Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #548

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #548!

I am hosting the sketch this week and came up with a narrow vertical panel to add interest to the card front. I wanted to use the largest of the Simply Graphic Ancres (anchors) dies on the large part of the panel and went looking for design elements that would echo and repeat the anchor.

As you can see, there is no shortage of anchors in my stash. The white stitched rectangle panel is embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and then a scrap of patterned paper added along the right side.

The MFT All About Dad sentiment is heat embossed, divided into two simple strips and popped up below the anchor die cut.

I hope you check out the fabulous Clean Team designs and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #547

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #547!

I was determined to use my Simply Graphic Les Nageuses (swimmers) dies bought last year, so have to give a huge thank you to Judy Rozema for the perfect sketch! Once I saw the circle and center panel as the floaties in the die set, I couldn't unsee them. Of course, to make it work with the diving swimmer, I had to flip the circle element, but that little adjustment is within the challenge rules.

After the pool paper was adhered and the Imaginisce Party Me Hearty sentiment heat embossed on the panel, I was ready to layer on the die cuts except I didn't like what felt like an unfinished pool edge.

It was too late to layer another panel so I searched for a die that would give me the sliver of edge I wanted. A balloon string provided the exact look I wanted!

I hope you check out the Clean Team designs and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

CASology Challenge #406: SAND

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #406!

My happy place is the beach which meant I had plenty of ideas swirling in my head when I saw the cue word for August. It was the fun Simply Graphic Hublot (porthole) die that had me focussing on the idea of framing a little sandy island paradise.

Zig Real Brush markers were used to create the sandy island first and then the Kerri Bradford Aloha palm tree and sentiment were added. The scene is adhered to the card base and the white panel with the porthole frame inset was adhered over it with foam tape.

Check out the fabulous design team cards and play along with us this month!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Hannelie!
We are looking forward to seeing how SAND inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a month long challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, September 5th  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,