Seashells and A Lighthouse

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I just may be addicted to the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I couldn’t resist another play today on this 40 odd degree day. My craft room is the coolest room in the house, so I had that excuse to stay in there all day.

For this card I’ve combined the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set with the Sailing Home Stamp Set. The artwork in the images is similar and I thought the lighthouse would work with the shell and starfish images.

The lighthouse has been coloured with a combination of Smoky Slate Blends. I had a whole desk full of coloured shell images but ended up going with two starfish – one in Pool Party and the other in Crumb Cake – and a shell coloured with Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy images have been stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut out.

The background of my cardstock has been brushed with Pool Party Ink and my new Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatters image and randomly stamped the background with Smoky Slate Ink. To finish off my card I gave my Linen Thread a sailors knot and frayed the ends.

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Narelle

Fusion Challenge – Flowers

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I’m back with my second post today. The card I’m sharing is for the latest Fusion Challenge. This week the challenge is Flowers. Take a look at their challenge pic that I took inspiration from. Initially I was going to use both the sketch and colours from the challenge, but in the end I wen’t with the colours only.

The To A Wild Rose Stamp Set called out to me for this challenge. I gave the rose colour with my Calypso Coral Blends. I took the Dark Smoky Slate Blends and added some shading to the centre of the rose petals. The leaves, also from the To A Wild Rose Stamp set, have been shaded with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The die cut leaves that I’ve added to my card are cut with dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies in a mix of Whisper White Cardstock and Mint Macaron Cardstock. The rectangle of DSP I’ve used is from the In Good Taste DSP pack. I’ve given the edges of it a worn look so it became a little bit vintage-y. I then added a rectangle of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a Linen Thread bow to match with the Sahara Sand Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

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Narelle

Global Design Project #275 & CAS(E) this Sketch #405

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On a 37degree celsius day what else is there to do but sit in my air conditioned craft room? Actually, I’d use any excuse to sit in there….

I’ve combined my card today for two challenges – the theme challenge at Global Design Project and the final ever sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. Here are their pics:

The card I’ve created has been created for a man, but this could work for a female also. The images I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. You can probably tell how much I love this set as I’ve used it more than once….

The large shell was stamped with Black Memento Ink. I took my Seaside Spray Blends and the Light Night of Navy Blend to give the shell some colour. The round shell was coloured with the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends. The little starfish has been given a quick colour with the Soft Suede Blends.

I wanted to give the background some interest so I took the ink splatter stamp and some Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the splatters from the left side of the card to the bottom right of the card – making sure it went under the sentiment. The sentiment I’ve added is also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The designer series paper is a woodgrain piece from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack. To finish off the card I added some Linen Thread and added a knot under the cluster of shells.

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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #469

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It’s time for anew sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen. Take a look at her fab sketch:

I loved Kim sketch as soon as I saw it. I’ve chosen to decorate my strips of DSP with an image cut from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I gave the flowers some colour with a combination of Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Blends. The leaves have been coloured with Mint Macaron Blends.

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

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Cheers

Narelle

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’ve collected a few seashells during Covid….

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Not many positives during Covid, but one absolute positive I’ve found is the new friends I’ve found with online chats. My chat today lasted almost 6 hours with friends around the world. Nothing better than almost 6 hours of crafty chat time with ladies who have the same love as me.

The card I created today features the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The shells have been given colour with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Blends. I’ve layered all the shells on a circle of Whisper White Cardstock. I then added this to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was daubed with Crumb Cake Ink and stamp with ink splatters.

I had a strip of ribbon on my desk that I twirled and then twirled again and layered it under the sentiment – also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The piece of DSP paper I’ve added is from the Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper with my nail and matted it with a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock – also roughed up with my nail.

Three Basic Pearl Jewels finished off the card.

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Narelle

Just Add Ink #538

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week is a sketch challenge by Patrice. Take a look at the sketch:

I couldn’t help myself. I had to use the fabulous products from the Love You Always Suite. The stamp set and the matching Always Dies are my favourite! The flowers from the Forever and Always Stamp Set are perfect for colouring. I’ve given them colour with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. I gave the leaves some colour with the Smoky Slate Blends.

The leaf die that I’ve used is from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The background Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The stamp sentiment is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set that is paired with the diecut sentiment from the Always Dies.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what the team have created. We would love it if you could play along too!

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #573 – Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first challenge for Just Add Ink for 2021!

Our challenge is a fun one and it’s also a blog hop. Make sure you check out all of the teams blogs and when you’re finished, head over to Just Add Ink and link up your own project.

I created not one, but two cards for this challenge using the Forever & Always Stamp Set with the matching Always Dies.

The first card I created is a clean creation with a strip of my newest favourite DSP pack – True Love Designer Series Paper. The striped DSP is matted with Basic Black Cardstock. The flower from the Forever & Always Stamp Set has been coloured with lightly with my So Saffron and Mango Melody Blends. The flower was then fussy cut out. The leaves that I’ve added to the card are cut with the Forever Greenery Dies. Why black you might ask? I think because I like how striking they look with the yellow flower.

The diecut sentiment was cut with Always Dies. I’ve cut the sentiment in Basic Black Cardstock and used the matching mat die to create a Whisper White base for it. I then paired it with the stamped sentiments from the Forever & Always Stamp Set. As I seem to always do, I added three Gold Metallic Pearl embellishments.

I spent a bit more time on the second card as I used my new Blending Brushes to create an ombre effect background with a combination of So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks. This was to create a sunset type background like the sunset in the inspiration picture.

The flowers were given the quickest colour with my So Saffron and Mango Melody Blends. I added colour only to the top and bottom of the flowers, leaving white space in the middle of the petals. I then added some colour to the centre of the flowers with Smoky Slate Blends. Both flowers were fussy cut and layered on a 2″ Circle Punch. Basic Black Cardstock leaves were cut with the Forever Greenery Dies.

The diecut sentiment is cut with the Always Dies. I’ve paired this with a stamped sentiment from the Forever & Always Stamp Set. Three Gold Metallic Pearls were added to finish of the card.

The next blog on the hop is my fabulously talented and gorgeous friend Denita Wright-Smee.. Click here or on the button below to continue along the hop and check out her gorgeous project.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #468

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There’s a new challenge for us to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer is none other than the fabulously talented Linda Callahan.

One of my new stamp sets that had yet to see ink is called Brushed Blooms Stamp Set . I decided to ink it up in Blushing Bridge Ink and fussy cut the flowers out. I took a gray watercolour pencil and added some shadow lines to the roses. I stamped some bud images and added them to the flowers. I had the fussy cut leaves from Forever Greenery DSP sitting on my desk, so I added them to the blooms.

The ombre DSP in the background is from the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper pack. This pack can be yours free when you spend $90 during the Sale-A-Bration period. The background cardstock has been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards. Make sure you pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #273

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This is my second post today! Go me! This card was made using the colour challenge at Global Design Project.

I really love the combination of these pretty colours together.

To start my card, I layered pieces of Night of Navy and Soft Seam Foam Cardstocks at angles. I took a piece of white cardstock and used my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a water-washed background. I had a strip of Paper Blooms DSP that I wanted to incorporate on my card, so I placed a thin strip along the main panel.

The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. The lippy image was given colour with Night of Navy Ink and an Aqua Painter and the bottle of perfume with Petal Pink Blends and a light watercolour with Night of Navy Ink to the lid.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. Under this sentiment, I’ve gather some white ribbon. The little flowers I’ve used is also from the same stamp set – these have been coloured with Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Blends. Three Basic Rhinestones finished off my card.

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Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #403

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Love me a classic clean sketch. The newest sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch is one of those. Take a look at their sketch:

I’ve been playing around all weekend with my floral stamp sets , so I decided to give the florals a break and create a card featuring the Friends are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

I love colouring. I find it really relaxing and find fussy cutting even more relaxing. The largest shell has been given a small amount of colour with Pool Party Blends and the Light Bermuda Bay Blend. The second shell is shaded with my Smoky Slate Blends. The little starfish has been given colour with the Bermuda Bay Blends. I then took my Stampin’ Blends Colour Lifter and took some colour from the centre of the starfish so it didn’t look all one tone.

To create the background of the card, I added some ink splatters in Black Memento Ink to the card base and then gave it some texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I layered a piece of Peony Garden DSP, that I had sitting on my desk, and a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to the card base. To this, I then added a piece of Braided Linen Trim.

Once all the shells were placed on the card, I then added a sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set to finish it off.

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Cheers

Narelle