Freshly Made Sketches 86

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hey everyone!  It's time for a brand new sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches!  Amy is our hostess this time around and this is the first sketch she's ever designed so be sure to let her know how much you love it!  I love it because it leaves lots of room for creative interpretation.



I decided to go a little CAS on the background (shocking, I know) and focus all the attention on the rectangular layer.  I used a little washi, some die cut leaves, some pretty little blue flowers and a bit of black grosgrain ribbon.  I have about a gazillion yards of grosgrain ribbon in my stash in every color that Stampin' Up! made and I hardly ever use it.  It seems like grosgrain is so last decade because I hardly ever see it anymore, and for that very reason I used it on my card today.  I don't think you can really tell from the photo  that's what that skinny black strip is, but I know what it is and I feel better for reducing my stash a little bit!

Oops, I almost forgot to mention that I also made this card for the Dynamic Duos anniversary challenge.  This week is challenge #52 and we get to pick whatever colors we want from the past year.  I went all the way back to challenge #1 because I LOVE Lucky Limeade and I'm so disappointed that it didn't make it to the regular line up of SU colors.  And it looks pretty good with Pool Party too!


I hope you have time to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The design team has cooked up some great cards for you so head on over.  Then join us in the gallery!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms (SU)
Accessories:  Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box); washi tape

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16 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 86”

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful color combo! This is so clean and classy! Very pretty!

Linda Suarez said...

I love this Jen! Perfect clean and fresh!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Jen and what a great Duo. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Lori said...

Jen, I love this DUO as well - your card is so stunningly gorgeous :) Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos...

Amy O said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I love all of that clean white space. The pops of black and Pool Party are striking against the green. Great take on the sketch!

Alison Barclay said...

Gorgeous CAS design. Love Lucky Limeade too ....maybe she will return in a few years. :)
Thanks for joining us for Dynamic Duos fun this week. :)

Kim S said...

I feel the same way about grosgrain. It just sits there in its rainbow of colors begging me to use it!! I'll have to follow your lead and start using strips of it. I do love your little floral scene and the strip of Washi is the perfect touch!

Michelle said...

Jen, this is gorgeous! I still like grosgrain, especially as a strip. ;-) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Janet Zeppa said...

I love the duo you picked! Good girl for using your grosgrain ribbon too. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

Allisa said...

Love the popped up flowers!

Jen Timko said...

Perfect use of the colors and sketch! Love the clean background and how you really focus on the rectangle layer! Another fab card!

Cindy Hall said...

This is CAS perfection! I love the colors and the clean white background. Gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is stunning, Jen! Congratulations on the HM honor from DD!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is totally a wow card - another gorgeous card using mostly white - LOVE it!

Rita said...

LOVE! Every detail is perfect. Who needs a complicated background?!