Freshly Made Sketches 45

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today over at Freshly Made Sketches the wonderfully talented Cindy has got a fantastic sketch for you that is a perfect way to show off all that patterned paper that I know you've been hoarding!  I went into my personal DSP vault and selected some retired paper called Cottage Wall for my card.



It seems like ages since I've used Old Olive, a color that I used a lot in days gone by, so that was a big motivator for me choosing this DSP.  I layered the pretty paper on cardstock then decided it needed a bit of jazzing up so I stitched it with a zig-zag.  I tried to channel my inner Jennifer who has an amazing knack for mixing up patterned DSP for maximum impact, but I'm not sure that I succeeded with my striped layer.  I like the added ribbon and baker's twine, but now that I'm studying it I wish I added a button.  Drat!

The pretty flower is from an old favorite Raining Flowers.  And in a sudden burst of inspiration I decided to substitute the sentiment for a row of brads.  There's just something about a row of brads that I really love and I thought they added some interesting texture.

I hope you have time to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Be sure to stop by and check out the amazing samples from the design team!




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12 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 45”

Lauri Ingram said...

Jen, so pretty! I love that set...why dont I have it??? lol Hey, did you see the regional in Providence in August?? Are you going??? I am planning on it! If you go let me know, would love to meet you for real!

Kim S said...

So many sweet touches...love the stitching and the twine...and I'm glad you brought out some Old Olive...it's gorgeous!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Jen! I love, love the colors on your card today! Gorgeous! Have a great day!

Allisa said...

Love your card, especially the stitching and your row of brads!

Jen Brum said...

Jen...your card is lovely! Such great colours! I feel like I've been neglecting Old Olive ever since I met Gumball Green!!! Stitching too! So fabulous!

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Jen! I love it!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I love the rich colors. There are so many fabulous details...twine, stitching and brads! A wonderful card!

Bev Gomez said...

Jen I love your beautiful card. Stunning. Hugs, Bev

Tui Nathan said...

My all time fav colour combo ... love your gorgeous flowers - ooh, and that stitching is fabulous!!!

Bev Gomez said...

Hi Jen, i just wanted to tell you thanks for commenting on my fms card. That DSP is from SU and is called World Spectacular and I believe it is. Okay now I see your note that you can use another color besides kiwi kiss so I might do that challenge if I have time. Kind a late now. Hugs, Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Mmmmm love that purple and green!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so lovely, Jen!! I adore those colors together.