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Freshly Made Sketches #291

Freshly Made Sketches #291 published on 6 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #291

FMS291 by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses by Mama Elephant, Thank You by Studio KatiaI hope your week has been wonderful and full of summer fun!  We are still finishing up some school things with one of my sons so it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet…but soon!  Just a few more days!  And that anticipation was definitely on my mind as I worked on this card for today.  Our hostess, the wonderful Jennifer Brum, has created a wonderful sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I started with this pretty little butterfly from Mama Elephant and did a quick coloring with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  I love butterflies and I’m finally started to see some around here.  Always makes me happy!  I created a watercolor background using a couple of yellow Distress Inks and the “smoosh” technique (apply the ink to acetate, spritz and ink the paper).  I this the two tones of yellow add a nice contrast.  This gorgeous sentiment comes from Studio Katia and it was an extra treat in our supplies that came for last week’s collaboration hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia.  LOVE this scripty font, don’t you?!  I thought a couple of the Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to finish.  Quick and easy and perfect for summer (and it let me get back outside on a beautiful day)!

I hope you have fun with this sketch.  You can use designer paper, background stamps or keep it simple like it did.  Tons of ways to use this one!  The DT has shown you that, as always.  Love those gals!  I hope your week has time for some crafty fun.  Until next time, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant), Thank You (Studio Katia); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Fabriano Extra WhiteWatercolor, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, BrusH2O Water Pen, Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Plus Studio Katia – Summer Fun

Newton’s Nook Designs Plus Studio Katia – Summer Fun published on 43 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs Plus Studio Katia – Summer Fun

Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia! Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!Did Someone Say Cake Card by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sequins from Studio Katia, Dotted Shaker Tag Die by Studio KatiaMy first thought when I saw the summer theme was a birthday card.  Maybe because it is because my oldest son is a “beginning of summer” baby, haha!  But something about these bright happy sequins from Studio Katia and this adorable tag die screamed birthday to me.  After consulting with my youngest son (this card was from him for his brother), we chose the Newton Loves Cake stamp to color for the card.  I love this little Newton and I colored his cupcake with Copics to match the sequins.  Adorable!!  This tag die makes creating a shaker super easy too.Cake Tag Closeup by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Dotted Shaker Tag by Studio KatiaWith the black card stock, it was hard to see the tag details in my full picture so I wanted to show you a closeup too.  I created my own mix of sequins with the Sunny Side Up, Enchanted Sea and Lipstick Red Sequins.  I have to admit that Newton looks pretty proud of his giant cupcake, don’t you think?!  Again, little brother thought the striped paper behind the tag made the card look like a “boy card” so I trusted his judgement.  I tied on some red ribbon and black baker’s twine to finish the tag.  The verdict???  As soon as the birthday boy picked up the envelope, he knew it was a shaker card.  And apparently even 14 year old boys who are very, very cool cannot resist shaking a shaker card!  *smile*  Now you need to get on with the hop but first…

We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia Team Blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Newton’s Nook Designs
Olga
Amanda
Kristina
Holly
Laurie
Jennifer (you are here)
Svetlana
Maria
Ellen
Svitlana
Naki
Valentyna
Juliana
Larissa
Liliushka
Samantha
Tatiana
Studio Katia

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black (SU), Pop of Pink DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Dotted Shaker Tag Die (Studio Katia), Window Sheet (SU), Red Cotton Ribbon (SU ret), Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Foam Adhesive Strips, Sequins (Sunny Side Up, Enchanted Sea and Lipstick Red by Studio Katia)

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Amazing Friend

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Amazing Friend by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, WatercolorToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I am so excited about this one!  I had a card like this in mind for a while using the Lovely Blooms stamp set and this exceeded even what I had envisioned (and that NEVER happens).  The best part, it came together so quickly.  This is super fun and really easy to reproduce!

I stamped using Versamark ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Quick and sort of random with nothing too fussy.  Then I heat embossed using white embossing powder.  I love the half wreath feel so I added this great sentiment from the set using the same method.  Then all I did was color using Winsor and Newton paints. I got the image wet and dropped in color.  For some I let the colors combine but with others (purple specifically) it is best to let things dry first and then layer color on top.  With paints, you can do that and avoid muddiness.  I added these sweet little Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to mimic the look of water.

I hope this will encourage you to try your hand at watercoloring too.  It doesn’t all have to be in the lines or perfect!  Hope you have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Green Leaf Card Stock (SSS); Accessories:  Silver Brush Round 4, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #289

Freshly Made Sketches #289 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #289

FMS289 by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Studio Katia SequinsOh, look at the amazing sketch we have for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches!  My friend Linda Callahan, queen of clever, is our hostess this week and her sketch will get you moving right to your craft room!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought shaker card.  So that is just what I made!  I did a quick watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on these fun flowers from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) and cut them out with coordinating dies.  I chose colors to match my awesome sequins from Studio Katia and to make my coordination easy.  I cut a frame with Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU).  The sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts (NND) was stamped onto the window sheet (also cut with the square die) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Kind of wish I had black powder for a sharper look but I think this works with the loose watercolor look from the flowers.  I rooted around in my DSP stack until I found a print that worked in the background.  I kind of love these stripes!

I have been stamping madly and have lots coming up for you in the next couple of weeks.  Until next time, I hope you have an amazing day!  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor, Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Window Sheet, Sequins by Studio Katia and 28 Lilac Lane, Foam Adhesive Strips

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