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Freshly Made Sketches #315

Freshly Made Sketches #315 published on 9 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #315

FMS315 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Chameleon Pens, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpHappy middle of the week to you!!  I hope you are having a great one so far.  Today’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch is one that is sure to inspire.  The lovely Amy O’Neill has given us one that can be used in so many ways!  Love it!

When I saw the oval in the sketch, my brain immediately went to this sentiment from WPlus9.  I love it as a focal point and it gets to be the star of the show.  I stamped it in Versamark ink and embossed with Wow Bright White Embossing Powder.  The coordinating dies make quick work of cutting it out.  The little flower and foliage images are super fun to use as accents.  I stamped them in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and the colored using Chameleon Pens.  I thought the black sentiment would be great against a wood grain background so I turned to this Wood Textures DSP by Stampin’ Up.  I cut it using the Lawn Fawn Cross Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Finally I added some Basic Pearls to the flower centers after coloring them with a Sharpie marker.

I hope you have a great time with the sketch this week.  I’m working hard to finish up my holiday cards.  Christmas card-a-palooza, if you will.  I’ll share some of those in the next few weeks.  Thank you so much for dropping in today.  See you again soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink:  Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Large Cross-Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn), Be Merry Dies (WPlus9), Basic Pearls (SU), Heat Tool, Wow Bright White Embossing Powder

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A Chameleon Dahlia

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Color Tops Dahlia by Jen Timko | Dahlia XL Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops, SplitcoaststampersI know this week has been full of posts from me but I have one more for you!  I was part of a Product Focus for Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and now I have a little more time to share that with you.  As you may have noticed, I have been featuring the Chameleon Pens and Chameleon Color Tops lately.  These projects are part of the review of the Color Tops and today’s card is my final project for it.

I recently got this gorgeous large flower image, Dahlia XL by Power Poppy, and could not wait to have time to color it.  I knew immediately that my first time using it just had to be with the Color Tops.  Just to put the Chameleon system to the test, I used only one pen and one Color Top and the results are a real wow!  The depth of color on this is really extraordinary.  You can read my thoughts on the pens (and those of the whole Product Focus team) here:  Color Tops Product Focus

I created a short video showing a little more on how the pens work with the tops and how I colored part of this flower.  Sometimes it really is just easier to show you!

Once I finished all the coloring, I created a pretty simple card since the flower did all the work.  I stamped a sentiment from another Power Poppy set, Vibrant Thanks, using Versafine Onyx Black.  Then I put it on a layer of Wisteria Wonder (SU) that is a lovely match to the Lavender tones.  I cut the flower so that I could use both sections on the image layer (and yes, I did hesitate just a second before cutting into all that coloring).  A few sequins from Studio Katia and SU to highlight the Turquoise as a finish.

If you have any questions about these pens, I’m certainly happy to answer.  Just drop me a note here or send a comment over at Splitcoaststampers for the Product Focus team.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have a great weekend!

Stamp: Dahlia XL (Power Poppy), Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wisteria Wonder (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Sequins (Studio Katia and SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals

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STAMPtember – Loads of Thanks

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We are in the middle of the Newton’s Nook Designs release week so what better time to share the newest STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp?!!  Yes, today we celebrate the collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs so you have to know how happy that makes me!  Two fabulous companies!Fall Thanks by Jen Timko | Loads of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and Newton's Nook Designs, STAMPtember, Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Color Tops, Chameleon Pens

This sweet stamp set comes with our little dog friend pushing a wheel barrow and LOTS of options for filling it.  I thought it would be fun to add in the bunny and leaves, which gave me the perfect excuse to use the new Falling Leaves Stencil that NND revealed yesterday (and available on Friday, Sept. 15th).  I stamped the bunny and then masked to add the wheelbarrow in a way that makes the leaves kind of spill over.  Isn’t it cute?!  Then, using my Chameleon Pens and Color Tops, I colored the images.  I love how I can get a real fall leaf feel with the shading from these Color Tops!  I wanted the focus to stay on the image but the embossing paste with the stencil adds just the right amount of interest behind our little friends.  Gotta say, these are a perfect go-together.  Remember, this STAMPtember release is only available directly from Simon Says Stamp (and conveniently enough, they will have the new stencil a SSS on Friday once it goes “live”).  If all that wasn’t enough, there is a matching die set for the images too.  Good luck holding onto your paycheck!  STAMPtember is fun time of year but oh so dangerous for the budget!  *smile*Thanks for stopping in to see my take on the new release.  Make sure you go over to the Simon blog to see all the inspiration there.  See you back in a little while for Day 2 of the NND September release.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Loads of Thanks – STAMPtember (Simon Says Stamp/Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Falling Leaves Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Stitched Circles Dies (Lil’ Inker), Misti, Sequins (Paper Pumpkin, Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #304

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FMS304 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m working on continuing my coloring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (running this month) and I thought this sweet little image from Power Poppy would be perfect for the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia, who always created with the most beautiful details, designed this awesome sketch for us this week.  An instant classic!

I decided that this was another image that was great for the Chameleon Color Tops.  I looked at the coloring on coreopsis flowers and the blend from red to yellow was a natural for these cool pens.  I used the YO2 Mellow Yellow pen and infused with RD3 Vermillion.  Fun, right? The transition from red to yellow is just like the flowers.  I added a sentiment from the set too.  The image was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies (SU).  The corrugated paper gives a little detail for the sketch and I added some jute twine.

Now, back to the coloring.  If you haven’t heard about the coloring challenge or have not yet joined in, consider it.  Kathy encourages just a little coloring every day.  Just for fun!  Every time I have participated, I have had such fun.  Creating just to create!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Corrugated Paper (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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Rainy Day

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Rainy Day by Jen Timko | Newton's Rainy Day Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and given the news from Texas, my inspiration for this isn’t too hard to guess.  I thought that Newton’s Rainy Day was the perfect set for creating a card right now.

As soon as I pulled out this image with the big umbrella, I thought that my new Chameleon Color Tops would be fun to use.  And yep, was I right!  The shading on each panel was created by starting with a base color pen and then infusing with another color.  So my Fuchsia (PK5) pen was infused with Mellow Yellow (YO2) and what a cool effect, don’t you think?!  Same with the Turquoise (BG3) (infused with Mellow Yellow).  For the duck I used Mellow Yellow infused with Tangerine (OR3).  The kitty is Neutral Gray (NG4).

I combined “regular” Chameleon use with the Color Tops on this and it is amazing how much fun it was to experiment with color options.  Once I finished coloring, I was looking for just the right background when this one virtually jumped out at me.  Um, yeah…the ombré yellow from the Color Theory DSP matched perfectly!  I created a little frame and added some sequins and left most of the focus on this adorable image and its bright colors.  I hope you like my Newton’s extra this month.  So glad you stopped in to see me.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!

Stamp: Newton’s Rainy Day (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Color Theory DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Rainy Day Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, White Baker’s Twine, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Mini Dimensionals

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Lovely Yellow Blooms

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Lovely Yellow Blooms by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Pens, Color Theory DSP by Stampin' UpToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I just had to continue with making pretty summer cards with this Lovely Blooms stamp set.  This flower set really is awesome for coloring!

Is there such thing as a yellow hydrangea??  I’m not sure but I created one in any case.  Using my Chameleon pens, I colored the flowers and the leaves to coordinate with this new Color Theory DSP from Stampin’ Up.  I LOVE this paper!  It is the perfect background for almost any image but it really shows off this flower.  The sentiment is a go-to for me lately and it comes from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set (NND).  I colored some Basic Pearls with the Olive Chameleon pen and added those fora little more detail.  The whole image panel is on a Crushed Curry card base.

For those of you in the US, I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!  So glad you stopped in today.  See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens (Y03 Warm Sunset, OL3 Olive Green); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Color Theory DSP (SU), Crushed Curry; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Basic Pearls

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Cuppa Cactus and Cultivated Cacti

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Today is Day 3 of the release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I’m super excited that we have not one but TWO sets to share (and matching dies!).  Yeah….this is awesome!!!FMS292 by Jen Timko | Cuppa Cactus Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Pens ColoringI’m starting with a card that I created for the release but also for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  Our hostess is the lovely and amazing Cécile Ribon and she created this fun and clever sketch!  I loved using it to show off the Cuppa Cactus stamp set.

I colored these adorable images using my Chameleon Pens.  These are such fun to color!!!  I sponged some stitched circles with Distress Ink in the coordinating colors and they are perfect to show off these fun image, don’t you think?!  I stamped the “caution” sentiment to follow the sketch and then put the actual caution inside the card.  *smile*Super cute, right??  All of you coffee fans will totally need this one.  Not sure how to take it but my boys commented about this being perfect for me when I showed them the card.  Hmmmm…..

