Freshly Made Sketches 166

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Half way through the work week and it's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is the supremely talented Karren Johnson.  Karren is an incredible crafter who always encourages me to buy new stuff for my crafting stash, but more importantly she forgave me for taking liberties with her sketch this week!



As you can see I turned the sketch on its side and substituted the rectangular layer for a tag.  This is actually the second card I made for this challenge, the first faithfully following the sketch.  The problem with it was that the colors I chose were horrible!  So I went back to the drawing board (which really means that I turned off the light in my stamp room and watched football instead) and when I went back in there the next day decided to follow the silver, gold and ?? challenge at Merry Monday.  And since I was feeling guilty about not following the sketch properly I showed it to Karren who liked it and then reminded me that it was fancy enough to fit the Black Tie challenge at The Paper Players.  Isn't she the coolest?  She lives half a world away from me, but I can tell you that meeting her is definitely on my bucket list!



I don't have to tell you that there's a lot of inspiration from the design team at Freshly Made Sketches this week so be sure to hop on over there and see it all in one place.  I hope that you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Nature's Gifts (Penny Black); Bokeh Dots (Essentials by Ellen); Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver, Champagne Glimmer (SU); White (Spectrum Noir)
Ink:  Silver (Encore); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Accessories:  Tag Sale #5 die (Papertrey Ink); Leaping Deer die (Memory Box); gold embossing powder

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22 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 166”

Linda Callahan said...

Yep we need to start a trip to New Zealand fund! You are the tag master for sure! I love the tag with that elegant deer! You and Miss Kareen would be like mad scientists creating together!

Karren said...

Oh, you are just too sweet! *blush* I really love your interpretation of my sketch. It's is so clever and so effective. And a trip to the East Coast is on my bucket list, so one day....

Lisa said...

You are rockin those pretty tags on your cards lately!! Another beauty Jen!

dstandard said...

Really cute card - love the tag!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this, Jen! Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Happy Dance said...

I'm really, really liking this card, Jen. That red is the most perfect base for your tags and gold embossing. And a glittery leaping stag? Love it. Great card, really great. Bev

Jen Timko said...

I just want to make cards like this! Elegant, beautiful, fabulous!!

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow, those were 3 challenges that were really challenging to combine. Great job and love the tag! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Merry Monday!

Amy O said...

You are truly the tag queen! That gold, sparkly reindeer is so elegant and is such a show-stopper. Beautifully done, Jen!

laurie said...

I love your tag card..and the glitter deer! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Deepti said...

Stunning! I love the way you rotated the sketch and created this fab tag :)

Cindy Hall said...

I love how you used the sketch! The red base with the white, gold glimmer paper and gold embossing is fabulous. So many great details, yet so clean and crisp,

Patti said...

Wow!! I love both the design and the way you interpreted it.

Jaydee said...

I love that gorgeous tag and the way you placed the sentiment vertically. Fancy, indeed. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

LeAnne said...

Isn't the stamping world wonderfully forgiving?! LOL! I am sure Karren would forgive you when she saw your fabby card...and it IS fabulous! LOVE that deer, the colors and the embossing! Awesome share for the PP this week!

Claire said...

Definitely works with these colours Jen - the touch of gold sparkle is gorgeous...but intrigued to know the horrible colours you used on the last one! (By the way - your comment verification is on - it isn't usually)

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card, Jen. I love the double tag. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Nancy Simpson said...

This is so beautiful and adorable! The sentiment and colors are unique and are all lovely. This inspired me as I am working on my personalized Christmas wishes this year. Thank you.
Hugs,
Nancy

Rita Wright said...

This is fabulous, Jen! I love the sketch flipped like this. And now I love tags thanks to you, so of course I think this one rocks!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the tag, it really pops off the red card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so elegant Jen and I love your use of those two tags - love your take on this weeks sketch.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh these tags are gorgeous! I love the sparkly reindeer and the way you layered the tag. Love the sentiment placement too--all 'round fabulous! So glad you shared with us at The Paper Players!