Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #459

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #459!


Jennifer Brum had designed a very fun sketch for us this week! The bottom panels reminded me of tissue paper wrapped around a bouquet and I went with that idea, morphing it into an explosion of holiday foliage instead of a bouquet.




Papertrey Ink Spruces and Sprigs images were stamped and cut first, then a few extra die cuts made with cardstock and shimmer cardstock to help fill out the vellum pocket.

Kerry Bradford Bundle Up stamp set provided the sentiment and it is attached with a simple pearl.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

CASology Challenge #377

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #377!



I love the color explosion of a great sunset and have been hoping for years to see the green flash that is present about ten minutes before the sun goes over the horizon. I hadn't heard of this phenomenon before living in San Diego, but our vast uninterrupted ocean horizon apparently makes it more common to see. 





A circle of Mustard Seed Distress Ink is blended on a very light gray panel, before a bit of Marmalade Spice Distress Ink is added to the top portion and the Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree die cut is adhered over it.

As you can see, most of the leaves are not adhered to the panel, adding a bit of dimension and interest to the design. The Altenew Thinking of You sentiment finishes the card.




The design team has terrific cards to inspire you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Marina!

Sponsor: Uniko!



We are looking forward to seeing how SUNSET inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two  week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, November 9th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #458

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #458!


I am in love with Kim's fabulous sketch this week! I immediately saw the five panels as five letters and spend more time than I should admit deciding whether to make a birthday or holiday card. As you can see, Christmas won out this week.




Of course, I also spent more time than I should admit deciding what colors to use for The Stamp Market Chunky Alphabet letters and ended up stacking a three color ombre for each letter with a different shade of pink and aqua at the top. The Hero Arts Merry sentiment is stamped on the rectangle panel first and then it is embossed with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder.

A couple snowflake die cuts were adhered to the card base and the panel popped up over them. A scattering of smaller snowflakes and a bit of Wink of Stella on the letters finish this card.




I hope you check out the terrific Clean Team designs at Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie