Freshly Made Sketches #484

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Love me a sketch challenge and this one that the fabulous Amy O’Neill has created is amazing! Make sure you pop over to Amy’s blog to see her wonderful creations.

I chose to create a birthday card for one of my great nieces who is turning 2 soon. I have coloured these cute puffins from the Party Puffins Stamp Set. They are so cute and probably a stamp set that I wouldn’t normally buy, but because of their total sweetness, I had to have it.

I gave them some colour with my blends and then fussy cut them out. I added a cake and lil fishy images from the same stamp set to add some more fun to her card. The sentiment I’ve layered on the card is also from the Party Puffins Stamp Set. I can’t wait to give it to her now, once I buy a pressie that is……

The team have created awesome cards using Amy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #482

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks cool sketch has been designed by our wonderfully talented NZer, Karren Johnson. Pop over to Karren’s blog and see what she’s designed with her sketch:

When you have a weekend away and that’s your usual crafting time, you go quick and easy by colouring some DSP and fussy cutting the images out. The designers series paper I’ve used is from the True Love DSP pack. The blends I coloured my images with were the Balmy Blue Blends. I then took the Light Night of Navy Blend to the centre of the flower to add some depth. The leaves have been coloured with the Mint Macaron Blends.

I wanted a birthday sentiment, so I’ve added one from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome and totally different cards with Karren’s sketch. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #481

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When you’re stuck for a layout, try finding a fabulous sketch challenge like this weeks one at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch has been designed by the super talented Cecile Ribon

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The stamp set I chose to use for my card was the Dressed To Impressed Stamp Set. I added Highland Heather highlights to the flowers, lipstick and stiletto with my light and dark blends. I then combined added Smoky Slate Blends to each of these images. I took my Colour Lifter and removed some of the colour from all images to give them a washed look.

The background of card base has been given a quick colour with my Soft Sea Foam Blend. I added some Whisper White Cardstock circles and probably spent waaaaay to long arranging my images until I ended up with this layout.

For more wonderful inspiration for this challenge – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the team have created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #480

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Don’t you love a cool sketch? I do! I adore this sketch from one of our fabulous designers at Freshly Made Sketches, Jennifer Brum. I also adore her – even if she does put me to shame with all the walking she does…..

I had some time on the weekend to play around with my blends. What better stamp set to use than the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set when you want some colouring time?

The largest shell was coloured firstly with the Crumb Cake Blends. I then took the Dark Soft Suede Blend and added a darker shade around the edge of the shell and in the definition lines. I wasn’t happy with just those colours, so I added some Pool Party to the mix. The medium sized shell was coloured with the Pool Party Blends and the Light Basic Black Blend in the creases. The smallest shell was coloured with a combination of Dark Crumb Cake and both Soft Suede Blends. Once all three shells were dry, they were then given some Wink of Stella to add a shine to them.

I used the Curvy Dies to create the die cut in the middle of my Whisper White Cardstock. I had the idea to add some Linen Trim to the edge of the die cut. I ran some Tombow Glue along the cardstock and carefully glued down the Linen Trim. For once I didn’t end up with sticky fingers and accidentally leave glue residue on the card. I also added a Linen Trim bow under the cluster of shells.

After placing everything on the card, I felt the background needed a little something extra, so I lifted the large and small shell and added the ink splatter stamp with Crumb Cake Ink and randomly stamped it. Any mishap with the stamping, on an already stuck card base, was covered by creatively placing the shells to hide it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Click here to take you to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #479

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It’s Wednesday and that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch is a fun one and has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.

I have a new-to-me stamp set called Art Gallery Stamp Set. This set is a two-step stamping set. The base colour I’ve stamped my flower in is Gray Granite Ink. I then stamped over the top with the second part of the stamp image with Basic Gray Ink. I fussy cut the flowers out and added Metallic Pearls to the centre of both flowers to make them bling-y. The leaves I’ve added to my card have been stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink – these have also been fussy cut out.

The piece of background cardstock was discarded from a previous project. I had randomly stamp this piece in Smoky Slate Ink with the geographic background stamp from Prized Peony Stamp Set. I thought it would work well as a background for these blooms. I added a torn piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock to fit the design of the sketch.

I also added a strip of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim that I have stretched apart and adhered with Glue Dots. The sentiment I added is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards using this weeks sketch – pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #477

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch has been designed the extremely talented Jen Mitchell. Click here to take you to her blog and see her wonderful creations.

The Wildly Happy Stamp Set hasn’t seen much ink, so I decided to rectify that and add some elephant images to my card lightly coloured with the Light Smoky Slate Blend. The leafy DSP I’ve added to the background is from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Pack. I then decided to add a single fussy cut tree from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards with this sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #474

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Welcome to my blog and the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema.

The card I’ve created features the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Flowering Blooms. After I stamped the images with Black Memento Ink, I gave the flowers colour with So Saffron and Mango Melody Blends. I then fussy cut them out. For the background, I took the Light So Saffron Blend and coloured the cardstock to create a watercoloured type base.

The DSP I’ve added to the card base is from the True Love DSP pack. I had the Postage Punch Sahara Sand Cardstock shape already sitting on my desk, so I decided to add this to my card. I then cut the die sentiment from the Always Dies and added it to the card. The stamped sentiment was also laying on my desk and I trimmed the full sentiment to be just “your kindness” to go with the die cut. I added three Gold Metallic Pearls and a Linen Trim to finish off my card.

The Clean 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 #473

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Can you believe? It’s already time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdsay’s come around quick? Not that I mind too much, because it means I get to create for you. This weeks sketch has been designed by one talented, lady Amy O’Neill.

I’ve created an oceanic scene by adding some of the fabulous Oh So Ombre DSP, that’s free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia. The ombre background reminds me of the ocean, so I’ve added a boat, anchor and lighthouse images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. All three images were lightly coloured with Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray Blends and fussy cut out.

The card base has been given texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – which I have to say is my absolutely favourite embossing folder. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. This sentiment has been trimmed down the middle and layered over the lighthouse to give the card balance.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful inspiration. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #472

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There’s a new sketch in town at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it’s been designed by me!

I’ve kept the sketch simple but maybe not my card so much….

I love me some details and some layers and this probs shows on my card. I’ve gone with neutral colours for my flowers. The images are from the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Forever and Always. I ADORE these flowers and leaves. I got my watercolouring on with this card and gave the flowers colour with Crumb Cake Ink, and for more definition, Soft Suede Ink. The leaves were given a light colour with Mint Macaron Ink. The tiny flowers were coloured with Soft Suede Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock card base has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and I added some strips of Crumb Cake and Basic Black Cardstock. These have been die cut with the matching dies to the stamp set. They’re called Always Dies. This die set also cuts out the sentiment I’ve added to my card. This really is a favourite bundle. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketch have created wonderful cards using my sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #471

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Our fab sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson. Take a look at her sketch:

I have reached again for one of my favourite sets from the 2021 Mini Catalogue – the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I’ve given the shells some colour with Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight Blends. I am loving colouring these shells – I find it really relaxing and I like playing around with different colour combinations.

The background of my card has been given colour with some Seaside Spray Ink and my Blending Brush. This is a shocking photo – but sometimes that happens when you leave your card til the last minute and try and take a photo in the worst light….I’ll take another photo in better light tomorrow.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle