Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 3

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Welcome to the third week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 3 sees us re-visit our 300th sketch. I hope you can join in with this weeks sketch challenge. I love looking at the gallery to see what you create.

I played around with colour combinations and came up with Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss for my card.

The stamp set I used was the First Frost Stamp Set and matching dies.  The flowers have been stamped in a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose Inks.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from this set.  It’s been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 2

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Welcome to the second week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 2 sees us revisit our 200th sketch.

This sketch had me reaching for my Dashing Deer Bundle to pair with some Garden Lane DSP.  I love it when I can work products into projects for something other than they were designed for.  This Garden Lane DSP isn’t a traditional pack of Christmas papers, but I think it works perfect for my festive card.

My deer has been cut out with my Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  To tie in with the colours in the DSP, I used Mossy Meadow Cardstock for him.  I added some strips of Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand Cardstocks under the sentiment as well as piece of Braided Linen Trim.  For a bit of sparkle I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

The team have created wonderful cards using this sketch.  Why don’t you pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created?  We would love it if you played along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 – An Anniversary Celebration

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We are celebrating our 400th sketch challenge at Freshly Made SketchesWe are kicking off a big month of celebration by going back to where we began.  Eight years ago, Lesley Croghan came up with the idea of using sketches that were clean (but not always simple) as a design tool. Not only was she on to something that would become a staple for crafters, she also put together a team that would grow and impact many designers. Two of the original team members, Jen Mitchell and Linda Callahan, are still on the team! So this week we are using FMS #1, which was also FMS #100! We have lots of celebrating to do all month too. We hope you will join us this week and, as always, we can’t wait to see what you create!

I remember playing along with the very first Freshly Made Sketches sketch and then again for sketch 100. I’ve taken a look at these cards, and have judged them as not worth for linking….. I may’ve moved on from those cards I created…..
The card I’ve created for this challenge features roses from To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I like the way the roses fill up my card and I hope you think they work well for the sketch.  The roses have been watercoloured lightly with Pineapple Punch Ink. The leaves were given colour with Mint Macaron Ink and match the DSP rectangle I’ve used – this DSP is from Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  The background ink splatters are from Artisan Textures Stamp Set.  I’ve inked them up with Mint Macaron Ink also.

We would love it if you could you join in our celebration month of sketches.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see all the fabulous creations the team have designed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #399

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is Jen Brum.  She is super talented at card making, but also just as super talented at sketch designing.

This is such a great sketch with so many possibilities!  My Free As A Bird Stamp Set was the first set that came to mind when I saw the sketch.  My little birds have been given colour with a combination of my Crumb Cake and Pool Party Blends. The leaves and flowers were given a quick colour with my Old Olive and Melon Mambo Blends.  To add a little colour to the background of my squares, I daubed Pool Party Ink lightly with my dauber.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  It seems I was off with my stamping on the weekend and ruined two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock, so my Stamparatus came to the rescue with lining up the sentiment. I really need to remember to use it rather than wasting cardstock like I do!

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #397

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.  I used her fab sketch to design a 1st birthday card for my great-nephew Cooper.

I’ve had Animal Outing sitting on my bookcase waiting to be inked up for a while now.  I knew straight away that it would be perfect for lil Coopy boy and his birthday card.  It turned out to be super perfect as my niece organised a jungle themed birthday party and my card fit the theme – without me even knowing the theme!

I gave each of the animals a quick colour (and a mean a very quick watercolour) and punched out the images to fit the circles from the sketch.  The embossed sentiment is also from this stamp set.  I fussy cut the sentiment and layered each one next to an animal. I added some strips of Smoky Slate and Mossy Meadow Cardstocks. I then added a Mossy Meadow leaf and some Linen Thread to finish off my card.  In the end it was a really quick and easy to create.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has designed awesome cards using this weeks sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #393

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.  I just love her creations and love her sketch just as much.

The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Love What You Do.  I’ve coloured the flowers with Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Bermuda Bay Ink and the solid leafy stem is stamped with Rococo Rose Ink.  I’ve fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves.

