Freshly Made Sketches 162

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today is the new sketch reveal at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our hostess and sketch designer is Kim and her fun sketch is an homage to her love of creating scenes in the corner of a card.  I can't wait to see the gallery this week and how you interpret the sketch.  For my part, I seem to be single mindedly focused on Christmas cards lately so I've continued that trend today.


I've used a few different things on my card so that I could play along with the Christmas challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge using the colors from The Paper Players.  I started with some embossing paste that I colored with a Mossy Meadow reinker and after having tried a few different stencils settled on this chevron design.  I used patterned paper to add some "texture" wrapped some baker's twine around the main layer and threw in a button for good measure!


This work week is going by awfully slowly.  Probably because I'm on vacation next week and I'm impatient for it to start!  I plan on catching up on all the online card class videos that I haven't watched (which will probably inspire a shopping trip or two), getting my Christmas shopping done, finishing up my Christmas cards and just generally relaxing before the craziness of the holiday season sets in!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the beautiful inspiration from the design team!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Joyous Noel (Verve)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow (SU); Holiday Cheer (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Mossy Meadow reinker (SU); Versamark
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 die (My Favorite Things); Chevron stencil (Heidi Swapp); Christmas Tree die (Impression Obsession); Make it Merry button (October Afternoon); Cherry Cobbler baker's twine (SU); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver); white embossing powder

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20 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 162”

Shelly said...

So cool! Love the embossing paste!

Linda Callahan said...

The colored embossing paste looks terrific! And I love the scribble font in Merry......fun card! And yep it is time to keep those Christmas cards coming!

Amy O said...

I love these trees! And I love how you've used the stencils with this sketch. I hope you enjoy your vacation next week!

Karren said...

The layered and offset trees is such a fun and trendy look and you've nailed it with this card. The stenciled chevrons also adds to the trendy look of this card. Love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card!

Claire said...

Beautifully simple Jen - lucky you being on holiday next week. Enjoy!

Jen Timko said...

A classic theme with a mod twist...phenomenal card!

Deepti said...

The Chevron BG looks amazing :) thank you for sharing with MMCC!

Kim S said...

LOVE the bold chevrons! Perfect ground for the cheerful trees.

Yapha said...

I love that patterned Christmas tree. Fun card! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

Cute, cute, cute! Lots of cool details going on here! Love it! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Joanne James said...

Gorgeous card Jen - Love the embossing paste background, looks fab behind the red panel. Great use of this week's challenge colours - Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jen Brum said...

Very cool Christmas card Jen! I love that fun background! Some of my favourite colours!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your use of embossing past instead of a layer! Gives those traditional colors a very trendy feel!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love this take on the sketch Jen! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

Cindy Hall said...

The colored embossing is so stunning, and the way you placed the chevron print on an angle is genius for a fresh design! Great look. Love the patterned trees, too.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Not only are you the Queen of white backgrounds, you're the Queen of combining challenges! Another awesome card Jen!

Monika Reeck said...

I love the color combo on your card Jen the two colors of tree is clever and lovely add of twine too...in that colors...Lovely using the sketch Jen...crisp and Adorable DT card...I LUV This..

I join the FMS too would you mind to visiting my Blog and maybe leaving me some love...would be soo happy if the DT member visiting me back...big hugs, Monika

Lyndal said...

FABulous Mixed Media card Jen - so glad you joined in the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Hope to see you again soon :)

maria f. said...

My graphic-loving heart loves your combo of patterns and textures. Thanks for playing with us at the MMCC this month.