Monday, August 24, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Celebration

As you may have noticed (ahem), I'm a wee bit behind in my blogging. I am determined to get caught up before too long, but today I have a timely post.

Today I'm doing something new and different at the nudging of a StampNation Sistah (Hi, Carey!), and that is taking part in Freshly Made Sketches celebration of 200 sketches. Wow, that's a lot of inspiration! 

Here is the sketch that was the starting point for the cards I'm showing today:

My first thought was, "Gee, that doesn't look like much," but the more I played with it, the more ideas I had. And there's also a plethora of cards made by the design team of FMS, the design teams of the sponsors (yes, there are prizes!), and all the folks who, like me, are joining in this celebration that you can draw inspiration from. (If you're looking for more eye candy, definitely check out the link above!)

With this same set of cards I'm posting my first creations from Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval box of goodies. (More on that later. I need to stay on topic or else this blog post could end up being a sizeable newsletter!) The colorful flowers are from the fabulous stamp set called In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers by Winnie & Walter. The sentiments are a combination of the stamp set Girlfriend by CAS-ual Fridays and word and flower dies by the same. Are these products not AWESOME?

As you can see, these cards are very similar, but they are not the same. The horizontal line through the center is done differently in each card, and the flowers are also scattered differently.

Colors are: Cucumber Crisp (one of Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors that I'm madly in love with), Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Memento Tuxedo Black. Sequins are by Pretty Pink Posh. 

I used a lot of glue (Tombow Multi Mono) in the making of these beauties. A lot of patience went into gluing the wee flower pieces, and although you can't quite see it from the photos, the "love ya" pieces are actually four layers of cardstock tall - a trick I learned from the geniuses over at StampNation to create depth.

I'm dying to show you three other cards I made with the same or similar supplies, but the hour is late and my pillow is calling me. I plan to spend some time tomorrow getting caught up with posting, so please be sure to stop by again soon!

Love ya!
Joyce Spear a.k.a StamperJoyce