Sunday, April 17, 2016

Watercolor Roses Sketch

A fun, simple sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


I chose to use Hero Arts "You're Lovely" set, 


I stamped an Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card background called "Screen" in yellow, then layered the flowers over the top.  I stamped the flowers in Antique Linen first, then added Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral with a waterbrush over the stamped lines.  Love this set and dies!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Window Box Sketch


A lovely and versatile sketch from one of my favorite sites Freshly Made Sketches!  This one is by Jen Brum!


Here is my card:



I used Wplus9 Studio's Fresh Cut Florals and More Fresh Cuts stamps and dies to make my window box bouquet.  The Sizzix brick embossing folder is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from a set called Perfect Pairings in their Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Our daffodils came up for a few days and are now covered with about 3 inches of snow :(!  At least I can always make paper bouquets and gardens :)!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



It's time for another blog hop with Papertrey Ink!  This month, Nichole shared this lovely art by Izziyana Suhaimi.  It's a combination of pencil drawings and embroidery, so amazing!


I used two different shades of grey cardstock and some embroidery floss on my card...


Stamped floral images from last year's anniversary set Petite Pots with Versamark then heat embossed with white powder.  Added rainbow colored french knots to the centers with embroidery floss.


Stamped the little bird from Petite Pots and added a black french knot eye.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum and wrapped around the front.

What a fun challenge, can't wait to visit this month's gallery!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chalkboard Sketch

I got to play along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!



The dotted line made me think of a school-themed card.  This one uses some old images from AMuse Studio and a sentiment from Hampton Arts.


The ruler was stamped on some gold woodgrain paper and the sentiment and dotted line were heat-embossed in white.


I stamped the alphabet on denim paper hearts that I cut with a PTI die.  The apple is stamped on PTI's white linen paper so the texture showed right through!

So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bird-day Sketch

A fun and sunny sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches by Kim Singdahlsen!


 I flipped the sketch so I could use my word bubble die from Lawn Fawn, and these sweet birdies...


I used the picket fence die, woodgrain impression plate, Headline Alphabet dies, and Petite Pots stamps and dies from PTI.  The "happy birthday" is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The paper is American Crafts "Hip Hip Hooray."   Perfect for a spring birthday :).

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Smile Sketch

A card for Freshly Made Sketches!  This week's is by Jen Timko, and I found it to be tricky at first! Then I had a little watercolor adventure party, and my card started to come together...

Here's the sketch...



I wanted to use this cute little camera image from Studio G to make a birthday card.  


The heart was paper-pieced with coral paper, and is coated with Glossy Accents.  I used PTI's Watercolor Wonder set and WPlus9's Splat sets.  Inked the images with Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, and Squeezed Lemonade, then spritzed them with water before stamping on the paper.  Added some ink straight to my acrylic blocks, too, then spritzed more water and shook above my whole card for some added droplets!



Added a sentiment with PTI's Headline Alphabet dies, cutting the letters from coaster board, and inking them up, too.  Added starbursts (flash bulbs :)) and a sentiment from PTI's Good Times set, and some painted wooden stars and iridescent sequins.  My daughters will like this more modern card to take to a future birthday party!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

All Boy Challenge

At the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, the theme is "All Boy" with this fun photo...



I was inspired by the rocket, the fun constellation pattern, and the splattered colors in the top right corner.  I also loved the detailed background, bright blue, and black/white sentiment on Lisa Henke's inspiration card ;)  I used Waltzingmouse Stamps "Half Pint Heroes" to make my little Rocket Man!




I made my background by embossing white cardstock with the Sizzix "Softly Falling" embossing folder from Stampin Up, then sponging Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, then Salty Ocean.  Over the top I used two stencils with white embossing paste, an arrow pattern from DCWV, and stars from Heidi Swapp.

The little rocket is paper pieced with a constellation paper from Echo Park, and added some white details with a chalk marker.



Such a fun challenge, and so excited to have a "boy" birthday card since I never have one ready when I need it!