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Freshly Made Sketches #287

Freshly Made Sketches #287 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #287

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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Dare To Get Dirty – Day 1

Dare To Get Dirty – Day 1 published on 3 Comments on Dare To Get Dirty – Day 1

DTGD16stampmomma - Fancy FlowersToday starts the most wonderful week of inspiration over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  It is Dare To Get Dirty Challenges week and you will not even believe all that SCS has planned!  As a former “Dirty Girl”, I get to participate on the planning side and will even be hosting my own challenge later in the week.  How do you get to see all this fabulousness??  You simply have to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers.  Not only can you see all the details of the challenges, you can participate with present and past Dirty Girls.  And trust me….I have seen the challenges!  You will want to play!

My card today is a sample for Lori Craig’s Challenge (DTGD16stampmomma).  I can’t share the details of the challenge but you really need to see the inspiration for this card!  I started by coloring these flowers from Altenew’s Botanical Garden using Chameleon Pens (a technique I learned from my friend Ilina Crouse).  I am completely in love with these flowers!!!  I added them to a white base that I stamped with a sentiment from the July Paper Pumpkin (SU).  Don’t you love this one??  I cut the edge with my Border Builders die from Lil’ Inker Designs.  I added some sequins from my stash.  I love how the brushed gold ones match the Crumb Cake! I am a sample maker for another challenge on Aug 4th and my challenge will be on Aug 5th.  I hope you will join in the fun!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin July (sentiment); Ink: Chameleon Pens, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Crumb Cake (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (LID), Dimensionals, Sequins (retired SU and Paper Pumpkin)

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SRC – Blended Bloom

SRC – Blended Bloom published on 12 Comments on SRC – Blended Bloom

Blended Bloom bannerI am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators!  If you haven’t heard of “The Crew” yet, you are going to be so thrilled with this.  We are here to show you the versatility of one stamp set every time we hop (the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month).  We have a whole team of people and different stampers participate each time.  Like you, we look to find ways to maximize our investments and the single focus on one set allows you to see all the possibilities!  This week, our featured stamp is Blended Bloom.  I have loved this flower from the moment I first saw it…such fun to color!  And it is retiring so make sure you get it before it is gone.

If you just came over from Bruno Bertucci, I’m so glad you are here!  If you want to see everyone who is hopping or if you get lost along the way, just click over to The Stamp Review Crew blog.

SRC - Blended BloomDid I mention that I love coloring this flower!  Love it!  *smile* Today I pulled out Chameleon Pens to see how they would be on this image and they did not disappoint!  Only two pens for all the coloring!  Love that.  The colors were inspired by The Card Concept 54.   I did stamp another flower on the side of this one to practice on first.  Once I decided how I wanted to do the shading, the rest was just a little bit of patience, coloring each petal separately.  I find that coloring makes me really happy so I was thrilled to just take a bit of time on the flower.  Once I was done, I cut it out.  I colored this yellow ink onto watercolor paper in order to follow the sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.   I added a sentiment from Watercolor Wishes and some sequins to complete the sketch.      54

04.28.16Well, I know this hop is full flowery goodness so I hope you will enjoy it.  Up next, the lovely and talented Martha Inchley!  Thanks for hopping through….see you soon!!

Supplies (Click HERE to purchase Stampin’ Up products)

Stamp:  Blended Bloom, Watercolor Wishes; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper; Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Momento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade), Chameleon Pens ( Purple Grape PR4, Warm Sunset YO3); Accessories:  Sequins (Paper Pumpkin and Pretty Pink Posh)

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Botanical Rose

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Jen Timko - Botanical RoseI really wanted to use this title on the post:  “In which I say happy anniversary to Altenew, show what I have learned about Chameleon pens, and profess undying thanks to Lydia”  (format courtesy of Lydia)  I think we can agree that would have been a bit cumbersome.  But it is really what this post is about!

First of all, I wanted to share this card that is inspired by the 2nd Anniversary of Altenew.  This company is so fabulous and the inspiration they have provided through beautiful designs and an amazing design team are a stand out in the industry!  This set, Botanical Blooms, is pretty new and I’m completely enamored with it.  Such pretty, pretty images!  I wanted to make a clean card (yeah….I know, I always do) that showed off the lovely details in these stamps.  I stamped them with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and added a sentiment from Watercolor Wishes (SU) stamped in Versafine Black Ink.

Then I get to part two of my post….Chameleon Pens.  These are a unique way to color using alcohol pens that have all the shading care of one pen.  The dear Ilina Crouse sent me the Pastel Tones set and that is all I have used for coloring here.  In fact, I only used three of them (Y03-Warm Sunset, CG8-Cool Gray, and PK3-Bubble Gum).  I am getting better at shading and timing the infusions and they are really fun to use.  This is what I was working on the other day when a friend came over to visit….she colored some pretty flowers too!  I added a few sequins that matched (two from Pretty Pink Posh and one from SU) and added a border of a pretty watercolor DSP (retired SU).

Finally, and this is big.  I need to profess my thanks to the one-of-a-kind Lydia.  I have struggled pretty much forever in getting a decent picture of a primarily white card.  As in, I take 25 pictures all over my house, edit the pictures, hate the pictures, take 25 more pictures…..   Well, you get the point.  So when Lydia posted about a new light box she got and how it changed her world, well, I had to run right out to get one.  I caution you that following Lydia inspires that result.  Being her friend can be expensive because she is always right.  When she says you have to have it, you do.  Just accept it and move forward.  I had planned to post this card yesterday but then I found out my Foldio 2 was coming and I wanted to wait to give it a good test.  Let me tell you what happened.  I set it up, took one (yes, ONE) picture with my phone (YES, MY PHONE!!!!!!) and this is the one I took.  I cropped it, lightened it just a little and done.  Threw on the watermark and I’m pretty sure I squealed loud enough for the neighbors to be concerned.  Now I can spend more time making things.  I’m so happy!!

So that is it for today.  Pretty much one big thank you post to Altenew, Ilina and Lydia.  Wow, I’m lucky to be a stamper!  Hope your weekend is fabulous!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Watercolor Wishes (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chameleon Pastel Tones; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP (SU retired); Accessories:  Sequins – PPP Summer Mix and SU Paper Pumpkin, Glue Dots

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