Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #413




The lovely and elegant Clean Team Designer, C├ęcile Ribon is providing our sketch this week!

The squiggly line made me immediately thinking of the movement a watercolor pen makes, so I pulled my Zig Real Brush markers on to the desk while thinking about the image I wanted to use.




Deciding on the Gina K. Designs Winter Flowers poinsettia image and sentiment helped narrow the color choices. I created a couple panels and finished this pink and gold embossed version for the challenge.




The panel is popped up on a pink card base after the sequins were added.

I hope you find time to join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week and Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends celebrating with family and turkey.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie




Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #412





I love the offset panel on Clean Team Designer Jennifer Brum's fun sketch this week!

For this Christmas card a Poppystamps Open Hillside is die cut from a rectangular panel. A second panel is stamped with a Fancy Pants Merry & Bright star surrounded sentiment, heat embossed and inked. 




After the two panels are adhered together, the Memory Box Baby Deer is added along with a just a touch of Diamond stickles on the trees, hill and stars.




I hope you check out the Clean Team cards and join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CASology Challenge #356: FAITH

Welcome to CASology #356!





I love how our cue word this week can be used for everything from a religious holiday celebration to encouraging a friend going through a difficult time!




I took another of my Taylored Expressions masking stencils, layered it with a MFT Sunray stencil and inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Marmalade Spice Distress Inks to get the circle sun base for the PTI Hello Sunshine sentiment.




A few Pretty Pink Posh jewels finish the card with a bit of sparkle.

Check out the great design team cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how FAITH inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to a TWO WEEK CHALLENGE, so you have until 9 AM Monday, Dec 2nd (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #411



Clean Team Designer Kim Singdahlsen has given us a terrific sketch to work with this week! I originally saw the circle element as an ornament but when I went looking at my stamp options, the Lawn Fawn snowmen kept calling to me.




The LF Simply Celebrate Winter line of snowmen is stamped on a stitched rectangle panel and the larger LF Ready, Set, Snow snowman stamped on a stitched circle die. The two background panels are embossed with falling snow before being adhered together. A PTI Traveler's Journal: December Typed Words sentiment is curved to fit the circle before it is layered on an slightly larger aqua circle and popped up on the embossed panels.




Check out the fabulous Clean Team cards and join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Sunday, November 10, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch! #347

Although I am often a slow adopter to new tools on the market, I ordered the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils the second I saw them. How has it taken so long for someone to come up with this staple? Well done, Laurie Willison!

CAS(E) This Sketch #347 is perfect for the square stencil.




I layered the small square stencil on a white panel and then layered the TE Wavy Stripe Stencil on top and blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over both.




After removing the wavy stencil, I lightly inked the center of the square adding a bit of color and soften the contrast between the stripes.




A couple velum SSS Alexis snowflake die cuts are layered and adhered in the center before being added to the panel. A frosty gem finishes the snowflake and the MFT Snow Globe sentiment is popped up last.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #410

Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #410!




Clean Team Designer Linda Callahan created a fun sketch for us this week! I knew I wanted my sentiment to go in the main square and had plenty of Christmas options to choose from. This Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings fit perfectly in the MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frame so was heat embossed on a black panel before the frame was added.




The design is completed with a little Memory Box Pine Needle Twigs greenery and gemstone berries.





Check out the design team cards and join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CASology Challege #355: APPRECIATE






We have the perfect cue word for a Thank You or Thanksgiving card this week! I decided to let the sentiment take center stage with my card, using The Stamp Market Chunky Alphabet dies to cut the first word in rainbow colors.




The second line of the sentiment is cut from Simon Says Stamp You die and nestled into the top line.




The design team has terrific cards for this challenge! 



Jacquie Southas (you are here)



We are looking forward to seeing how APPRECIATE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to a TWO WEEK CHALLENGE, so you have until 9 AM Monday, Nov 18th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie