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Freshly Made Sketches #357

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FMS357 by Jen Timko | Mondo Holly Stamp Set and Dies by Ellen Hutson, Daniel Smith WatercolorsAnd I’m back for my regular Wednesday post!  Thanks for your patience as I caught up to life a bit.  I started with creating a swatch paper for  some new watercolors that I got for my birthday (THANKS MOM!!).  The paints are from Daniel Smith and my friend Lydia puts together splits to share the cost and allow people to have more colors.  Here is my first split….aren’t they pretty?!!

Lydia Split D SwatchingSwatching out the colors was a good way to get back in the groove a bit.  And did I mention they are so pretty!!! Notice that the palette has room for another split….hmmm…..  So after putting these paints down on paper, I decided to get real and actually color an image.  I had ordered this Mondo Holly the second I saw it and thought it would be pretty for today’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Cécile created this one and I love all the options for it.  I thought this would go another way (with a spotlight vibe) but it didn’t work out quite like I had in my head.  I stamped the holly onto watercolor paper using Gina K’s Amalgam ink.  This is a new ink to me and I just had to give it a go.  It stamped well onto the watercolor paper (always a challenge, don’t you think?).  I did overstamp a few times with my Misti but the result was clear and crisp.  It dried quickly and I was able to get right to watercoloring.  I used colors from my split above (with the addition of one brown from a DS Dot Palette I have from Simon Says Stamp).  I need to work on the shading of the leaves more but I love these colors!  I added a sentiment from the same set and some black to make the image pop.  Finally some sequins in a pretty Rose Gold.I hope you have fun with this sketch and will join in with us.  The inspiration is always amazing from our design team and in the gallery too!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I’ll be back on Friday with a card featuring a new product and a new to me technique.  Until then, have a wonderful week!



 

Freshly Made Sketches #354

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FMS354 by Jen Timko | Dream On Stamp Set by Pinkfresh Studios, Dyestress Inks by ClearsnapI’m happy to be back with you today to share a fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the talented and oh so witty Linda Callahan.  I love her whimsical takes on sketches and stamp sets!

Her sketch this week reminded me of this little stamp set from Pinkfresh Studios called Dream On.  I love the little images and the sentiments in it and it had not gotten nearly enough use.  I hope that I didn’t stray too far from the sketch but I’m sure Linda will forgive me if I did.

I stamped the image onto a Strathmore Watercolor Notecard (these are the fabulous watercolor paper all pre-cut and ready to go with envelopes).  I used Versafine Onyx Black and then watercolored with a new product from Clearsnap called the Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks.  These are beautiful distress style ink in gorgeous colors.  I just got them so I used this card as a bit of a palette test.  Pretty, aren’t they?!  I thought this sentiment kind of fit my mood as I was creating it.  I know I didn’t make my usual Sept. 11th post yesterday but, truthfully, there is a lot going on with our family and I just didn’t have it in me.  So in a way, this is my tribute card.  It is hard in the face of tragedy to be happy.  But it is ok to try to own it and allow yourself to heal and find joy.  So I have this card for just the right day and just the right person.

I hope that you have a wonderful and peaceful week.  Take a moment to allow yourself to be happy!  And for those of you who are facing hurricanes, fires and other tragedies, please know that I am thinking of you and your safety!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you on Friday with lots of fun things!


 

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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Grateful

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I’m so excited to be able to share with you one more card I made for the collaboration this month between My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair.  This is a month long partnership and it gives you lots of opportunities to win!  With two full designs teams (I’m guesting in with My Sweet Petunia), all you have to do is comment on posts where you see this blog hop banner.  You are then entered to win these prizes: two $25 gift certificates to Joy Clair or one MISTI (your choice of original or mini).  Winners will be announced in April on both blogs.

Grateful by Jen Timko | Thank You for Everything Stamp by Joy Clair, MISTI by My Sweet PetuniaThis card is brought to you by the fun of repeat stamping with the MISTI.  Yes, I did say the fun of repeat stamping.  Those are not the words I would have used without a MISTI!!  *smile*  I started by stamping the top center flower and then moved the paper left and right the same distance to stamp the rest of the row.  Then I moved the paper up and back to center and started the process again.  Perfect alignment, no stress, almost no actual math.  I added this sweet sentiment that comes from the same set as the flower (Thank You for Everything).  I colored in the flowers using my watercolors and then cut the image with a stitched square die.

I thought that the dimension from the Wood Textures paper on the base was perfect to complement the flowers so I just layered it onto the square base and popped the image layer up with Dimensionals (SU).

I thought this was the perfect card for today. I am grateful for many things!  For friends and family, on that I’m very blessed!  For this stamping community, the encouragement from you brings me such joy.  And despite the fact that today is Good Friday, I’m grateful that I know Easter will come.  I hope that you have a beautiful Easter weekend!

Make sure you go over to the  Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia blogs to see what other inspiration they have for you.  And don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win!

 

Supplies (affiliate links may be included):

Stamp: Thank You for Everything (Joy Clair); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Watercolor Paper (Canson), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Original MISTI, Silver #4 Round Paint Brush, Debby’s Set Watercolor Palette (Simon Says Stamp)

 

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Sending You Smiles

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I’m so excited to be able to share with you a card I made for the collaboration this month between My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair.  This is a month long partnership and it gives you lots of opportunities to win!  With two full designs teams (I’m guesting in with My Sweet Petunia), all you have to do is comment on posts where you see this blog hop banner.  You are then entered to win these prizes: two $25 gift certificates to Joy Clair or one MISTI (your choice of original or mini).  Winners will be announced in April on both blogs.

Sending You Smiles by Jen Timko | Hugs and Smiles Stamp by Joy Clair, MISTI by My Sweet Petunia, WatercolorSo today, I pulled out this amazing Hugs and Smiles stamp set.  These flowers are so pretty and I love the sentiments.  I lined up the stamp on one side of the watercolor paper and stamped using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder.  I did stamp twice with my Versamark because it is kind of hard to see if you missed a spot.  Of course, the MISTI makes that super easy!  Then, and here is where the MISTI really earns her keep, I flipped the card stock and stamped again.  The stamp positions exactly where it was on the opposite side with no stress.  Perfectly symmetrical!!

Using some watercolor paints, I painted the flowers and then chose the green for the center section.  Something about a nice spring green makes me happy!  Also, it was snowing when I made this…in spring…when there had not been snow all winter….  So yes, spring green!  I splattered on a little extra paint and then decided which sentiment to use.  Now, without a MISTI, this card would have gone without a sentiment because it would certainly have been ruined.  I know we all did that before this tool came around!!  But into the breach I went (not really…there was no stress, lol), and I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it too.  The whole panel is so pretty on this green base, don’t you think?!

Ok, now I made you look so you need to go find all the blogs participating this month.  Start with Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia and you will find their teams!  I’ll be back in a few days with more from this collaboration.  Until then, have a great weekend!

Supplies (affiliate links may be included):

Stamp: Hugs and Smiles (Joy Clair); Ink:  Versamark; Paper: Montval Watercolor (Canson), Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Original MISTI, Silver #4 Round Paint Brush, Debby’s Set Watercolor Palette (Simon Says Stamp)

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Welcome to the Family – Winnie and Walter Rerun

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Happy Friday everyone!!  I’m thrilled to be here today to help launch a new Rerun Feature and Challenge over at Winnie and Walter.  The stamp set for this month is Welcome to the Family with Eveline T Designs.

Welcome Little One by Jen Timko | Welcome to the Family Stamp by Winnie and Walter, Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink WatercoloringI think this little set is simply precious and I fell in love with the giraffe.  With a baby them in mind, I chose soft Distress Ink Colors and colored this little fellow on Fabriano Watercolor paper.  Just a little masking to allow him to sit on the block.

Welcome Little One by Jen Timko | CloseupI masked the sentiment as well to mix the script with the print….love the flexibility to do that!  Once everything was stamped and colored, I cut the image layer and the gingham paper using cross stitched dies.  Finally a little black twine for an added detail.

I talked a bit about the Stamping Away retreat that I attended last week in my post from Wednesday and this is another of the sets so generously given to us by Shay of Winnie and Walter.  She really is incredible!!  And the Rerun has cards created by some of my retreat friends too so make sure to go see them all!

I’m also linking this with the Simon Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Girl Power and the focus is on Winnie and Walter stamps.  Hope you enjoy my card and that you will be inspired to join in this month!  Make sure to go check out the Winnie and Walter blog for all the details!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Welcome to the Family with Eveline T Designs (Winnie and Walter); Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Gotta Have Gingham (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Accessories: Misti, Black Twine, Big Shot, Large Cross Stitched Dies (Lawn Fawn)

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Woof Pack

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Well, it is the last day of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  It has been a great week and I’m super excited to share our final set, Woof Pack.

You had to know that Newton’s Nook would not leave out all you dog people out there.  After yesterday’s Company of Cats it is so awesome to have a companion set for dogs.  I thought it would be fun to make a few little “windows” for the dogs.  I stamped the big background a couple of times and then chose a few of the sweet faces to highlight (other than the German Shepard, I chose pretty randomly….no slights intended, lol…I have a soft spot for Shepards after having one for 12 years).  I colored using my Zig Clean Color Markers and then added some frames that were cut with stitched circle dies.  The Pawprints stencil was a wonderful “go with” product for the dogs and I added that with embossing paste on Fog Gray card stock.

I thought you might like to see a list of all the breeds that are in the stamp image.  Jennifer Jackson was kind enough to provide this and it was super helpful in my coloring.

