Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #389

Clean Team designer Narelle Farrugia has given us a lovely sketch this week. A large Memory Box Pavilia provides the circle element in my design.

The background is cut from a slightly lighter pink cardstock than the outline die, with some of the dark pink petals left in place for texture and interest. A pink gem is added to the center before the flower is popped up on the panel and a pair of leaves added.

The MFT Greetings & Salutations sentiment is heated embossed before being added along with a scatter of raindrops.

I hope you get a chance to check out all the wonderful Clean Team cards at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CASology Week 344: SUMMER

Welcome to Week 344 at CASology!

We are having a cool, rainy spring here in southern California, leaving me looking forward to warmer summer days and beach time. What does summer mean to you?

The Stamp Market Skinny Upper Alpha dies spelling out the word BEACH on the kraft panel make me think of brightly colored beach towels on the sand. A little coarse glitter is added for interest and texture.

The design team has terrific cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Marlena!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how SUMMER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are going back to two week challenges as we move into summer, so you have until 9 AM Monday, June 3rd (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #388

Our fun sketch this week is from Clean Team Designer Karren Johnson! I really wanted to use a circle stamp in my design so pulled out PTI Sketched Shapes and played around with a few different colors before deciding on the New Leaf and Limeade Ice greens.

The inspiration to place the Poppystamps Boddington Tree border die cut in front of the sketchy circles came from this cool card by Jen Wills.  A simple birthday sentiment from MFT Sweet Succulents is heat embossed on the green panel before it is adhered to the white woodgrain embossed panel. The tree rectangle is popped up above the sentiment to finish off the card.

I'm linking this card to Seize the Birthday#165 in the Anything Goes category.

The Clean Team has fabulous cards this week - I hope you get a chance to check them out and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by,