Freshly Made Sketches 179

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hello, hello!  It's time for a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week the talented Amy is our hostess.  I really admire the way she uses color and I must have been channeling her this week because I decided to try a little something different color-wise on my card.



First of all I'll tell you that I recently got the MISTI and I love it!  I used it to stamp the three layers of this dahlia image and it is so much better than using my old stamp-a-ma-whachacallit.  Lousy first impression?  No problem!  Need to layer images perfectly?  No problem!  It's amazing how such a relatively simple tool can make stamping so much easier!

Now on to my color story.  My intention was to layer some white cardstock cut with a stitched die on top of the Smoky Shadow layer so that my flowers would be against a white background.  But I got myself turned around and cut the Smoky Shadow layer using the stitched die cut instead.  I hated the thought of covering up those stitches with white cardstock so I decided to use it as the base for my flowers.  I chose some appropriately moody colors for the dahlia and voila!  I did use some translucent embossing paste and a stencil to add a little interest to the background but other than that I let this beautiful flower and the shades of gray to do the talking for me.  I love how it looks in real life!

You can image that the Freshly Made Sketches design team has got some fantastic cards for you to see this week and you wouldn't be wrong.  So please hop on over there and check them out.  I hope you have time to join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia Additions (Papertrey Ink); Thank You Kindly (SU)
Paper:  Soft Stone, Smoky Shadow, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Lavender Moon, Smoky Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow (SU)
Accessories:  Stitched Journal die (My Creative Time); Fishtail Flags Layers STAX (My Favorite Things); Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver)

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16 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 179”

Linda Callahan said...

Well I am loving those moody colors! Really striking and beautifully done! And just that touch of paste in the background looks great! Gorgeous!

Jen Timko said...

I love this color combination! That flower really is a stunner. Perfect details as always!

Jean said...

Fantastic stamping - keep seeing such good things about the Misti! Seriously considering one. :-)

Eileen M said...

This is the best example of the PTI dahlia I have seen. I might have to get a MISTI just to get that set to work! Beautiful details!

Amy O said...

I love the layered stamping on this beautiful dahlia. And the embossing in the background adds such a pretty touch. Gorgeous colors and gorgeous card, Jen!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, this turned out beautifully! Love it!

Lisa Lara said...

Jen, this is absolutely breathtaking.

Lisa said...

Love the beautiful lilac color of your flower Jen, this is marvelous!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! How amazing does that gorgeous flower look against that black panel - you know how to work colours Jen!

Deepti said...

Oh my those colors are so beautifully used on ur design :) love it

Happy Dance said...

Lovely and elegant. This is soooo beautiful, Jen. That blossom is gorgeous, and I love the gray panel. I've got a Misti in the cart, just have to push the button...I've heard good things about it, after seeing this, just might go and click! Love this card. Bev

Kim P said...

Beautiful! I love the color palette

I am just getting into my new MISTI...I love it! I think I may have to buy more stamps that are layered like this! LOL

Karren said...

The gray is a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous flower and really highlights it. My Misti has taken 6 days to get across IL so I'm not holding my breath that I'll get it by the end of the month :(

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is amazing Jen! I actually thought that the flower and leaves must be stickers! I'm waiting for my MISTI to arrive, and I'm on coals! I LOVE your colour scheme too! Thanks for the inspiration over at FMS! Hazel xx

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Jen! I love that flower! Looks so real! Looks great against the dark! You guys are making me want a MISTI!!! I'm trying to hold out!!!!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Beautiful card, I just love everything about it. Karen x