Freshly Made Sketches #433

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We have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Lee Ann Barrett.

I knew I wanted to use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set for this sketch. Had my colours worked out and even had the sketch in front of me the whole time, but somehow I ended up with this card….. Totally loved it and got to the point of uploading it on our page when I realised I’d completely go the sketch wrong! I’m blaming covid – or maybe it’s just age. So at the last minute I had to pull it apart and correct the my error.

And now I have the layers the right way around…… Here’s a tip for you – check and then re-check your sketch before you stick every down 🙂

The team is sure to have made their cards with the panels going in the right direction from the get-go…..Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous creations they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #442

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the talented Jacquie Southas.

The Geared Up Garage Stamp Set was my set of choice for this fab sketch. You can sort of see the sketch in my layers…. The vintage car image was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Blends.  I’ve then cut a combination of cog dies from the Garage Gears Dies and added them to my card. The sentiment, also from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, was trimmed and layered over some Braided Linen Trim. The three little dots I’ve adhered to my card are pieces left over from the centre of the die cuts – I kind of think they look like enamel dots.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve made – you’re going to love their projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #511

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

I love the soft earthy colours in the pic. I tried to replicate the colours from the photo with pops of green.  The rose and leaves I’ve added to my card are from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I lightly coloured my rose with Sahara Sand Ink – slowly adding a little more ink in the creases of the petals to create dept. The leaves have been coloured with my Shaded Spruce Blends. I cut Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock die cuts with my Wild Rose Dies and layered them under my images. I then added some Linen Thread and tied a bow to match the texture of the basket in the photo.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects using the inspiration pic. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #441

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We have a new challenge for you over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our latest sketch has been designed the super talented Judy Rozema.

The Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set came to mind when I saw this sketch.  Firstly, I stamped the sunflowers in Black Memento Ink and coloured one with my Purple Posy Blends and the second flower with my Highland Heather Blends. I added some leaves die cuts from the Sunflowers Dies and added a sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set. I added a torn strip of Highland Heather Cardstock and a strip of Braided Linen Trim that I had sitting on my desk. The designer series paper I’ve added to the side of my card is from the 2020-2022 In Colour Designer Series Paper pack. Three little Just Jade Enamel Dots finished off my card.

Here’s what I created:

The team have created awesome cards using Judy’s sketch. Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #245

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I had some time today play along with the latest challenge at Global Design Project.  Their challenge is to create a project with three fabulous Stampin’ Up! 2020-2022 In Colours.

Timeless Tropical Stamp Set was my set of choice for this challenge.  I gave my Frangipani images the old rock and roll technique.  For this, I inked up the image first with Bumble Bee Ink and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Magenta Madness Ink. The leaves have been stamped with Just Jade Ink – a colour that I think I may be in love with.

The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and has been stamped in Black Memento Ink. The DSP circle I applied to my card is from the 2020-2022 In Colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. I then added a Whisper White Cardstock embossed with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Three 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots in Just Jade were adhered to the card in a triangle-type shape.

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Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Flowers for Every Season Suite

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I am so excited to share the cards I’ve made for the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  You may’ve guessed that I LOVE anything floral, so when I saw that the suite we are featuring products from is the Flowers For Every Season Suite, I was beside myself!

All of my cards feature beautiful floral backgrounds. These floral backgrounds are from the Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card Pack. I’ve cut them and created floating panels for each of them to showcase them with different layouts.

The first card I created features items from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.  In this bundle you get the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Sunflowers Dies. The sunflowers in the stamp set are gorgeous and perfect for colouring.  I gave my petals colour with a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blends. The Smoky Slate Blends were added to the centre of the petals to add shadows and create depth to the images. Instead of adding green leaves to my card, I added Whisper White Cardstock leaves created with the Sunflowers Dies. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and it created the third panel on my card. The last embellishment I added to my card was a bow of Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

As well as a background from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack, my second card features products from the Jar Of Flowers Bundle.  I added three strips of the M&MCP that have been raised with Dimensionals.  In the Jar Of Flowers Bundle you receive the Jar Punch that coordinates with the Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set.  The stamp set has a jar image as well as four posies of different flower types. The posy I’ve used on my card has been coloured with a combination of the following blends: Real Red, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate Blends. I added a strip of hand cut Basic Gray Cardstock that I thinly trimmed with my scissors.  I roughed it up with my fingers and hope it resembles the stick type things that you get sometimes get in flowers…..

The jar image has been lightly coloured with the Light Petal Pink Blend.  I took some more Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and looped it around the jar twice and tied a knot. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Flowers Stamp Set and again, I have created floating panels by raising it with Dimensionals and adding it to the side of my card.

For my third and final card, I’ve used a combination of products from both bundles. For a different floating panels layout, I cut four rectangles of card from the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack.  I added a strip of Whisper White Cardstock across the centre of the card – initially for a sentiment, but I couldn’t make a sentiment fit. So instead, I stamped a sentiment and quickly trimmed around the sentiment and layered it over the image.

The jar image has been stamped and coloured lightly with my Light Seaside Spray Blend.  I then took the Jar Punch and punched out the jar. The lid of the jar is stamped with Black Memento Ink and fussy cut out.  I cut a strip of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon and the Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine and tied them around the jar. When you google “decorated mason jars”, I see a lot of them have flowers added to the side of the jar, so I added a sunflower image coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Blends. The straw-like images have been stamped with Real Red Ink and fussy cut out – I couldn’t resist adding them for some height and for some interest. Whisper White Cardstock leafy die cuts were adhered to the mix as I had them sitting on my desk left over from my first card.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created. I know you’re going to love what the Artisan Team have made using these fabulous products from the Flowers For Every Season Suite.  The next hop along the way is my creative friend Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below. Enjoy the hop!

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Pack, Basic Gray Cardstock

Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Jar of Flowers Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Real Red Ink

Other Products: Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Jar Punch, Sunflower Dies, Stampin’ Blends – Real Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray & Real Red, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketch #440

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Gee Wednesday’s seem to come around so quick! In a way I don’t mind. I probably want this year to be over. Anyone else with me?

Seeing that it’s Wednesday, it means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our designer of this fabulous sketch is Amy O’Neill. Amy is one amazing card creator who combines colours like no one else!.

I felt it was time for a man card and for the Sailing Home Stamp Set to get some ink.  The lighthouse and anchor image have been lightly coloured with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Blends and Old Olive Blends.  After layering everything on my card, I realised it was a little plain, so I took the stitched die cut off my card and daubed the background with Pool Party Ink. I then stuck the sentiment back down. But that wasn’t enough, I took the little bird stamp and stamp them in the sky.  Of course it didn’t ink perfectly, so I took my Journaling Pen and gave them a quick touch up. Note to self: don’t stick everything down until I’m happy with the card.I love me some Braided Linen Thread with this stamp set, so I looped it over my card and stuck it with Glue Dots. The DSP I’ve added to the background was an afterthought too….this script DSP is from the 2020-2022 In Colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #509

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this weeks it’s a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty colour combo we have for you.

I thought this colour combo would work really well with the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  I coloured the iris images from this stamp set with Highland Heather and So Saffron Blends.  I then took my Aqua Painter and lightly coloured the stems of the flowers with Pool Party Ink.  I fussy cut the images and layered them around the sentiment.  I had the Pool Party stem die cut from Sunflower Dies sitting on my desk, so I added that to the images.

Because I needed to add Crumb Cake Ink to the card, I took the background script stamp from the Very Versailles Stamp Set and stamped it on the background Whisper White Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with this weeks colour challenge. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #439

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It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s new sketch challenge time at Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch designer this week is this lil crafter who stresses like nothing else when it’s her turn to design one. Here’s what I came up with:

The card that I’ve made uses the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. I am in LOVE with this set and the stylish images it has. I totally didn’t think I would love this set as much as I do.  The perfume bottle I’ve stamped has been given a quick colour with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Blends. The little flowers from this set have been given colour with my Petal Pink Blends and the leaves with Mint Macaron Blends.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  I layered some ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon pack under the perfume bottle and added a ribbon holder die cut from the Dressed To Impress Dies. I added this little die cut to add a little something extra. Three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off my card.

The girls have made cards that make my sketch look awesome! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

A Yellow Ornate Style Card


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One of the things that I have grown to love over my 11 years of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is my love for colouring. When I first started stamping, if the image was an outline image, then I left it uncoloured. It took me ages to get up the courage to even try a Blender Pen, let alone an Aqua Painter. These days, thinking of what colour an image could be comes before I even start stamping.

This large floral image from the Ornate Style Stamp Set was made for colouring. I coloured all of my blooms with various blends – So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. The leaves have been coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends. As always, I took my Dark Smoky Slate Blend and added shadow lines in the creases of the leaves and some flowers.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve added to the centre of my card is from the Flowers For Every Season DSP. I added some Linen Thread to this strip of DSP and added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. From this pack I can always find rhinestones to match the colours I need for my cards.

The sentiments I’ve layered on my card are from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I’ve given them a quick trim about the ink, so that they don’t take away too much from the image behind them.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle