Isn't it a great sketch? I did have a lot of ideas with this sketch, and made a few and discarded them. I ended up liking this idea the best.
I know, I know it is barely winter but I want Spring! Normally I like Winter, I enjoy snow, but we haven't had very much, just gloom and kinda weird warm temps. :/ The stamp set I used was PS Green Thumb which is one of my favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets. I also used Alphadot for the sentiment and the Stitched dies for the 'dirt'. I colored everything with Copics and cut it out, and added some twine to finish it up.
The sketch featured for Freshly Made Sketches #167 was this:
This is what I made:
All the die cuts are from Simon Says Stamp Postage Edges, Whimsical Flowers and Small Hello. Thepatterned paper is Authentique.
Thanks for coming by and stay well, my daughter and her family contracted a terrible flu the day after Christmas and just now are feeling somewhat normal. See ya soon......
Tuesday last week and couldn't ever find the time to finish it totally. Well, I finished it today and I really like how it came out.
I think they are having a lot of fun at their New Year's Eve party!! The Paper Smooches stamp sets used were Birthday Buddies, Alphadot and Hullabaloo. I stamped, colored and cut out the balloons and images. I added 'confetti' with a white gel pen . I love googly eyes, so I added some of those too! :)
I needed to make a card for by hair stylist (appointment tomorrow!) and I thought why not make one for this challenge at the same time. This is my card:
I used Lawn Fawn's Let It Snow stamp set, Stitched Journaling Card and Stitched Hillsides dies. I embossed the snowflake background with texture paste. The sequins, twine and patterned paper are also Lawn Fawn. This card started out as another idea, but I changed my mine and I like this idea better. ;)
I watercolored the background and then used watercolor pencils on the hearts, and mounted it all on patterned paper adhered it to the card stock. The spool was wrapped with some bakers twine and I used matte medium on the curled twine to stiffen and glue it down. Paper Smooches Needle A Little Love stamp set was used for all the images.
I have been busy crafting, making Christmas cards, decorating, and baking so haven't done a lot on my blog. ;) Here are some pics of some of the projects I did.
This is my granddaughers Christmas stocking. She will be 14 months old on Christmas day. I worked on this off and on for 2 months and completed it a couple of days ago. She is our Princess so I knew I had to make a Princess stocking for her. I made all the stockings for each family member and she is the latest!
This is one of two trees I made. The base is a paper mache tree, I found mine on Amazon. You just punch out a whole bunch of circles from patterned paper and glue them to the tree starting on the bottom. The box will be used to hold the cards I give away as gifts for the holiday. I just followed a video on You Tube on how to make a A2 card box. This was pretty easy, it is all one piece, and doesn't have a seperate lid, so you only cut and fold one piece of paper, much easier. I made them in several colors.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope all your holiday preparations are going well..
This card started when I saw the little bird on the Paper Smooches Winter Groves set and thought it looked like an 'R', and decided to use it that way. :-) The tree is from Winter Groves also and I used enamel accents to make the snow. The other stamp sets I used were PS Holly Jolly, Swanky Snow Dudes and the snow hill was made with PS Stitched Wise Dies. The background is distressed ink over embossed snow that I made with a stencil.
I hope you can see the sketch, it is pretty light, not sure why it is so light. Most people think of Valentines Day when there is a heart on the card. I wanted to use the heart but not make it a valentine. This is what I made.
The chevron background is embossing paste tinted with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and stenciled. I also distressed the heart with the same color. The heart die is from SSS, and the bird is a Purple Onion stamp designed by Stacey Yacula (one of my favorites!) The sentiment is from Purple Onion and it is embossed in white.
I wanted to make a shaker card for my grandson, trying a new method that Jennifer McGuire used, she has a video about this if you want to see it demonstrated Shaker Card Tips.
Jennifer uses fun foam (those thin foam sheets for children's crafts) instead of adhesive foam. This is the card I made:
I used Paper Smooches Holly Jolly and Winter Grooves stamp sets for this card. I distressed the background and stamped snowflakes in white dye ink and colored the snowman with Copics. I cut a circle slightly larger than the window panel in the foam and adhered it to the window panel and then adhered this to the background that you have filled with sequins or whatever you use for the shaker. The foam is the dimension you would normally get with the adhesive strips but it is much more attractive. :) I used liquid glue, because I wanted to make sure I could move it around a bit if I needed to, just make sure you don't get it on the window panel, it is kinda hard to get off. (Yep, I got glue on mine) :) Jennifer also adhered some sequins to the background panel, so when they fell to the bottom of the window, some would still show in the window. I never liked the way they all fell and you really couldn't see them, so now problem solved!