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Freshly Made Sketches #346

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FMS346 by Jen Timko | Posie Fill In Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide InkI hope your week has been great so far.  Here today with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  We have a wonderful challenge this week from sketch hostess Linda Callahan.  Just like with every card Linda makes, this sketch lends itself to fun and whimsy…and lots of creativity.

As soon as I saw the circles, I thought about flowers and I thought these from the Posie Fill In Set were perfect for the job.  I love how they layer (even without their cool background that comes with the set).  I stamped them in Altenew Ink and chose the Coral Berry and Forest Glades.  I find it is easiest to stamp the outlines first and then the inside solid image.  They line up really easily.  For the flowers, I added the centers after the other layers.  I used my Misti to make short work of all the stamping too.  After pondering just using a plain white base, I thought it might be fun to create a more interesting background.  I pulled out my Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers.  I inked up a large clear block and spritzed it with water then used that to add the ink to Watercolor Paper.  I let the first layer dry a bit and then stamped a little extra ink down to add the splatters and details.  Conveniently, there was a bit of a white area left on the side with matches up with the sketch so I chose not to add another layer.  The sentiment comes from the same set as the flowers.

Flying tons this week.  The busy season is really upon us airline people!  Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you again soon!  Thanks for stopping in.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Posie Fill In (Concord and 9th)); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Extra White Watercolor (Fabriano); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Coral Berry (Altenew), Forest Glades (Altenew), Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink (Tim Holtz); Accessories: Big Shot, Posie Fill In Dies (Concord and 9th)), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Mini Dimensionals (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #345

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FMS345 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Ride Stamp Set and Dies by Simon Says Stamp, Copic Coloring, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshHappy Wednesday to you!  I hope your week is wonderful so far!  I had pretty much a perfect 4th of July last week.  We went to the Washington Nationals baseball game.  They lost but the game was still fun.  Then we went down to the National Mall.  To cool off, we visited the Museum of Natural History…one of my favorites (but glad I don’t have to choose one).  Then, the big fireworks event!  And what fireworks they were!  After recovering for a day, we drove for a quick weekend to visit family in Cleveland.  The boys and I have enjoyed the last couple of summer days by going to the pool and getting ice cream at a local gem called the Moo Thru.  So, you can see that I have summer on the brain.

Perfect for this amazing sketch by Jen Mitchell over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Jen’s clean style always has special touches and this sketch reflects that wonderfully.  For the rectangle part of the sketch, I obsessed over the idea of this bike.  I love this bike and it seems to say summer to me.  This comes from a set call Beautiful Ride by Simon Says Stamp and has lots of fun accessories that go with the bike.  I chose a little bag to fill with flowers.  I stamped them all in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from the same set….love it!  I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins and put the image layer on a Real Red base.

I hope you are enjoying your week.  I’m back to work today.  Maybe I’ll see some of you around the country.  Don’t forget to peek in if you are on a United Airbus!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Beautiful Ride (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Real Red (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Ride Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Misti, Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals (SU), Mini Dimensionals (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #343

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FMS343 by Jen Timko | Grateful For You Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!!  I’m your sketch hostess this week and I hope you will have some time to play along with us!  As usual, I left some wide open white space for you to use as you want to.

For my card, I pulled out this awesome Grateful For You stamp by Concord and 9th.  I love that it is just one stamp with the sentiment and all the fun flowers!  I colored it up with my Copic Markers to create a pretty summer garden feel.  To add just a little more to the panel, I used the Wonky Stitches Rectangles die to cut the panel.  Love how it gives a nice frame!  I found out that the YG greens that I love in Copics match perfectly with this new Granny Apple Green card stock from SU so I added that to my base for a pop of color.  I thought a little bit of thin ribbon along that border would be a nice touch too.  And that is it!  A nice clean and happy card!

The design team has some amazing work to share with you, of course, and we are happy to see Laurie with us as our guest designer one more time.  It has been fantastic having her along with us for June!!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you on Friday with another Feature Friday.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Grateful For You (Concord and 9th)); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Granny Apple Green (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Misti , White Ribbon (SU retired)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Coffee and Wine plus Wine a Little (and some FMS)

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Welcome to day 3 of the June Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Busy, busy bees we are today because the team has two sets to feature!!  And there is wine.  Because…Wednesday!  I have some Freshly Made Sketches too…also because Wednesday.

Coffee and Wine by Jen Timko | Coffee and Wine Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Serene Stripes Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsAs with yesterday, the stencil was the start of my design.  Today, I chose the Serene Stripes Stencil and sponged on some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink over it.  I just made it fade a bit as it went down the card.  I love stencils!!!  So much wow!  I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee and Wine over the stenciling and then stamped some of the images (all of this was onto Bristol Vellum card stock).  I colored the cup and bottle with some more Distress Ink and then popped them up on foam dots (Dimensionals).  I found some sequins that matched (YAY!) so I added those and then put the whole layer on a black base.

Sip Happens by Jen Timko | Wine a Little Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, FMS 342For my second card, I used the fun sketch designed by Amy O’Neill for Freshly Made Sketches to show off the Wine a Little stamp set and dies.  This sentiment (and the others in the set) are such fun and perfect for any wino oenophile.  Like me.  I created pretty glasses that I’d love to have and filled them with yummy red wine.  But feel free to color your own fave!

Because you made it to Wednesday, you deserve a glass of wine.  And a chance to win!  So you know what time it is…hop around to the whole DT and make sure leave comments.  They make me and the other designers smile really big and they really mean a ton!

Would you like to win either the “Coffee and Wine” or the “Wine a Little” Stamp Set?

Each set 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 21st at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow for the last day of this month’s release.

Supplies:

Stamps: Coffee and Wine (Newton’s Nook Designs), Wine a Little (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Various); Paper:  Bristol Vellum (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU), Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Bermuda Bay (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Wine a Little Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Serene Stripes Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Iridescent Sequins (SU), Faceted Dots (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #340

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FMS340 by Jen Timko | Hearts and Flowers Stamp Set and Dies by Gina K Designs, Balmy Blue Card Stock by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringHi everyone!  Glad to see you today!  I hope your week is going well so far.  I am starting to adjust to the fact that summer has really begun and my boys are home from school.  That also means a little more flying for us airline people so that we can get all of you to fabulous destinations!  What does that mean…well, I have to be pretty efficient with my stamping time!  *smile* Good thing Karren has an awesome sketch for us over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  We can always count on her to color something amazing and so it is no surprise that she created a sketch that is perfect for colored images.  (Just in time for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and, hopefully, a place to use some of the things you are coloring)

I chose this sweet bouquet from Gina K Designs and pulled out my Copics for a little bit of “me” coloring time.  The little flowers are so fun and because the are small, the image doesn’t have to be time consuming.  Perfect!  You know what I found out??  I used some soft blues for the jar, namely the B3X Copics and specifically B32 (with a little bit of B00).  The new Balmy Blue Card Stock from Stampin’ Up is a great match to this blue family and it is really, REALLY pretty!  There are packs in the new catalog that have only the new card stock colors and I cannot recommend enough that it is a good add for you.  The colors are clear and happy and really pretty!  The revamp has been super on point, in my opinion.  Enough with the gushing on card stock…yeah, I know….but really, the colors are wonderful.  I added a sentiment from the same bundle and called this one done.  No extra embellishments (although I did try) and I love the clean simplicity of it.

Well, I’m looking to get in some more coloring and I hope you will too.  You can find many examples on social media using #thedailymarker30day and you can use that to get all kinds of support from those joining in.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.  Until next time, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Balmy Blue (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts and Flowers Dies (Gina K Designs), Misti 

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Freshly Made Sketches #339

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FMS339 by Jen Timko | Serene Garden Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI hope your week has been good!  Sorry to be a little bit absent lately but end of the school year obligations have taken over at my house.  Not much time for anything else!  I did get a moment, though, to create a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.  Love this fun one from the awesome Jennifer Brum!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this brand new stamp set by Stampin’ Up called Serene Garden.  It is part of a bundle by the same name and it is gorgeous!  I stamped both corner images and then the extra flowers and the butterfly onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  So pretty!!  I love them!  Using the coordinating dies, I cut out the extras and layered them, adding the bigger flower to follow the lines of the sketch.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin….love that script.

I hope you have had a nice week so far.  The sketch this week is really fun and has lots of room for creativity.  I think you will enjoy the DT’s inspiration too.  A big thanks to the amazing Jill Hawkins for being our guest this month.  Make sure you stop over and tell her how fun it has been having her along!  Until next time…have a great week!

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Serene Garden (SU), Paper Pumpkin Sentiment; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Garden Scene Dies (SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #338

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FMS338 by Jen Timko | Layering Leaves Dies by Concord and 9th, Posie Fill In Dies by Concord and 9th, Shaker Card, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!  I have been running around getting end of school year things done but I was happy to take a break and enjoy this fun sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen.  The trio is going to help inspire some great cards this week!

For me, I knew I wanted to use this long leaf die (Layering Leaves) by Concord and 9th.  It is perfect, don’t you think?  I also just got the pack of new colors from Stampin’ Up (they are doing a whole color revamp and the new colors are fresh and fun!).  I chose Gray Granite for the card.  It is less steely and blue than Smokey Slate and it has moved right to the top of my favorite neutral colors.  I cut the leaves out and then created a shaker card.  I put the acetate behind the cut outs, then glued the die cuts back on top of the acetate piece.  Sparkling Clear Sequins are the perfect filler for the windows (I did debate a bright color but settled on the shimmer of these).  For my sentiment panel in the sketch, I used the die cut FRIEND from the Posie Fill In Die set cut from Thick Whisper White.  After cutting them out, I laid them back in the negative and added the foam tape behind the letters.  Then just attacked it to the card that way.  Helped keep the word all lined up.  Nice and clean and even ok for a masculine card.  Always need some of those in my stash!

I hope you are having a great week.  Back to crafting today.  Working to get ahead for some fun things coming up.  Until next time, make sure you pop over to visit the design team’s work.  Amazing as always!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Gray Granite (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th), Posie Fill In Dies (Concord and 9th), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Acetate Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Papa Bear plus Freshly Made Sketches

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Welcome to day 3 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Being Wednesday, it is also Freshly Made Sketches day so I have used that inspiration to show you the new Papa Bear stamp set.

Happy Father's Day by Jen Timko | Papa Bear Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI just think this Winston set could not be more perfect for Father’s Day.  I love that you can add additional little bears as needed too.  I thought it would be fun to color on kraft paper using my Copic markers for this one.  I love how it turned out!  You see, I have a little blonde one and a bigger brown headed one so I colored the “kids” to match that idea.  The boys thought it was a fun idea and since this will be from them, yay!  I kept all the coloring tone on tone except for the heart and then added some red framing panels to pull that color out a bit.  the corrugated kraft adds a nice bit of texture along with the twine.  I tried hard to keep this dad-like with no frills or extra “stuff”.Our sketch today is perfect for showing off image sets (like this one) and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it this week.  Linda Callahan, she of great humor and even greater talent, is our sketch hostess….it is going to be a fun week!

Now you know the deal by now!  Time for a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Pap Bear” Stamp Set?

Each set 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.Supplies:

Stamp: Papa Bear (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Kraft (SU), Corrugated Kraft (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Papa Bear Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Twine

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Freshly Made Sketches #336

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FMS336 by Jen Timko | Monogram J Stamp by Concord and 9th, Monogram Dies by Concord and 9th, Distress Oxide InkThis is my first post of the day. I’ll be up a bit later with a card for the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and in support of Layton’s Legacy.

I do love my Wednesdays because it is Freshly Made Sketches day!  And today we have a fabulous sketch by Jen Mitchell.  Jen creates the most remarkable cards and also happens to be just an amazing person.  No surprise that she has created a fun sketch for the week!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew that I was going to use my brand new Monogram J stamp from Concord and 9th.  When faced with a whole alphabet of choices, I chose the J and the T.  Hmmm…..  I inked the J up with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and then filled in the flowers and leaves with Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks.  I cut out the panel with the coordinating dies and then cut another panel of the same size using some Color Theory paper (SU).  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and used the banner die from the die set to cut it out.  I can’t wait to play with more color varieties and ink styles on this stamp!!

Well, since more is coming in just a bit, I’ll sign off for now.  Make sure you go visit the FMS blog and I hope you will join us this week.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Monogram J (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (SU), Color Theory Paper Stack (SU); Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China) ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Monogram Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #334

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FMS334 by Jen Timko | Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Beautiful Branches Stamp Set by Concord and 9thI’ve been catching up after all the posts last week.  Hope you have been having a nice few days!  I have been working…I consider it my quest to fly around the country looking for spring.  I have found a few glimpses.  I don’t mean to seem obsessed but seriously, it is time for spring to arrive and stay!  We have a great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Amy O’Neill.  I love all the options!

I started with this gorgeous sentiment pairing from the Hello Lovely stamp set (Concord and 9th).  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I chose the little cherry blossom style flowers from the Beautiful Branches stamp set (Concord and 9th) and stamped them using Altenew’s Coral Berry Ink.  Then I heat embossed with clear powder.  I added the stamens of the flowers in black in and heat embossed with clear again.  The flowers are a bit bolder than what I had in mind to start (my tree had pretty pale pink flowers) but I was happy with the colors once I was done.  I found some retired card stock to match the ink for the sketch panel behind the images.

I’m also entering this in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge.  So glad you stopped in today.  The team at FMS has created such fun interpretations of the sketch.  Also, make sure you say a special thank you to Tracey McNeely for being an awesome guest!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps: Beautiful Branches (Concord and 9th), Hello Lovely (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Watermelon Wonder (SU retired), Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Coral Berry (Altenew); Accessories: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Misti, Basic Pearls (SU), Dimensionals

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