When Blendabilities were discontinued earlier this year, I thought I might curl up and cry. No more. I’m a bit obsessed with my Stampin’ Write Markers these days. Now that I have a Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, it seems I can’t stay away from these little water-based wonders. Whether I’m customizing Designer Series Paper or coloring beautiful images with my markers, these markers always seem to be in use down in the Fungeon. Here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
And here’s the banner for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Dove of Peace. Confession time – the Dove of Peace stamp set did not make it to the first draft of wish list for the upcoming Holiday Catalog. I was content with my list and ready to hit “send.” That’s when I saw this card by Lydia Fiedler – I immediately knew my exclusion of the stamp would haunt me, so I immediately added it to my order. How could I NOT want this gorgeous set?! What’s not to love about this gorgeous in-flight bird?
- A Simple Layout. I love the simple layout shared by the Freshly Made Sketches team – the wide-open space allows for so many options – it can be filled with a bunch of tiny images or with one large, intricate image like my dove. I honored the open, Whisper White space, only allowing a small sentiment from Reason for the Season to join the party. The colors really pop against this smooth, white paper.
- Blues. I used quite a collection of blues and pale aquas to paint this beautiful bird. I couldn’t use them all, so I skipped a couple of beautiful blues in the process. Here’s a rundown of the blues I used (that kinda rhymes): Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: Dove of Peace, Reason for the Season Papers: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Island Indigo, Basic Black Archival, Stampin’ Write Markers (Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo) Accessories: Hexagon punch (for banner tip), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
This Holiday Catalog, unveiled during Stampin’ Up!’s Convention last month in Salt Lake City, is really amazing! There are so many wonderful, new products to choose from for the holidays.
I am mailing out Holiday Catalogs to all my current, active customers. If you want to make sure you are on that list, please email me. If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to be my customer, I’m happy to mail you a copy of this awesome catalog. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.