Freshly Made Sketches 231

H A P P Y   F R I D A Y   T O   Y O U ! I still loves me some Friday! It was a little drizzly and a little overcast and a little sunny here yesterday! Lot’s of weather in one day! I went out to Starbucks for coffee in the morning with Brian, we stayed in the store and sat and chatted for a bit. When I got back to the house I FaceTimed with Andrea and we worked on our projects. Later on I went over to my parents to see little Daniel. We had a tickle fight, I always win those! LOL! Around 5:00 Heather came and got me and we ran to BJ’s and OfficeMax. She dropped me off and I had dinner with my parents, brother and Daniel. I stopped back at my house and watched a little YouTube before heading over to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday! We had a great time as always and watched some episodes of Lip Sync Battle. Today I have some errands to run and more crafting to get done! Looks it will be a good Friday!

Some of my crafty time from yesterday made my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 231

I wanted to play with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors again! I finished swatching them out, so nice to have a peek at all of the cool colors in there! My card base for today is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I trimmed my angle on the right of a piece of Copper Metallic Card Stock and adhered that to the front of the base. My flower is from The Ton’s Large Peonies Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed onto a piece of Canson 140lb Watercolor Paper with Ranger Copper Embossing Powder. I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolors to color in the image wetting it first to make sure that the color moved around. The greeting is from the same set, the hello is stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I adhered the panel to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The rest of my greeting is heat embossed in more Ranger Bronze on a piece of Black 110lb and adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and more Fun Foam. A sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon, Bronze and Pink Peony Sequins complete the card! I love that nice large flower, perfect for watercoloring and I’m so enjoying my new watercolors! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for spending a little time with me today! Have a fantastic Friday everyone! 🙂

FMS 231-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Large Peonies Photopolymer Stamp Set (The Ton)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Ranger) and Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi 36 Colors

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb and Black 110lb (Recollections) and Copper Metallic

Specialty: 140lb Watercolor (Canson)

Embellishments: Watermelon, Bronze and Pink Peony Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool, Paint Brush and Fun Foam

12 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 231”

  1. Gorgeous card, Justin! Love the color scheme you used with the pink & copper. The Gansai watercolors are just the coolest thing ever, aren’t they? Enjoy your weekend – I’m off from work today, but have lots of errands to do today as well as cleaning / decluttering since we have guests coming by tomorrow.

    1. Thank you Christy! I love the Gansai Tambi Watercolors and the copper is a fun departure from gold! I’ll be at The Ink Pad all weekend again so it will be fun! Hope that you get all of your stuff done! 🙂

  2. Outstanding card! Love how you watercolored the peony and the design of your card. Whoever the recipient is, will love it. Have you considered doing videos? You are so creative and full of great ideas. I really enjoy the range of products that you use and reading your comments. Have a good day!

    1. Thank you Brenda! I do love watercoloring, so much fun! I have considered doing videos, if I can figure out how to quickly edit them I will give them a shot! I appreciate you stopping by and am so happy to have you along! You have a fantastic day! 🙂

  3. HI Justin:

    Love the copper metallic paper,I’ve never seen that before. I’ll have to check out the Gansai Tambi watercolors because I have never heard of them. They certainly are beautiful.

    So you’ll get to be in the Village all weekend again. You are such a lucky guy. There is no way you can have a bad weekend when you are in the City with friends. Are you teaching a class this weekend or just spending time at The Ink Pad for fun? Whichever I’m sure it will be a blast. I bet they are getting in a ton of new stuff. Have yourself a Fun Filled Friday my friend. Love and lots of hugs, XXOO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thank you! I love that copper paper! The Gansai Tambi Watercolors are so great! Nice rich colors!
      Yes, I will get to be in The Village all weekend! I am a lucky guy! The city is always a great place to be! I’m just spending time at The Ink Pad. My next class there is on the 29th! It’s always fun to see what new goodies they got in! Expensive but fun! LOL! My Friday was great as I hope that your’s was! Big hugs and loads of love to you! XOXO 🙂

  4. Awesome, I love how the copper offsets everything so well. I’m starting to like copper now more then gold. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. Love the copper with the pink. I’m sure it is even more beautiful up close and personal. Hope your day is going well. Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thanks so much HJ! It does look better in person! My day was great as I hope that your’s was! You have a super weekend! 🙂

  6. Beautifully colored! And it’s absolutely lovely with the bronze accents. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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