Freshly Made Sketches #330

Hey Everyone

Wednesday’s seem to come around in the blink of an eye!  It feels like the weeks are flying by and before we know it, Christmas will be here!  We have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  Our sketch designer is Jen Brum.  Jen’s cards are creative, clean and so very striking. Head over to her blog and take a look.

I’ve had a couple of requests for wedding cards lately and have non in my stash.  I chose Jen’s fabulous sketch to start off my wedding card collection.

My leaves are created using my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. The colours I’ve chosen for my card are Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Whisper White.  To create the larger leaves, I inked up a silicone mat with Sahara Sand and Hello Honey Inks.  I then spritzed the ink with water and applied some Whisper White Cardstock directly on to the mat.  Once the cardstock dried, I then ran the cardstock through my Bigshot with the larger leaf die.

I stamped the ink splatter stamp from Swirly Bird in Sahara Sand Ink and stamped on to my card base.  I then added my sentiment, the strips of cardstock and some Linen Thread.  To add a little bit of wedding bling, I then finished off my card with a sequin.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to the blog and see their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #401

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How about a sketch challenge?  We have a great one for you at Just Add Ink!  Take a look at this weeks fabulous sketch:

I’ve stayed away from a floral stamp set – just to prove to myself that I can! Florals will always be my first choice when I sit down to create a card.  This week I’ve chosen to create a fun birthday card with candles.  The candles and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Picture Perfect Birthday.  The inks I’ve used for my candles are – Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist.

The Pool Party Cardstock in the background is stamped with the confetti like stamp in Bermuda Bay Ink.  Initially I just had the cardstock uninked, but it looked a tad plain to me.  I kind of think it looks like a DSP and was able to match the colours in the candles.  This card would be a good card for a class as it can show your class that you can create a card without buying DSP to match.  I added some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim under my circle layer to give my card a fullness and details that I like to give my cards.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge blog and take a look. We would love it if you could join us with this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #329

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch has been designed the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower stamp set to colour.  I’ve given the flowers colour with Blushing Bride and Fresh Fig Inks.  I gave the leaves a quick colour with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The spotted background is also from Petal Palette.  I stamped these spots in Black Archival Ink.  The sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.  I finished off my card by adding three copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The team as always will inspire you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #328

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We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.

Painted Harvest stamp set has been hiding amongst my unused stamp sets, so I decided it needed to see ink again.  My flower is stamped in Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum Inks.  The fussy cut leaves are from Petal Palette.  These are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The centre of the flower is stamped in Smoky Slate Ink.

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday has been embossed on Basic Black Cardstock. I chose this sentiment as it was one I haven’t used as yet and also because it was the perfect size for my banner.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards with Linda’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #29

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Colour Challenge Blog Hop!

If you have been hopping along you will have come from Mel Pagano’s awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

Take a look at these gorgeous colours we have for you to create your projects:

I was in love with these colours as soon as I saw them – they called out to my past vintage style.  After I completed my card I was trying to work out if my card still fit in the category of vintage……I’ve decided it could be considered “clean vintage” (if there’s such a thing!).

These roses from Graceful Garden definitely fit vintage.  They were the first set I thought of when I saw the inspiration pic. The sentiment and background stamp are both from Graceful Garden too.  For once I have used stamps from the one stamp set on my card!  The flowers and leaves are lightly watercoloured with my Aqua Painter.

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Jacque Williams.  You’re going to love her project!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #399

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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

Freshly Made Sketches #327

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen is not only the creator of gorgeous clean cards, she’s also a fabulous sketch designer.  Take a look at her cool sketch:

I’ve had my newly purchased Brusho sitting on my desk unused for a few weeks.  It kind of scared me as I was unsure how to use it.  I decided to give it a go on this weeks card.

I wanted to created a washed looking background and I think I achieved this….. I carried over the yellow and tinges of red from the background into my flowers.  The flowers I’ve used are from Perennial Birthday.  I gave them a quick colour with So Saffron and Real Red Inks.  The leaves were also given a quick watercolour with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I then stamped some leaves from in Petal Palette in Basic Basic Ink and fussy cut them to layer behind the flowers.

I really like the sentiment on this card as it can be used for so many occasions.  It’s also from Stampin’ Up!s Perennial Birthday.

The team are sure to wow you with their cards – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle