Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 583

Hi everyone!  We've got a great new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess is Narelle and although my first thought upon seeing the sketch was "rainbow" I ended up with a sunny scene instead.

It's been an age since I've used washi tape on a card so I took the opportunity to use some to make the horizontal layer at the base of my burst of sunshine.  I layered a hot-foiled sentiment over the washi and added a little floral spray.  Fun!

And since I think this card qualifies as CAS I'm going to consider that it qualifies for the challenge at Less is More.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches design teammies have got sone great cards for you to see so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!); Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Curvy Leaves die (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Button Stacks die (Papertrey Ink); Everyday Sentiments II hot foil plate (Spellbinders); washi tape

Friday, April 21, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 582

Oh boy, am I ever late to share my card for our newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Special thanks to my design teammates for being so patient with me this week.  The work-life balance thing is way out of whack, but I'm glad I was able to finally put my card together.  Our hostess this week is Karren and her sketch gave me license to play with "round" flowers!

I thought the bold colors at the Sunday Stamps Challenge would work really well with this sketch so I grabbed some big floral stamps and went to work.   The two flowers represent the circles on the sketch - - don't you think?!?!?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Floral Art (Altenew); Keep It Simple Mother (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Forest Glades (Altenew); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 581

Hi all!  We've got a great new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess and sketch designer is Cécile and, as always, when she designs a sketch I try (and usually fail) to channel her amazing design aesthetic.  Here's my humble attempt:

So, since spring has sprung out all over in my neighborhood, I decided to combine the pastel color challenge at The Paper Players with our Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I used a stencil to create the background and then topped it with this artsy butterfly.  I know I was supposed to add a sentiment, but this looked too darn cute without one, so I left it off!  I hope Cécile forgives me!

Thanks for stopping by!  As always our Freshly Made Sketches design team has some amazing cards to inspire you to play along with us!  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Fresh Freesia, Basic Black, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Certain Celery (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Pine stencil (The Ton); Papillon die (4enscrap)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches 580

Hi everyone!  It's my turn to host the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and I chose a design that's got a collage vibe going on!

When I first designed the sketch I had an idea to use different patterned paper for all those squares.  But in the meantime I bought a new stamp set and thought it would be perfect for this sketch.  The stamp set is for a slimline card but look how it works with the sketch!  So fun!

I hot-foiled the birthday sentiment and added some enamel dots that surprisingly matched the colors of the flower.  The most nervous part for me was cutting the final image into four squares (or rectangles).  One false move and I'd have to color the images all over again. Luckily it wall worked out!

Thanks for stopping by!  


Stamps:  Miss Your Smile (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' U9!)
Ink:  Pinkalicious, Razzlelberry, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Nocturne (Altenew); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Miss Your Smile stencil (Pinkfresh Studio); enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs)