Oh, do we have a fun one for you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!! The oh so creative Cindy Lovell is our hostess this week so it is no wonder the sketch is cool! And speaking of cool….did you hear the news??!! Blendabilities are officially available for order!!! Yes, these wonderful markers can now be yours! There are six colors available plus the skin tones, color lifter and the coordinating Memento Black Ink. To celebrate, I’m sharing this with you.
I have a confession to make. I did not color this whole flower. I was showing my mom the new markers last week during her visit and my 8 year old son want to color too. Who can say no to that?! Not me!! So he chose his colors (Coastal Cabana) and started a few petals at a time like I taught him. Being an 8 yo boy, he lost interest about halfway through the flower and told me that I could finish it, lol. But can you tell my coloring from his….I can’t! Still not sure about these fun markers or how to use them? Check out this section of tutorials from Stampin’ Up on YouTube:
Blendabilities Tutorials from Stampin’ Up!
There are lots of ways to blend and many are just personal preference. Just get the markers and start experimenting. You’ll be so happy you did! Just so you know, all the colors are not available yet but they are coming. Demos get to order some more colors now and customers will be able to on August 1. Need another reason to become a demo now? I didn’t think so, LOL. I’d love to have you join my team if you are interested!
Ok…back to the card. Sorry to digress but the news was too good not to share. After coloring the flower, I cut it out and went back around the cut edges with my Basic Black Marker to clean up cutting variations (make sure you come from behind the image). For the sketch I backed the flower with a Tea Lace Doily and added a Bermuda Bay panel and some of the new Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon. I was out of Curry buttons but no fear, Blendabilities are here! I took a So Saffron button and colored it with my darker marker from the Daffodil Delight set and voila! A matching button. More blendies coloring on the pearls to use as accents. The sentiment is from the always awesome Teeny Tiny Wishes!
The team has a fabulous variety this week so I hope you’ll go visit them and thank them for the inspiration! Hoping to be back later this week with one more post. Hoping I’ll get a little more creating done later today. Until then….have a fabulous day!
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Stamps: Blended Bloom, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities – Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight; Accessories: Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tea Lace Doilies, Basic Pearls, Buttons, white thread
Well every petal is beautifully done whoever colored it in! Very pretty card!
Wow, I totally can’t tell your coloring from your son’s – and that’s a compliment for both of you by the way 🙂 This is such a gorgeous and rich card – I love it!
Yep, that flower is gorgeous and it’s pretty clear that your son is a card-maker in waiting! Love this elegant take on the sketch!
So pretty Jen! I absolutely love, love, love that flower! Can’t believe it was half coloured by an 8 year old! You may have some competition on your hands! Love the doily and the coloured pearls! So fun!
Beautifully done, Jen (and son)! I love the Smoky Slate background with these colors, and the doily adds such a pretty touch. I hadn’t thought about coloring an already colored button — genius!
Stunning card,Jennifer!! I adore this flower!! The colors are so so beautiful!! And your son did a great job helping you!! So sweet!! The doily is so pretty!! I love this card!!!