Freshly Made Sketches #371

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Welcome to Wednesday and a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Take a look at this awesome sketch designed by the uber talented Jen Mitchell.

The stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue on the top of my list was Wonderful Romance.  This gorgeous stamp, with it’s spray of flowers and leaves, is perfect for colouring.  The flowers were given a light watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  Because it was a tad hot in my craft room over the weekend, my glasses got a little foggy and I ended up with a bit of Highland Heather Ink in the centre of one of my flowers.  Of course I’d already coloured the leaves and didn’t want to start the whole thing again.  What to do?  Grab my White Gel Pen and add a dob of white gel to the centre of the flower. Image saved!  I then took my Black Journalling Pen to add definition lines to each of the petals.  I coloured the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and then added some Old Olive Ink to base of the leaves to create depth.

I can’t tell you how happy I was when I saw the matching framelits to this stamp set.  This framelit set is called Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Not only does the largest die cut around the outside of the stamp, it creates cutouts in areas that I wouldn’t be able to access by fussy cutting!  I did however fussy cut the two leaves that I added to the top of the image.  These leaves were given a darker shade of green to them – Mossy Meadow Ink.  I mainly fussy cut images like these because I like a fine edge around my images.  Another favourite die in this set is the doily type die that you can see under my spray of flowers.  I know this will feature on so many cards that I create.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from this set.  I added a strip of Lemon Lime Twist and Sahara Sand Cardstock under the sentiment.  The Whisper White Cardstock in the background is embossed with my Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   I then finished of my card with a Linen Thread bow and some sequins.

We would love for you to join us with this weeks sketch.  The Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #370

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We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdays come around quickly?  Our sketch hostess this week is the super talented and one amazing cardmaker Jennifer Timko.

Oh how lovely it is to get a new butterfly stamp set.  The butterflies in Butterfly Gala are so pretty and so detailed.  Not only are the images just what I’ve been waiting for, the sentiments are all ones that I will use.  The outline of the butterflies were stamped with Black Stazon Ink and the colours I’ve filled them with were Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.  The sentiment is stamped on Vellum Cardstock with Black Stazon Ink.  The combination of leaves are from two different die sets – Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  The background is embossed with my new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was only after I’d stuck everything together, I realised I didn’t think about which side was the embossed side and which was the debossed side….. Oh well, I like the look of this background.

 

As always, the team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards. Pop over to the challenge and see what amazing-ness they’ve got to show you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #369

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This is my first post after my little break for the Christmas and New Year period.  I hope you’ve all had an amazing festive season and didn’t overindulge like I did…..I do it every year – I just can’t help myself. I’m pretty sure it’s the law to put on weight over those 10 days or so 😉

We have one fantastic sketch for you to try this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is Amy O’Neill.  You all know Amy is one super talented card maker right?

Oh I love new catalogue time. The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue is only days away.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, we are spoiled and get to order from this catalogue earlier than the release date.  One of the sets I knew I wanted when I received my catalogue in November was All That You Are.  This set, with it’s pretty flowers and leaves, were made for colouring.

My flower is watercoloured in Highland Heather Ink and the shadows and definition lines were drawn with my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil.  The leaves are watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink and the definition lines were drawn with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.

I’m going to call it now – the sentiment I have used on my card is from All That You Are Stamp Set also – it will be my favourite sentiment EVER! The font and the size of the letters are perfect for most of the circle and label punches I own.  As I don’t own an Highland Heather ribbon, I made my own by running my Whisper White Flax Ribbon over the Highland Heather Ink pad with my fingers.  I made sure I used gloves as my fingers get very inky.  I know this because the first time I tried this with ribbon, I had stained fingers for a day.  I then added two strips of cardstock I had sitting on my unused pile.  These are Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam Cardstocks.

 

We have some exciting news over at Freshly Made Sketches.  We have new Design Team members – so pop over to read the announcement.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along with this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #368

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I can’t believe it!  Somehow in the blink of an eye we are up to the last challenge for 2018 at Freshly Made Sketches.  This year has gone way too quick and as usual, I have no Christmas shopping done……

Our sketch designer for this weeks sketch is me!  Our challenge is open for two weeks, so you’ve got plenty of time to play along. I can’t wait to see what you create.

My card consists of lots of images and diecuts that I had laying on my messy desk.  Rather than clean everything up and put away, I decided to pile as many leftovers from other projects as I could.   The flowers I have used on my card are from Forever Lovely.  They’ve been stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride.  They’ve been sitting on my desk for three weeks now and this weeks sketch gave me the chance to put them to use.  The sentiment was also a leftover – the set it’s from alluded me at the time I wrote this post, but I’m sure it will come to me as I’m laying awake in the middle of the night.  The leaves I’ve added to my card are from Flourish Thinlits Dies.  I then added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a strip of Black Sequin Trim.  To finish off my card, I added some of the little sequins that had fallen off my Sequin Trim.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have nailed my sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look at all the gorgeousness they have to show you.  I would love it if you could play along with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #367

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We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you!  This week our sketch has been designed by our Queen of creative backgrounds, distress inks and owner of probably the biggest stamp collections of anyone I know – Karren Johnson.

Also, don’t forget we are into week two of our Design Team Call.  This is your last week to enter, so if you’d like to join our group, head over to the challenge, link up a card and add DT Call next to your name.

I decided to go a little scenic with Karren’s sketch – something I don’t do very often.

The tree I’ve fussy cut out is from the ever faithful Lovely As A Tree – truly the most versatile of stamp sets.  I applied my Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers directly to the tree stamp, huffed on it with my breath and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.  The little reindeer are from Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  I inked these up with Soft Suede Ink and cut them out with the matching Detailed Deer Framelits Dies.  The grassy area was stamped with the grass stamps from  High Tide.  I’ve used a combination of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Inks for the meadow.

I searched around for a sentiment that fit in the space where I wanted to place it.  The one that worked the best was this Noel stamp from Joyous Noel.  I stamped this in Early Espresso Ink.  The background stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake Cardstock and is also from Joyous Noel.

The piece of designer series paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  I thought the woodgrain background fit with my whole woodsy/meadow scene.  To balance out my placement of the reindeer, I added a sequin and a scrap of Burlap Ribbon near my sentiment.

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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 #365

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This weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my wonderfully talented friend from the other side of the world, Jen Brum.

Another Christmas card? Why not?  You just never know when you’re going to be surprised with card you didn’t expect to receive.

Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper is one gorgeous pack.  I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and now I am almost running out of it.  I really should’ve purchased two…. Both the pretty rectangles of DSP are from this pack.  I added sprigs punched in Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Vellum.  I layered my sentiment, from Merry Christmas To All, on a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock punched with my Darling Label Punch.  I then added a strip of Striped Burlap Trim and some Linen Thread looped behind everything.

The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle