Sunday 4 June 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 290

I've been experimenting with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous, new from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, this weekend. The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches gave me some much needed inspiration.

I've masked the semi-circle, stamped the flowers and leaves then sponged with Soft Sky.

The sentiment is white embossed onto Fresh Fig. The balloon is Powder Pink on Powder pink then sponged around the edges and given a coat of clear Wink of Stella.  The Wink of Stella just won't show up in the photo but looks good in real life. The balloon's been layered to give it some strength and height and the tassel gives the vertical element from the sketch.

Card: Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, tassel from the mini-tassel assortment, dimensionals, clear Wink of Stella, Balloon punch, sponges, post-it notes and circle framelit for mask.


  1. Very clever...I just ordered this set and can't wait to get it! There are so many fun elements in it! Love that tassel, and your sponged half-circle is just perfect!

  2. Lovely card! I especially love the way you've used the tassel with the sketch and the balloon. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. That little tassel is just perfect for the sketch! How clever of you!! Very pretty with the flowers too. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. I love how you've used the balloon in this Jan - the tassel is such a gorgeous embellishment. I thought you'd used a piece of patterned paper for the pretty!

  5. I struggled with this challenge, but you've made it look wonderful. The embellishment is just the right flourish to set the flowers and sentiment off.