Freshly Made Sketches 149

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time for a new sketch from your friends at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our hostess is Rita who never fails to surprise me with her design ideas and fresh approach to card making!  She's designed a great sketch for us this week and judging by the design team cards, this sketch is amazingly versatile.  Imagine what you can do with that rectangle layer!



I had made a card for this challenge using one of the techniques I learned at the watercoloring online card class, but I was not happy with it at all and decided to scrap it.  So I went back to the drawing board and poked around blogland for a little inspiration.  I had recently seen this beautiful card by Vicki Dutcher and it heavily influenced my redux.  I didn't attempt any fancy pouncing with reinkers to color my background but relied on some grungy stamps to take care of that.  The colors are from the latest challenge at The Paper Players and once I had everything stamped I went over the blossoms with a Wink of Stella pen (which, of course, you can't see in the photo).  It's amazing how that  pen makes everything look better!


The Freshly Made Sketches design team has got some fabulous cards to share with you this week.  We sure hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Grunge Me, Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink); Scribble and Spill (Stamping Bella); Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Basic Gray, Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey (SU); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, black rhinestones (KaiserCraft)

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30 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 149”

Linda Callahan said...

Love all of the stamping stamping stamping you did on this card! Beautiful results!

Kara said...

so beautiful jen!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Oh, I LOVE your card, Jen! The colors are amazing with the black flowers and grunge! XX

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card,Jen! . Love that older sentiment...is classic!

Diane Malcor said...

This is spectacular! Love it!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!

Allison Kostiuk said...

I love your card, Jen, and all of the grunge, scribbles, and spills - stunning!

Amy O said...

Beautifully done, Jen! You make grunge look so pretty. I loved your first card too, but then again I love everything you make.

Vicki Hodgman said...

I just love this idea! And I am with you - using the Grunge stamps. Brilliant effect.

Lisa said...

Jen this is absolutely beautiful!!!

Karren said...

Another grungy/CAS combo which is stunningly beautiful! You really do have to come teach me how to do that!

Jodi McKinney said...

LOVE this card. I was so challenged with these colors on the paper players, but you make them look perfectly naturally compatible. Love the design, the colors, the sentiment - and Everything about your card!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers are spectacular! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

OMGoodness, how clever is this! Just stunning...you have the best eye for color and balance, my friend! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Players.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Jen! TFS:)

Sharon SharonW said...

love the composition of this card. very pretty! love the collage-y look with the various color splashes.
very inspiring! TFS

Jen Brum said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Jen! I love it! Love those fun flowers and gorgeous colours! Looks so fabulous against that white background! Sure made me smile!

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning Jen - love it!

Nance Leedy said...

Jen, I am speechless. Your use of the colors (& sketch) is drop-dead gorgeous. You rock, girlfriend! 'Nuf said.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh Jen this is absolutely gorgeous!

Joanne James said...

What a fantastic card Jen! I love how you used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps to colour your blooms. This card is amazing! A great use of this week's challenge colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is gorgeous Jen! Awesome stamping!

Jaydee said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jen. I love the frame around those fabulous flowers - it really highlights them and yet gives them room to breathe. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

dizzy di said...

Love Love Love!
Great idea inking the backdrop and leaving the outline stamp 'as is'
Super dooper :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow, oh wow! This card is absolutely amazing Jen! The way you've used those tricky (well for me they are) is so creative and so effective. Love it!

Deepti said...

Oh my this is fab!! I will have to try it sometime :)

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Jen, I love this technique and the colours are so pretty.

Cindy Hall said...

I see the word "stunning" a lot in the comments, and that sums up this work of art perfectly! I love the way you used the Gorgeous Grunge (and the colors you chose) for this beautiful card! The pop of colors and the black and white are absolutely gorgeous!

Kim S said...

I love everything about this! The grunge for the stripes is a fantastic idea - then echoing those fine lines in the florals with the splashes of color. It's all gorgeous!