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  1. FTL12- Take Two
  2. FTL11- Take Two
  3. FTL10-Take Two
  4. FTL9- Take Two
  5. FTL8- Take Two
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FTL12- Take Two

Happy Friday!

This is one of my favourite sketches because it is so simple and versatile! So much so that I ended up making two!

Here's my first card. I was in the mood for some watercolour. So I used Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Fired Brick for the background. The flowers were stamped with Memento Ink and then I coloured them with Copic colours. I did a bit of fussy cutting and attached it over the watercoloured background. The flower came from Clearly Besotted. The sentiment is one form Papertrey Ink.

For this next card, I did some more Copic colouring. I stamped the background using Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Lost Lagoon, and then stamped, coloured, and cut out the coffee cup. The dots are from a Mama Elephant set. The coffee cup is from a Simon Says Stamp set.

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FTL11- Take Two

Happy Friday!

Here's the 11th sketch. This one is meant to be a square. I like to do 5x5 when I make square cards.

Here's my card!

Stamps: Life is Beautiful, Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, White
Accessories, etc.: Circle dies, Satin Ribbon

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FTL10-Take Two

This was supposed to be a scheduled post for May 1st, but that didn't work as planned! It's all written up, so here it is! Here's this week's look back to sketch #10! The take two of sketch #11 will still be posted this Friday, May 8.

Once again, I wanted to make sure that I used something different than the image I originally included on the sketch. At first I tried to use stars in place of the flowers, but it just wasn't working out. I decided to move on and went with these delightful starbursts from the Shakers & Sprinkles stamp set. The sentiment comes from the Sparkle & Shine stamp set. You can't see it in the photo, but I clear embossed the word Shine, for well, some extra shine!

Stamps: Shakers & Sprinkles, Sparkle & Shine
Ink: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, White
Accessories, etc.: Satin ribbon,  starburst embossing folder

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FTL9- Take Two

Happy Friday! 

By this time, I should be almost at my destination in Barcelona. It's been planned for months, and it's finally here! I've always wanted to see Europe and my husband and I decided to book a Mediterranean Cruise for our honeymoon! 

But enough about that, onto this week's sketch!

This card is meant to not be the standard 4.25x5.5 size. I made mine 3.75x6. I've still been on a bit of a patterned paper kick. I went through my Doodlebug Designs stash and found this adorable cherry paper. I selected coordinating colours and stamps and got to work!

Stamps: Scent-imentals
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Black
Paper: Doodlebug Designs Fruit Stand, Pool Party, Pure poppy, White
Accessories, etc.: Limitless Layers-Circle, Ribbon

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FTL8- Take Two

Happy Friday! I hope you're ready to revisit another sketch. I thoroughly enjoy this one!

Here's my take on it. Once again, I used patterned paper as my starting point and selected colours from that for my cardstock, ink, and stamps.

Ink: Blueberry Sky, Summer Sunrise, Harvest gold, Classic Kraft
Stamps: Life is Beautiful, Inside & Out: Birthday
Paper: Soft Stone, White, Classic Kraft, Stampin' Up! Paper
Accessories, etc: Circle nestablities, grosgrain ribbon, scalloped edge punch

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