Freshly Made Sketches #474

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Welcome to my blog and the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema.

The card I’ve created features the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Flowering Blooms. After I stamped the images with Black Memento Ink, I gave the flowers colour with So Saffron and Mango Melody Blends. I then fussy cut them out. For the background, I took the Light So Saffron Blend and coloured the cardstock to create a watercoloured type base.

The DSP I’ve added to the card base is from the True Love DSP pack. I had the Postage Punch Sahara Sand Cardstock shape already sitting on my desk, so I decided to add this to my card. I then cut the die sentiment from the Always Dies and added it to the card. The stamped sentiment was also laying on my desk and I trimmed the full sentiment to be just “your kindness” to go with the die cut. I added three Gold Metallic Pearls and a Linen Trim to finish off my card.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #542

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It’s Friday, so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the inspiration pic we have for you:

I wanted to created a background with texture like the stone wall in the inspiration pic. I gave some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock with the Painted 3D Embossing Folder. I then took some Smoky Slate Ink and my Blending Brush and added touches of ink to the raised areas on the cardstock to give it a marbled look.

The stamp set I’ve used is the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. I applied colour directly to the palm tree images with my markers, huffed on them and stamped them on to cardstock. I then fussy cut the images out. The flowers have been coloured with Flirty Flamingo Blends and fussy cut out. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #473

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Can you believe? It’s already time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdsay’s come around quick? Not that I mind too much, because it means I get to create for you. This weeks sketch has been designed by one talented, lady Amy O’Neill.

I’ve created an oceanic scene by adding some of the fabulous Oh So Ombre DSP, that’s free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia. The ombre background reminds me of the ocean, so I’ve added a boat, anchor and lighthouse images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. All three images were lightly coloured with Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray Blends and fussy cut out.

The card base has been given texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – which I have to say is my absolutely favourite embossing folder. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. This sentiment has been trimmed down the middle and layered over the lighthouse to give the card balance.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful inspiration. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #472

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There’s a new sketch in town at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it’s been designed by me!

I’ve kept the sketch simple but maybe not my card so much….

I love me some details and some layers and this probs shows on my card. I’ve gone with neutral colours for my flowers. The images are from the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Forever and Always. I ADORE these flowers and leaves. I got my watercolouring on with this card and gave the flowers colour with Crumb Cake Ink, and for more definition, Soft Suede Ink. The leaves were given a light colour with Mint Macaron Ink. The tiny flowers were coloured with Soft Suede Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock card base has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and I added some strips of Crumb Cake and Basic Black Cardstock. These have been die cut with the matching dies to the stamp set. They’re called Always Dies. This die set also cuts out the sentiment I’ve added to my card. This really is a favourite bundle. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketch have created wonderful cards using my sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #277

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I was looking around for challenges today and came across the prettiest colour challenge. The challenge is at the Global Design Project Challenge.

I adore these colours together and thought they would work really well with the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. I had a watercolouring day today and watercoloured all the images with the challenge colours. The background is also watercoloured with Blushing Bride Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #540

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the combo we have for you:

The stamp set I’ve chosen to use for this challenge is the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Each of my birds have been given a light colour with the Seaside Spray Blends and Misty Moonlight Blends. The branches and leaves in the image have been given colour with the Just Jade Blends. To add Blushing Bride, I watercoloured the tiny flowers with Blushing Bride Ink. I also added a Blushing Bride Foil circle punch and layered this under the images.

The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. To add some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock, I embossed the cardstock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Because you can never have too many details, I added some Bakers Twine.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the Just Add Ink challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #471

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Our fab sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson. Take a look at her sketch:

I have reached again for one of my favourite sets from the 2021 Mini Catalogue – the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I’ve given the shells some colour with Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight Blends. I am loving colouring these shells – I find it really relaxing and I like playing around with different colour combinations.

The background of my card has been given colour with some Seaside Spray Ink and my Blending Brush. This is a shocking photo – but sometimes that happens when you leave your card til the last minute and try and take a photo in the worst light….I’ll take another photo in better light tomorrow.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #470

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I really shouldn’t have a 5 day weekend – I lose all track of which day it is. I am a whole day late with this post…..

The newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches brings us this fab sketch from Jennifer Brum – my sweet friend from Canada who doesn’t freeze when she goes outside in -37 degrees…..

I kept my card pretty simple if you don’t count the time it spent me to fussy cut the images out…. The flowers and the sentiment are from a stamp set called Fancy Phases. I love the font used in this set and I love colouring the pretty flowers – so this set was one I couldn’t go past.

The flowers and leaves have been coloured with a combination of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. I placed a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the main panel to tie the colours together. To give some texture to the background I used my Subtle 3D embossing folder and I couldn’t go past a Linen Thread bow.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that’ll no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly made sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

TGIF Challenge #300

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I’m playing along with this weeks challenge at TGIF Challenge. Their challenge is an easy one as there so many fabulous products to choose from in the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I am continuing on with my love of the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set today. The card I’ve created has been made with more of a feminine vibe.

The designer series paper I’ve used is from the PeoniesGarden DSP pack. I had some strips of this DSP sitting on the desk, so I thought I would use them on this card. Offcuts come in handy for a layout this like.

The Whisper White Cardstock panel has been given Petal Pink Ink with my Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatter stamp and stamped it over this blended area with Smoky Slate Ink.

The shells I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The large shell has been given colour with a combination of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay Blends. The small round shell has been coloured with the Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends. The starfish was quickly coloured with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy foliage was stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Inks – they were then all fussy cut out and adhered under the sentiment.

A Linen Thread bow and one single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off this card. You gotta have a pearl in an oceanic card right?

I Wink of Stella’d the large shell to give it an iridescent blue shine, but for the life of me, I couldn’t photograph it – but it looks shimmery in real life.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle