Hello, hello! It's time for a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! This week the talented Amy is our hostess. I really admire the way she uses color and I must have been channeling her this week because I decided to try a little something different color-wise on my card.
First of all I'll tell you that I recently got the MISTI and I love it! I used it to stamp the three layers of this dahlia image and it is so much better than using my old stamp-a-ma-whachacallit. Lousy first impression? No problem! Need to layer images perfectly? No problem! It's amazing how such a relatively simple tool can make stamping so much easier!
Now on to my color story. My intention was to layer some white cardstock cut with a stitched die on top of the Smoky Shadow layer so that my flowers would be against a white background. But I got myself turned around and cut the Smoky Shadow layer using the stitched die cut instead. I hated the thought of covering up those stitches with white cardstock so I decided to use it as the base for my flowers. I chose some appropriately moody colors for the dahlia and voila! I did use some translucent embossing paste and a stencil to add a little interest to the background but other than that I let this beautiful flower and the shades of gray to do the talking for me. I love how it looks in real life!
You can image that the Freshly Made Sketches design team has got some fantastic cards for you to see this week and you wouldn't be wrong. So please hop on over there and check them out. I hope you have time to join us in the gallery!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Additions (Papertrey Ink); Thank You Kindly (SU)
Paper: Soft Stone, Smoky Shadow, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Lavender Moon, Smoky Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow (SU)
Accessories: Stitched Journal die (My Creative Time); Fishtail Flags Layers STAX (My Favorite Things); Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver)