Freshly Made Sketches 5

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday is, of course, challenge day at Freshly Made Sketches and today I'm pleased to introduce you to two new members of our design team, Cindy Hall and Jennifer Timko.  I'm so happy to welcome them to our Freshly Made Sketches team.  I know that you are going to love their cards just as much as I do.  And this week we've also got a new guest designer Anne Marie Hile helping us out.

Now, on to the sketch this week.  It's got some great lines and a circle, which I always find hard to resist.


My card base is River Rock and is layered with Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy and some of the patterns from the Well Worn designer paper pack.  I love stitching my cards, so I dragged out my mini sewing machine and quickly sewed around the edges.  The leaves from French Foliage are stamped in Early Espresso and the smaller one is rock-and-rolled with Cajun Craze and Early Espresso.  I decided at the last minute to add the small leaf in the center which I colored in Always Artichoke.  A Cajun Craze button finishes it off.  The sentiment is from the hostess set Posy Punch.  I inked it up in Versarmark and heat embossed it so that it would show up nicely.

I was greatly inspired by this stunner by Erna Logtenberg when I made this.  It's a fabulous card and I put it straight away into my faves.  Thanks for the inspiration Erna!

Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some fantastic cards for you this week.  I hope you'll stop by their blogs for a little lot of inspiration.  Then pop back on over to Freshly Made Sketches and use the linky tool to show us what you've created.  I can't wait to see what you do with this sketch!

Lesley Croghan
Linda Callahan
Cindy Hall
Tui Nathan
Jennifer Timko
Rita Wright
Anne Marie Hile (Guest Designer)

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10 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 5”

Linda Callahan said...

That Well Worn DSP is a perfect background for your fall card! Love the leaves - this is really pretty!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card Jen ... the layered leaves are a great focal point and I love the pop of colour from the Cajun Craze ... love how the patterned paper, creates a beautiful backdrop for the leaves!!!

Jen Timko said...

French Foliage and Well Worn are amazing together! I love the cut work on your leaves and the pop of color from your circle layer!

Rita said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I had no idea what Well Worn would work so well with French Foliage. I love the stitching (so jealous as I can't figure out how to do that...or even thread the darn machine). Your leaves and threaded button are the perfect way to finish it all off. Love it!

Cindy Hall said...

I LOVE the rustic feel of the Well Worn paired with French Foliage! Very nicely accessorized to not overpower the rustic feel. Love it! TFS.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Jen! As if I didn't already love the Well Worn DSP enough, here you go with more awesome inspiration! I love everything about this one, from the prfectly cut-out leaves to the rich color combo. Thanks so much for letting me play along with the team this week. Hugs! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice, great colors, love the leaves.

Lesley Croghan said...

Love your card this week Jen, I gasped when I saw it! Great layout and colours.

Becky said...

I love the stitching and sometimes it's those last minute additions that just make the card, isn't it? :)

Christy Q said...

What a great combination of DSP, stamp set and stitching!