Freshly Made Sketches 185

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday is definitely my favorite day of the week because I get to show off a new sketch from your friends at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch is designed by the talented Cindy Hall.  I love her sketch because it's got lots of room for interpretation!



I hemmed and hawed a little bit on whether I wanted flowers for my focal point or butterflies.  As you can see flowers won!  One thing I didn't hesitate over was stamping my sentiment crooked.  I was so intent on getting the "smile" straight I failed to notice that I should have been looking at the "you make me" part instead.  I'm such an amateur!  And to make matters worse I wanted to use the colors of a particular color challenge but after I put this altogether I realized that I missed two of the colors.  TWO!  I think I need a nap!

My Freshly Made Sketches teamies obviously did not have the same kinds of problems as I did with their cards this week because they are GORGEOUS!  Be sure to check them out!  I hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Funky Florals, Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes); Perfect Plum (SU)
Ink:  Fog (Simon Say Stamp); Going Gray, Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder (SU); Onyx Black (SU)
Accessories:  Dot Fade stencil (Tim Holtz); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Pierced Square STAX (My Favorite Things)

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20 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 185”

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your monochrome card Jen!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Claire said...

Now you really shouldn't have mentioned that the sentiment is crooked as I hadn't picked up on it. So annoying when that happens isn't it?. As one who is not a fan of purple, I've realised I should use it with lots of white as you've done...it looks gorgeous, especially treated with the grey! No more floods here thank goodness..thank you for thinking of me!

Lisa said...

Teeny little boo-boos and all I still think this is fabulous!!

Cindy Beach said...

I'm with Lisa, LOVE this one! Such a fabulous focal image and it draws the eye right in.

Lesley said...

I love it! I think the flowers are pretty and I love purple! xo

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Fabulous card! Love the monochromatic theme!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh your story sounds very familiar to me.....been there! But your finished product is lovely so I guess it all worked out fine :) Pretty card!

Karren said...

I love reading the story of how your cards came to be. You never fail to make me smile and, more often than not, nod my head in agreement because I've done the same things! This card, crooked sentiment or not, is fabulous and I love how you used stamped images for the horizontal banners.

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful, Jen!!!! Love the colours!!!

Deepti said...

So pretty!

Jean said...

Fantastic combination of stamps!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Jen (as always!). I love those flowers! Wow. They are a beautiful colour! Love the background grunge! Just lovely!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your card is simply amazing Jen! I am in awe of all this white space and I love the modern feel with the stamps you've used.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I just love the layered look to your card Jen! It's something I would love to do this successfully, however, when I try stamping different layers, it ends up looking like a dogs dinner ;( Thank you so much for your inspiration over at FMS! Hazel xx

Skylark said...

Love all the DT cards for ColourQ it was such a great combo to use. I especially like your CAS card for FMS, hadn't realised you were on both DTs. Thanks so much for your kind comments about my card, it means a lot. Stef x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Jen. Love the grunge images you used in the background.

Cindy Lovell said...

Stunning card,Jen!! WOW! Love everything here!! I LOVE the purple,the grunge stamping on the bg and the font of the sentiment!!

Rita Wright said...

I stamp crooked so much that I just view that as normal. Didn't even notice until I read your post. ;) This is a super cute card and I'm glad the flowers won out.

Amy O said...

You always make grunge look so pretty! I love the modern flowers in the soft pretty purple. Beautiful, Jen!