Freshly Made Sketches 128

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hi all!  It's time for a brand new sketch from your friends at Freshly Made Sketches and this week Rita is our hostess.  The sketch is classic and wide open to interpretation so I know you will love it!



Last week I mentioned a couple of retired SU colors that I really miss, so for my card this week I used one of them:  Baja Breeze.  It really is one of the best blues, in my opinion, and I really, really wish it would come back.  I don't have a whole lot of card stock left but I used a bit here.  I stamped the pretty feathers in Baja Breeze ink and they don't really show up in the photo.  They look much better in real life.

The bottom of my card features some burlap ribbon just because I love the texture and I thought it would be a fun alternative to some DSP.  And I outlined it all in black because things always look better that way!

I'm still in Scotland but due to the wonders of modern technology I scheduled this post last Friday.  I assume I'm having a good time but I'm pretty sure that I miss my stamping stuff!  Anyway, the ladies at Freshly Made Sketches are probably busy stamping away without me and I know they've created some amazing cards for this challenge so be sure to check them out.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Fancy Feathers (Clearly Besotted Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft (Avery Elle), Basic Black, Baja Breeze (SU)
Ink:  Baja Breeze (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Burlap ribbon (SU); Kraft Vintage button (Papertrey Ink); Into the Woods sequins (Lawn Fawn)



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18 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 128”

Linda Callahan said...

Yep Baja Blue is one of the all time greats! This is so pretty! Love the broad burlap ribbon!

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! Love the settle feathers in the background. The colors are simply, perfect!

Julia Aston said...

I'm VERY sure you are having a wonderful time in Scotland! lucky you!! I went there about 15 years ago and it was just lovely! Your card is so pretty with that blue and the texture of the burlap - love the feathers!

Cindy Lovell said...

So beautiful Jen!! I love this blue and it looks so beautiful on kraft!!

Hannelie said...

Simply stunning!

Lisa said...

Pretty card Jen!!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and the burlap. Sweet sentiment too.

Heather Cooper said...

Oh, my goodness! I love this card!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful Jen! You are the Crumb Cake Queen and it look fabulous paired with Baja Breeze! Hope you're enjoying Scotland and that it's not too cold!

Karren said...

The subtle look of the feathers and the pop of black make for a fabulous card, Jen! Hope you're having a wonderful time in Scotland - your next trip will have to be at the other end of the world :)

Cindy Hall said...

I love this "natural" beauty! The soft feathers with the burlap is so pretty together. I miss Baja Breeze, too. I cried the most over that one being discontinued. And I'm willing to bet you're not missing your stamping too much! Enjoy!

Doris said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours, layout and textures!

Happy Dance said...

Your card really caught my eye. While not usually a fan of feathers, this one stands out and is simply beautiful. I'll check my stash of Baja Breeze, though I'm pretty sure I still have a decent hoard, and if you send me your snail mail addy, I'll share some card sized pieces. Have a great vacation. Bev

Jen Brum said...

Jen, this card is so amazing! I just love the that burlap! Looks so fabulous! Love the sequins and buttons! Elegant in a rustic way! Only you could pull that one off! Hope the vacation is everything you imagined...or maybe not everything you imagined!!!!

Patti said...

Love your card!! I have the Baja Breeze blues as well!! Come back come back!!

Scotland? you are well blessed! I hope you had a blast : )

Patti

Deepti said...

This is perfection, Love the tone on tone stamping and the addition of burlap is icing on the cake :)

Jen Timko said...

Could not agree more about Baja Breeze. I almost cried with the retirement. I have a stash if you ever need it. :-) Love this. The burlap is a fabulous detail!

Rita Wright said...

Such an amazing card. I love the burlap and the feathers. Awesome sentiment too!