Friday, 15 April 2016

Flowers and Swirls

Hello friends! Hope this post finds you fine and dandy!

It's new challenge day at Feeling Sketchy and this time we're being sponsored by the lovely Nikky and her team from Polkadoodles who are offering a prize pack to our lucky winner.

We've got another great sketch for you by Michelle:

We're not using any sponsor images this time, so here's my take on the sketch using my stash:

Of course, never one to do things by halves I made a trio of cards ... although we needed 3 "Thank you" cards as eldest Bambino's 3 Ranger Guide Leaders left the Unit yesterday and the whole Unit went out for a celebratory meal.

My card recipes are as follows:

  • Card bases - are from white cardstock which I've cut, scored and folded to make a 9.9cm square cards
  • Design Papers - are from the Mixed Media collection from the now sadly closed Bearly Mine Designs. I've used 3 different papers from the collection
  • Flowers - are die cut using the middle and smallest petals from my Die'sire Flowers for All Occasions die. I've cut these from regular printer paper, and then (spurred on by a demo by Sheena Douglass that I saw on TV over the Easter hols) have then coloured them using Distress Inks as watercolours. The DIs I used were (from left in the above photo or in order in the photos below) Shaded Lilac & Milled Lavender; Salty Ocean & Seedless Preserves; and Vintage Photo & Milled Lavender. I finished the flowers with a clear gem in the middle. I think I need to practice this technique a bit, but as the paper was wet, they were quite easy to shape into pretty blooms!
  • Sentiment border - has been cut using my Die'sire Edgeables Lattice die. I've cut this from white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from the Swirly String Sentiments by LOTV directly onto the cardstock.
Here are some closeups of the cards, quite simple but pretty effective:

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our sketch, but if you're in need of more inspiration my incredibly talented teamies have come up with beautiful projects ... please go to the Feeling Sketchy blog and check out the gallery!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
That's it from me ... hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love your trio of card. I like the vintage feel of them.

  2. These are so pretty, love them. Hope you will enter my little giveaway

  3. Absolutely wonderful cards, so lovely, love the sketch too!

  4. They are absolutely gorgeous!
    Many thanks for joining us at CCT this week!


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