Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Featured Stamper for Color Throwdown #758

I was so surprised when I found out that my entry was chosen as the random winner for
 Color Throwdown Challenge #756 and that meant an invitation to be the Featured Stamper 
for CTD #758. And I graciously accepted.

The colors are pink, green, magenta, and white. 

Here's how I was inspired.

I chose The Greetery's Spring Meadow set paired with some new Concord & 9th inks.
Dragonfruit and Carnation were the best choices for my project although CTD
allows for some leeway with the color palette. 

I was trying to create an OLC but stenciling the image on an angle was a bit too 
challenging so I decided to stencil, then cut out the bouquet. I adhered it to a panel, 
stamped the sentiment, and finished off with some clear sequins

You have until Monday, September 4, 2023 at 6PM EST to link up your projects.
Thanks to the CTD team for the invitation to join you for this week's challenge
and we hope to see you n the gallery!

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #600

With twelve years and 600 sketches under their belt, Freshly Made Sketches is
 celebrating a milestone! I couldn't resist joining in with a card using this fun and
simple sketch.
Here's my take on it since I had some extra leaves floating around.

I ran a piece of patterned paper through an Altenew embossing folder and adhered
a maple leaf over it. The two part sentiment was added, then finished off with some
tiny gold sequins.

I'm still a newbie at Freshly Made Sketches after being on the CAS(E) this Sketch!
team for many years, and I'm happy to play along whenever I can. I love a good
sketch as a starting point for a card design and being able to use "bits and bobs"
from my scrap bowl is a bonus!

Congrats on the 600th sketch, FMS, and here's to many more years of sketches
and inspiration!

Friday, August 18, 2023

Color Throwdown #756

I love leaves. I must own a zillion leaf dies and stamps. So when I saw that the
color palette for Color Throwdown Challenge #756 was green, orange, and brown,
it was a no brainer to enter.


I chose a large oak leaf and smooshed, blended, and spattered three of them. 
A woodgrain piece was distressed on the edges and adhered to a card base.
The leaves were adhered and finished off with the sentiment.

Off to link up my card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Edited to add: My card was chosen as the winner for CTD756 and I'll be the
Featured Stamper for a future challenge! Thank you, CTD!