Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Freshly Made & Cardabilities

It seems like 2014 is the year of sketches for me. I am trying to step up my cards and sketches are a great way to do that.  I'll still do CAS cards, but periodically I want to add some challenge to myself too.

I am starting today with Freshly Made Sketches #119;


I totally loved the angled panel on the sketch, and while it could of been a CAS card, I layered it.  I used the new Inspired By Stamping designer paper from Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, an image from Spring Lilacs and a sentiment from I Love You Because.




My next sketch is from Cardabilities #91.  Couple of tidbits regarding this blog - I made Featured Designer last week (!) and I also made the Design TEAM starting in February!  Now, that people, is pretty darn exciting, and  it follows along with my 2014 challenge of making my cards more elaborate.  Karan has pretty darn awesome sketches!!


I was able to incorporate some of the fun STAMPloration images from VIGNETTE Chevron & Arrows, along with a sentiment.  My butterflies are from my new Hero Arts set, Antique Engravings.  And yes, I was able to make cut outs from my Cameo!  [Gosh, I am so loving this machine now! :)]  I am also entering this into a new to me challenge, Catherine & Cathy Create; use arrows. [under the bfly ;)]





 TIP:  See the splatter on my card?  I sprayed some ink on a piece of paper from my glue dot roll and then "flicked" it on to my paper!  The ink beads up on the dot paper and flicked off perfectly!   [Yeah, a great tip from Pinterest!]



Spray paper with ink



            Flick back of paper with finger







Thanks for stopping by~

15 comments:

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your lilac card with its beautiful lilac image. Congrats on your DT gig. I'll have to check out that challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lynn said...

My you are quick being the first to link up to Cardabilities! Love how you used the sketch and yes, Karan's sketches always seem to help "step it up"! I love your splattering and these gorgeous butterflies.

Lynn said...

I am back to say "welcome to the team!" I was just looking at your blog some more and saw the Cardabilities DT logo. Yay!

Rose said...

i think it is super duper exciting that you made the DT!!!!!!!!!!!
looking forward to working with you (on yet another team, lol)

oh your IBS card is so pretty and i love how you made the sentiment!!!

WOW WOW WOW girl you really loaded up the card for cardabilities and created a stunning master piece :)

Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities. (lol had to add that in there!!! ;)

Peggy said...

Look at those gorgeous cards! A little outside of your bold CAS style. Love them! Love the splatter technique too!

Rhea Skomorowski said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!!!
Thanks for linking up to CCC!

Cardabilities said...

how awesome is that colour combo of that beautiful card. Love what you did with the sketch and thrilled to be working with you.

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on the DT gig - love the second card!

Cindy Lovell said...

I love both of your card,Vicky!! I love the papers,the image and the coloring on the first one! So pretty!!
The butterflies and the paint splatters are so awesome on your second card!! Fab!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

Mrs. Scrapalot said...

Both your cards are really beautiful! And your photos are really professional, too :) Congrats to your DT-membership at cardabilities! Thank you for sharing the tip with the splatters :) Have a nice weekend :)

SweetSue said...

Both of your cards are great! Congrats for being a DT Cardabilities member :)

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Really beautiful cards! I love your style and how well you use color and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Adriana B said...

fabulous details, thanks for playing along at Cardabilities :)

Agnieszka(aapas) said...

Grat card!! Love it how you put the browns and turquoise together!!!! It looks awesome!

Macarena said...

Hi there Vicky! What a honour to can comment on your card! Great colors and patterns and sweet butterflies! Love card :-)
Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!
Hugs, Marzena DT

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