Freshly Made Sketches #95

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and guess what? It’s my turn to host again!  This is my second sketch with Freshly Made Sketches and I might’ve managed to sneak a couple more layers in than I did in my last sketch 😉  Here’s what I came up with:

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I made this card last weekend with some of my new toys.  My card might look a little bit like this card I made last night because I used the same stamp set – Flower Shop – but unlike last nights card, I managed to keep this one clean.  The designer series papers I’ve used are Stampin’ Up!s Modern Medley and the beautiful Coastal Cabana paper is from Eastern Elegance DSP.  I have to tell you that I just LOVE this colour combination.  To create the two-toned flower I firstly stamped the flower in Coastal Cabana ink and then took my blender pen to wipe away the ink from the centre of the flower.  I then coloured the centre of the flower with my Basic Black marker.  I’m sure there’s a name for this technique, but as I’m technique challenged, I can’t remember the name of it!  Here’s my card:

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I’d love to see what you create with my sketch, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous designs from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #247 & Inspired by Stamping #53

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I’m back with a second card tonight and this one I’ve combined for two challenges – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch Challenge and Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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This is a great sketch and I thought I would be able to combine the challenge colours with it really easy, but when I sat down to create I didn’t find them easy at all.  In the end I only used a smidge of Rose Red that I sponged on to my flowers – I did get it in there, but only just!

CCMC247 & IBSIC53

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamics Duos #37

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My 4 weeks of holidays has come to an end 😦 and I’m back at work tomorrow. Not heading out to my craft room whenever I want during the day will be majorly different.

I decided I wanted to make another tag and the colour combination at Dynamic Duos was the perfect fit for it.

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For last weeks challenge at Merry Monday, our challenge was to create a card using a bird.  One of my co-designers, Margaret, used the bird punch on this gorgeous clean card and she has inspired me to use it too.  I’ve barely used the bird in the last 3 years, so I gave myself the challenge to use it on a project.  Instead of a lovely clean card like Margaret’s, I gone for a vintagey tag as this was the only way I could think to incorporate it. Here’s what I came up with:

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Here’s a close up of the tag so you can see the bird a bit closer:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Beau Chateau DSP (retired), First Edition DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: That’s the Ticket, Punch Potpourri (retired)
Other Products: Heart Punch, Mini Library Clip, Ticket Punch, Secret Garden Framelits, Vanilla Flower Trim, Hemp Twine (retired), Bird Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Cheers

Narelle

Still AddINKtive Challenges #2

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Happy Sunday to you! I’ve had this card sitting on my desk for a couple of days, but haven’t had a chance to put it up until today. The card I’ve made is for the combined sketch and colour challenge at Still AddINKtive Challenges.

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I’ve wussed out on this one and have gone for the sketch only – the colours threw me a bit, so I took the easy way out and just went for the sketch.  For someone who was never a “blue” person, gee I’m using it a lot lately.  I’ve gone for a monochromatic blue card for you today.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP (retired)
Ink: Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Secret Garden Framelits, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Lots of Tags Label 1 Die, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Scallop Square Die

Cheers

Narelle