Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads in our world. It’s nice to have a day set aside to honour these special men in our lives and to also remember those who are no longer with us. Of course, my Sketchtember Challenge card for Day 4 had to be a Father’s Day card.
If it’s your first time visiting my blog, the Sketchtember challenge is my way of celebrating my birthday month with a sketch challenge each day of September. So please join in #sketchtemberchallenge
I’m also joining in with the Just Add Ink Challenge #619 which is a masculine theme and fit perfectly for today.
I was inspired by Susan Wong’s demonstration at the Crafty Carrot Co. to alter the colour of this DSP. I’ve used Bermuda Bay ink, blending it around the sides with a Blending Brush. This theme of the beach and surfboard was picked with my partner Adrian in mind. He loves the water and is very much an outdoors guy. I always find it easier to create a card when I have a person in mind I’m making it for – it’s the personal touch which you sure don’t get from a store bought card.
I used elements from the He’s the Man die cuts which are part of the Designer Series Paper. To tone the campvervan in with the background, I coloured the original image, which was Mint Macaron, with a Coastal Cabana Watercolour Pencil and added some shading with Basic Gray. The centre portion was coloured in Balmy Blue. I added Daffodil Delight with Calypso Coral highlights in the window to match the scene behind.
The tree stamps were coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped. I used 2 shades of colours to highlight the trunk and leaves of the trees.
At the bottom of the die cut circle is another element from the DSP pack which was the torn edge strip. I added this to the bottom of my stamped piece of Cardstock and die cut the circle. Some Daffodil Delight and Pale Papaya were blended around the trees.
I’ve had fun creating this brighter look with the Hes the Man DSP and I love the way it works with the Paradise Palms stamp set too.
I hope you enjoy your day with your loved ones and have a wonderful week ahead.
It’s my birthday month and with every $50 you spend or every class you order during September, your name will be entered in the drawing to win a hamper valued at $200 from me. Winner will be drawn on 2nd October.
Hello, Welcome to a sketch challenge for our Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop. I’m using some products from the Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalogue for my card today.
The Paradise Palms bundle is a favourite of mine and on this card I’ve just used the dies. I die cut the palm trees from White Cardstock, colouring it with Stampin’ Blends. Then I added a second layer of the leaves for extra depth.
I drew a border around the Stitched Rectangle with the Blushing Bride Marker using a ruler as a guide. This added just enough contrast without the need to add an extra layer.
You can download the Recipe Card for this project here.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting me in Melbourne and I hope to see you back soon. Next on our hop is the talented Jo Blackman. Please follow the hop through to see all the interpretations of this sketch.
If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with a catalogue, place an order, learn more about classes, information about the Starter Kit or anything else. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi friends, So glad you are here to visit me in Melbourne for the New at SU Blog Hop. We are sharing projects featuring products from our January-June Mini Catalogue.
The Paradise Palms bundle was one of the first products I ordered from this catalogue. I just love the tropical feel of this set.
I combined this bundle with the beautiful Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper. The trees were die cut from Basic White cardstock and then added Just Jade, Old Olive and Soft Suede.
I coloured some of the White Faux Sea Glass shapes with a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the die cut border.
I hope you have been inspired by my card. Scroll down to view a list of products I’ve used . Thank you for stopping by and please leave me a comment and click on the Next button to follow onto Heather Cooper’s blog for more inspiration.
If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email email@example.com
Registration is open for our January Class in the Mail featuring the summery Paradise Palms bundle. Preparing the projects will make you feel like you are on a tropical getaway! Perhaps you already are enjoying some much needed time away. This class is going to extend that feeling of relaxation in the sun.
This month your kit will include
1/2 Pack Artfully Composed DSP
Faux Sea Glass Shapes
White Frayed Ribbon
8 Card bases and cardstock (2 each of 4 designs)
Die cut shapes (not included in the bundle)
Price $60 includes postage
Each card kit comes individually packed and labelled so it’s easy for you to pick a kit and get to crafting. Value of kit is over $40 plus you get the PDF valued at $16 and video tutorial at no extra cost.
Click below to join my Gifted Stars team and take advantage of this limited time offer.
The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Rochelle Laird-Smith as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. The use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!