Left to Right:
Top row: Bulldog, Chihuahua, Boxer, Jack Russell Terrier
Second row: Poodle, Dachshund, Beagle, Basset Hound
Third row: Cocker Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier, Boston Terrier
Corgi squeezed in between the rows
Bottom row: German Shepherd, Saint Bernard, Pug, Labrador Retriever

This week has been wonderful and I’m always so humbled by the kind comments left for me.  Thank you all for your encouragement and kindness.  And now, one more chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Woof Pack” 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, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Company of Cats (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Coastal Cabana (SU – retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #322

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FMS322 by Jen Timko | Hearts and Flowers Stamps and Dies by Gina K Designs, Watercolors by Daniel SmithHappy middle of the week to you!  I have a real treat of a sketch to share with you today from Freshly Made Sketches.  The lovely Cécile is our hostess this week.  Elle est merveilleuse et si créative.  Her basic sketch leaves so much room for interpretation…you are sure to love it too!

I thought it would be fun to create a “spotlight” style card.  I chose this beautiful flower image from Gina K Designs.  Using my handy dandy Misti, it is super easy to line up the image on the watercolor panel and the vellum.  I stacked the two layers where I wanted them, place the magnet, and stamped (using Versafine Onyx Black).  Then I pulled up the watercolor paper and stamped again on the vellum layer.  I heat embossed on the vellum using clear embossing powder.  So fast, and no stress on how to get the layers aligned.  I colored the flower using my “Debby’s Palette” of Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I attached the watercolor layer to the vellum (I recommend a liquid glue like Multi Medium Matte or a strong tape runner like SU’s Fast Fuse).  The sentiment comes from the same Gina K set.  So awesome how the word image is cut with a little border using the dies.  The entire image layer was popped up using double sided adhesive foam from Newton’s Nook.  This foam is just the BEST!!

I hope that you enjoy this card and will join us this week at FMS.  We love seeing what you create!  Make sure you go check out the work from the design team.  You know it is fabulous!!  Back tomorrow with a fun hop.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Fog Gray (SSS), Vellum; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark; Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts and Flowers Dies (Gina K Designs), Misti, Double Sided Adhesive Foam (Newton’s Nook Designs), Debby’s Palette DS Watercolors (SSS), Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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Freshly Made Sketches #321

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FMS321 by Jen Timko | Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit by Gina K. Designs, Gina K. InkHappy Wednesday to you!  I get to share the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge with you and I’m in love with this one.  The amazing Jen Brum is our sketch hostess and she has a really fresh and creative challenge for us this week.  And shockingly, I mostly just stuck to the simple directions, haha!

Back in December I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of a prize from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I won a gift card from Gina K. Designs!!  I resisted using it right away (wow, was that hard!!) but held onto it to find just the right thing.  And the right thing I found!  I just ordered the Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit and it arrived last week.  Needless to say, it called out to be used on this sketch!

I stamped the flower insides first in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then positioned the flowers to layer on top.  After inking with Gina K’s Dye Inks, I spritzed before I stamped to create an easy watercolor feel.  I let the flowers dry and the hand painted the banner using the Blue Lagoon Ink by Gina K.  After the banner was dry, I added a sentiment from the stamp sets.  To add a little more texture, I splattered on some black ink and added some black rhinestones.  The watercolor panel is cut using a stitched rectangle.  I cut yellow base to match the card size.  No border on the front but a pop of color when you open the card.  Somehow this is really appealing to me lately…a way to have the clean front but still have an extra surprise.

Well, off to see all the marvelous creations from the team!!  This is a sketch that can be perfect with whatever little shapes you want to use.  Hope you have fun with it and looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!!  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wild Dandelion (Gina K); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Wild Dandelion (Gina K), Passionate Pink (Gina K), Blue Lagoon (Gina K); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #319

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FMS319 by Jen Timko | Bouquet of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp, , Debby's Watercolor Palette (Daniel Smith) by Simon Says StampHappy New Year!!!  I hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season!  So excited to be back today after the hiatus.  We have the perfect sketch at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Rita Wright and it will get you back to stamping in no time!!  This big panel provides infinite opportunities!

I had an unused stamp set from the fall that called out to be colored and I’m so happy I worked with it.  On Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper, I stamped with Versafine Ink with this flower from Bouquet of Thanks from Simon Says Stamp.  Along with the stamp I had gotten the Debby’s Palette of Daniel Smith Watercolors so naturally I looked to Debby Hughes for inspiration on the coloring itself.  I found this card and was inspired!  I blended the colors of the palette with a loose coloring and had such fun playing with how they mixed.  A good way to start getting back in the groove!  The sentiment is from the same set and I used a panel of green behind the watercolor layer and then used a base of Fog cardstock.

I hope you’ll be able to join us this week!  We look forward to sharing in your crafty goals of the new year!  Back tomorrow with some more coloring with a new to me product.  Until then, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Rainbow Pack; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black ; Accessories: Debby’s Palette (Daniel Smith Watercolors), Misti

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