FMS Milestone Celebration

Congratulations Freshly Made Sketches #400 – for the Milestone Celebration! I made a vertical card for this special sketch. I stamped the borders and frame using a Stampendous Mixed Media stamp and heat embossing using Wow’s Midas EP. Then I die cut Penny Black’s Joyful Flower, painted the stem and leaves with some Daniel Smith Iridescent Silver and Topaz. The petals were die cut in vellum three times and also heat embossed with clear iridescent EP. The torn vellum strip was stamped “joyeux noël” (Merry Christmas). Finally, Nuvo drops were added to the flower along with some silver glitter.

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

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FMS #200 – 400 Celebration

An all white card for the Freshly Made Sketches #200 who are celebrating their 400th Sketch Anniversary. A partially dry embossed card with a white pearl heat embossed word die and border (from SSS and IO, respectively) Adding a little Liquid Pearls to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

LIM one-layer stencil

The Less is More Challenge #402 is a stencilled OLC. I reached for the Crafters Workshop Small Cone Flower stencil and applied a mixture of embossing paste, acrylic paint and iridescent medium. I then stamped, in Cerulean blue, “Tu me manques” (I miss you)!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

August CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up Paper Towel Challenge. The design team along with our special Guest Betty have plenty of inspiration for you.

For this Paper Towel Transfer card, I white pearl heat embossed a special Peony Bud die cut, given to me by, Bonnie, a very special friend who knows how much I love flowers 😀 Then, using MFT’s Flower Silhouette stamps, I partially stamped two different flowers, at strategic places to be part of the bloom and leaf parts of the die. Before adhering the flower, I stamped the sentiment: “L’art est une harmony parallel à la Nature” (Art is harmony parallel to Nature, by Paul Cézanne). I also stamped some grass, added some white pearl and white puff EP.

Do join in on the fun, thanks for stopping by, HUGs,

A Little Something

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating sketch 400 with their first sketch. I thought I’d try to make it “clean” with my one layer card. Some dry embossing, masking, sponging, heat embossing and embossing paste are the techniques used for this card. “Une petite attention juste pour toi” (A little something just for youFMS 😉 ).

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

August CAS Mix Up 2019

Welcome back to a new technique at CAS Mix Challenge. The Paper Towel technique is a beautiful way to create special textured backgrounds. It’s also a great way to reuse the inks mopped up by those paper towels left to dry. There’s a video and plenty of inspiration to be found on the blog by the design team. Our Guest Designer this month is Betty!

For this card I stamped a W plus 9 Summer Bloom, added sticky embossing powder and Gilded Flakes. For the heart, I stamped Peacock OI, again added sticky embossing powder and cover with clear Rock Candy crystals. With a paint brush I added some of the same OI to shade the bloom. Then some Liquid Pearls were added for dimension. Can you believe that this is a one layer card? Sometimes I surprise even myself!

Pop on over to the CAS Mix Up to get your creative juices going. Can’t wait to see your beautiful cards. Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,