Another week has flown by and it is time for the newest challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. The amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and her sketch is fantastic.
I thoughts I’d pull out my Daniel Smith watercolors for this one and create a bit of a wash for the rounded corner square. But what image to use as a focal point? After scanning through, I came upon the Little Lilies set from Newton’s Nook Designs and I thought it would be perfect for the job. I painted it and cut it out using the coordinating dies and then decided it would be nice to add a wash of color to the crossing panel too. So a little more painting (and waiting to dry). Finally, I found this sweet sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Ride that seemed just right for the little flowers. A quick little card for a sweet sketch!
Short and sweet today. Out on a trip and then back to finish up some details for the big January/Creativation Release from Picket Fence Studios. Hop over and check out all the great cards from the DT this week at FMS and I hope you’ll join us. Have a great rest of your week and see you soon!
Welcome to the last day of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. This has been an amazing month and we are finishing off with style!! Two, yes two, more stamp sets to show you today. Woohoo!! Both of these are just what you need to bring a little spring sunshine into your craft room!
First up is Little Lilies. I love these sweet little flowers so much and literally ran right down to stamp with it when it arrived on my doorstep. I colored the flower with my Zig Clean Color Markers and then cut it out with the coordinating dies.
I added just a little touch of light gray and green on the ends of the flowers to give a little dimension to the white flowers. Onto a base of Bristol Smooth paper, I swirled on a little bit of Distress Ink and sprinkled it with water. I am a big fan of a “just because” card since I can use them for so many things so I chose it for my sentiment. The flower went perfectly with this little scalloped circle frame so I added that and then the flower on top. I dug through and found a few sequins to finish the card.
The second set for today is called April Showers. I have to tell you, I am SERIOUSLY hoping this sentiment is true!! I am done with winter weather and really ready for some flowers and butterflies! I used a yellow embossing powder on vellum for the sentiment and then cut it out with a banner die. I pulled out my trusty sewing machine (see, mom, I still know how to use it!!) and stitched the banner onto some Wood Textures paper.It is a little hard to see in the big picture so I’m giving you a close up of the little beads that I attached to the centers of the flowers and onto the banner. I used the Multi-Medium Matte Glue for those. There are additional images that are super cute that go with the sentiment and I’m sure the DT has some great examples with those.
I hope that you have enjoyed all of my cards this week. I very much enjoy hearing from you in the comments and your kind words always bring a smile. Thanks for letting me be a part of your day! Now for your chance to win!!
Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” or “April Showers” 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)! Thewinner 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, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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