Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #583

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #583!



The Queen of layering, Narelle Farrugia, has given us a fabulous sketch this week! I couldn't unsee the rainbow and pulled out The Stamp Market Rainbow Stripes dies and a few MFT Cute Cloud Outline die cuts that were in the bits and pieces tray.




Wanting to keep the design super simple, the sentiment is partially gold embossed on the panel and finished on the cloud, taking the physical space of the horizontal panel without adding an extra layer.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #582

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #582!



Clean Team designer Karren Johnston has given us a great sketch to work with this week! My design started from the base up as I wanted to play around with The Stamp Market Star Sprinkle stencil and TCW Shimmery Goodness molding paste.




The largest MFT Stax Star die is cut from gold shimmer paper and a slightly large star hand cut from white shimmer paper to layer over the shimmer star panel. I was happily impressed with how well it worked to gold emboss the MFT Yay to You sentiment on a strip of the shimmer paper.  A few Pretty Pink Posh jewels were scattered over the panel for a little extra shine.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #581

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #581!


The always elegant C├ęcile Ribon provides our sketch this week and, as you can see, I followed it very literally. Of course you can use any element instead of a heart, but once I realized our anniversary was coming up in a month or so, the heart was staying.




A favorite Mama Elephant Love Quotes sentiment was heat embossed on a PTI die cut heart first. The heart is blended with several shades of red Distress Ink and popped up over a number of MFT Wild Greenery die cuts.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #580

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #580!


I have to admit this is not the card I thought I was going to make when I first saw Jen Mitchell's fabulous grid/block design for the sketch this week!  





It was the Ali Edwards Filled Speech Bubble stamp set sitting on my desk for another project that kept distracting me and getting in my head. Once I started playing around with the options, and realized four bubbles nicely created the grid in the sketch, it was time to play with ink colors and figure out the sentiment.

It took a couple tries to realize sticking to different shades of a couple colors was the best way to go for today. The Poppystamps Art Deco Birthday Greetings and Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday sentiments are selectively stamped into the top two bubbles. A Paper Smooches Digits and Kerri Bradford Willow alphabet stamps provide the rest of the sentiment.




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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie