Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Chill

And I'm back with my second card today for Camp Create - this time for Day 2 - Magnificent Masking.


I created this one-layer card by first stamping and masking the palm tree.  I then masked off the top and bottom of the ink-blended panel.  Once that was complete, I used some torn paper as a mask for the sand.  The reverse of that mask was used for the sea, along with another straight piece of paper.  Finally I sponged in the sky.  All the inks I used for the sponging were Distress Oxide inks and the paper is Bristol Smooth.

Once I was finished, I removed all the masks, colored the palm tree and used a Sharpie paint pen to add the waves and foam.  To give the tree something to "rest" on, I stamped the sentiment right underneath.  The birds are from the Party Like a Pirate set.

I'm also adding this to the AAA Cards Masking challenge.  Thanks for visiting.


Products used:

Stamps:  Penguins in Paradise, Party Like a Pirate (MFT)
Ink:  Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen, Broken China, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie Paint Pen

Cheers
Karren


Chevron

So, I wasn't going to play along with Camp Create this time, as my card-making time has been curtailed of late.  But today I decided to try and complete all the challenges, so here's my first card of two I made tonight.  Apologies in advance for the number of posts (hopefully) coming your way over the next 2 days.

This card is for Day 1 - Inlaid Made Easy


I used the Split Chevron Cover Up and the Big Thanks dies to make this card.  I also used black, white, After Midnight, Green Apple and Audrey Blue cardstocks.  I started by die-cutting the chevron die in all colors except white.  I then adhered the black frame onto some white card covered with Stick-It adhesive sheet.  Then I randomly filled in all the spaces with the navy, blue and green colors.  Once that was finished, I die-cut the Thanks from the panel and then also in white and inlaid the white Thanks into the chevron panel.



What's really cool is that I now have a gorgeous Thanks left over from the chevron panel that I can use on another card..

Thanks for visiting!


Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Black, After Midnight (MFT), Green Apple, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Dies:  Split Chevron Cover Up, Big Thanks (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

Friday, 18 August 2017

Blended Celebration

Welcome to another Just Add Ink challenge!  I chose the theme this week and I'm after stencils.  I just love stencils and have quite the collection.  They're affordable, easy to store and create such a wonderful effect for little effort.


I used distress inks to create my stenciled panel, keeping the Twisted Citron in the centre then fanning out with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.  Once I'd finished stenciling, I rounded the four corners then cut the panel into three vertically.  I mounted the three strips onto a black panel and then onto a white top-folding card base.


The die-cut sentiment is stacked four high and painted with clear sparkle pen.  I embossed the rest of the sentiment onto a black strip using a lime green EP called Cricket.  A silver thread nest was placed behind the sentiment and I finished with some sequins.

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Thanks for visiting!  Head on over to the JAI blog to check out the gorgeous cards made by the DT.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Celebrate All The Things (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Blueprints 6, Celebrate (MFT)
Accessories:   Diamond Circles Stencil (SSS), Cricket EP (American Crafts), Silver Thread, Clear Sequins, Corner Chomper

Cheers
Karren

Orange Bouquet

Hi and welcome to our newest challenge at Fusion.  This week I created a fusion - using this gorgeous new stamp from Avery Elle, which I colored with Copics and Prismacolors.



The patterned paper, including the ombre panel is from CTMH, apart from the black diagonal stripe which is one of the last strips from my MFT Neutrals pack.


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the DT have some gorgeous cards, so be sure to head on over and check them out.


Products used:

Stamps:  Floral Bouquet (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Intense Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Black, Happy Times (CTMH) Dots & Stripes Neutrals (MFT)
Dies:  Blueprints 25, Stitched Flags, Basic Stitch Lines (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Copics, Prismacolor Pencils

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Legendary

Hi and welcome!  What a fabulous turnout we had for our 300th sketch last week!  The gallery was gorgeous and so many of you said such wonderful things about the challenge and the design team, so thank you!

