Welcome back for another day of release week for the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs. Day 2 has a beautiful flower set called Lovely Blooms.
I hardly knew where to start with this set. If you follow me, you know I love myself a flower. And this set is full of pretty images to mix and match. I finally settled on creating a watercolor styled card but kept it simple. I sponged Distress Ink onto watercolor paper creating some ombré effects and then stamped over the sponging with the images. The coordinating Lovely Blooms Dies made short work of cutting things out so that I could create this pretty little arrangement. The script sentiments are really great so I chose to create this one for mom. Um….sorry mom, should have given a spoiler alert. I added a few sequins for a finishing touch and I just love the effect you get on this with no actual coloring required.
Of course, if you love to color, this set is totally for you too! I’ll show you what I mean tomorrow! Until then, you have a chance to win this set with just some simple commenting.
Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” Stamp Set?
This 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.
I am so happy that you stopped in today. Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next. I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper: Marina Mist (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Tim Holtz Watercolor, Basic Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
I’m up today over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I want to share all the details with you here. My project focuses on the Cottage Garden Stamp Set and coordinating dies.
The art in this beautiful stamp set is unique and really pretty but I also fell in love with the sentiments. I created this card to show one of them off and to also highlight that the dies are able to multitask. On a piece of watercolor paper (Tim Holtz Distress), I sponged on some different Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch and Squeezed Lemonade then splattered on a bit of water. Using the dies, I cut out the flowers big and small. Additionally I created a frame with the ovals from my Stitched Shapes dies. I stamped the sentiment in Picked Raspberry onto a white base (using the Misti helps since I needed to stamp a few times given the nature of Distress Ink). All I had to do was group my flowers and add some Basic Pearls.
I love when die sets lend themselves to quick cards and I think these flowers are ones I’ll return to again and again (and of course, all the other adorable shapes in the set!). Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks so much for stopping in. See you soon!
Stamps: Cottage Garden (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade); Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Cottage Garden Dies, Stitched Shaped Thinlits (SU), Basic Pearls (SU), Dimensionals
So 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)