It seems that I have a theme going this week. But sometimes when stuff is out on the craft table, it cries out to be used more than once! We have this super sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week from our resident queen of layers and fussy cutting, Narelle. And while she gave us layers, she certainly allowed for some great ways to use the sketch.
I immediately thought of washi tape for the vertical pieces and thought this Floral Boutique Washi Tape was fantastic for the job. I LOVE those prints!! And frankly, the tape did the vast majority of the work. I have the new Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson) set called Lovely that was designed by Julie Ebersole and it is a seriously great word set. I’ll be continuing to use it for a while so just plan for that, haha! Isn’t this one great?!! It is perfect for so many people I know!! I cut it out with a Stitched Circle and added the little flower from the Flourish Thinlets set that coordinates with the tape. Nothing too complicated but what a great sketch for another busy day. I got this one done so fast that I had time for a second. That almost never happens!!
Hope you enjoy this one. Hop on over to see the gorgeous variations presented by the team. Time well spent for sure! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
Stamps: Lovely (Essentials by Ellen – Ellen Hutson); Ink: Night of Navy; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy; Accessories: Floral Boutique Washi Tape, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stitched Mat Circles (LID), Stitched Rectangles (SSS)
Wow, has it already been a week since I posted?? Holy smokes August has flown by!! I think the end of summer flying just zapped my brain! Fortunately I am off this week and have some time to stamp. YAY!!!! First order of business was this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. And it is awesome, just like the sketch designer Karren Johnson! Ok….I confess that when I saw the 4 circles I had a moment of panic. But then I realized I could do just about anything for shapes. Naturally I chose flowers. Because, well, I love them!
So which flowers?? I paged through my Paper Pumpkin stamps and came across this set from last year and it was perfect. Pretty flowers plus coordinating leaves! I stamped them on Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper with Early Espresso ink (embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder) and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Pens. I used Lemon Yellow and Light Brown and love the fall feel they created together! Using a Border Builders die (Lil’ Inker Designs) I cut the white panel and layered it with a retired DSP pattern from SU. The sentiment is brand new from a set called Lovely from Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson). Given how much I love a flower stamp, this set of sentiments was simply a must have for me. And it showed up super fast too! WIN!!! But I digress. I stamped the background leaves and the sentiment in Early Espresso with clear embossing (to match the flowers). After some debate, I stopped there. I thought about some Wink of Stella for the flowers (still might go and add it on) but I was pretty happy with this just like it is. You can totally tell I’m ready for some cool fall weather, can’t you? I’m willing it to show up!!!
Well, back to the stamp room to create some more. Lots coming up in the next few weeks and I look forward to sharing with you. I hope you’ll have as much fun with this week’s sketch as the Design Team did. I don’t even have to ask them….I just saw what they made!! I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun twist on a recent kit. Until then, hope the day is great! Thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin (SU), Lovely – Julie Ebersole (Ellen Hutson); Ink: Early Espresso, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Retired DSP (SU); Accessories: Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig BrusH2O Water Pen, Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (LID), Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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