Thursday, February 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch for a Baby Shower

When I make cards for sketches, they are made with no other purpose in mind --- but this Freshly Made Sketches card is different.  This weekend, we're driving 300+ miles for a baby shower for our first grandchild, a granddaughter.  This card sketch worked perfectly for the occasion.  It's an image from Pink Gem Designs on Etsy. 

I colored the image with watercolor markers in the gray and yellow theme of the nursery (and added red hair for our daughter-in-law), then fussy-cut it. Once cut out, the image was covered in Glossy Accents.  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mojo Monday

Something soft and monochromatic for this Mojo Monday sketch.  

A Bit More Asian

As explained in the previous post, my first photo of this particular card was poor, so I photographed it again today for this post.

It's the Fuji Goddess, a Lynne Perrella design by Stampington.  Embossed in detail gold on black cardstock and placed on a piece of Asian paper from KaiserCraft's "Hanami Garden" paper pad.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A bit of Asian

Several years ago, I belonged to a group that made Asian-themed cards; I have many Asian images, some relatively traditional and some with a modern "edge." I love them all, but haven't made a card with them in such a long time.  Recently, I bought a Kaiser Craft paper pad called "Hanami Garden."  It has beautiful Asian-themed papers, so I decided to pull out some of my stamps.  My favorites tend to be the Stampington line by Lynne Perrella.  One is "Fuji Goddess" which I used for two cards. HOWEVER, the second card is all black and gold and it did NOT photograph well; I'll photograph again in tomorrow's daylight. The image was colored with Inktense pencils and finished with a brush and water.

Friday, February 17, 2017

CAS Colors and Sketches #210

Another new card challenge for me:  CAS Colors and Sketches. 

I chose a red Washi tape and used tagboard stars for the shapes.  The stars were painted with black gesso.  "Hello" is one of my many greeting dies, this particular one from Poppy Stamps. (Although it doesn't show in the photo, the stars have a pretty shine from A Wink of  Stella in clear. 

February Love

Please follow the challenge rules:
  1. Must be CAS design (including open space) and follow challenge theme
  2. Must include watercolouring or any product that uses water.
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post

This is a newer card challenge for me, and I love the idea of watercolor!  The month of February for CAS Watercolour features Love, so I dry embossed one layer, used Brushos and water on a strip of cardstock. which was then cut with Sizzix hearts.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches

For this particular Freshly Made Sketch 275,  I chose to design a fairly monochromatic card with paper from a Graphic 45 pad, "Artisan Style" patterns and solids.   The focal point is the Lavalier Circle from Memory Box dies.  Dry embossing provides a texture background, and an old Hero Arts sentiment completes the card.