Thursday, March 30, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 579

Sorry I'm late with my post for Freshly Made Sketches.  I had a sick kitty earlier this week and I wasn't sure I'd even get my card made, but said kitty is doing better and I managed to eek out a card this week!

I was a little fluid with my interpretation of the sketch.  The oval on the sketch is the grid background and I dressed it up with some floral images using the colors from Sunday Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!  My Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some amazing designs with the sketch this week so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Off the Grid (Stampin' Up!); Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair); Ultraviolet (Altenew); Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink); Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 578

After a busy week and a missed challenge I'm back at Freshly Made Sketches for our newest challenge.  Our hostess this week is Jacquie and after contemplating her sketch I went with a layered stenciled design.

I think it's a fun design to layer images over one another - and pop one up on foam tape over the other. I chose to use vellum for the horizontal layer on the sketch so that the stamped images on the card base were still visible.

I was inspired by the spring challenge at The Paper Players too!

Thanks for stopping by!  My Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some beautiful cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out!

Paper:  Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet, Forest Glades (Altenew)
Accessories:  Climbing Cosmos layering stencil (The Ton); Pierced Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 576

Hi friends!  It's time for a great new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches with our hostess Amy!  I was lucky enough to meet Amy in real life a few months ago.  She lives in Texas and I live in Massachusetts so it's not like we can get together for lunch whenever we want!  It's a strange crafty phenomena that we have these friendships that are created from a shared interest and chance meetings on design teams.  We live in different states, countries, or even different continents and sometimes our chances of meeting each other are very slim.  So I consider myself lucky that I have gotten to meet three of my fellow Freshly Made Sketches design team members in person.  Would that I could meet them all!  ❤️

But now on to our challenge.  Amy's circles became sweet little daisies on my card.  I took a chance and did some white flowers on a white background (always hard for me to photograph) and then took a bigger chance by adding in some white blobs of Nuvo drops that I prayed would flatten out into artistic discs after a bit of finger flicking from below.  They did -- whew!

I was going to stamp a sentiment somewhere but was afraid of smudging it and messing up the whole thing so I opted to leave it off.  I can always add one later when I'm feeling more brave!

Thanks for stopping by!  There are some great interpretations of this sketch from my fellow Freshly Made Sketches design team members so be sure to check them out.  I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Cardstock:  Solar White (Neenah); Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink): Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Upsy Daisy die (My Favorite Things); Gloss White Crystal Drops (Nuvo)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 575

Hi stamping friends!  Today at Freshly Made Sketches we've got a challenge for you designed by Karren and, no surprise, it's a great one!  It's now March and I don't think I've made a Christmas card in a while so I thought I'd better add one to my stash.  This sketch gave me the inspiration I needed.

I recently discovered flocked (or velour) paper and I bought a paper pack recently.  It came in handy for the poinsettia on my card.  Look, what gorgeous texture it adds!  I added some leaves in a shimmery vellum, some enamel dots for texture, and the vertical strip of patterned paper for some extra interest.  The colors I chose were inspired by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  As usual my fellow Freshly Made Sketches design team members have made some amazing cards to inspire you to play along with us!

Stamps:  Signature Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White Linen (Essentials by Ellen); Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Twitterpated DSP (Stampin' Up!); vellum (Graphix); velour paper (Hygloss)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Memory Box); enamel dots (Studio Calico)