Sunday, 3 July 2022

Happiness Abounds for Bron's Birthday Bash 4

 Welcome to the fourth of Bronwyn's Birthday Bash Blog Hops.

We're a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron's 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes! 

Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs does the MOST amazing 3D creations and is one lovely lady. I was delighted to be invited to join Bronwyn's big birthday celebrations. 

The theme this month is to CAS(E) a project from one of the 'sixties' pages from the Annual Catalogue. I've chosen this one - page 68. I hope you can tell but, in case you couldn't, I've used the middle card from the top row to CAS(E).



I've kept with the florals but used Happiness Abounds instead. I've kept the general layout, the coloured card base, the white-on-colour sentiment and soft sponging behind the flowers.


I also lost the soft, water-coloured look by replacing it with stronger colours. Although it is water-coloured the strong, black embossed outlines give it more definition. I replaced the white-on-white die cut lattice of the original card front with the Stitched Greenery die. Strong woman, strong card. 😀


The sentiment label die is from the Harvest die set.

Bron's birthday is getting closer, so here's another Happy Birthday wish for you!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Lou Kitzelman.

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Saturday, 2 July 2022

Artistic Mix Decorative Masks for FMS 542

 Perhaps I'm just a great procrastinator but despite having many things to get done, I couldn't help but sit down and play the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


Today's card is simple and bright. I used one of the masks, without any overlaying, to create a rainbow across the card front.


I cut two butterflies from the Brilliant Wings die set and layered them together before attaching them to the front of the card. 


 The sentiment, from the Art Gallery set, is white embossed onto Basic Black and die cut with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. The embellishments are Iridescent Pearls, a new item from the 2022 Annual Catalogue.

Update: Delighted to be the Queen of Clean at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Friday, 1 July 2022

Season of Chic for AYSI 278

 It's sketch week at As You See It and we have a wonderful one to stimulate your mojo.



Isn't it great?!

I saw the three circles as scallop shells from Season of Chic, a set that is already a firm favourite of mine.
They're stamped in Soft Suede, partly filled with Blushing Bride and sponged around the edges in Crumb Cake.


I think the birthday sentiment is one of the nicest greetings. It's stamped in Soft Suede too.


The asymmetric panel is one of the gold-flecked patterns from the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Papers.
I cut the mesh panel from the Distressed Gold Specialty paper. This is such a fantastic paper with the distressed and textured look while still being light enough to die cut easily.

I've stamped in the background with different generations of Soft Succulent with some splatters of Blushing Bride. 

I added in some of the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds as a lovely finishing touch. 

We'd love to see how you see this sketch, so don't forget to visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the Design Team have done and to link up your own creation.

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