Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #193

Hello again! Another great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm hoping to get another card in before the challenge ends. But let's start with this card.

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I blended some Mama Elephant inks (Piggy Bank and Tutti Frutti) and added a strip of pattern paper. To mimic the bow on the challenge sketch I add some (very) old brads from my stash. If I were to give this to my hubby he wouldn't appreciate a bow or ribbon. :)

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I appreciate you stopping by. For those in the U.S. enjoy your Independence Day holiday weekend.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Case this Sketch #129

Playing along with this week's challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Lots of white space on this one! I have made lots of cards with flowers recently and challenged myself to try something else. I was flipping through my stamps and saw my arrow set (Get to the Point by PTI). I thought the polka dot arrow was fun and added a fun Paper Smooches sentiment to go with it. I backed my white panel on a MFT Sour Apple card base.

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Hope you're having a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fusion challenge

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I'm playing along with the Fusion challenge.

I started with the sketch and used this beautiful background paper I received from a friend. I added a two-layer butterfly in the upper corner (following the butterfly theme) and then a small banner. The colors said "serene" and "calm" to me and I almost made it a sympathy card, but I like the idea of a butterfly bringing hugs to a friend in need.

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Great challenge!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #192

Hi and happy weekend! I'm entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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It's hard to think about winter and snowflakes when we're having lots of summer sunshine but it will be here soon enough and I'll be prepared with this cute and simple card. I'm loving digging through my leftover basket to use that stuff up. These snowflake dies were cut with SSS snowflake dies from a piece of paper that had been watercolored. Love the variety of purples in this and I'm not usually a purple fan. The cardstock base is Bazzill Icy Mint - my favorite light blue. The sentiment and stamped snowflakes are from Avery Elle.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink June blog hop

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I'm joining the Papertrey Ink blog hop today.

This photo was the inspiration for the blog hop.

And here are Nichole's words about the challenge:
The simplicity of these gray stripes paired with cream and orange flowers just speaks volumes in regards to card inspiration.  Take these colors and transform them into a classic card that captures the beauty of the photo.  Experiment with stamped flowers or die-cut florals.  Add stripes using delicate Sheer Basics striped vellum overlays or cover plates.  Let the photograph speak to you and see where it takes you!

I loved the color scheme and I love stripes. I pulled out my Super Stripes intending to do a full panel of gray stripes on a cream panel. But, after the first one, it looked like a road to me and I got to thinking what could I fit on that road. A bike! An orange bike! I wish I had placed the bike further onto the card so more of the seat is visible but it is what it is.

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After the bike was stamped I felt it was still missing something at the top. I added an embossed line on top of the sentiment and then rubbed some Distress ink on the top to simulate a sky. 

This is a complete one layer card with just stamping and one little dry embossed line. I used Super Stripes, Pedal Pushers, Vintage Cream cardstock, and Canyon Clay ink.

Enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch! #128

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Hi! I have a card for this week's sketch with CAS(E) this Sketch.

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This is a 4.25" square card. I used two strips of pattern paper and one strip of pattern vellum - hopefully you can see the stars on it.

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This was a fun sketch - very versatile!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #191 - take two

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Here is another entry for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge. You can see my other entry here.

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I thought this card was graphic enough to be a guy card. Strangely, the colors remind me of Disney for some reason. Maybe that's just me.

Thanks for stopping by.