Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 524

We've got a great new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Cécile and she's given us one of those sketches that makes me want to think outside the box!

I got the idea to make this a one layer card and opted to use the colors at Sunday Stamps.  For the square shape I stamped a background in a watercolor style then overlaid it with the leafy image in a dark brown.  To mimic the chevrons in the sketch I used wee staples.  They are a bit crooked and not well spaced -- but that's what you get with a handmade card!  It adds to the charm, right?

Thanks for stopping by!  My Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you to play along with us, so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Distress Patterns (My Favorite Things); Faith in Nature (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Marina Mist (Stampin' Up!); Fallen Leaves (VersaFine Clair)

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Fusion - Colour Palette: Birds

Hi all!  It's time for a new challenge at Fusion!  And just look at these gorgeous colors!  I didn't have any bird stamps or dies so I chose to create a little fusion by using the colors from the photo and combining them with the sketch for my card.

I've recently embarked on a project to organize my craft room and in the process of moving things around (and throwing things out) I've found some supplies that I have completely forgotten about.  One of those things was some cardstock that I think may have been one of the first "in colors" that SU came out with.  I used one of them as the base of my card and it is a lovely shade with just a tinge of green to it.  I added another layer with some patterned paper to create some "texture" and in place of the circles on the sketch I layered some flowers.  A fun, bold sentiment in the corner finished this off perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by!  My Fusion teammates have some fantastic designs to inspire you so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink); Canvas (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Blue Bayou, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, True Thyme (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Blue Bayou, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!); Onyx Black (Versafine)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 523

Hi all!  It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess and sketch designer is Jen Brum, who pretends that she doesn't like circles  😂  but managed to put three of them on her sketch!  In sympathy I chose to make the circles into pretty daisies!

I found a piece of cardstock that I had already embossed with texture floating around my desk and used it as my starting off point for this card.  I then dug into my stash of patterned paper and pulled out this oldie from Stampin' Up! to create a few colorful layers.  Then I added three little white daisies to mimic the circles.  I could have gone in many different directions for a sentiment on this one but chose birthday because...why not!

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches teammates have some great cards to inspire you this week so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Simple Sentiments 2 (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Berry Blossoms DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)

Accessories:  Subtle Dynamic embossing folder (Stampin' Up!)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 522

Hi stamping friends!  We've got a great new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is Kim and she's given us a perfectly classic sketch that has so many possibilities.  Here's what I did with it!

There are lots of valentine challenges around so I was inspired to combine my Freshly Made Sketches card with a few of them.  Instead of a square and circle as per the sketch I opted for a couple of hearts.  The bigger one I stamped with a script background stamp to differentiate it from the smaller one since they were the same color.  I then added a label-style sentiment in contrasting black.  Here are all the other challenges that helped to inspire this card:  Cupcake Inspiration, Color Hues, and Addicted to CAS.

Thanks for stopping by!  My Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some fantastic cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out!  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Script (Indigo Blu); Label Love (Altenew)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); All My Heart (Elle's Studio)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Linen & Canvas impression plate (Papertrey Ink)