Freshly Made Sketches 46

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Today at Freshly Made Sketches we've got another fabulous sketch designed by Lesley who has returned from a well-deserved break refreshed and ready to go!


I had a rather busy weekend and didn't get to devote as much time to my card as I wanted.  So when I finally sat down at my desk I was, shall we say, CHALLENGED.  I couldn't decide on colors, stamps, or shapes.  Nada.  Zip.  Nothing.  My sister called me around 10:00 at night in the midst of my card-making crisis and had no words of wisdom for me.  I was beginning to feel a little desperate that I was going to fail as a card-maker.

Finally I decided on the Everyday Enchantment DSP, which lead to me choosing the colors.  But that Top Note die shape still had me stumped.  Sometimes for me stumped translates to "substitute something" so I substituted that shape for the decidedly different shape of a butterfly.  I cut butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die in both Pool Party and Every Enchantment DSP (crimping the biggest one along the way), then stamped and punched a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri to finish off my layers.  I added a row of Basic Pearls, a sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners and called it a night!

Be sure to pop on by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the design team creations.  Then get yourself all inky and join us!




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14 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 46”

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my goodness Jen ... this card is fresh, delightful and ever so pretty .... your butterfly is a superb substitute and I love it's delicacy ... to come up with "nada, zip, nothing" to this ... well, that is awesome creativity my friend!!! Love it ...

Ann Schach said...

Card challenged? I don't think so! You hit it out of the park with this one, Jen! Texture and pearls...who could ask for anything more! It is a gorgeous card!

Kim said...

I love this card and the colors are great! I get CHALLENGED quite a bit but sometimes that is when I come up with the best stuff! : )

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Jen! Your take on the sketch is terrific! I love the big butterfly!

Deanna Jean said...

Well stumped turned into gorgeous! Love the colors and love those butterflies!

Lesley said...

Love that you used the butterfly shape Jen, it is perfect and so pretty with the soft colours.

Jen Brum said...

I think you on a challenged day is me on a good day!!! Your card is beautiful and so "out of the box"! I totally love those butterflies!!!!

Brandi said...

Wow! This card is awesome and that butterfly is fabulous!

Karen Aicken said...

Wow ... This is a fabulous take on the FM sketch. Wow!
Cheers, Karen

Noelle said...

jen, this card is INCREDIBLE! Love the colors and that gorgeous butterfly:) Thanks so much for popping by paper and ICE, things have been insane and just now returning comments, oy. Hope you have a great weekend! *hugs*

Monica Hornof said...

I love those butterflies! Your card is so pretty and it reminds me how much I miss that Everyday Enchantment DSP. Just gorgeous.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, what fabulous colours and your butterfly is stunning with its texture and pearls.

Cindy Hall said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! I love that butterfly, the colors and the way you did the scallop and ribbon. So pretty!

Jen Timko said...

From nothing to WOW!! If in doubt, add a butterfly has become my latest mantra! ;-) Love this....love it!