Saturday, August 22, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #200

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all enjoying your day off.

Today I am sharing two cards with you. First is a card I created was inspired by the sketch #200 from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. It is the blogs 200th celebration!!!

When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to crack open the "Rolling Cloud Dies" from Taylored Expressions that I just received, as well as the rainbow die I had in my stash from My Favorite Things. I used white card stock for the clouds and scraps for the rainbow.

I adhered the die cuts over a white card base that I had blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on to make a "sky." I then stamped a sentiment by Paper Trey Ink in blue.

My last step was to give the card a little sparkle by adhering clear sequins randomly around the card.

I really like how this came out and have enough pieces of rainbow left over to make another rainbow card. I will have to mix up the colors but I think that would be okay.

Here is the sketch that I used for the card:

In other news, I wanted to share a few photos from the fun wedding I went to last weekend. A lot of my photos did not come out that well because of bad lighting so forgive me.

This is me and my husband Chris. I cannot believe I am actually posting this because as a rule, I hate photos of myself. I am really trying to be better about it, though.

This one is my brother, Chuck, and his wife, Marlene. They don't live near us so it was really nice to see them!!

My sister Jen, Chuck and I. I have another sister that did not attend the wedding. Who looks the oldest here?

I thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend!!

Card Stock-Paper Trey Ink (white, red), Bazzill (orange, yellow and green), Basic Grey (Blue)
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass), Ranger (Blue Ribbon Dye Ink)
Dies-My Favorite Things (Rainbow) Taylored Expressions (Rolling Clouds)
Other-Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Sizzix Big Shot, Scotch Adhesive, Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Medium, Paper Trey Ink stamp ((Beautiful Butterflies)


Hannelie said...

This is one AWESOME take on the sketch. Really spectacular!
Your lovely photos make me miss my family... we live so very far apart!

Gerrina said...

I love that rainbow die! Looks great with all those candy-clouds... a beautiful card! Have a colourfull weekend!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful take on the sketch. might need to look into the rainbow die.

Kim S said...

What a wonderful arrangement of clouds and the rainbow!! LOVE your use of the sketch. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches. (It's so great that you had time with your family.)

Kim Heggins said...

OH my....this is one fabulous card! I love all your sweet clouds and that wonderful rainbow. just makes the most beautiful card. I love your sweet family photos too and of course you look like the youngest!

Taunya Butler said...

SPECTACULAR take on that sketch and so awesome to see a picture of you and the hubby!! You look so pretty and you look great in black - I am impressed with the WONDERFUL-ness of this card - YOU ARE A GENIUS - love this!!! Hope you enjoyed your Saturday and that your Sunday will bring you lots of smile and crafting time!!!

Rosalie Desmond said...

Love the rainbow and the touch of sequins gives it that something special.

Karren said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch! The bright rainbow and fun clouds are such a cool look. Great photos, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I saw your card at Freshly Made Sketches and came to take a closer look! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the puffy clouds and beautiful rainbow! Great job on the sketch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your rainbow card is so pretty, Nora, and so are your family photos! Thank you for sharing! You take marvelous photos! (And your hubs is a hottie!) Hugs, Darnell

Jen Timko said...

Love your take on the sketch. That rainbow is divine! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

Becca Cruger said...

Your card! Gasp! Definitely worthy of way more exclamation points than I can type without looking so crazy!! I've totally pinned it though because it's so bright and fun and glorious. By the way, darling, you are positively lovely so no need to be worried about the pictures.

Linda Callahan said...

I love your bright rainbow and stitched clouds! Delightful take on the sketch! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is gorgeous..

Susanne Vargas said...

Your rainbow card is adorable with those puffy clouds! And the sequin add the perfect amount of sparkle! Great photos!