Freshly Made Sketches 109

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's time for a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week I'm the hostess!  I designed the sketch to be full of squares and rectangles with lots of room for creative interpretation.  For my card I decided to combine the sketch with the leafy challenge at Friday Mashup, which conveniently gave me an excuse to use these awesome new leaf dies.



I have secretly admired the sponged color effect that you get using Distress Inks so when there was a recent sale at Joann I decided to buy a bunch of colors and try my hand at it.  I watched a few videos on You Tube and went to work using some orange, green and brown colors.  I'm a novice but I think these nicely resemble leaves as they turn colors at this time of year.

As usual the amazing Freshly Made Sketches design team have created some awesome cards this week so be sure to check them out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Meadow Greens (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Pure Ivory (Gina K); Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Well Worn DSP (SU); Neenah Natural White
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Vintage Sepia (Versafine); Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain (Distress Ink)
Accessories:  Stitched Leaves die (Lawn Fawn); Grove Branch die (Memory Box); Pierced Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things)

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23 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 109”

Sherry Eckblad said...

Stunning card Jen. Saw it when reading the blog post and just had to come over and comment.

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card Jen! You did an awesome job with sponging the leaves! But that is no surprise! Thanks for a great sketch this week!

Marisa said...

Loving the leaves and your take on the sketch.

Lynn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I think you did recreate natural leaf coloring and I love the branch. Thanks for sharing!

Deepti said...

This is sooooooooooo stunning, I absolutely love the colors you picked to create your card :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

You did a fabulous job with your leaves! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the great sketch!

Linda Callahan said...

A classic fall beauty! Love it!

Blanerva Morten Brigitta Vadasz said...

Stunning card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I haven't been to visit in a while, Jen, which is my loss! I've had a lovely time catching up with you! Your card for your hosting turn at FMS is ridiculous! I came THAT close to actually having my eyes pop out of my head!! Sooo pinning!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

love your beautiful leaves, the splatter and the lovely branch!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

How beautiful, Jen. I love the twiggy branch behind your cluster of leaves. A lovely fall stunner! Thanks for sharing at the Friday MashUp this week;)

Cindy Lovell said...

I love your Sketch,Jen!
Beautiful card! Love the branch and the colors on the leaves!

Lili said...

Gorgeous Jen! Beautiful colors on the leaves and the branch is the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Saw your card on FMS... so very lovely! I <3 the branch die-cut!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! You're inked leaves look so real!

Jen Timko said...

I'm pretty much swooning over that little branch! Love everything about this card! Thanks for a great sketch!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning Jen, wow! Love the die cut branch, I think that really lends a wonderful touch to the card!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Amy O said...

Oh, my, Jen! I love those leaves! And the twigs look so real and are just beautiful. Gorgeous card and fun sketch.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow - those new dies of yours are amazing Jen! This card is totally awesome! If I send you my address - can I have it! ;)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the little splatters you added - just the perfect touch!

Claire said...

I loved this sketch Jen - you're right...so many ways you can take it. I'm just about to post mine. Your card is absolutely stunning...love that branch die - it looks so realistic...I thought you may have grabbed it from the garden lol!

Kim S said...

You may be a novice, but these are absolutely lovely!

KnitterPam said...

This is a stunning card, Jen. Just got around to catching up on your blog. Thanks for sharing!