Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Freshly Made with Burlap

Freshly Made Sketch 160 features several geometric shapes.  I have a new pad of burlap backed with paper that I wanted to use, and the choices were easy after that.  The card layer is from a Canvas Corp. pad; the burlap flower is from Prima, and "thankful" is a Penny Black die.  







Sunday, October 26, 2014

Less is More with Newsprint

LESS IS MORE Recipe Week 195 provides a challenge with newsprint this week.   I've chosen to make a flower  out of newsprint designer paper with Sizzix's Fun Flowers (SU!) and embellished it with a lace and Prima button center.  The washi tape is all text and the sentiment is a printing term in a rub-on.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Tag with Die Cut Sentiment

Challenge #9 of Tag You're It features pretty die cut sentiments, as seen above.   For my own tag, I created a background with patterned leaf stamps and an old Big and Juicy Rainbow pad.  The "Thankful" die from Penny Black's 3-piece "Words of Gratitude" set was stacked three deep to create some dimension (see closeup below).






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Freshly Made with Poinsettias

A Christmas card....giving in to the inevitable.  The Tim Holtz stamp and  Sizzix die serve well for this week's sketch on Freshly Made Sketches. 


The image and the sentiment were colored with markers and spritzed with water before being stamped on watercolor paper.  The poinsettias were die cut twice and popped on foam squares to provide substance to the image.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More Feathers

I've invested too much in feather stamps and dies NOT to use them....so here are two more.  These cards were made with the Stampin' Up Four Feathers stamps and dies.


Club Scrap textured cardstock; "beautiful" rub-on freebie; three of the Four Feathers stamped in SU's Crushed Curry and Cranberry Crisp; button from my stash. 

Background created with Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and gold pigment ink; two of the Four Feathers inked with gold and edged in black; Pennny Black die stacked 3 deep and inked with gold; black and gold washi tapes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Freshly Made with "Always"

Once I chose the patterned paper for that vertical edge, the rest fell into place quite easily for this Freshly Made Sketch 158.  The wooden "Always" from an older Simon Says Stamp kit worked perfectly.  As one who searches out great sentiments, I was happy to find this one from Funny Bones by Riley and Company.  It's a great reminder for our lives--always.  



Tuesday, October 14, 2014