When I looked at the inspiration photo, I fell in love with the colors! And then I saw Jen Mitchell’s sketch and I knew just what to do. I pulled out the Meadow Motifs Stamp Set and chose two of the floral sprays. To match the sketch I put the smaller one in the bottom right corner on Desert Storm card stock. Then I pulled out some fall colored Copic Markers in yellows, oranges and browns.
I love how those colors change the entire feel of the images! And it made me so very happy. For a sentiment, I reached to the Floral Envie Stamp Set. This sentiment is really beautiful and I thought it provided just the right balance for the card. I hope you enjoy this combination and will come play along!
Last week I promised a sneak peek week from Honey Bee Stamps. Well, Covid strikes again and there was a delay in shipping the release to the company. In order to make sure customers were able to order, the peeks were delayed. But they are scheduled to start this Friday. I cannot wait to share! Until then, I hope you have some time to craft.
I hope your week has been wonderful and full of summer fun! We are still finishing up some school things with one of my sons so it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet…but soon! Just a few more days! And that anticipation was definitely on my mind as I worked on this card for today. Our hostess, the wonderful Jennifer Brum, has created a wonderful sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.
I started with this pretty little butterfly from Mama Elephant and did a quick coloring with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. I love butterflies and I’m finally started to see some around here. Always makes me happy! I created a watercolor background using a couple of yellow Distress Inks and the “smoosh” technique (apply the ink to acetate, spritz and ink the paper). I this the two tones of yellow add a nice contrast. This gorgeous sentiment comes from Studio Katia and it was an extra treat in our supplies that came for last week’s collaboration hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia. LOVE this scripty font, don’t you?! I thought a couple of the Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to finish. Quick and easy and perfect for summer (and it let me get back outside on a beautiful day)!
I hope you have fun with this sketch. You can use designer paper, background stamps or keep it simple like it did. Tons of ways to use this one! The DT has shown you that, as always. Love those gals! I hope your week has time for some crafty fun. Until next time, thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant), Thank You (Studio Katia); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper: Fabriano Extra WhiteWatercolor, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Misti, BrusH2O Water Pen, Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)
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.
I hope you are having a great week so far. After a very busy weekend of soccer, yard work and some other family things, I got just a few minutes to stamp for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Fortunately, the sketch from Amy is super easy to use and totally flexible!
I opted to pull out this pretty little flower from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and did a simple coloring using just the Pink Zig Marker. Something about the pop from the pink to make an impact! I cut it out with the coordinating die and then decided to use a Paper Pumpkin sentiment. It is a great way to lead into the sentiment inside (Thanks, in this case). I liked the look of the texture from the watercolor paper so I used it for the middle panel as well as for the flower. I accented it with a narrow border of Melon Mambo and put it all on Basic Gray base. Some Sparkling Clear sequins (PPP) are the perfect way to finish…I always love these with gray!
Long day at work today so I’m keeping this short. I will be back on Friday with this month’s Fancy Friday. Thanks for stopping in today!! See you soon!
As a programming note, if you are looking for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February Release it will be up in a second post. For this card, I’m working with another fantastic sketch for Freshly Made Sketches created by the queen of layers, Narelle. The way she has layered this sketch speaks to how she always has the most lovely details.
When I saw the scallop, I immediately thought of this flower from Altenew’s Botanical Garden set. I pulled out my Zig again and this time focused on Peacock Blue. Love that blue! I aded a little yellow in the center and combined greens for the leaves but generally some super quick coloring. With the blue being so striking, I chose this pale background, Fog from Simon Says Stamp. Using the scraps from where I colored the flower, I cut two banners and colored one with the green and left one plain. Finally I added this little Paper Pumpkin sentiment and some Basic Pearls. It was nice to stretch into a different set of colors this week and I think this sketch is going to be fun for everyone.
Back in just a few with today’s release card. You will be “egg-cited” to see it! Thanks for stopping in today.
So on Saturday, I had the most lovely invitation to go to an event that was a “bring your own craft” kind of thing. There were Stampin’ Up demos and customers along with some other company reps and friends. These ladies get together each month to just make things all day. I know what you are thinking and you are right! It was awesome! I could only go for a few hours but it is amazing how much that time is good for the soul. Per my usual, I accomplished very little because I’m never sure what to pack (and I’m the slowest stamper). But I did bring along this flower to color and some things that I might be able to use for this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I have to say that I just love the creative possibilities that this week’s hostess, the lovely Jennifer Brum, has given us!
I only used two colors from my Zig Clean Color Pack (a bright pink and a yellow) to color this flower but I love how they work together and blend to create the orange. With the strength of the flowers colors, I opted to use a neutral base so I chose Smoky Slate. The sentiment is from the same Altenew set as the flower (Beautiful Day) and I stamped it in Versafine ink and the layered the white with some Melon Mambo. I added some Daffodil ribbon that I have hoarded in my stash since it is so pretty with the flower. I think I’ll be adding this sketch to my go-to group. I see lots of ways to use it!
And yes, the team has definitely come up with some of them. As always, they are amazing! Well, lots of posts this week and I’m back to the stamp room to get ready for some more coming up soon. Until then, I hope you have a great day! As for the monthly gathering…I can’t wait to go back and this time actually finish some projects! See you soon!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Beautiful Day (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, SU Black Stampin’ Write Marker; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (SU ret), Basic Pearl, Sharpie Marker
Since it is release week for Newton’s Nook, please bear with me as I combine the two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept this week. The sketch from the kind and amazing Cindy Hall seemed perfect to with the inspiration piece!
I came back to this gorgeous set from Concord & 9th called Hello Lovely because I really, really wanted to use this sentiment for the sketch. They seemed perfect for each other! I stamped using Versafine Black ink to ensure a crisp look. The two words are actually separate stamps and can be used in multiple ways (one of the things that drew me to the set) and then there is the flower. You may remember the flower from my last card for The Card Concept and it really is a full card size. But how wonderful that you can use a small portion of it too! I used the colors from the inspiration piece (orange, pink and gray) and I love how quick it was to create this pretty watercolor look. The image panel and the base are Shimmery White Card Stock (SU). This paper really does take ink well and is beautiful with a light coloring hand…nevermind the subtle shimmer which is so pretty in person. I added a layer of Tangerine Tango and colored some Basic Pearls with a black Sharpie marker to mimc the speckles from the image and add a little more dimension.
I know you have been getting tons of posts from me this week and I hope you have enjoyed my projects. This is my first post of the day and you will see the next in the January Release from Newton’s Nook Designs in just a bit. The FMS and Card Concept design teams have created marvelous projects for our challenges this week and I hope you will join us for both. Thanks for stopping in. See you soon!
Stamps: Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, WPlus9 Black Dye, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Shimmery White (SU), Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Misti, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie Marker
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