Saturday, 24 June 2017

Project: Sketch Saturday 24th June



Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday challenge at Sketch Saturday!

Here's the sketch:


This week's challenge is sponsored by Just Me Digital Stamps and her images are gorgeous. I'm featuring Fantastic Mr Fox and he's such a cutie.

I decided to make the image sentiment nice and big, and then colored it with ProMarkers. The brown card is embossed using a woodgrain folder. The green vine is a Martha Stewart punch that I punched in dark green card and then carefully cut down the line - it's supposed to be twice as wide and I thought it would work well as a border if I got it a bit smaller.

I had such fun playing with the sketch, I hope you do to. Be sure to enter before Friday!


Monday, 12 June 2017

Project 422: A summery sketch and color challenge


I haven't been doing too many challenges outside of my DT challenges lately as I've been bogged down with work and family commitments. But this weekend I was keen to play with some of my stash so I found some great challenges to make it more fun.


I decided to combine Freshly Made Sketches' layout with the color combo at The Color Throwdown:


The result is the summery card above! The image is from Stampin' Up and I colored it with ProMarkers, added some white gel pen accents and then die cut it into a circle. The paper is from American Crafts and is one of my favourites, I have been saving a small scrap for absolute ages. I added little touches of yellow in the dots and added sand to make it a bit more prominent. Really pleased with it, I think it's a fun little summer card!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Project 421: A dino color sketch challenge




It's my FIL's birthday soon and as he is like a big kid I always like to make him fun cards. I saw the colors and sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and The Paper Players and thought they would go together perfectly for the card I wanted to create:



The stamp set is from Stampin' Up and I've had it for 2 years, so I thought I would link up with Retro Rubber's Anything Goes challenge this week as well.

I flipped the sketch on the side and stamped two panels with the triceratops stamp in lime green and light orange. The dots are enamel accents. The sentiment is a die cut square with white ink - I was going embossed, then didn't, and now kind of wish I had. Oh well! It's playful and fun and that's what I was going for so I'm pretty satisfied with it :) 


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Project: Sketch Saturday 10th June



Hello there! We have a great sketch for you this week, and as we head toward Father's Day we have a great sponsor who has some delightful images for you to try. Fred She Said Designs have some great images, and I'm featuring Emma in her cool cap in my post here.

This week's sketch is over on the Sketch Saturday blog:
I decided to color Emma using ProMarkers and die cut her out using stitched dies. I decided to go for a die-cut sentiment to make it a Father's Day card and stuck to a color scheme of turquoise, purple and navy. I added die-cut stars as well to keep everything in the same scheme. It looks pretty clean and I'm happy with it, I think the recipient will like it as well. 

Can't wait to see what you create using the layout, make sure you enter by Friday! 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Project: Embossing challenge at Moving Along with the Times


This week's challenge at Moving Along with the Times is an embossing challenge and it's so versatile it was hard to decide what to do. I decided to go silly - sometimes that's the best and only option!

For the headline card I started by heat embossing the white heart in the latte and then stamped over it with the circle for coffee and the mug. The mug is an outline so I colored that in using ProMarkers. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is part of two stamps (the 'let's sit together and drink' is one and then there are four varieties for tea, coffee, hot cocoa and champagne). I die cut the square boarders and, to give it a bit more fun, I added a stencilled background of big overlapping circles using Distress Ink.


This second card features a sentiment is heat embossed using a rich black powder. I created a frame from a white card with a window cut out and I blended it using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to blend around. I stamped donuts and then layered it using icing and sprinkle stamps in different colors so they peep through the window. I added pink enamel accent dots to make it a more springy. Looks fairly straight forward but with all of the stamping layers took a while to put together. I like the final effect and can't wait to see what embossing projects everyone else does!




Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Project 420: Set of daschund cards



I stayed home today as I wasn't feeling well and then, of all things, we got a leak in through the lighting and the ceiling  from torrential rain hitting our apartment building. Ugh. So I had to turn off the power, turn off the lights and wait for the building manager to come investigate.

So I made some cards while I waited! I have been wanting to make a set of cards for a family friend who loves daschunds for a while and thought it would be fun to have a little play. I stamped the four different dogs from a set Claire gave me, colored them with ProMarkers and then die cut them as squares. I also cut a spotted background and plain square and instead of a straight layer, I skewed it a bit.

I added punched balloons to the three that had strings - I thought it would add dimension instead of a stamped balloon. And some little enamel dots and that was that. Really happy with the set, I can't wait to put them in the post for our friend.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Project: Sketch Saturday May 27th



Finally week as Guest DT at Sketch Saturday and I'm very sad this is the last of the posts. Happily the sketch was great to play with, I love a starburst!


The image is from AMB Illustrations and I decided to color it with Spectrum Noir pencils. I decided to tilt the sketch on its side to have the duck at the top and then have the starburst coming below as if it was the puddle spilling out. A bit silly but I liked the idea. The stardust is comprised of vellum layered over the colored card and I embossed some blue card with a Swiss dots folder to add texture. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, it's a rare vertical sentiment and I thought it worked brilliantly with the original sketch. 

All in all I'm very sad to leave the Sketch Saturday family but it has been absolutely brilliant working with them and I've loved playing with them every week!