Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #481

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #481!

Clean Team designer C├ęcile Ribon has given us one of my favorite type of sketches to work with this week. I usually would turn to my small dies for a grid like this, but instead turned to a PTI Sketched Shapes simple circle stamp. I played with a number of color palettes before deciding this pink/aqua/orange combination was going on the final design.

I also turned to an older stamp set for the sentiment as this Avery Elle Oh Happy Day fit the mood and left the design flexible enough to be used for a birthday or congratulations card.

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

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CASology Challenge #388: HELLO

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #388!

I love a cue word as simple as HELLO! I knew I was going to use MFT Greetings and Salutations sentiments in brightly colored speech bubbles but wanted to add something more to the background.

A flip through my stencils gave me what I was looking for. To keep the design from getting too busy, I masked off part of the stencil before applying the gloss gel paste which gives a nice finish.

Check out the terrific design team cards for more ideas!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Asa!
We are looking forward to seeing how HELLO inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, April 26th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Freshly Made Sketch #480

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #480!

I admit I was a little intimidated by Jen's fabulous sketch this week until I thought about how I could arrange elements to give the illusion of a curved line. Butterflies were the first thing I thought of, although I almost immediately switched to cherry blossoms after seeing a few gorgeous trees in bloom on social media.

The Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms are stamped and embossed on watercolor paper before being colored with Kitsch Pink Distress Ink. While they dried, the curved line is added on a white panel using a Tim Holtz Burlap stencil. A little more color is added after the stencil is removed to soften the lines.

A few Pretty Pink Posh jewels add a bit of shine and the MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes sentiment is tucked in place.

The Clean Team has amazing cards to inspire you this week! I hope you will plan along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

I'm linking this card to Seize the Birthday #211 in the Anything Goes category.

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