Thursday, 28 May 2020

Rainbow Dots

Hi and welcome to the latest challenge from Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess this week is Cecile Ribon.  And here is Cecile's sketch:


I struggled to come up with anything and ended up with a card I'm not totally happy with, but it is what it is.



In the end I die-cut some dots from a white panel and adhered some embossed strips behind in a rainbow fashion.  I found a bold but plain sentiment for the top and adhered with foam tape to a white card base.


The DT have some really creative takes on the sketch so I hope you'll check them out.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Celebrate (Neat & Tangled), Tiny Alphabet Background (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Red Hot, Persimmon, Daffodil, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT), Medium Dot Line (SSS)
Accessories:  Clear EP

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 21 May 2020

In My Thoughts

Hi all and welcome to my blog.  Today's card uses the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess this week is Jen Brum.  And here is Jen's classic sketch.



I did some stenciling and ink-blending to create the centre rectangle then I did some scoring for the outer rectangle (hard to see in the photos).  After I was finished ink-blending, I stamped this beautiful butterfly and the sentiment - both from the Forever in our Hearts stamp set.


A very simple card!

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

As a side note, I've had to temporarily remove the link to sign up for email notifications of my posts.  I've been getting spammed for the last several weeks with sign-ups using the same name and different, seemingly real, email addresses and I'm just over it.  I'll put it back up in a month or so and hopefully that'll stop the spamming.


Products used:

Stamps:  Forever in our Hearts (PinkFresh Studio)
Ink:  Obsidian (Altenew), Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Masking Rectangle Stencil (Taylored Expressions)

Cheers
Karren




Friday, 15 May 2020

Mother's Day

Hi and welcome to the latest challenge from the Fusion team.  I did a fusion of both sketch and photo to come up with this Mother's Day card which I sent to my mum.


I colored the floral image with Copics and did some ink smooshing onto the background.  Some patterned paper and a stamped sentiment finished the card.


I've tried to capture the shimmer from the clear sparkle pen in this next photo.


Thanks for visiting.  Please check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.



Products used:

Stamps:  Joyful Lilies Digi (Power Poppy), Fresh Flowers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Obsidian (Altenew), Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor, X-Press It, Watercolor Wash (MFT), Black & White Stripes (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Prismacolors, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren



Thursday, 14 May 2020

Apple Pie

Hi all!  Our Freshly Made Sketch this week is brought to us by Kim Singdahlsen.  Check it out:
As soon as I saw the strips on the sketch, I immediately thought of weaving of pie crust, so I went looking through my stash for a pie stamp and came up with this.


I had to flip the sketch onto its side to get the image to fit and did a bit of Copic coloring (and yes, I know the rolling pin is waaaay too dark, but it is what it is).


Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some great cards using this unique sketch so I hope you'll check them out.



Products used:

Stamps: All Things Apple (digi) Power Poppy
Ink:  Black Archival
Cardstock:  X-Press It, Desert Storm, Vellum, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren


Products used:

Stamps:  All Things Apple Digi (Power Poppy), More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Black Soot Archival
Cardstock:  Kraft, Tropical Teal (MFT), X-Press It, Vellum
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Clear EP, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Blended Hello

Hi and welcome.  Today's card is for Linda's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I de-layered and CASified her wonderful sketch.




I did some stamping on a white card base to represent the left and right hand panels and for the centre panel I did some ink-blending and die-cutting.


All very simple and I hope you can see the sketch.  The Hello is stacked 4 high to help it stand out from the background.  I finished the card with some raindrops.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the cards made by the DT - they're fabulous.

Products used:

Stamps:  Dot Botanicals (Altenew)
Ink:  Silver Lake, Gray Denim (Altenew), Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Abandonned Coral, Fired Brick Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Big Hello (MFT)
Accessories:  Raindrops (PTI), Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cheers
Karren

Friday, 1 May 2020

Just a Note

Hi and welcome!  It's Fusion Card Challenge time and here is the quick card I made using the sketch and colors from the photo.


This was a very quick card (and post) because I am just so busy with work that I have no time for anything else.  I used the wonderful products from The Greetery for my card and patterned paper from Lawn Fawn.


Thanks so much for dropping by.  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Signed & Sealed with a Kiss, Signed & Sealed (The Greetery)
Ink:  Intense Black (SSS), Forest Glades, Evergreen (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Let's Bokeh in the Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Dies:  Signed & Sealed (The Greetery)

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Miss You Heart

Welcome to my latest card for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge, where this week's hostess is Jen Mitchell.  Jen has come up with a fun and versatile sketch.


For my card, I decided to go white-on-white - always a bear to photograph!  I also decided to go very CAS.


I masked off the heart on a stencil and spread white embossing paste over the exposed heart.  While it was still wet, I sprayed it with shimmer spray, but the camera has picked up the subtle shimmer.  


I stamped a simple sentiment, cut it at an angle and added a gold strip underneath.  And called it done!

Thanks for visiting.  The DT have created some gorgeous cards so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Missing You (Honey Bee Stamps)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Copper Metallic
Accessories:  Speckled Hearts Stencil (Whimsy Stamps), White EP, Shimmer Spray

Cheers
Karren