Freshly Made Sketches 170

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I am tickled pink to be the hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I always get such a thrill about seeing how you all interpret the sketches and when I actually made the sketch it's even more thrilling!  Wheee, lets get to work!



Usually when I'm dreaming up a sketch I don't have a particular card idea in my head.  I guess I like to be surprised by what I'll come up with when I actually sit down to make my card.  For this sketch I spent a lot of time going over designs in my head.  I was going to use patterned paper, I was going to stamp a big image and split it over the top and bottom layer, but when I got down to business I decided to go with a color combo that I think is so pretty and to separate my "top and bottom layers" with some baker's twine.

It had been a while since I used this pretty flower and since I was using yellow I inked it up and fussy cut it out.  The black leaves are a nod to my friend and teamie Narelle who is never afraid to make leaves out of unusual colors!

I hope you find the sketch inspiring and that you'll join us in the gallery!  The Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some outstanding cards for your viewing pleasure so make sure you check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Dream Big, Sweet Scallop Tag (Verve); Hennah Elements (Altenew)
Paper:  Soft Sky, Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  So Saffron (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Sweet Scallop Tag die (Verve); Leaves die (Penny Black); So Saffron button (SU); black seam binding ribbon, baker's twine

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18 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 170”

Cindy Lovell said...

Amazing Jen!!! Yellow and Black...gotta love it!! Your Tag,the leaves,and the beautiful flower...just perfect!!
Thank you for this awesome Sketch!!

Patti said...

Great sketch Jen!! and your card is stunning!! I would not have thought to use black for the leaves but they highlight your beautiful tag and flower perfectly!! I'm bowing : )

Patti

Stampingcountry said...

Great Sketch! And your interpretation is beautiful!

Jen Timko said...

The pop of the black against the yellow is really striking! Love this cute tag!

Linda Callahan said...

The black is striking with the pale yellow and pale blue! Love your sketch.....and I love that you made a gorgeous tag for it! Pure Jen!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! Just love that tag and colours combination.

Lisa said...

Pretty pretty pretty!! Love the soft buttery yellow flower and your terrific sketch! I hope to play along. Little Sweet P had a round of shots today, so I don't know how she'll do the next couple of days. Poor baby :(

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love the sketch this week!

Karren said...

Love how you snuck a tag onto this card - it definitely makes it a Jen-card! The flowers and leaves are gorgeous and suit these colors so well. Great sketch too, BTW!

Amy O said...

You really are the tag queen, Jen! And I love this one -- the black borders on it are so eye-catching and frame this pretty tag perfectly. I loved working with this sketch.

Kim P said...

I LOVE the black/white/yellow! Great card!!

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous card Jen! You really rock those tags! Love the flower! The blue background looks amazing! Thanks for a great sketch!

Deepti said...

This is simply fabulous :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

You just made me laugh out loud! I didn't think anyone noticed my unusual foliage colour! This really is a striking colour combo and made even more striking with those black leaves. This is one gorgeous card Jen!

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, colour combo and card :) Way to flash the Verve.

Rita Wright said...

I love your sketch. And you used one of my favorite color combos...and a tag! Woo Hoo!

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a beautiful card, and a fabulous sketch! I LOVE the pastels with the black. Absolutely a knockout card!