Freshly Made Sketches 189

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hello, hello!  I am typing this post on Tuesday night and it's quite cold.  Up until Sunday spring around these parts was pretty good.  Temperatures in the 80's, no rain (which is not always a good thing) and lots of sunshine.  But suddenly a cold front moved in along with some rain and now I wish the heat was on.  Things can only get better from here!

But enough of the weather, what you really came for is to see what I've been up to in my craft room.  It's Wednesday so that, of course, means I'm showing you my card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  Narelle is our hostess this week and the intrepid lover of layers has given us a beauty!



I got some further inspiration from the colors and the butterflies used in the Muse challenge this week.  My burlap circle is actually one of the MFT doily dies but I chose not to punch out the little details on it that would actually transform this from a scallop circle to a doily because the burlap unravels too much and it would have ended up looking like a big mess!  I'm not sure it's entirely visible in the photo but I stamped a little grungy image behind the butterfly because all that white space on the tag was giving me the heebie jeebies!  I even threw in a little enamel dot to shake things up!

There are some fantastic cards to be seen from the design team at Freshly Made Sketches so make sure you check them out.  I hope you can join us in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Ink Splats (Indigo Blu)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Sea Glass (Avery Elle)
Accessories:  Dizzy Doily Duo die, Traditional Tag STAX, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX (My Favorite Things); Cheviot Butterfly die, Delaney Butterfly die (Poppystamps); enamel dots (Doodlebug Desings, My Mind's Eye) 

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14 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 189”

I Card Everyone said...

Very pretty, Jen... thanks for sharing with us in the Muse gallery this week! Always a treat...
=] Michele

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like what you did with the sketch and that you joined in at Muse! Thanks for playing!

Linda Callahan said...

I put my heat on yesterday! It was cold! Love all the beautiful cards you make with butterflies......this is so pretty!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love burlap, Jen and I love it even more when it's on a card!!!! Love your burlap doily and the fun tag and beautiful butterfly!!! The colours are lovely on the kraft base!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Amy O said...

I love the burlap and kraft together. And you always make the most beautiful butterflies. Very pretty, Jen!

Lisa said...

I like the little bit of texture Jen, this cute! I did turn the heat back on two mornings in a row~yikes!! The house was down to 62, too cold for Sweet P!!

Karren said...

There is so much interest and texture on this card - it is so very cool! The butterfly on the tag is just beautiful and the burlap adds a fun textural element.

Jen Brum said...

This card is so beautiful Jen! I love the kraft background and the burlap! Oh how I love burlap! The butterfly is so sweet! Such a lovely take on the sketch!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great combination of these challenges! Love the texture and pops of colour! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Absolutely beautiful! A darling butterfly and super-cute burlap doily. :)

Cindy Hall said...

This is so beautiful with its textures and layers. The burlap piece really adds so much interest and the way you used the colors is just gorgeous!

Joan B said...

this is beautiful. love that texture

Jen Timko said...

You are cracking me up with your heebie jeebies! As usual, just the perfect amount of texture and "white" space to make this really special. Love it!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Look at this gorgeous card with those pretty colours and butterfly! I really love how you combine colours and textures - they always look perfect!