Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #450

 Freshly Made Sketches #450!

Karren has given us a wonderfully versatile sketch to work with this week. I decided to ink smoosh a watercolor panel to create a sky background and base for the heat embossed MFT Brushstroke Birthday sentiment.

A trio of brightly colored MFT Gerbera with sparkly centers provide the circle element in the sketch. This panel is popped up on a big dot embossed panel for a little extra texture.

Check out the terrific design team card and play along with us this week!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #449

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #449!

I absolutely love C├ęcile's sketch this week and fully intended to create a geometric design. I really can't explain how the triangles morphed into umbrellas and a beach scene. Sometimes creativity takes a road trip and I decided to stay with it this week.

I did stay with a loose triangle shape when inking the sand and sky backgrounds, slightly offsetting them so the sand is shifted to the right side of the panel and the sky more to the left. A trio of seagulls were heat embossed in the sky as the small triangle element before the beach umbrellas and heat embossed sentiment were layered on the panel.

I hope you check out the amazing design team cards and play along with us this week!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #448

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #448!

Jennifer Brum has designed our sketch this week and I'm loving the diagonal panel! As you can see, I used it as a sentiment strip, heating embossing a Simon Says Stamp Sending & Wishing sentiment on vellum.

The vellum strip is wrapped around a paper quilt created using patterned paper scraps, a WPlus9 Quilt Cuts 2 die and MFT Chalkboard frame dies.

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

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #447

Designer Kim Singdahlsen is the creative genius behind our sketch this week! I can't wait to see what you do with striped panel. I wanted a subtle background for my open flower die cut, so once again used a stencil to ink a tone-on-tone stripe.

The Taylored Expressions Wavy Stripe stencil helps soften the stripe and works with the rounded lines of the flower. I stayed with rounded lines, heat embossing a PTI Penned Elegance sentiment on a gray oval. A scatter of blue jewels finish this card.

The design team have amazing cards this week! I hope you are inspired to play along with us.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CASology Challenge #372: BALL

Did you think of a formal dance, round shape or sports equipment first when you saw the cue word this week? There are so many ways to interpret this word. Sports is what inspired my card. We aren't the biggest baseball fans out there, but we usually get to a couple Padres games every season and have missed the option this year.

I used a stitched edge die to cut the white panel and adhered the two pieces to a navy blue panel, leaving a slim space. The red chevron pieces are adhered over this to "sew" the pieces together, mimicking the stitches on a baseball. The sentiment is from PTI Penned Elegance and inked in navy blue.

Check out the design team cards and join us this month!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Anushree!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how BALL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a one month challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, August 31st (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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