Cups of Happiness — FMS346

It’s Summertime and the days may be longer, but they sure do fly by!  We have another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week, the ever-clever and oh-so-talented Linda Callahan, has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I have been drawn to the Tea Room suite lately.  In fact, this was the first suite to go on my wish list when I first saw the new catalog.  And I don’t even drink tea.  And I can’t stand coffee.  I know…  I know…  Most of you can’t understand that and probably think there’s something wrong with me.  ha!

I thought the cute little teacups would work perfectly for the circle elements of the sketch, so that’s where I started.  I stamped them on watercolor paper and colored them with an aquapainter and ink pads.  I used a color scheme of Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight/Crushed Curry, and Coastal Cabana.

The cups were cut out with the coordinating framelits.  I love how the tea cup framelit cuts out the handle as well.

I embossed the background with the new Subtle embossing folder.  I love the bit of linen-like texture this adds.

The little flourish was stamped under the sentiment and embossed with copper embossing powder.  A strip of Tea Room dsp was added along the side, and some pearls were added as embellishments.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see your work as we browse the gallery and visit your blog.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Cheers to Tea Room DSP — FMS344

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our talented French friend, Cecile Ribon, is our hostess.  She has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

This sketch had me stumped for a while.  I decided to start by finding some dsp to use, and reached for a pretty sheet from the Tea Room Specialty dsp pack.  Once I got it cut out I decided to let it be the star of the show because it is so pretty.

I almost had a monochromatic card, but when it was time to add the sentiment I felt like I needed another color to make it pop.  And once I went down that road, my chances for making a monochromatic card went out the window.  Maybe one day…

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Happy Independence Day to all of my American friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tea Flowers — FMS341

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our friend from down under, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Narelle has many paper crafting talents, but one that really stands out is her way with flowers.  When I saw the two circles in the sketch, I thought that flowers would work great.  I just got my box of new catalog goodies, and the stamp set at the top of my list was the Time for Tea stamp set.  This set has some pretty floral and greenery images, so I decided to use them.

I love this suite!  The coordinating dsp is beautiful — the colors and patterns are right up my alley.  And the coordinating framelits make these flower arrangements easy.

The sentiment is from the new A Big Thank You stamp set.  This will be another fun set with which to play.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love browsing the gallery and seeing what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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