Thursday, April 13, 2023

Pastels & a Fun Sketch

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Today's card is inspired by two challenges, Joanne's Colour Challenge  - Any Colours in Pastel Shades - over @ the Paper Players & Cécile's Sketch Challenge over @ Freshly Made Sketches.  Please click on the hyperlinks or the images below to visit the challenges and enjoy the inspiration! 

When I first read the Pastel Challenge I thought I'd choose some retiring DSP that I've not played with nearly enough, the Fancy Flora DSP, #160413.  However as you'll see I've not used a bit of dsp on this card - does that ever happen to you - you plan something in your head and then your card takes on an entirely different vibe?  Anyway, Fancy Floral dsp inspired me to use Fresh Freesia as the card base with a touch of soft yellow and green.  

I love Clean And Simple cards, I'm always in awe of Cécile's CAS cards that have so much interest and detail while keeping a CAS feel.  So I kept to the sketch - I love the heart for Mother's Day.

***  The Trix  ***

* Stamp your favourite flower and greenery using Memento Black ink (mine is from the Paper Pumpkin March 2023 kit) ***Trix, allow the Memento to dry a bit before adding colour using Stampin' Blends Markers, only add colour to the details of the image.  I used Fresh Freesia, So Saffron & Soft Succulent.

*  Fussy cut the images, adhere the greenery to the back of the heart with Stampin' Seal, then adhere the heart with dimensionals. 

*  Adhere the flower stem with glue, stamp the sentiment, fussy cut it and adhere with dimensionals.   Embellish with gems of choice.  

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Enjoy & have a super day!


  1. Thx so very much for the visit and info Makira!

  2. What a super sweet card, Lesley. These flowers and greeneries are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

    1. thank you Cécile for your lovely compliment! It was a super fun sketch I see myself using in future - thank you for the inspiration!


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