Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #505

Come join our sketch challenge at Freshly Made SketchesThe very talented Narelle is our hostess today!

I had a lot of ideas for this sketch - fall, Halloween, birthday - but in the end I went with bees! There are so many bees in my marigolds this year (which went wild from seeds last year!), and although they aren't the big fat bumbles like these, I am happy to see them buzzing around pollinating everything still. 

Most of these stamps and dies are from the Hero Arts January 2021 MMH Kit. I had not even used them yet! So today they got to see some ink - and embossing! This kit is not available anymore, but there are other fabulous options to recreate this card.

I first cut a circle using a wonky stitched circle die (MFT Stamps) out of the Pale Yellow Glitter paper that came with the kit. I added the Honeycomb window die, also cut with the same circle. I stamped the flowers from the kit and cut them out as well. And guess what? They were huge for my A2. I could have made a square card, but decided to stick with the usual A2, and just cut each side off the circle. I ended up really liking it. The flowers layer is popped up with foam tape.

The bees are stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored them with Copic markers, cut them out, and popped them up on the flower layer. I added some sequins from Honeybee Stamps. I layered all of this on a black mat, cut out with a wonky stitched rectangle die (MFT). To finish the card, I added some metallic gold Kreinik thread around the middle, and the word "buzz" using the Tall Skinny Alphabet from scrapbook dot com.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, October 4th. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog

Here is a little bee friend from my New England vacation this summer. This was taken near Franconia, NH. You would think I would stay away from them, since I am very allergic to their stings, but I love their jobs and watching them work.


 











Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #504

Come join our sketch challenge at Freshly Made SketchesThe very creative Karren is our hostess today!


When I saw the sketch, for some reason puffy clouds came to mind for the bottom layers. While it's not straight lines, it still follows the sketch! I am not a slimline fan, so I created a mini slim today (which I do like)!

I cut three layers of puffy clouds using MFT's Stitched Clouds Edges Dies. I popped up the middle layer for fun. Next, I cut the Airplane w/ Banner (CottageCutz) three times using Basic Black, Hammermill White, and Wild Cherry. I stamped my sentiment (Lily of the Valley/Reverse Confetti) and then adhered all of the airplane pieces together, also popped up. My card base is Seaside Spray (SU!) matted with Wild Cherry (Poptone). A lot of different companies' products today! I love combining what I have to make something fun!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 27. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog








Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #503

Looking for your mojo? Come join our sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! The amazing C├ęcile is our hostess today! Be sure to take a peek at her stunning card for this week!


I love white space and how fresh that looks. But since it's almost fall, I chose a darker suede color (The Paper Studio) for my main panel. I moved the leaf slightly from the sketch to show off the gorgeous faux patina paper from Craft Consortium. Isn't that beautiful? 

I chose the paper to play in the SCS Color Challenge 861 this week as well. If you look closely at the leaf, you can see a mossy green! I cut my squares using the stitched square die (SU!), and then backed it with the designer paper. My card base is Pool Party (SU!).


I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 20. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog




Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #502

Congratulations to the winners of my Sketch #500 drawing for Freshly Made Sketches!

Prize Package #1 - Carol L of Our Little Inspirations
Prize Package #2 - Joanne James of The Crafty Owl

Please email me your addresses so I can send out your prizes!

And now it's time for this week's sketch! The sweet and talented Jen B is our hostess today! Be sure to take a peek at her stunning card for this week!

I decided to create a rustic fall card with the Harvest dies from Stampin' Up! I just got them a couple of weeks ago, and was inspired by our (finally) cooler temps. I am also guest designing this month for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, and used this week's colors (CC860) for my card. The pretty sentiment is from Honeybee Stamps' Bizzy Buzzwords Honey Cuts. My wood grain and printed vellum papers are from Stampin' Up! A few sequins for sparkle and bling (Doodlebug) and it's all done!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 13. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #501

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess for this week is the talented Kim, and she has created a layout that has a lot of room to play!

I must admit, this one had me stumped. I gave it two tries, and ended up here with the second one, using paper ephemera die cuts I have had in my stash for awhile.

I used a Stampin' Up! embossing folder to add texture, and a die cut from Honey Bee Stamps as my sentiment. Pink pearls were added in the bouquet, as well as on the banner.
I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 6. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog!

I will have my Sketch #500 winners up on September 8, with Sketch 502!