Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #442

I'm thrilled to be hosting the challenge this week! The sketch was created with a plan to use Taylored Expressions Big Bold Balloons stencil, but, of course,  you can use whatever shapes and images you want.

Does anyone else still marvel at the magic of combining primary colors to get secondary colors? I softly blended the Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to create a translucent balloon bouquet, overlapping them to produce the green, purple and orange colors.

It's a bit hard to see the strings because I just wanted the softest touch of color. PTI Soft Stone ink was perfect for adding subtle Mama Elephant Party Kit images before finishing the panel with a PTI Penned Elegance birthday sentiment.

This could easily have been a one layer card, but I cut the panel and popped it up on the card base for a little extra interest.

The Clean Team has done an outstanding job this week. I hope you will be inspired to play along!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #441

Judy has given us a terrific sketch to work with this week! I've challenged myself to use stencils a little more, so was happy to create a rainbow panel with The Stamp Market Hello stencil on this card. 

The Stamp Market Chunky Alphabet dies were paired with an MFT Greetings and Salutations sentiment to continue the hello message.

I hope you can play along with us this week!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #440

Amy's sketch had me looking through a stack of older Spellbinders Labels dies and the dies had me thinking of vintage designs which led to pulling out an older pad of designer paper (Little Yellow Bicycle Vintage Summer) to create this card. 

The MFT Well Hello layered sentiment is added to a pretty paper with blue birds and butterflies, which led to a search through my bird dies. The Memory Box Peace Doves pair fit perfectly in the corners where Amy placed the flowers. A scrap of the same blue paper used for the sentiment is inked with Blueprint Distress Ink before the birds are cut.

Check out the great design team cards and play along with us this week!

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