Friday, March 27, 2015

FTL5- Take Two!

Happy Friday!

Back with another look back at sketch #5.

I still think this is one of my favorites! There's something I find so visually satisfying about using images that push outside a box image.

Anyway, here's my take on it! Pulled out WPlus9's Whole Lotta Happy and made a fun balloon bouquet atop a happy background!

I truly love this stamp set from Wplus9! 
Stamps: Whole Lotta Happy
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Rich Razzleberry, Limeade Ice, Black
Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Black
Other: Pop dots, black sharpie

On a few other notes- I am so looking forward to returning to taking pics outside on my balcony! The days are finally long enough to start doing that, and the weather is being mostly agreeable. We had some snow the last few days, but I think we're almost out of that winter stretch!!

Also, I know this and this have been out for a while, but I just love them! Unfortunately they aren't in my stash yet- on a bit of a spending freeze. But how fun would this sketch be with the sun peaking over the stitched frame and a few clouds!

As always, if you play along, please leave a link in the comments!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FTL4 take two!

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fantastic week!! Wanted to share with you my card for this weeks sketch!!! Hope you like it!

Had some fun doing a peek a boo window in the card!!! Was actually much easier then I thought to do!! Hope you enjoy! Can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, March 20, 2015

FTL4: Take Two!

Happy Friday! Here's the next sketch- #4!

I remember kind of struggling with this one way back when I first did, and I still kind of struggled with it again! I altered it a little bit, but the general design concept comes through.

Stamps: Summer Sweetness
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Royal Velvet, Lavender Moon
Paper: White, Plum Pudding Spot Paper, Lavender Moon
Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder

To get the blended look on the popsicle, I inked it up first with the lighter ink, then I did the rock and roll technique, making sure to hit only the top part, then to ensure the inks blend, I inked up the lighter ink over top. I've done this so many times, and I've never notices an ink transfer to the ink pad (although I always do this in the same colour family)

If you play along, please leave a link in the comments below!

Friday, March 13, 2015

FTL3- Take Two!

Happy Friday!

Ready to revisit the third sketch?

Although this sketch is super simple, I found myself stumped. I kept wanting to use stars, but told myself to use something other than the shape from the sketch. As I sat there contemplating, a colour scheme came to me, and from there, I found the right stamps!

Stamps: Blooming Button Bits, Women of Life, Beautiful Blooms
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, White
Accessories, etc.: Brown grosgrain, corner rounder

If you play along, please leave a link in the comments!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

FTL2 Take two

Hey everyone!! So happy to be back at the sketches again! And loving that we are starting from the beginning!!!

So heres  my take on this sketch! I had a ton of fun making it!! Hope you play along too!!!

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, March 6, 2015

FTL 2- Take Two


I hope you're ready for our second take of sketch #2! This one is extremely simple and is great when you want use a larger sentiment

I thought a baby card would be a good idea for this layout. It ended up being a bit layered, but I still really like the overall effect. I started my stamping one of the Petal Power background prints in Sweet Blush. It ended up being too bright, so I softened it up with a layer of vellum. I added my sentiment to that layer and then finished off the card with a brown scalloped edge and some ribbon.

I hope you play along! If you do, please leave a link in the comments!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FTL1 - Take Two!

I think this is a fun idea... revisiting the sketches we've done before!  I think I did this sketch before.... wonder if I could find the photo of the card.

Anyway... it's been FOREVER since I've stamped and even longer since I played along with the sketches.  I was introduced to the Bokeh technique a few weeks ago and I love it... it's a water colour technique.  Google it, it's fun!  I used it for the squares on this card.