Sunday, June 23, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #641 and NBUS #63

I have a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  


The Brushstroke Flowers from TH are new, cut from colored cardstock with the layers colored with Altenew Inks.  They are on the Leafy embossing folder from Spellbinders which is also new.  The foiled sentiment strip was colored with Pink Diamond to match the flower. 

All this newness means my card will also join Darnell's NBUS challenge. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Just Us Girls #732 - Mood Board Week

We're back with Mood Board Week at Just Us Girls and Carol M has this one to inspire our cards.

There's a closer look below or over on the blog post.

The minute I saw the picture in the lower right corner I remembered a stamp set from Concord and 9th called Blooms Fill-in.   When I pulled out the set there was already a panel stamped with just the color I wanted for the background although I'm not sure what it is.  There is a die with the stamp that cuts out extra flowers that I lightly washed with Kitsch Flamingo, using the same ink to stamp the centers.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

You can be inspired by the colors, images, the general feel of the photo or a card made by our Design Team and our guest Jane Taylor.  We hope to see you in the gallery.








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Time Out #266 - Photo Challenge

Welcome to the challenge at Time Out.  This week it's a photo inspiration.

I'm glad it says 'inspiration' because I have nothing in the way of stamps that look like the photo.  I was inspired by the color of the sky and clouds.


My 'clouds' are actually dogwood from Honey Bee.  I got the soft background by using my long neglected Clarity brushes with Broken China Distress Ink.  Since I seem to have a heavy hand using regular blending brushes those have come in handy lately. The flowers are done in Altenew Pastel Sunrise and the embossed frame is SSS's Blossom Field.  

Lawn Fawn is the sponsor of this challenge and they will award the winner a $25 store credit.  We're being joined by Joyce Mehrberg as the winner of challenge #262.  Please check out what she and the rest of the Design Team have made for your inspiration.







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Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge #92 - Reminder

Have you seen the sketch for The Flower Challenge?  It's what you need to use to make your card and it should be an easy one.

I went Spring Daisies on my first card.  This one is a little more autumnal.


The flowers are Cistus Craft-a-Flower from Altenew cut in a variety of peachy papers with a brown center to match the card base.  The white panel is embossed with Concord and 9th's Stitched Vines coverplate. 

If you haven't seen what the Design Team has made, please head on over to The Flower Challenge.  You will be amazed at the cards you'll see there.  I hope they inspire you to make a card for the challenge. 





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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Just Us Girls #731 - Word Week

Everyone loves a celebration and now you have the chance to make a celebration card.  Our host Carol M has chosen the word celebrate for this week's Just Us Girls challenge.


I saw Kristina Werner make a fun birthday card and thought I'd CASE hers.


I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper, randomly stamping the SSS balloons.  When they were dry I added strings with a Micron pen.  The sentiment is from Big Birthday Wishes circa 2015 and is no longer available.  It's heat embossed in gold on vellum which is then wrapped around the panel and all placed on a green card base. 

I made a birthday card but there are many other occasions to celebrate.  Choose one and make a card for the challenge.  Our guest Jane Taylor and the Design Team have some wonderful cards to inspire you. 





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