Freshly Made Sketches #389

Hey Everyone

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

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Perennial Essence

Hey Everyone

Perennial Essence Suite was one of the first suites I had on my wish list as soon as I saw the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  I adore flowers and even more, I adore flowers and leaves that I can colour.  Floral Essence Stamp Set not only has an amazing flower and leaves I can colour, it also has solid flower images for the times when I want a mix of both – as I’ve done with this card today.

The large flower has been watercoloured with Calypso Coral Ink and then I took my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker to add some definition to the crease lines. The smaller flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral Ink and the centre is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink and cut with the matching Leaf Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used fit my 2″ Circle Punch perfectly. This sentiment has a mix of fonts that I found really pretty – it’s also from the Floral Essence Stamp Set.

I added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock across my card and then added some of this gorgeous Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon – this ribbon is so soft and pretty I couldn’t resist heaps of it by bunching it across my card.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background as my card base has a soft woodgrain pattern.  The DSP is from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Here’s what I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle