Monday, 11 November 2019

Friend Like You for Casology 355

It's been a long time since I played at CASology. It's a challenge I admire because I like the extreme CAS-ness of the creations there.


I enjoyed the challenge of keeping the design very clean and very simple. It was also a chance to try out some more of my new Friend Like You set.


The stems are a mix of Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow, then I deepened the bottom with some touches of Mossy Meadow Stamp'n'Write. The flowers are a mix of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss.

With this pretty spray of flowers, the sentiments and the matching dies it's quite possible that this set will be a new favourite!

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Friend Like You for Freshly Made Sketches 410

I received the Friend Like You Bundle in my latest box from Stampin' Up. For inspiration for my first outing with it, I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.



Two things attracted me to the Friend Like You bundle. First were the plant stamps. I love those kind of stamps, where you can stamp it in dark colours and make silhouettes. Since they're two-step stamps, they also look lovely stamped in colours. Then of course, I fell in love with the wildflower border dies. The final touch, as if it needed more to have me buy it, were the tiny dragonflies - and they've even got matching die cuts!

So here's how the first try out worked.


Initially, I stamped the dragonflies onto the background but I just couldn't help using the tiny dies for them, so they're popped up on mini-dimensionals.


Because I wanted the focus to be the nature scene, I kept the rest of the card plain: a textured card base and a plain white sentiment strip.

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Rooted in Nature for AYSI 213 - Design Team Card

I think sketch challenges are my favourites and this week, it's sketch week at As You See It Challenge.


I'll admit that I really like a nice open sketch so at first, I wasn't taken with this one. It looked a bit complex but in the end, it did what a good challenge should do - it made me think!

I put the sentiment into the smallest circle, cut with a lovely die from Stitched Labels. For the second circle, I used the wood slice from Rooted in Nature (one of my all-time favourite sets). Then I created the largest circle using stamped leaves from the same set.


For the background panels, I chose to use contrasting textures: Pinewood Plank and Layered Leaves.


The button was pure serendipity. I found it in the button box I inherited from Mum's place years ago.

You can see how the rest of the team saw this sketch, and you can link up your entry, here.

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