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Birthday Cup of Tea

A bit of a change from all my Christmas projects to play along with the Colour Inkspirations #CI133 challenge. As I saw this photo inspiration, part of me wanted to use my favourite bird from the Perched in a Tree stamp set but I resisted!

Instead I’ve opted for a teacup stamped in Coastal Cabana with the spaces coloured with a Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.

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I die cut the palm leaves from a piece of cardstock which I randomly stamped with some blotchy images with the Artistically Inked stamp set using Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow inks. Then I blended over the Cardstock with Granny Apple Green using a Blending Brush. This is a technique I use quite a lot as it gives me a variegated look on my leaves.

I used the sketch from Freshly Make Sketches #fms562 as inspiration for the layout of my card. The strips of Fresh Freesia DSP were blended over with Gorgeous Grape to deepen the colour.

A splattering with a Merry Merlot Marker adds the final colour of our palette to my card. Thank you for stopping by and for a list of products used on this card please scroll to the bottom of this post.

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Sweet Candy Canes for Colour Inkspiration ci 131

My card today has been inspired by the challenge at Colour Inkspiration CI131. This colour scheme just had a rustic feel to it (perhaps it was the vintage photo inspiration as well).

I’ve used the yet-to-be released Fitting Florets Dies to create this ornate oval frame for the candy canes. The Fitting Florets Collection will be available for purchase on 1st November. Want it straightaway? Just add it to a Starter Kit. Until 31st October you get to choose $283 of product and pay $169.

I embossed Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Brick Embossing Folder. Then I added Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink over it using a Blending Brush. On the Early Espresso oval I splattered some Craft Ink with a Water Painter to give the effect of snow.

The candy canes were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and then I added some stripes with a Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend. I really love the warmth this card exudes for Christmas.

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Leaves of Holly with Snowflake Vellum for jai #623

Today I’m playing along with the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #623 of Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Starry Sky. These 3 In-Colours from our 2022-2024 In-Colour range are quite summery and bright.

I’ve created a Christmas card with this colour palette for a non-traditional alternative. I blended some Starry Sky on the Basic White Cardstock and a little bit on the Snowflake Vellum for a hint of colour.

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The leaves were die cut from Hues of Happiness DSP. This paper is Granny Apple Green and I blended Parakeet Party over it to work in with our colour scheme.

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I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black and then embossed it in Clear Embossing Powder for some shine.

This card has lots of texture but is very quick to make. With just over 2 months left for Christmas this is one of the cards that I’ll be duplicating (possibly in a variety of colours) for my stash.

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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 30 Background Technique with Masks

Can you believe it? We are at Day 30 of my Sketchtember Challenge celebrating my birthday month. I don’t think I can believe it! What a fun challenge that I got to share with you.

During the entire month of September you’ve also had the opportunity to be in the running to go in the draw to win a hamper valued at $200. Every $50 order you placed with me and every class you purchases has given you an entry in the draw. Place an order of $50 today and be in the running to win a whole lot of Stampin’ Up! products.

For this last sketch I’ve chosen the Apple Harvest Bundle. Today, is the LAST DAY you can get this bundle. The dies will not be available for purchase after the 30th of September. The Apple Blossoms dies have so many beautiful add on elements that you will want to accessorise your Apple Harvest stamp set images with.

As part of the Perfect Partners promotion there are 6 die sets that will not be available after today.

To create the checked background I first blended Parakeet Party ink through the mask with the larger squares. Then I added the mask with the smaller squares on top of the other mask and applied Bermuda Bay ink to create the pattern.

The frame was coloured with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and the apple image with a variety of colours.

  • Apple outer – Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Color Lifter
  • Apple inner – So Saffron, Pale Papaya, Medium Light, Ivoty
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam, Granny Apple Green
  • Stem – SU500 Medium, Ivory
  • Flowers – Pale Papaya

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I hope you have enjoyed this month of sketches and please continue to create and share with #sketchtemberchallenge . Thank you for checking out my posts and for taking the time to comment and tell me that you love the inspiration. I share what I love in the hope that in inspires you to be creative so I love hearing feedback from you.

Looking forward to sharing World Cardmaking Day with you tomorrow.

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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 29 Sepia Technique

For my card on Day 29 of my Sketchtember Challenge I’ve used Water Painters for the Sepia Technique which is reminiscent of those old photographs. I really enjoyed doing this style of Watercolouring with natural tones.

I started by stamping the image in Soft Suede on Shimmery White Cardstock. Then I worked in the other colours with my Water Painters, adding Early Espresso towards the centre. When water colouring, ensure you dry between colours so it doesn’t become a muddy mess.

I added a layer of Very Vanilla between the Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card base which made the spots stand out more. The sentiment just fit the calming tones of this card. I fussy cut around it so it didn’t cover too much of that pretty image.

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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 28 Happy Birthday Piggy

I’ve got a fun card using the This Birthday Piggy bundle for Day 28 of my Sketchtember Challenge. The dies from this bundle are only available until 30th September so make sure you don’t miss out on this fun set.

I coloured the image with Stampin’ Blends and layered it on some circles die cut from the Stylish Shapes dies.

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