen’s sketch – it must’ve been the wavy line that had me thinking this.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s the card I created:

The design team have created amazing cards with Jen’s sketch. So head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could link up a card!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle