Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 551

Happy Wednesday!  We've got a fabulous new sketch challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Kim and I love her design.  It's got layers and wide open space - a perfect combination for the imagination!

I chose to keep my card CAS and following the "pink" challenge at Addicted to CAS I used varying shades of pink for the horizontal layers on the sketch.  Then I got the bright idea to incorporate the vellum challenge at Less Is More and added a simple leafy die cut.

Thanks for stopping by!  You don't need me to tell you that my fellow Freshly Made Sketches teammates have some creative takes on this sketch.  So be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Rococco Rose, Vellum (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Feuillages Ajour├ęs die (Simply Graphic)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 550

Happy Wednesday!  We've got a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches and this week I am the hostess!  I chose a square design with some fun panels that can be used a bunch of different ways.

I loved the colors at Just Us Girls so incorporated those into my card.  Not surprisingly I had some patterned paper in my stash that were the right colors and I put a big fluffy flower front and center.  I love how this came out!  

My Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some fun and clever cards with the sketch so hop on over to check them out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Simple Sentiments (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Basic Black, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Sweet Pea DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Plentiful Petals die (My Favorite Things)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fusion - Color Palette

We've got a beautiful color palette for you at Fusion!  The sketch scared me too much so I chose to use another layout for my card!  I went old-school and filled the background of my card with some colorful patterned paper, accented with fun shapes in solid colors.

I dug through my stash and found this great "thank you" stamp that features the sentiment in various languages.  I knew it would be perfect for this layout.  To add some interest I stamped the center "thanks" in a different color, cut it out, and popped it up over the original stamped image.  The challenge at Sketch Saturday provided my layout.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Fusion teammates have made some amazing cards with both the sketch and the inspiration so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  So Many Thanks (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White, True Thyme, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Welcome Neighbor DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  True Thyme, Pool Party (Stampin' Up!)

Freshly Made Sketches 549

So we've got a fabulous new sketch for you from Freshly Made Sketches. Our hostess this week is Jen Timko.  Her design is CAS so I chose honor that with my card.

I changed my layout to a square card and stamped a bright shining star in the center.  The sentiment finished the look perfectly!  My colors were inspired by the challenge at Paper Players.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some fantastic cards with this sketch, so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic (Stampin' Up!); Shiny Happy Sentiments (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!); Onyx Black (Versafine)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 548

Hi friends!  Our latest sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches features a straight, vertical layer.  That got me thinking about a stamp set featuring a line of butterflies.  Butterflies seem to abound lately in some of my favorite challenges so I decided to combine my Freshly Made Sketches card with a couple of them.  Our sketch this week is brought to you by Jacquie.  I love her minimalist design.

I wanted to do something simple with my card so I stamped the line of butterflies in a fun color then added a "layer" by drawing a vertical line down the card, being careful to go around the butterflies.  It's a one layer card and so much fun!  There are butterfly challenges at Just Us Girls as well as Less Is More so I'm adding my card to those challenges too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with our Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  Our design team will surely inspire you so check out their cards.

Stamps:  Butterflies and Moths (Tim Holtz); Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink); Onyx Black (Versafine); Copic Multiliner

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Fusion - Wine and Cheese

Our Fusion challenge this week is about wine and cheese.  I don't have any wine or cheese images in my stash but I do have the colors in the inspiration photo so that's the direction I decided to go in.

I combined the sketch with the colors in the inspiration photo and make a Christmas card using some natural leafy images paired with a festive plaid.  I layered greenery, some berries, a pinecone and added a holiday sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out out our Fusion challenge where you can play with the sketch, the photo, or both!

Stamps:  Christmas Season (Stampin' Up!); Holiday Cheer (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); Whisper White, Vellum, Wrapped in Plaid (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Forest Glades, Evergreen, Almond Butter, Milk Chocolate (Altenew); Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Fallen Leaves (Versafine Clair)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches 547

We've got a great new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is Judy and I love her sketch!  Those vertical layers leave much to the imagination!

There were a lot of butterfly challenges around blogland this week so I combined my Freshly Made Sketches card with the tic-tac-toe challenge at The Paper Players (center horizontal) and the butterfly challenge at Allsorts.  I used some ancient DSP in a simple pattern then added an outline butterfly as my "circle"on the sketch.  The butterfly was a bit boring so I jazzed it up with some Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you to play along with us, so I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Stamps: Simple Sentiments 02 (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper: White Linen (Essentials by Ellen); Midnight Muse, Sweet Pea DSP (Stampin' Up!); Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Floral & Flutter dies (Concord & 9th); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Wink of Stella