Freshly Made Sketches #583
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Freshly Made Sketches #583
Friday, April 28, 2023
More, and more, and more when it comes to tulips, I can never have TU-many!
I will only take a smidgen of your Friday evening but really wanted to share these sweeties - they've been waiting so patiently for their premier...
Most definitely in the 'hand deliver' category, right? Here's her money shot lol...
Happy weekend eve my friends!
My head is filled with butterflies - and so are my cards this week!
Thursday, April 27, 2023
My friend, and boss, at Doodlebugs is celebrating her birthday and YOU are ALL invited!
My card was created with that fabulous Spellbinders' Wonderful Tulips hot foil/die combo set that I shared with Marcia last week ... stenciled, die-cut, and trimmed then mounted on my new Pinkfresh A2 Slider Die. I cut it first from 80# white card I had layered with patterned paper - also used on my card front.
Hope you have the best birthday yet!
Thanks, my friends for your support of this wonderful small business! Don't forget the discount code: PARTY!!
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Hello, my friends! So glad you stopped by!
Yes, Marcia and I did have another play day... we're making up for the long Winter this Spring and are grateful for every moment! I was the host this time!
As many new products as we have to share, we both love stenciling so much, we made a day of it! I had a new set from Spellbinders, and I asked Marcia to share her gorgeous Dahlia from The Ton! That was just the beginning of our sharing!
Ready? set. go...
If you are familiar with stencils from The Ton, you will know that they are known for their LARGE flowers. ONE was big enough for TWO cards - it killed me to cut it in two! Here's a fun illusion...
Friday, April 21, 2023
Karren had me scratching my head with her Sketch this week - but I persevered, and actually ended up with a pretty cute Christmas card!
I've gotten my Prismacolor pencils out recently and rediscovered how relaxing they can be - and my arm is getting adjusted to it, too!
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
I made two more cards using my Pinkfresh Studios' Wonderful in Every Way set of stamps and dies. This time I used my Copics to color them - hope you like them!
Monday, April 17, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
My friend Cindy Beach is the host with the most beautiful color combination for us at Color Hues #62: Purple and Green! Okay, I know, and you know the first thought is to reach for florals as did the entire CH team - and they are absolutely gorgeous! But I had a different idea - are you surprised? lol.
You'd have to see that I've taken artistic license with the star of my card - and Cindy probably won't see a Crane in this color - but she did give an order to have fun...
These are the inks I've used with an old MFT cloud stencil:
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Don't say I didn't warn you about making more than one card while I have all the
mess supplies out on my desk! Second helpings for Freshly Made Sketches #581 coming up!
Here are those stamped Eucalyptus leaves I talked about...
I had that fabulous win over at Pinkfresh in January - guess what was included in that prize? BACKGROUND STAMPS!! I'm happy to remind you today that you have plenty of time to create a FLORAL card focusing on background stamping for Challenge #79 at The Flower Challenge!
When using a new stamp for the first time, I often follow the wonderful example of color combinations offered by Pinkfresh - they are the pros! I didn't have the exact colors, or the Pinkfresh inks, but I got pretty close:
Then I took it one step further and added a little blue sky behind their blooms!
Make a card for your husband. Something silly, or serious - your choice! Let’s include masculine colors: shades of blue, and greens.
Add alpha dies or die cut words!
Playing Cards with someone who makes a living on a 'winged-thing' and showing appreciation to my husband who loves ALL the winged things was a perfect fit! Of course, it HAS to be butterflies! Here's my card: