Friday, 15 December 2017

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop - Sketch

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to my blog and the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken. I am so excited about todays post. I have been invited by the delightful Kelly Kent, to join her and her team in their monthly blog hop as a Guest Designer - such an honour! Kelly is such a giving, thoughtful and caring lady, she is generous with her time, extremely helpful and so very creative. She has an equally amazing group of ladies in her team of Paper Adventurers, so I was more than delighted to join them in their final blog hop for 2017.
I am lucky enough to be on two Design Teams with Kelly. She is constantly creating and sharing. Kelly also designed this months blog hop sketch -is there anything this wonder woman cannot do! Such a wonderful sketch, I was able to produce this card with little thought process - just select stamps and colours.

Starting with a Sweet Sugar Plum card base, I added a layer of Early Espresso. The next set of layers are using the same colours with the addition of some gold foil card, cut into the three panels as detailed in the sketch.
The centre cluster has been mounted on another set of layered card in Sweet Sugar Plum, Early Espresso and Gold Foil. These have been cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits - taking the largest square die and extending the cuts.
I have used the Hexagon Embossing Folder on the three Early Espresso Panels to provide a point of difference between the card base and the layered centre cluster.

The large floral image in the Birthday Blooms stamp set is my go to stamp for Birthdays, Congratulations and Thank You cards. I love colouring this floral bouquet either with water colour pencils, SU inks or Stampin' Blends. This one has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter. A light layer of Daffodil Delight was laid down first and then left to dry. Once dry I then use an extra fine paintbrush to apply darker lines of Daffodil Delight.
The flower was fussy cut and then adhered to gold foil, which was then fussy cut. This gives the floral image a gold border to match the layers. The pistols in the centre of the flower have been heat embossed in gold, using a paint brush to apply the Versamark.
To complete the sketch, a gold foil banner was tucked under the centre cluster and a gold heat embossed sentiment on Sweet Sugar Plum card was adhered with a mini dimensional.
Be sure to hop all the way through the Paper Adventure's Team Blog Hop, the girls have created absolutely beautiful creations to share with you. Next up in the blog hop is Kelly Kent. Enjoy xx
Thank You for stopping by and visiting my blog today. Until next time, stay crafty


  1. Thank you so much for joining us Jackie! Two layers of fussy cutting!!! You are amazing! Love this gorgeous design. I hope that flower never retires! Kelly x

  2. Wow Jackie! This card is beautiful! Thanks for your inspiration and joining us on our team blog hop. Mandy :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card Jackie. The colouring makes the flower look as if it is 3D. Joanne x

  4. What an unusual but oh so striking colour combination! This is beautiful, Jackie. So great to have you hopping along with us this time. Gorgeous card!


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