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Freshly Made Sketches #289

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #288

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FMS288 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, sentiment from Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercolorI hope you are having a great week!  I’m so happy to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is one seriously amazing stamper!  Jen Mitchell has created a gorgeous sketch for us and I’m totally in love with it!

I tried to use a different color palette than I have been playing with lately and started first with this go-to flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped using Versafine ink and then colored using Zig Clean Color Markers.  Just two colors was all it took to get pretty variation on the petals.  I fussy cut it out and then added it to this ivory base to match the sketch.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to give dimension to the top panel and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the bottom later.  I then added a Basic Pearl (colored with a Sharpie) and some Black Metallic Thread to the flower.

This sketch has infinite potential and I think I may use it again soon!  Love, love it!  I hope you will too.  So glad you stopped in for today’s card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at a new product and I can’t wait to share.  Until then, have a great day!!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Naturals Ivory (SU retired); Black Metallic Thread, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #286

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FMS286 by Jen Timko | Butterflies Thinlets by Stampin' Up, WatercolorOh yes we do have another wonderful sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle and this is a classic go-to sketch for sure.

I started with the intention of using a stitched circle under the butterfly but once I had the butterfly cut, I realized I liked it by itself.  I used my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints for all the coloring on this. First I simply painted a piece of watercolor paper with the pretty Turquoise and cut it out using the Butterflies Thinlits.  Then I painted on the swooshes using Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson.  The nice thing about paints is that when you let the layers dry, the colors don’t blend and you can get them to layer nicely.  Super simple and no real drawing talent required (but I still FEEL like an artist when I use the paints, haha).  I added a sentiment from an old Paper Pumpkin set because I love this font and, well, it is always nice to have birthday cards on hand.  A few little sequins for a small extra touch.

I know this will be another stunning gallery (they always are) and I hope you’ll have time to play along with us.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Ranger Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Butterfly Thinlits, Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #285

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FMS285 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Ride by Simon Says Stamp, You've Got This by Stampin' Up, Copic Coloring, BicycleHow did a week already pass?  Welcome back for another Wednesday and a great challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the lovely Amy O’Neill, queen of beautiful color combinations, and she has a great sketch for us.

I had this bicycle stamp (Beautiful Ride from Simon Says Stamp) out because my youngest son was working on a Peeps diorama.  Let’s face it, crafty tools make dioramas a little more tolerable.  He had to choose a country in Europe that they are studying and create a scene.  He opted for the Tour de France aka Le Tour de Peeps.  The bike images and dies were particularly handy! Tour de Peeps | Beautiful Ride stamp by Simon Says StampSince the stamp was out on my desk, it seemed like the perfect fit for my card.  I colored it with Copic markers and then added some of the accessory images.  The background comes from a SU set called You’ve Got This and I love the fun scribbled look to it.  I stamped it using some Distress Ink after stamping off some.  The sentiment is from the bike set.

I’m linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge since they have an “Anything Goes” theme this week.  Also, they are featuring Newton’s Nook Designs so you can bet I’ll be playing again this week!

I hope you have fun with this one.  As always the team has such a variety of projects and you are sure to be inspired.  Hope you have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Ride (Simon Says Stamp), You’ve Got This (SU) ; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers, Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon; Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Ride Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #284

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FMS284 by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp by Altenew, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up Sentiment, Woodgrain Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Petal Point Pigment Ink by ClearsnapI hope you are having a great week!  I am slowly coming back to reality after a week vacation.  Our family took a wonderful trip to San Diego last week…what a treat!  The boys both had some real favorites events.  Oldest loved seeing the USS Midway and all the airplanes while the youngest enjoyed both the zoo and Sea World.  I love a vacation that can allow everyone to see something that feeds their interests!

So I finally got back into the craft room yesterday and that always seems to be a slow process for me.  Fortunately, Karren created a fabulous (and really workable) sketch for Freshly Made Sketches that made it a bit easier.  I knew I wanted to use these pretty flowers from Altenew (Botanical Garden) and also pulled inspiration from Altenew’s April Inspiration Challenge.  I loved the blue and the yellow and also the bokeh styling of their photo.

For my flowers, I wanted to try a new to me technique.  I have some sneak peek Petal Point inks from Clearsnap that are pigment inks so I tried this technique from Jennifer McGuire.  It is a little bit messy but I agree with Jennifer that using your fingers to apply ink is easy to control.  It also allowed me to have a bit of a splattered look on the flowers per the inspiration.Jen Timko | Botanical Garden by Altenew, Petal Point Pigment Ink by Clearsnap

The fun part with pigment ink is that it stays stickier for a little longer and that allows time to be able to come back and emboss the whole image.  The effect gives a bit of shine and depth to the card that is hard to capture in a picture.  For my center panel of the sketch,  I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White and embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (SU).  It adds a subtle texture without pulling attention from the flowers.

