Wednesday 8 May 2024

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop for May.

Below is an image of where the crew are from around the globe. Such a wonderful group of creatives wanting to inspire you each month. 

This months theme is a lovely sketch. I really love sketch challenges as you can use almost any stamp set to create with. I selected the gorgeous Layers of Beauty for my project and wanted to also use my favourite new In Colour, Summer Splash, with Basic Beige. I love this colour combination.

Basic Beige was perfect for the card base. I love this new addition and it is such a versatile neutral colour. i find myself reaching for it for every project at the moment. I cut a strip of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine using the pretty floral Fun Patterns Embossing Folder and then adhered it to the right hand side of the card front. These Embossing Folders add so much pizazz to your projects.

I intended to stamp the floral image on a piece of Summer Splash card stock initially but I wanted to add more texture. So I stamped the floral images from the Layers of Beauty stamp set in Summer Splash  on a strip of Summer Splash Designer Series Paper for more interest. I then cut this piece into three strips before gluing to the left hand side of the card front.

The sentiment was stamped in Summer Splash on Basic White card stock and die cut using one of the Spotlight on Nature Dies.These circle dies are the perfect addition to your die collection and perfect for any occasion. I popped the sentiment circle up on Dimensionals. The floral pieces to the right on the sentiment layer are two of the small floral images stamped in Summer Splash again and both adhered using Dimensionals. The finishing piece was a length of Linen Thread tied in a bow adhered using Glue Dots™ to the top of the floral layer.

Up next on this months Blog Hop is my friend Rochelle Laird-Smith. Make sure you keep hopping around to see everyones project using this sketch. You will be so pleased with the inspiration from the crew.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will create something with this sketch!

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  1. Such a sweet card Leonie! I love that you stamped on the designer series paper for the strips. And so wonderful to see the new Basic Beige cardstock in action. xxxx

  2. Summer Splash is my favourite of these In-Colors too Leonie. Stamping on the DSP is a fun idea. Lovely card. x

  3. Love that you stamped on the DSP for additional texture on the strips, Leonie! Such a lovely way to highlight this fab new In Color and new Basic Color (both are my favs!). Wonderful interpretation of the sketch challenge. xx

  4. Such a beautiful card! I love the stamping on the DSP!

  5. Such a cheerful card Leonie! I love the stamping on the DSP!

  6. That's a lovely bright card, Leonie. I like the way you've stamped over the DSP for added interest - a great technique to have in the tool box. :-)

  7. Very pretty! Love the embossing folder.