Today's sketch for Freshly Made Sketches comes to us from our super-talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum.  And what a fun sketch she has for us, too:



I went digging through my NBUS box again.  Let me tell you, my NBUS is not getting any smaller and I physically can't fit anything more in the box, but does that stop me?  No, it does not!  Luckily I only put stamp sets in there, dies go straight in the appropriate die box.  Anyway, onto the card.  This stamp set was bought at the CASual Fridays retirement sale.  I've wanted it forever as it totally puts me in mind of How I Met Your Mother!


I know I should have the "wait for it" in the middle of the "legendary" but I didn't think it would fit across the card.  The background is created with Distress Oxide inks and water and the sentiment was white-embossed before ink-blending.  I die-cut the panel with a MFT border die and then adhered it with fun foam to a black card base.  Can you see the bit of sparkle on the card base?  That is from a spray can of Glitter Dust - so pretty and contained - just the way I like my glitter 😀  In the photo, you can see glue behind the clear star confetti - trust me that was because I took the photos while the glue was wet.  Being Multi Medium Matte glue, it dried clear.


Thanks for visiting!  The design team have done some amazing things with this sketch - as always - so head on over and check them out.

I'm linking this card up to Sunday Stamps color challenge.


Products used:

Stamps:  Wait for It (CASual Fridays)
Ink:  Versamark, Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth, Black
Dies:  Stitched Scallops Basic Edges (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Sequins, Glitter Dust

Cheers
Karren



Friday, 11 August 2017

Tutu Cow

Hi and welcome to another fun challenge from the team at Just Add Ink.  This week we have a gorgeous colour challenge and I decided to have a bit of fun with my card:




I just adore Art Impressions images and had to colour up this tutu-wearing cow using the challenge colours.  Once she was finished I did some out of the box die-cutting and added her to a white card base which I'd added circles in two of the challenge colours to.


The sentiment cracks me up!  I finished with a die-cut string for the balloon and some Nuvo Crystal Drops.


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Thanks for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards using these colours so head on over and check them out.


Products used:

Stamps:  Udderly Fantastic (Art Impressions)
Ink:  Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Pool Party (SU), Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies:  Balloons (SSS), Balloon Strings Die (PTI), Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tank You

Hi and welcome to a very special Freshly Made Sketches post!  This week marks our 300th challenge!  Yep, 300 fabulous sketches!  I played along with the challenge regularly since #20 when I joined in my first ever challenge and then was lucky enough to be invited to join the team from #118 and haven't missed a challenge since 😊  I love this challenge and the design team are a wonderful, supportive group of ladies that I love, even though I've never met any of them in person!

Now, enough reminiscing and onto our fabulous 300th sketch.



To celebrate challenge #300, all the cards made by the DT for this challenge are going to be sent to a challenge participant, whose name will be randomly drawn at the end of the challenge.  How fun is that?  Knowing my card was going to actually be sent to someone (shocker!) I felt some added pressure and this is actually the second card I made for the challenge.



I used the adorable Fintastic Friends set by Lawn Fawn and stamped and colored various elements before die-cutting them and arranging them in the fish bowl.  For the background, I white-embossed the Balloon Strings stamp onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended Tumbled Glass over the top before die-cutting it with a Blueprints die.  I used the same die and some partial die-cutting to make a smaller rectangle from some patterned paper.  The Thanks word was cut from black cardstock and painted with clear sparkle pen.





So thanks for visiting!  Be sure to head on over to the blog and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.  And have a go at the sketch - we'd love to see a huge gallery this week.

Products used:

Stamps:  Fintastic Friends (Lawn Fawn), Balloon Strings (MFT)
Ink:  Intense Black (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor Wash (MFT), X-Press It
Dies:  Fintastic Friends (LF), Blueprints 10 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Triplus Pens, Black Glaze Pen

Cheers
Karren