Saturday, January 18, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches 418 - A Sketch by Jacquie

You are Special

The last post card had die cuts as the focal point and I thought it would be fun to use them again but with only neutral colours. I first stamped some leaves from an Altenew set, called Wallpaper Art, in black on white card that I had cut with a spellbinders Die. Added a strip of Patterned Paper from my stash and then adhered the die cut flowers and sentiment. The sentiment from Inspired By Stamping was heat embossed in white on black card then fussy cut out.

I'm entering this in the Freshly Made Sketches 418 challenge. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

On a Roll with Leftovers from Stash

Using Paint Chips with Dies

Last Year I did a demo at my local monthly craft club on using those free paint chips from your local hardware store and these were leftovers.. I collect lots of them and die cutting them is one way to use them. These flowers and leaves were a way to take the guess work out of matching colours and it makes a quick card. All did was arrange them on a card base, add a strip of leftover patterned paper and a sentiment, (also a leftover) and a quick and easy card. The die was a freebie that came with a Practical Publishing card magazine, can't remember which one, and was designed by Altenew. Easy to use and you can make plenty and save them for later. You just need to remember to use them.


Freshly Made Sketches #417 - A Sketch by Judy

Leftover Bits and Pieces

I didn't make a New Year Resolution but thought it was time to start using all the leftover bits and pieces I just can't throw away. So for this challenge I started with a piece of patterned paper and a die cut frame by PB from my stash. Did a bit of masking then I stamped a really old flower called Long Stem Flower from Heroarts then stamped it again and copic coloured the two of them. Fussy cut the flowers and buds and used dimensional to adhere them to the image. I turned the sketched around as it just didn't feel right and then added a sentiment from My Favourite Things and some gems. Happy with the end result.

Copics I used 

Flowers: R17, 21, 59.
Stems & Buds: G43, 46.  

Friday, January 10, 2020

Color Throwdown 575

Our Precious Animal 2

Two posts in one day is unusual for me but I finished the last two cards on the Australian animals and here they are. Backgrounds done the same with distress oxides but they are different and this is why I love this ink. The koala has more green and is from Dark Room Door Australian Animals Vol 2 set and the kangaroo from Vol 1. I added some gum trees to the kangaroo card for interest but the gum leaves I fussy cut hides most of them. I now have a nice set of four cards and since I didn't add a sentiment they can be used for any occasion.

I really enjoyed making these cards and so hope we don't lose to many more but today the weather was back to it's worst. Thanks for taking the time to check my cards.

Color Throwdown 575

Our Precious Wildlife

This has been an horrific time this Christmas and New Year and I have not thought to much about crafting.
The worst bush fires ever has devastated the country and especially around our area and we have been in drought for so long with no rain forecast . Very few have lost their lives but even a few are to many. Friends have lost their homes on the coast and so many others have lost their farms and whole towns are in ruins. My heart goes out to them all. We have lost so much life stock and our native animals so this is dedicated to all of those affected, especially the animals. Have a couple more to do so will get them up soon. The stamps are from Dark Room Door  Vol 1 and there is a Vol 2, love them both.

These are the colours for the challenge and I used distress oxides for the backgrounds on watercolour paper. The leaves were die cut from green card and I added some shading with prisma pencils. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches 416


My first blog post for the New Year and it's a card I made for this sketch challenge.
I am going to try and do more challenges this year but time just seems to move to fast for me now. My card is made from left over pieces that I'm trying to use as the pile is getting bigger everyday. Turned the sketch so it's a side folding card, layered the die cuts and used a sentiment from a SSS set called Happy & Smile but don't know if it's still available. No colouring for once but I like the way it turned out.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C514


I am addicted to colouring flowers and at this time of year poinsettias always bring such a lovely splash of colour to my Christmas display. So for me this is my favourite stamp this year. I have lots but this years this is the one from Ellen Hutson that has been getting a lot of use. It is no longer available which is a shame. I coloured them both with copics and made a traditional card and a more modern version. Both are layered, the red one fussy cut and the other I used the matching dies. The dies are still available but the stamp is not.

Had fun making these and hope you enjoyed your visit.