Freshly Made Sketches #424

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Brum.

I channelled Jen with the colours I’ve used on my card today.  She has used this gorgeous colour combo in the past and I wanted to emulate her striking colour choices. Daffodil Delight Blends gave my poppies, from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, colour. The leaves I’ve added to my card have been coloured with my Old Olive Blends.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  I matted this sentiment with diecut from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  The black banner is also from this pack. I love how black makes any image pop when layered behind it.  To add more texture, I embossed the background Whisper White Cardstock with my Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you to create a card and join in this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #423

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There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Kim Singdahlsen.

My card features the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.  I’ve chosen Elegant Elegant Ink for the flower and Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves. The sentiment is one I already had sitting on my desk left over from another card.  The stamp set it’s from is the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set.  It was right size for the card I was creating and it always feels good it use up discarded stamping rather than throw them out.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #422

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and super funny Linda Callahan.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set got a work out on my card today.  I started off with light watercolouring with some Real Red Ink. To give definition to the creases of the petals, I added some colour with my Real Red Blends.  The leaves were given a quick watercolour with Mint Macaron Ink.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added a strip Bermuda Bay Cardstock to have a contrast colour. I then tied a Baker’s Twine bow for the bow element on the sketch.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created awesome cards with Linda’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #419

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.

 

When you need a quick and easy card, you can’t go past cutting images from your DSP!  I chose these gorgeous blooms from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. Not only does it have pretty flowers, I also cut the leaves from the same piece.  The Petal Pink DSP I added to the background is also from this pack.  Because I can’t stop using Bermuda Bay on my projects at the moment, I matted my DSP with it and also added a piece under my Whisper White panel on an angle.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment I placed a strip of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon – I love that it paired well with my DSP. One Noble Peacock Rhinestone was the finishing touch to my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #418

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jacquie Southas.

I’ve yet to ink up one of my most wanted Sale-A-Bration stamp sets – Happy Birthday To You.  I stamped the image in Black Memento Ink and coloured the image with Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron & Petal Ink Blends.  The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  The birthday sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set.  Because I can’t do without embellishments, I added three Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels and a strip of the gorgeous Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  I am loving both of these and want to use them on every card.

We would love to see what you create with the sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the team have created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #417

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Welcome to the first sketch challenge for 2020 at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is the super talented Judy Rozema.

I am loving the pretty papers in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  The piece I’ve used was the starting point on my card.  It’s Petal Pink in colour and has a lovely script running across it.  The flowers I’ve added to my card are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.  The leaves have been coloured with a combination of Petal Pink Ink and highlighted with Poppy Parade Ink.  The Mint Macaron leave are cut the Cherry Blossoms Dies.  To tie in with the DSP, I added a strip of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon under the sentiment and some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this weeks sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #416

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We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This fab sketch has been designed by the super talented Amy O’Neill. This happens to be the last challenge for 2019 while we take a break over the festive period.  The challenge will be open longer than normal, so you have plenty of time to create a card to link up to the challenge.

I was in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.  I reached for my Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack and chose a piece of striped DSP. I then chose to create a feminine card rather than a masculine one you’d expect with this DSP.  I love that this DSP works for a feminine card. I added a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock behind the DSP and went from there with the rest of my colour palette.

The images and sentiment I’ve used on my card are from Positive Thoughts Stamp Set – a stamp set that will be available to order in January from the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue.  The gorgeous little butterfly has been stamped with Black Memento Ink and coloured with a combination of Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray Blends. The leaves have been stamped with Soft Sea Foam Ink and have been fussy cut out. The blue rhinestones are Noble Peacock Rhinestones – pretty much my favourite rhinestones at the moment!

The cards the team have created are just gorgeous. Why don’t you click here and head over to the challenge to take a look?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #415

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Sketches are my favourite way to start creating a card.  Sketch challenges were the first challenges I entered after I started my blog.  Freshly Made Sketches always has awesome sketches if you need ideas on a layout for your projects.  This weeks awesome sketch was designed by me!  Actually, I may’ve thrown this sketch together at the last minute, so not sure if it’s all that awesome…..

The card I’ve created uses a new-to-me stamp set called Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I coloured my hibiscus flower with a combination of Real Red and Mango Melody Blends.  I then added some shadows with my Smoky Slate Blends.  The leaves and palm trees have been stamped with Pretty Peacock Ink and fussy cut out.  As the palm tree image is actually shorter than what I wanted for my card, I trimmed of the lower stems and lengthened the look of the trees by hiding the gap under the flower.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  To give my background a beach-y theme, I daubed Balmy Blue Ink from top to bottom of my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have made my sketch look GOOD! Pop over to the challenge and see how creative they are!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #413

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  This week our sketch designer is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon. Cecile creates gorgeous cards and amazingly cool sketches!

One of the perks of attending the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is that I got my hands on some of the products from the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I think the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set is my favourite from the catalogue, but I’m easily swayed when there’s a stamp set with a flower in it…..

I stamped the individual blossoms from this set and coloured them with my Daffodil Delight Blends.  I gave them a really quick colour and left the middle of the flowers without colour to make them stand out.  To mimic the sketch, I added the fussy cut leaf from Very Versailles.  This leaf has been stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink and the sentiment (also from Very Versailles) has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.  For the background I daubed So Saffron Ink to soften the background and cradle the leaves.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Cecile’s sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #410

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Linda Callahan.

Here’s her great sketch:

I’ve been creating Christmas cards so much lately that I decided to mix it up and create a man card.  I’ve chosen the Sailing Home Stamp Set for my card.  The lighthouse from this set has been coloured with my Smoky Slate Blends.  I added a square of DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack and an embossed square of Whisper White Cardstock. This cardstock has been embossed with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I added some Braided Linen Trim and looped it around until I had the shape I wanted.  I also added some rope die cuts in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock that have been created with my Smooth Sailing Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

 

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle