Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hope Your Day Blooms

I'm stuck home getting over COVID ( I had a very mild case, nothing too serious compared to what others have dealt with) and today I finally had some energy to go into my craft room and create. I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches since the current challenge ends Monday at noon.

For my card I used an image from a retired Power Poppy set called Bloomin' Wonderful. I just love this simple image that captures the beginning of spring so perfectly (not that I'll see any color for a while, we still have 2 ft of snow at my place!). I colored it with copics and then used a die from MFT to cut the paper similar to how the sketch is. It's not quite the same but I think it's close enough that you can still see the sketch.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Happy Wishes

I've been wanting to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge all week and finally found some time today to create! 

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew it would work perfectly with the now-retired set from Power Poppy called Natural Beauties. Thankfully although the clear set is retired you can still find the images in 2 digital sets in the Power Poppy store, HERE and HERE.

My card is one layer. I stamped the image across the bottom and then colored it with my copic markers. After I finished coloring it I stamped a sentiment from the set in green ink. Nice and simple!

There is still time to play along in the sketch challenge, they close it at 12pm PST Monday!

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Thinking of You

I'm jumping in and playing along with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. A friend needed me to make a card for a male friend of hers battling cancer and so I wanted to keep it simple. The sketch by Jen M. was the perfect thing!

I used the SU set Rustic Retreat and stamped the deer and sentiment in Soft Suede, adding a bit of Mossy Meadow to the grass under the deer. The paper is from the Neutrals DSP pack and I used the wood pattern in Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow. For a little extra visual punch I did some paper piercing around all the edges.

The sketch does call for a square but Jen said we could also go rectangle if we preferred so that's what I did.




Sunny Tulips

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a bright and cheery color challenge to work with!



For my card I used a retired set from Power Poppy called Loving Tulips and I used the last 3 colors on the challenge graphic on my card. I just love the yellow and green together, it makes for such a happy card. This card will be going to a woman fighting cancer so cheerful and sunny is definitely needed.




Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see what you do with these colors!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Getting Blocked

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a sketch challenge for you with a bonus choice! You get 2 sketches to choose from plus Heidi has also give the option of color blocking so there are SO many possibilities with this challenge.



I haven't had any time to really sit and color so I decided to print out a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Pansies. I absolutely adore this set, it is so fun to color and always relaxes me.

After I colored the image I cut it into 3 panels and then did paper piercing along the open white edges to provide a bit of contrast. The sentiment is also from the digital set and so I made it a golden yellow color, printed it and then mounted it on the same purple cardstock that I used for the card base, popping it up with dimensionals. While I did use colors opposite each other on the color wheel I didn't do the true definition of color blocking but that's ok, close enough right? LOL


Make sure you head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch(es)!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

You Can and You Will

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color combo to play along with!

I friend of mine asked me for an inspirational/encouraging card so I started by figuring out the sentiment I wanted to use. I grabbed one from the Power Poppy set M-Powering Words (it's a retiring set but you can still pick it up for a deeply discounted price!). I then looked at the colors and decided which ones I wanted to use for the image panel. I went with the yellow and gray in the photo and stamped the background stamp with both colors. The gray got a bit muddy but it's there, I promise :) I then stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral on top of the yellow/gray background.

The background paper I used is some retired SU DSP I have in my stash. As soon as I saw the color of this challenge I instantly thought of this paper and it ended up working out perfectly!

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret these colors!




Sunday, January 24, 2021

Blowing You a Kiss

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge for you!

For my card I used a Pure Innocence stamp from MFT called Winter Kisses. I used the reds from the graphics on her hat, scarf, gloves, coat pockets and boots and then the dark gray for the rest of her outfit. I snuck in a bit of the cinnamon color as her shirt that's visible below the scarf and her hair is also the cinnamon/brown color.

The layout is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches. I haven't been able to play along with them in what seems like forever and this weeks sketch is such a fun one! My patterned paper came from a Christmas pad that I picked up at Michaels.

The sentiment from the new MFT PI was a bit too long so I used a sentiment from a retired PI that worked perfectly with this image!

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see what you do with these colors! There is also still some time left to play with Freshly Made Sketches!