Freshly Made Sketches 17

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Wednesday and this week at Freshly Made Sketches we've got another great sketch challenge for you designed by Rita.



I had a hankering to make a card with some bright and cheery colors this week for the challenge.  I'm not one for winter and all the cold and sometimes dreary weather that goes with it, so I thought it would be nice to make a card that celebrates spring.


I used some Melon Mambo cardstock to highlight the white of this card.  Then I thought it would be nice to add a little Old Olive, so I used both colors for the vertical ribbon layers as well as the layer that I used for the flowers and leaves.  Those flowers and leaves are from Fabulous Florets which hadn't seen any ink in a while.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the leaves are embossed with clear embossing powder which not only makes them look nice, but makes them sturdier when they are fussy-cut.

The FMS design team has cooked us some really awesome cards to give you some inspiration for this sketch so be sure and hop on over to their blogs to check them out.  Then head on back to Freshly Made Sketches and use the linky tool to show us your creation!

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18 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 17”

Ellen said...

This is awesome! Clean, crisp and cute!

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful! I love that this sketch allows for the focus to be on your amazing coloring!

Linda Callahan said...

Well Ms. Mitchell this is another example of fabulous use of white space to show off your beautiful focal point! Beautifully done!

Rita said...

Love those gorgeous flowers, Jen! And seriously, can I come visit to learn how to use white space like that? You are the best at it for sure!

Lesley said...

Your card is so pretty Jen. I love that white on white and the pop of colour.

narellefarrugia.com said...

Amazing! Love the use of so much white - very effective and makes the flowers really stand out.

narellefarrugia.com said...

Amazing! Love the use of so much white - very effective and makes the flowers really stand out.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, lots of wonderful clean space to show off your stunning flower.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this Jen! The colours are brilliant and I love the stripes as a background to your focal panel.

Gisela said...

WOW, stunning card and the colors are perfect.

Christy Q said...

What fantastic colors, Jen! I love the brightness of the Melon Mambo against the crisp white and the paper piercing around the center panel is a fantastic touch!

Lauri Ingram said...

So pretty....love the bright colors and your coloring is wonderful!

Butternutsage said...

I JUST LOVE this card Jeanette!!!

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous card Jen .... those bold striking flowers are so striking and vivid they pop right off the page ... love your colouring too, and your fussy cutting - well, that is impressive ... great work Jen, love it!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Gorgeous card in every way imaginable. Love the colors and the coloring. The fine details are perfect.

Aileen said...

Beautiful Jen. I love your card and the flash of Melon Mambo really makes the white space stand out. The flowers are so softly coloured. x

Dawn Braun said...

your card makes me want to RUN to the warmest beach, sit and stay awhile! Beautiful colors!

Allison said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the colours and all the white space. I'll definitely have to CASE this!