I hope you are off to a great week.  I’m back to stamping today and a bit of gardening too.  I love this time of year in Virginia and my youngest is still off this week for break.  We are getting the gardens all ready for planting our vegetables and re-mulching to get things tidy after the winter.  I’m lucky he is such a great helper!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon! Supplies:

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Sentiment (Paper Pumpkin by SU) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Petal Point Pigment Inks; Paper:  Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF (SU), Dimensionals, Basic Pearls (SU), Black Sharpie Marker

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Freshly Made Sketches #281

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FMS281 by Jen Timko | Work of Art Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Stitched ShapesAnother super fun sketch is up this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, the super talented Kim Singdahlsen is our hostess and her sketch is really unique.  It is always fun to see what the team comes up with and this one really got me to thinking.

I love when a sketch inspires me to go look hard at my stamps to see what jump out and this Stampin’ Up set called Work of Art practically leapt off the shelf.  The watercolor styled swoosh is tailor made for the sketch.  All I had to do was choose the ink colors.  I went for this happy spring trio of Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo because they seem to be my go-to palette these days.  Seasonal stamper’s disorder….choosing the colors of the season….although it seems that I have been stamping in spring for the entire winter too, haha! This sentiment is in my personal sentiment hall of fame (I may be guilty of sentiment hoarding collecting).  The perfect message and one that many need to hear.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut it out using the Stitched Shapes circle from SU.  The whole panel was cut using Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp and put on a base of Thick Whisper White.  I added some enamel dots because they, too, were calling out to join the fun.

I hope that you have a good time with this sketch.  I anticipate a gallery full of creative work.  The Design Team will start you off right so make sure you go take a look at their amazing cards.  I’ll be back on Friday with this month’s Fancy Friday hop.  Hint…their just may be a sketch!!  Yippee!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Work of Art (SU) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo; Paper:  Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals, Enamel Dots (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #280

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FMS280 by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Healing Wings by Skipping Stones DesignEver see a sketch and know that whatever you make with it will be awesome?  That is how I felt the minute I saw this one from Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Linda Callahan created this beauty and the possibilities are endless!

I thought these gorgeous images from the Botanical Garden would be great for the sketch.  I stamped them onto Canson Watercolor Paper using Versafine Ink.  Then I colored using Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints.  I just got these and was swatching them when I thought I should just break them in and see what happened.  I kind of love the possibilities!!  Once I was done coloring the images, I cut them out to see how they looked for the sketch.  I felt like they needed a little bit of a background so I added a little more color behind them before stamping the sentiment.  I love this one!!  And it is perfect for my friend that will receive this card.

Our design team has done their always excellent job this week and you will be so inspired.  I hope you will have as much fun with this sketch as I did.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Designs) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Canson Watercolor; Accessories:  Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints, Silver Brush Round 4

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Freshly Made Sketches #278

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FMS278 by Jen Timko | Marvelous Mehndi by Uniko, Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th, Distress Ink, SpongingToday is Freshly Made Sketches day!!  Always the most inspirational day of the week!  My friend, the amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and I love this one.  A lot!

I have had this gorgeous image from Uniko for a while but I needed just the right inspiration for it.  I thought this sketch was exactly right to show it off.  I heat embossed it (Versamark and White embossing powder) first and then sponged it using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed.  I cut the panel using Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp.  Next I created another panel with sponging for the layer behind.  And finally, I added this sentiment from Concord & 9th and sponged again.  The gorgeous details of the image get to be the star of the show with the sponging!  And this came together pretty quickly…which is amazing since it looks artsy and hard.  Nope!  Totally easy and fun!

So I know you’ll love this sketch too and I am completely sure that the team will inspire you with their stunning work.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Marvelous Mehndi (Uniko), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th) ; Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard SeedRipe PersimmonPicked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Furniture, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies

Freshly Made Sketches #277

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FMS277 by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses by Mama Elephant, Tim Holtz Distress InkSo is it acting like spring where you are?  Well, it certainly has been in Virginia and that inspired my card for today.  I’m the sketch hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I hope you will love the sketch I created for you.  It is also the beginning of Kathy Racoosin‘s 30 Day Coloring Challenge (The Daily Marker 30 Day) which is a month of amazing inspiration that fills IG feeds with lovely art.  It reminds us, as crafters, to take a little time every day just to make a little something that is pretty.

I kept my coloring pretty simple for today and used this gorgeous flower from Mama Elephant.  Inspired by some of the cherry blossoms that are sure to be popping out any time here in my yard, I chose a soft pink for the flowers.  The sentiment comes from the set too and I think it is a favorite of mine.  The image and sentiments were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and the flower was coloring using Tim Holtz Distess Inks.

I hope you will join us with this sketch.  I tried to make one that is open to techniques, large images or even pretty DSP.  The team, of course, used all of these ideas and I’m sure you will come up with even more!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Remember….YOU make the world a better place!  You certainly make mine better!  Have a great day.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron); Paper:  Shimmery White (SU), Pink Pirouette; Accessories:  Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh)

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