Happy Wednesday! Freshly Made Sketches has a fabulous sketch from designer Narelle Farrugia today. It is one that is fun for patterned paper, die cut elements or even great horizontal images. You are going to love it!
I went with a fall go-to this week, Layering Leaves Dies by Concord and 9th. They seemed to fit the sketch perfectly! I also went to the way back machine and pulled out remnants of some old designer paper by SU called Sweater Weather. Loved it then, still do. This plaid seemed right on trend so I thought it would be great for the background. I used some other prints from the pack and a sentiment from C9’s Hello Lovely set on the panels. To keep the panel cutting easy and uniform, I cheated. I used the Slanted Sentiments Dies from MFT and simply cut them down to rectangles.
Hope you’ll head over and join the team for this latest sketch. I’ll be back on Friday with a post with the Crafty Friends. You won’t want to miss this month. Another fabulous promo code from another amazing company! Until then, have a great day!
I’m continuing my trend from yesterday of using Concord and 9th with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. This is week 3 of our celebration leading up to sketch 400 and we have pulled out sketch 300. It is such fun to see another older sketch with a new eye.
I started with a based of Fabriano watercolor paper and painted on a swatch in this beautiful fall yellow (why yes, I am craving the crisp fall air!). While it dried I cut some leaves with the Layering Leaves die from watercolor paper and painted them in an ombré from brown through red to orange. The sentiment comes from Hello Lovely and I used a banner die (yes, I was that lazy) to make sure it was cut perfectly and then chopped off the ends.
Once everything was dry, I simply layered it up and attached to the base. I added a bit of twine to comply with the sketch a bit better and a few sequins, because I could.
I hope you’ll join us this week and then get ready! Next week is going to be really awesome. Really! We can hardly wait. Until then, thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
I had some time to just stamp last week and I wanted to join in the April Challenge from Where Creativity Meets C9. Their theme this month is One Layer. Sounded right up my alley! With a one layer card the whole focus falls to the image so I choose the beautiful Hello Lovely stamp by Concord & 9th. I really do love it!
Once I had the stamp chosen, the fun was in the colors. I used a light gray card stock and this gorgeous purple pigment ink. It happens to be a sneak peek of a new release coming soon from Clear Snap. Pretty, isn’t it?! The nice part about pigment ink is the strength of color and how it embosses. I just heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. All the work here is done by the great image and the ink!The sentiment for this comes from a holiday set (also C9), O Christmas Tree. I love when sets have purposes beyond the holiday! After cutting the panel with a stitched rectangles die, I thought the card needed just a little more. I recently won some beautiful sequins from 28 Lilac Lane (designed by May Flaum) and the Mixed Berry set went perfectly with the ink. I added a few just to give an extra something to the card.
Today is Freshly Made Sketches day!! Always the most inspirational day of the week! My friend, the amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and I love this one. A lot!
I have had this gorgeous image from Uniko for a while but I needed just the right inspiration for it. I thought this sketch was exactly right to show it off. I heat embossed it (Versamark and White embossing powder) first and then sponged it using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed. I cut the panel using Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp. Next I created another panel with sponging for the layer behind. And finally, I added this sentiment from Concord & 9th and sponged again. The gorgeous details of the image get to be the star of the show with the sponging! And this came together pretty quickly…which is amazing since it looks artsy and hard. Nope! Totally easy and fun!
So I know you’ll love this sketch too and I am completely sure that the team will inspire you with their stunning work.
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