The Pool Party Cardstock background is embossed with my newest embossing folder called Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.  I am loving the texture of this one and I have a feeling it will feature on a lot of my cards.  I gave the Whisper White Cardstock a bit of background stamping with Pool Party ink splatters stamp from Artisan Textures Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Love What You Do Stamp Set.

I couldn’t resist adding a strip of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon. How pretty is it?  Because I could, I added some White Bakers Twine strips and a bow to add to the bouquet of flowers.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #392

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Gee these weeks are flying by quickly!  In my job I work on a three monthly basis. At the moment I am writing rosters for August and that seems unbelievable that the year will over before I know it!

As it’s Wednesday, that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is none other than the amazing Jacquie Southas.  She has created a fabulous sketch that had me completing my card in no-time!

Before you say it, I know I have an addiction to the Sailing Home Bundle. If you’re on a confident masculine card roll, why mess with it and change stamp sets?  It’s not often I create man cards, so I’m sticking with them for the time being. I may have another card using this stamp set to post tomorrow……so pop back to see how I’ve used this set and hopefully inspire you to create some man cards with it.

For this card, I’ve stamped the yachts with Black Memento Ink and given them a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Inks.  For the background I’ve added a piece of striped DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  I then added a Smoky Slate seaweed diecut and rope edgelit cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To tie in the Bermuda Bay watercolouring, I added a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the sentiment.  For the banners on the side of my card, I added some Basic Pearls that have been coloured with my Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that will no doubt inspire you, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #391

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There’s a new sketch challenge for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is the super talented, and one amazing combiner of colour combinations, Amy O’Neill.

Take a look at her fab sketch:

I am in LOVE with the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I think I might even be reaching for this set before my flower stamp sets! Shocking isn’t it?! I’m on a masculine card making roll at the moment and don’t want to break it as I need more man cards in my stash.

I’ve watercoloured the anchor and lighthouse with Soft Suede Ink to add shadowing and depth.  I tied a knot to a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine and adhered it to my card with a loop held by Glue Dots.  The Pear Pizzazz foliage and Soft Suede rope edgelit have been cut with the matching Smooth Sailing Dies.  The stripe-y DSP in the background is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Amy’s sketch.  Head over the the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #389

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. It’s my turn to be sketch designer and I always overthink it when it comes to designing my card……I swear I always take twice as long to come up with a card that I’m happy with!

You can probably sense how excited I was when Perennial Essence hit my craft room. Gorgeous flowers that are made watercolouring and solid flower stamps ready to be inked up with your favourite colour.

I’ve lightly coloured the largest flower with Powder Pink Ink and fussy cut the flower out.  I then inked up the medium sized flower with Flirty Flamingo Ink.  The leaves are inked up with Mint Macaron Ink and punched out with my Leaf Punch.  The stamped leaves have been watercoloured with Mint Macaron Ink.  The centre of the flowers is stamped with Soft Suede Ink, fussy cut out and adhered to the flowers with Dimensionals.  I then inked up this sentiment from Perennial Essence with Black Memento Ink

For the background, I daubed Powder Pink Ink  so it gave the flowers a bed of colour surrounding them.  I then took the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird and added some Black Memento Ink splashes.

As always, the team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards using my sketch. They really nail every sketch, every week – why don’t you pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #388

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We have a new sketch up at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch hostess is Karren Johnson, our Queen of Backgrounds and all things Distress Inks.

I haven’t inked up Abstract Impressions for a while, so I was determined to use it on my card today.  I’ve used two of the three-step flower stamp for my card.  They’ve been stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks.  I fussy cut them out and layered them with some leaves cut with my Floral Romance Thinlits Dies. I also added the doily-like die cut from Floral Romance Thinlits Dies under my flower arrangement.

The Bermuda Bay Cardstock background piece has been embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder. and is matted with Whisper White Cardstock and Rose Gold Foil Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful and varied cards using this weeks sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle