Freshly Made Sketches #293

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is my super talented NZ friend Karren Johnson.  Karren’s so creative with her card making and is an amazing colourist!

Have a look at her fab sketch:
I really love her sketch!  I don’t have any large dies that gave me that great curve, so I hand cut my cardstock as close to the sketch as I could.  The flowers, I watercoloured with my watercolour pencils, are from Birthday Blooms.  These flowers have quite a lot of smaller flowers and leaves around them, but for something different, I cut them all off.  I then coloured the largest of the leaves and tucked them back under the flowers.

The black leaves are cut with Flourish Thinlit Dies and the sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up! Blooms and Wishes.  Initially I had an all white background but felt it looked a bit plain, so I picked up a discarded piece of designer series papers I had on my desk and added it to my card. This great chevron paper is from a retired pack called Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I really liked the contrast of the black chevron, Rich Razzleberry flowers and white cardstock.

We would love it if you could join us with this sketch challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #362

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you:

When I saw these colours, I wasn’t sure what kind of card I was going to make.  In the end I decided to keep a lot of white space and use the colours for my flowers and leaves.  I was really pleased how the card came together by keeping it simple.

I’ve used my favourite flowers from Penned & Painted on my card – so sad it’s retired (sniff).  I love them stamped in Peekaboo Peach and paired with Bermuda Bay leaves.  The centre of flower is coloured in black but I didn’t love that look so I added some white dots with my white gel pen.  I really like this effect and I think it makes the centre of the flowers pop.  To add Pool Party to my card, I stamped the leaves from Jar of Love directly to my card base.  I also used a strip of Pool Party cardstock and Pool Party Bakers Twine.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Blooms and Wishes.  The little sequin is actually Bermuda Bay but for some reason it’s photographed black….

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #246

Hey Everyone

Ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches?  I am! This week the fabulously talented Rita Wright is our sketch hostess.  This great sketch meant I could play with layers! I’m happy!

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Here’s my card:

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As always our team have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle