Friday, May 29, 2015

FTL 14- Take Two

Happy Friday!

Here's this week's look back to sketch #14

I made two cards for it, mainly because I figured I should use the full circle of patterned paper I had decided on. Really, how often do your go back through your paper scrap stash looking for half a circle...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FTL 13 - take 2

Happy weekend everyone!! The temp is beyond lovely here and I'm inside making cards…well thats mostly cause I will be moving here again soon and needed to get one more in before I began to pack it up again!!

I had a lot of fun with this sketch…had a picture in my head of how I wanted it to look and it came out pretty darn close!!!

Lots of pretty flowers nice and bright and summery just like the weather outside today!!! Hope you enjoy! I look forward to seeing what you create!!!


Friday, May 22, 2015

FTL13- Take Two

Happy Friday!

Here is the 13th sketch:

Here's my take (two) on the sketch. It can be a bit tricky to find the right image for this sketch, so I suggest pulling out a few different stamps, stamping a few different panels and seeing what which you like best.

I decided on the Harvest Berries set by Papertrey Ink and a greeting from Through the Trees.

Stamps: Harvest Berries, Through the Trees
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream
Paper: Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Accessories, etc: Twill Ribbon

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Friday, May 15, 2015

FTL12- Take Two

Happy Friday!

This is one of my favourite sketches because it is so simple and versatile! So much so that I ended up making two!

Here's my first card. I was in the mood for some watercolour. So I used Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Fired Brick for the background. The flowers were stamped with Memento Ink and then I coloured them with Copic colours. I did a bit of fussy cutting and attached it over the watercoloured background. The flower came from Clearly Besotted. The sentiment is one form Papertrey Ink.

For this next card, I did some more Copic colouring. I stamped the background using Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Lost Lagoon, and then stamped, coloured, and cut out the coffee cup. The dots are from a Mama Elephant set. The coffee cup is from a Simon Says Stamp set.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

FTL11- Take Two

Happy Friday!

Here's the 11th sketch. This one is meant to be a square. I like to do 5x5 when I make square cards.

Here's my card!

Stamps: Life is Beautiful, Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, White
Accessories, etc.: Circle dies, Satin Ribbon

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Friday, May 1, 2015

FTL10-Take Two

This was supposed to be a scheduled post for May 1st, but that didn't work as planned! It's all written up, so here it is! Here's this week's look back to sketch #10! The take two of sketch #11 will still be posted this Friday, May 8.

Once again, I wanted to make sure that I used something different than the image I originally included on the sketch. At first I tried to use stars in place of the flowers, but it just wasn't working out. I decided to move on and went with these delightful starbursts from the Shakers & Sprinkles stamp set. The sentiment comes from the Sparkle & Shine stamp set. You can't see it in the photo, but I clear embossed the word Shine, for well, some extra shine!

Stamps: Shakers & Sprinkles, Sparkle & Shine
Ink: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, White
Accessories, etc.: Satin ribbon,  starburst embossing folder

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