Thursday, 17 November 2016

Blessings Basket

 Hi and welcome!  Today is a very special day as I am representing Freshly Made Sketches in a wonderful blog hop - the Giving Thanks Blog Hop for Stamplorations.



The lovely Shery Russ from Stamplorations has invited several challenge blogs to join with her design team so you can hop around and check out the fabulous creations using the newest Stamplorations products.  And there's prizes, which I'll tell you about shortly.  But first, let me show you what I made with these gorgeous products.  My first card uses all the products I received - a fabulous stencil, stamp set with die and word die.


I sponged some distress inks onto a watercolor panel and then placed the stencil over the top before lightly spritzing with water and quickly removing.  left behind was a faint outline of the leaves pattern in the stencil.  I die-cut the panel and adhered it to a white card base.  The basket was colored with Copics and die-cut and adhered with foam tape.  For the sentiment, I sponged distress inks in an ombre fashion before die-cutting the word die.  I also cut it from black cardstock and adhered it slightly offset.




My second card was made very similarly but without the stenciled background, making a more CAS card.  I also used a side-opening card base to give it a different orientation.



Here's a close up:



And the markers I used:



Now, back to the hop and those prizes I mentioned earlier.

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific


Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankfulbundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

And now it's time to hop along and check out the wonderful creations made by the Stamplorations Design Team and their guests.  If you get lost along the way, you can go back to the Stamplorations blog by clicking on the Giving Thanks graphic at the top of this post.

Have fun!  Thanks to Shery for inviting Freshly Made Sketches to be a part of this fun event.





Products used:

Stamps:  Many Blessings (Stamplorations)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint Distress Inks
Cardstock:  X-Press It, White, Watercolor
Dies:  Many Blessings, Blessings (Stamplorations)
Accessories:  Autumn Falling Stencil (Stamplorations), Copic Markers

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  I am thrilled that my second card above was featured on Kathy's All About You post as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.

41 comments:

Samantha A. said...

Love the boldness of the color against the white background! Really makes the image stand out!

Tink said...

They are all so colorful, Great cards!

cm said...

Feeling incredibly blessed that you've shared your abundant creativity with us, not once but TWICE! Beautiful baskets and oh, how eye-catching the background on the first!
~carol

Marsha said...

Beautiful coloring and love the watercolor background.

Linda Callahan said...

Well you certainly did represent FMS and then some! You have amazing talent my friend.....and these are beautiful! Love the apple basket with that wonderful sentient!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow love the ghosting effect on your beautiful card! I have to try that!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards LOVE the backgrounds you created on your first card - so arty:)

Rosemary said...

both cards are so pretty, karren... and colored to absolute perfection!!

Glennis said...

Love your projects, very clever

Mitzi Manthey said...

Wow! Another new way to use this stamp. I like the one with the watercolor background. So beautiful and fall-like.

Preety said...

wonderful cards :) love them!!
cheers
Preety

Suchi said...

I loved both your cards! I always love your cards- they are amazing! So glad you joined us at STAMPlorations hop! :)
Hugs xx
Suchi xx

Tanvi Shah said...

Wonderful cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing cards!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Craftyfield said...

Great colouring on both cards!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wonderful cards... Love the bg of first card so much..

Anita in France said...

What a lovely soft background for your first harvest basket, Karren ... the ghosting is gorgeous! Fab colouring and a delicious ombré sentiment on your second card ... wonderfully CAS! Anita :)

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are pretty but the first one is my favorite! LOVE the watercolor background and the image is colored beautifully! TFS!

Monika Skinner said...

Stunning, Karen! I do love your colouring and stenciled background. Have a lovely day! 😀 XXX

Jennifer Earley said...

Great cards! Love the colors and really love the colorful,watercolor,background on the first card!

Barb Ghig said...

You've done an amazing job with all the goodies Shery sent to you, Karren! I love your watercolored background on the first card, and your Copic coloring on both cards is just flawless!

Indy's Designs said...

These are both very pretty! Great designs!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the gorgeous background on your first card. Very pretty design.

Shery @ STAMPlorations said...

Karren, your cards are among the most beautiful cards I've seen - I am swooning over that harvest basket...you colored it so amazingly! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to create these two lovelies. Thank you so much to you and Freshly Made Sketches for helping make the Giving Thanks hop a success!

D.Ann C said...

I can't tell which I like better... they're both so lovely! I really do like that background, tho!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous! Really love the loose watercolor feel to your background in the pretty Fall colors!! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Wonderful cards with lovely color.

Jane said...

That is such a subtle and clever way to use the stencil with watercolours, love how it looks!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background technique and beautiful coloring!

Craftychris said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! I love the black shadow on the sentiments, fabulous! xxx

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you did the background.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful coloring and I like the background on the first one.

Linda said...

Love this! Great colouring and I love the background xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome coloring and awesome background!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great shading on the basket and
fruit.
Blessings to you.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome coloring, LOVE the CAS...so hard to do so well!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
LOVE the colours and colouring of your harvest baskets, LOVE the inky background of your 1st card too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful and fabulous designs!

Jen Mitchell said...

That's a great background. So colorful and artsy! And I like the basket on the white background too. Two great looks!

Karthikha said...

Very pretty cards :)

Gail said...

Fab cards ready to bless someone with all of those eye catching colors! TFS