Stuck on You by Jen Timko | Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsThis second card used the Cultivated Cacti set and I had such fun with it.  I love that you can stamp quickly with solid image stamps and get such a cute little scene!  I did a mix and match of inks and colors to created my scene.  And oh, this sentiment (and the others in the set)….such fun little puns!  While I think these are hard cards to make, having a stamp that says exactly what you need it to is invaluable.  And, you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or “Cultivated Cacti” Stamp Set?
Each of these sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 4 of release week.  You don’t want to miss it!
Stamps: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Berry Burst (SU), Fresh Fig (SU), Powder Pink(SU), Evergreen (Altenew), Frayed Leaf (Altenew), Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz), Spun Sugar (Tim Holtz); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Audrey Blue (SSS), Berry Burst (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), White Baker’s Tiwn

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Dogwood Graduation

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Dogwood Graduation by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses Stamp by Mama Elephant, Chameleon Color Tones Pencils, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpWith this time of year, so many graduations are upon us and I’m always looking for ideas to create unique and special cards to celebrate.  I thought this sentiment from Mama Elephant was absolutely perfect for a special graduate I know!  And the flower image from the same set (Butterfly Kisses) is really pretty too.

I used this card as one of my samples for the Chameleon Color Tones Pencils review over at Splitcoaststampers.  The pretty coral and green pencils (double sided!) create the perfect shading and no stress over coordination.  I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love this particular paper the best with the pencils.  It has a smoother feel that a watercolor paper but enough “tooth” to allow light coloring and layering.  The key with most colored pencils, it seems, is layering.  Lots of layering.  And patience!  I colored for bit and then moved on to a different section.  Eventually I came back to each part and layered some more, and so on.  I had never used wax based pencils so I definitely had a learning curve…but not an overwhelming one.  Success came quickly and the colors on these just match!  A light touch was definitely the key to success.  As a background for the image, I used this brand new DSP from Stampin’ Up called Wood Textures DSP.  It is a MUST HAVE from the catalog that goes live today.  I promise you it will fly off the shelves so take a look and order it quickly!

That’s it for today.  If you want to see more about these pencils, please go over to the review (linked above) there are amazing videos from both Lydia Fiedler and Kathy Racoosin….two extraordinary stampers!

Back tomorrow with a collaboration blog hop that I know you don’t want to miss.  Hope to see you then!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Wood Textures DSP; Accessories:  Chameleon Color Tones Pencils

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FMS290 and the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

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FMS290 - Flower Hugs by Jen Timko | Mondo Hydrandgea Stamp and Dies by Ellen Hutson, Lovely Stamp by Ellen Hutson, Chameleon Color Tone Pencils, Chameleon Color Tone PensI have been waiting for today because I have something super awesome to share with you!!  Not only do we have a great sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen at Freshly Made Sketches, I also finally get to share some information about a product review I did for Splitcoaststampers!

I have been using the amazing new pencils from Chameleon and I created this card by combining the Chameleon Color Tone Pens with the Color Tone Pencils.  Wow, they are great together!  I shared details and my thoughts on paper choices over at Splitcoaststampers so please check the entire review from the review team here:  CHAMELEON COLOR TONE PENCILS REVIEW

To help you understand a bit more of how the products work together, I made a quick video showing you how I did the coloring:

 

 

 

Direct link to YouTube:  Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

I made the flowers the star of the show but I could not resist adding a doily that seemed perfect for the sketch!  I used Night of Navy Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the blue in the flowers and thought this great sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Lovely worked beautifully with the sketch.

The Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some beautiful work to inspire you and the Splitcoaststampers Review Team has samples that show many facets of these new pencils.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card I created for the review.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Mondo Hydrandea (Ellen Hutson), Lovely (Ellen Hutson); Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU), Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Doily (SU Ret), Mondo Hydrangea Dies, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine

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Freshly Made Sketches #287

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FMS287 by Jen Timko | Feathery Friends Hostess Set by Stampin' Up, Chameleon Color Tones PencilsThis is my first post of the day, if you are looking for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release, it will be up in just a bit.

I am the sketch hostess this week over at Freshly Made Sketches and I have a sketch that I hope you will really enjoy.  I thought the long panel would give you space for some different images or dies that take up the vertical and I added in a place for a sentiment too.

So did you hear that the new Stampin’ Up catalog has been released to demonstrators and the preorder is super fun.  I just HAD to have one of the adorable hostess sets called Feathery Friends and I think it is going to be such fun to color.  Today I used the Chameleon Color Tones Pencils for coloring.  I have not had wax based pencils like this before so I’m still working on my technique with them but the colors are really pretty, don’t you think?!  And speaking of color…look at that card base!  Oh yes, you DO spy one of the new In Colors for 2017-18 called Berry Burst.  It is rich and so lovely!  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I added on some fun sequins in coordinating colors.

Thanks for stopping by for my FMS card.  Make sure you come back for the Newton’s Nook projects and a chance to win free stamp sets!  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Feathery Friends (SU Hostess 2017-18) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark; Paper:  Arches Cold Press Watercolor, Berry Burst, Basic Black; Accessories:  Chameleon Color Tones Pencils, Misti,Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dimensionals

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