Isn't it a great sketch? I did have a lot of ideas with this sketch, and made a few and discarded them. I ended up liking this idea the best.
I know, I know it is barely winter but I want Spring! Normally I like Winter, I enjoy snow, but we haven't had very much, just gloom and kinda weird warm temps. :/ The stamp set I used was PS Green Thumb which is one of my favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets. I also used Alphadot for the sentiment and the Stitched dies for the 'dirt'. I colored everything with Copics and cut it out, and added some twine to finish it up.
The sketch featured for Freshly Made Sketches #167 was this:
This is what I made:
All the die cuts are from Simon Says Stamp Postage Edges, Whimsical Flowers and Small Hello. Thepatterned paper is Authentique.
Thanks for coming by and stay well, my daughter and her family contracted a terrible flu the day after Christmas and just now are feeling somewhat normal. See ya soon......
Tuesday last week and couldn't ever find the time to finish it totally. Well, I finished it today and I really like how it came out.
I think they are having a lot of fun at their New Year's Eve party!! The Paper Smooches stamp sets used were Birthday Buddies, Alphadot and Hullabaloo. I stamped, colored and cut out the balloons and images. I added 'confetti' with a white gel pen . I love googly eyes, so I added some of those too! :)
I needed to make a card for by hair stylist (appointment tomorrow!) and I thought why not make one for this challenge at the same time. This is my card:
I used Lawn Fawn's Let It Snow stamp set, Stitched Journaling Card and Stitched Hillsides dies. I embossed the snowflake background with texture paste. The sequins, twine and patterned paper are also Lawn Fawn. This card started out as another idea, but I changed my mine and I like this idea better. ;)
I watercolored the background and then used watercolor pencils on the hearts, and mounted it all on patterned paper adhered it to the card stock. The spool was wrapped with some bakers twine and I used matte medium on the curled twine to stiffen and glue it down. Paper Smooches Needle A Little Love stamp set was used for all the images.
I have been busy crafting, making Christmas cards, decorating, and baking so haven't done a lot on my blog. ;) Here are some pics of some of the projects I did.
This is my granddaughers Christmas stocking. She will be 14 months old on Christmas day. I worked on this off and on for 2 months and completed it a couple of days ago. She is our Princess so I knew I had to make a Princess stocking for her. I made all the stockings for each family member and she is the latest!
This is one of two trees I made. The base is a paper mache tree, I found mine on Amazon. You just punch out a whole bunch of circles from patterned paper and glue them to the tree starting on the bottom. The box will be used to hold the cards I give away as gifts for the holiday. I just followed a video on You Tube on how to make a A2 card box. This was pretty easy, it is all one piece, and doesn't have a seperate lid, so you only cut and fold one piece of paper, much easier. I made them in several colors.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope all your holiday preparations are going well..
This card started when I saw the little bird on the Paper Smooches Winter Groves set and thought it looked like an 'R', and decided to use it that way. :-) The tree is from Winter Groves also and I used enamel accents to make the snow. The other stamp sets I used were PS Holly Jolly, Swanky Snow Dudes and the snow hill was made with PS Stitched Wise Dies. The background is distressed ink over embossed snow that I made with a stencil.
I hope you can see the sketch, it is pretty light, not sure why it is so light. Most people think of Valentines Day when there is a heart on the card. I wanted to use the heart but not make it a valentine. This is what I made.
The chevron background is embossing paste tinted with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and stenciled. I also distressed the heart with the same color. The heart die is from SSS, and the bird is a Purple Onion stamp designed by Stacey Yacula (one of my favorites!) The sentiment is from Purple Onion and it is embossed in white.
I wanted to make a shaker card for my grandson, trying a new method that Jennifer McGuire used, she has a video about this if you want to see it demonstrated Shaker Card Tips.
Jennifer uses fun foam (those thin foam sheets for children's crafts) instead of adhesive foam. This is the card I made:
I used Paper Smooches Holly Jolly and Winter Grooves stamp sets for this card. I distressed the background and stamped snowflakes in white dye ink and colored the snowman with Copics. I cut a circle slightly larger than the window panel in the foam and adhered it to the window panel and then adhered this to the background that you have filled with sequins or whatever you use for the shaker. The foam is the dimension you would normally get with the adhesive strips but it is much more attractive. :) I used liquid glue, because I wanted to make sure I could move it around a bit if I needed to, just make sure you don't get it on the window panel, it is kinda hard to get off. (Yep, I got glue on mine) :) Jennifer also adhered some sequins to the background panel, so when they fell to the bottom of the window, some would still show in the window. I never liked the way they all fell and you really couldn't see them, so now problem solved!
These are Purple Onion stamps designed by Stacey Yacula, I am seriously in love with all her designs!! The sentiment is Ellen Hutson stamp designed by Julie Ebersole, another of my favorites. The images are colored with copics, and I cut out the snowman and popped him up on some foam dots. I also added some sequins, because I can't help myself. :)
I actually made a card for the challenge earlier this week but I was kinda not feeling it. Sooo I made a second card. I am glad I did I like it better. :) Here is my card:
I used Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes stamp set along with Holy Holiday for the sentiment. I did use a SSS Falling Snow stencil on the card base using white ink. All the images are colored with copics.
Paper Smooches is having a blog hop to introduce their product release for December. Here are the details: Paper Smooches Blog Hop. When you visit the designers blogs remember to leave a comment, there are prizes involved. :)
Lawnscaping Challenge 94 is Count Me In. The theme is to include a number somewhere on your card.
Wow there are a lot of ways to go with numbers, right? I have always loved the song 12 Days of Christmas, so I decided to use that theme somehow. Now I knew I wasn't gonna be able to fit the whole song on a card, so I had to scale it down somewhat. This is what I chose to make.
I love these birds from Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows set. This is actually from last year and I used the set a lot then. I used the coordinating die cut and colored them with Copics. I also used Lawn Fawn's Milo's ABC's, Peace Joy Love stamp sets and Lawn Fawn's Forest border and Stitched Hillside borders. I embossed snowflakes in the background and then used distress ink for the sky. I think I like this a lot. :)
This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge is Anything Goes. I had a couple of ideas and actually made two cards and up until this post wasn't sure which one I was going to use.
This is the one that decided on:
I used this shiny, vellum type paper that I bought at Micheals to make one of the tags, it is really pretty but it doesn't show up well in the photo. (sigh). There is no sunshine to help with the picture, just cold and snow! It seems to be cold everywhere though, oh well :) I used patterned paper for the other tag. The snowflakes are Paper Smooches Snowflake dies and the Season Greetings is a die from Paper Smooches Christmas Dies 2. I did put some sequins in the middle of the snowflakes to help with the shine.
This is a milestone for CAS(E) this Sketch, in that this is their 100th challenge. Great stuff! Here is the sketch for this week:
I love this, it is really unique! I had to think about this one for a bit. Here is what I came up with:
The stripes are made with washi tape. I die cut and colored the latte cup with copics and
added glossy accents to the heart, although it is a bit hard to see. We don't have a lot of sunny days here in NE Ohio in the fall, (or the winter for that matter) so I have to rely on artificial lighting when I take my photos, that usually means everything looks a little flat. :( I added
enamel dots and Wink of Stella to the card also. This is a stamp set and die cut from Simon Says Stamp.
Lotta possibilities with this one! I didn't want to go the usual route with patterned paper, so I decided to stencil the scene.
I didn't have a rectangle stencil so I made one by die cutting one from leftover packaging. This is not how this carded started out, meaning I had another idea but I couldn't recreate it the way I wanted to, but I like this version too. I used a snowflake die cut (Paper Smooches) from silver foil cardstock and a stencil (SSS) that has trees and hills, so I masked off a lot to get what I wanted. I did spray with some shimmer spray and added silver sequins (Pretty Pink Posh). The sentiment is embossed in platinum embossing powder.
Isn't that great inspiration? I love it!! Here is how I interpreted it.
I loved the color scheme and the wood background. I watercolored the background with a distress marker to resemble wood. Then I added strips of paper with the sentiment embossed in black on the strips. I used Paper Smooches Alphadot for the sentiment. The stars are from the PS die cut set Halloween Icons. I am going to send this to one of my favorite aunts who is 93, this sentiment reminds me of her so much! :)
I was inspired by the card from Debby Hughes which was beautiful (as usual). I embossed the image in white and then colored the image with colored pencils, added sequins and twine. Then I used a stencil and texture paste for the snow on the card base. After finishing the image, I mounted it on foam squares on charcoal card stock.