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Timeless Tropical for Freshly Made and Just Add Ink

Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday... again :-)  I promise this is the last post for today.

I played along with two challenges for this card  Freshly Made - Sketch and the inspiration photo from Just Add Ink:


Looking at the photo inspiration, it was a no-brainer that I was going to ink up the trees on my Timeless Tropical set. :-)

I inked up the trees, but couldn't help adding a little extra depth with my pencils.  I used my pencils in the middle of the palm trees and all the way down the trunks of them.

Timeless Tropical closeup (1 of 1)

I also used my pencils to color the frangipani.  I lightly ink blended the background with Broken China distress inks.  I tried to vary the blue to ensure there was some white showing through.

Here's my card: Timeless Tropical FMS (1 of 1)

I used a stitched rectangle for the focal layer, but decided that I really needed a little more interest on the base layer.  So, out came my favorite Hemstitch dies!  I really do love how they frame everything.

On a personal note:

When Charlie and I were in my craft room yesterday, I sensed a movement and looked up.  I was thrilled to see a herd of deer descending on our property.  I had to take this photo through my window screen and the screen on the screened-in porch.  There was no way they were going to let me go outside and take a photo.  They could hear me in my craft room and every time I made a noise, they would look up and make a decision as to whether they should bolt our not!

Deer (1 of 1)-7

I was lucky enough to get another photograph from the kitchen door.  You can see them coming from across the wetland and exiting and entering stage left and right :-)

Deer2 (1 of 1)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift.  And Linda... happy belated birthday!



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White
  • Stamps:  Timeless Tropicals - SU.  Sentiment:  Altenew
  • Dies:  Timeless tropicals - SU.  Hemstitch - Spellbinders