Sunday, August 23, 2015

Flowers & Skyscrapers


Hi there!  Luis was out all day at a work party so I armed myself with a huge cup of coffee and locked myself in the Craft Cave until he called me to pick him up.  It was fabulous!  I'm going to share 3 of the cards tonight and then more over the next couple of days.  

First up is my card for the Muse challenge.  I stuck pretty closely to Anita's inspiration because I thought it was gorgeous.  I love the gold and turquoise together especially the splattered gold over the top of the stencil.  I didn't do any splattering but instead added some gems to my flower.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Gold)
Inks:  (Peacock Feathers Distress Ink) Ranger
Dies:  (Thank You) Avery Elle, (Flower) Mama Elephant
Stencil:  The Crafter's Workshop
Gems:  Recollections


Next up is a card using the Colour Throwdown palette and the design from Freshly Made Sketches.  FMS is celebrating their 200th sketch!  Whoop whoop! I only discovered them fairly recently but I am really enjoying playing along with them.  I paired up some CAS-ual Fridays, Avery Elle and Mama Elephant dies with an Altenew sentiment.  Love how well they all play together!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Paste:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Dies:  (Leaves) CAS-ual Fridays, (Flower from Fill in the Blank Icons) Avery Elle, (Curved line) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections


Last but not least is a card using the Freshly Made Sketches design again but this time with the palette from Colour Me.  I dusted off my Die-namics Skyline Border from My Favourite Things and and the Starburst Background from Hero Arts - both oldies (but very underused) goodies!  And that's it for tonight.  Hope all you had a wonderful weekend!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn, (Starburst Background) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Butter Bar) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Die-Namics Skyline Border) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

23 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous trio of cards Jen...love them all! But you wonderful Colour Me card is simply amazing. I love your sweet city scape and that gorgeous sun burst paper...love it! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

Linda Callahan said...

Great set of cards! Love your bright flowers and your skyline is awesome! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

lostinpaper said...

Some great cards Jen, love your colour combo with the skyscrapers!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Marilyn said...

Oh, Jen, what a fabulous Muse card ... love the dots, the big sentiment and that fantastic flower. Great take on Anita's card.

Ren L said...

Lovely cards you've made! Wow! I really love your city scape card, what a great take on the color palette! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me! :)

Lisa said...

Marvelous cards Jen!! Love the bright happy colors on your skyscraper card!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! Love that sunburst and skyline on our take! Great take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

Jacquie Southas said...

Wow, Jen, what a fabulous set of cards! I stopped by to say how much I love the Muse card and see these other two stunners!

Aileen (mum) said...

wow what a brilliant set of cards. all look brilliant

sandie said...

all stunners.Your take on Anita'sc card is fab and I especially like the colour combo of your last card x

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! (that's a gorgeous for each card). Love your bolder, brighter take on the Muse and the colours and graphic feel of the final card take my breath away! So glad you joined us this week!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

cm said...

I'm sooooo far behind in commenting, Jen, but please know I adore everything you create. Hopefully, once I settle into a routine, I'll be more consistent in visiting. Your trio here: sheer delights! The pretty flowers pop wonderfully from the black background. Your city scape, with pinks and yellows, makes me smile. And your Muse card...oh my! So eye-catching! Polka-dots, the gold flower, the bold sentiment = winning combination in my books!
Hugs~c

Shelly said...

FAB cards, Jen!

Neets B said...

What a trio of loveliness, Jen! I love your turquoise dots and that big gold bloom, just gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Hayley Kew said...

Love the city scape and the sun rays you created on the card you created for us this week!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! Would love to see you again soon :)

Taunya Butler said...

Your card caught my eye over in the Freshly Made Sketches Gallery and I wanted to come visit and see more! Such amazing eye candy - each of your cards is so spectacular and so fun!! Love the way you have used the inspiration and put it so such good use!! So awesome!!I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at daisiesgirl.com!! I have a giveaway going on right now!
Taunya Butler
http://daisiesgirl.com

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful cards Jen! Love those sweet orange flowers! They stand out so nicely against the black and white! Thanks for joining us for our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

Broni said...

What great cards! Love them all! I'm so glad you joined us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your throwdown card with the cute floral border that really pops against the black and white! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Lindsey said...

Wow, you had some serious mojo going on in the craft cave! All three of these cards are amazing!

Marilyn said...

Jen, congratulations!