Saturday 9 December 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 316

Today was a day of experimenting and at the end of it, a strange thing had happened: I'd made two cards , each with a completely different feel, from the same sketch. I don't think I've ever done that before. The inspiration came from the super sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

So, the first experiment was with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I had Birthday Blooms our for another card and it's such a lovely set that I couldn't help but ink it up again.

The Stampin' Blends go on so well, blend so easily and are available in great colours. I'm still learning how to drive them but wow - I'm enjoying them!

Card: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Thoughtful Branches
Inks: versamark, Tuxedo Black 
Other: Stampin' Blends, white embossing powder, dimensionals, clear faceted gem

The second card also came about today while I was mucking around with applying ink straight onto the paper. A swooshing kind of motion gives some interesting effects. I ended up with a panel that looked useable, so I made it up using the same sketch.

Card: Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon-Lime Twist (for the letter shadows)
Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon-Lime Twist, Powder Pink, versamark
Other: White embossing powder, Small Letter framelits, dimensionals


  1. Beautiful, Jan! I love the bottom technique so much, but I bet the top one is a winner for sure! It's coloured so expertly!

  2. What a beautiful first showing of the new markers. Gorgeous work. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  3. These are both fabulous! I love your coloring on the top one -- those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!