Freshly Made Sketches 200!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Today is the day!!  Yes!! I bet you've been waiting and waiting and your patience has finally paid off!  Because today is the day that we reveal the 200th sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  And to celebrate this milestone we've got prizes! Yep, that's right.  Play along with us and you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from one of our generous sponsors!



Woo hoo!  Can you believe it?  We are so grateful that these amazing companies have offered giveaways to participants in our challenge!  And that can be you!  Check out the Freshly Made Sketches blog for all the details!

And now on to my card.  I will admit, with no shame, that the pressure was on for this challenge.  We invited all the sponsors' design teams to play along with us if they could and play along with us they did!  The cards they all created are amazing (see them HERE) so I wanted to create something that fit right in.  I relied on a tried and true formula for me.



I chose the sentiment on this card intentionally for this challenge.  I'm so grateful for opportunity I've had in belonging to the group of friends that make up the design team at Freshly Made Sketches.  We are so much more than a group of girls that make cards together.  Despite the fact that we live on different continents and that some of us only "know" each other on Facebook we are a very close-knit family.  I've never belonged to a group like this before, and I'm pretty sure that I will never will again.  So a big MWAAAHH to my Freshly Made Sketches teammates.

And, of course, I am grateful for you, the designers that join us each week for our challenge.  Since the beginning I consider it a privilege that you choose to include us in your crafty journey and I love to see your creations in the gallery.  I hope that you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid (SU); Hashtags (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Pure Luxury (Gina K); Basic Gray, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade (SU); Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Melon Mambo (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Curvy Leaves die (Elizabeth Craft Designs); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)

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30 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 200!”

Suchi said...

Those die cuts look perfect with the splatters !! :)
Congrats on the 200th of FMS and I am surely loving this generous celebration!! :)
Suchi xx

Linda Callahan said...

Perfectly done......the grid, the spatter and the flowers.....beautiful and oh so classy! I am so grateful for all of the hard work you put in to keep this team going! And I love that you are always ready to try something new in your designs......even though that sometimes costs me $$ to try it too! 😊. Here's to the next 100!

Jen Timko said...

This is completely and perfectly you. So of course I adore it! Thanks for all you do for this team. Your humor, your enabling, your putting up with my type-a-ness. ;-) You are a big reason this team is such a magical blend of creative energy and friendship.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

. . . and here's another of those fabulous layered creations that I admire you so much for Jen! Many congratulations to you and the rest of the DT on 200 challenges and thank you for always inspiring! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Lisa said...

I could have picked this beautiful card from a line up of hundreds and known it was yours!! Love it Jen!!

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Jen! You are the queen of the grid that's for sure!!! Te flower and enamel dots are fabulous! Thank you for all the work and you and Jen put into getting this challenge ready! We couldn't have done it without you!

Amy O said...

You do amazing things with this stamp, Jen! I love your layered leaves and these splatters and colors. thank you for all you do for this team!

Karren said...

Right back atcha, teamie! I love being on this fabulous team with you and I love seeing your creations each week. This is another beautiful card - the elegance of the flowers and the grunge of the grid is so you - you are the master at this.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the clean and somewhat grungy look of this, Jen!!!! You are so good at making these lovely grungy bgs and still have a clean look, too!!! The pink flower and the leaves are fabulous and I love the grey matting of your panel!!! And what a lovely choice of sentiment to use for this very, very special milestone over at FMS!!! A beautiful card, Jen!!!!
Have a lovely day!!!

Cindy Lovell said...

I LOVED this card the second i saw it!! You seriously work magic with grunge/splatter stamps!! It's always the right amount,not to much not to less!! Just like on this amazing card here!! The leaves and and the pretty pink flower are SOOO beautiful!!
Thank you SO very much Jen for all you do for this Team!!! This Team wouldn't be what it is without you! Thank you!!!

Lesley said...

Stunning card my friend! I have always admired your work and you! Thank you for making FMS SO successful and well loved! xo

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful card and the elements you used. Love your style too.

Eva Bussom said...

Jen, this is hotter than hot! Loves it!

sandie said...

Always best to stay with what we love to create I think and tour card is a beauty, the grunge background and pop of pink are perfect x

D.Ann C said...

Lovely!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So gorgeous = as always !!!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful colour combo and layers, love the use of the vellum and your use of the terrific sketch!

Greta said...

One of my favorite cards ever! Perfect composition!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your die cut flowers and beautiful background! Great inspiration, thank you! It's my first time joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Just perfect! The sentiment, the flowers, the cluster is totally perfect! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Nothing wrong with a tried and true formula Jen. Your cards are always amazing and I love every detail you add. I especially love how you combine colours and images and your sentiment is perfect! Although I probably haven't said this enough - we are majorly grateful for your and Jennifer and all the amazing work you do to keep this challenge run smoothly. Thanks x

Holly Stene said...

What a fresh color combo! Great card and congrats on 200!! Thanks to you and sponsors for the chance!

Taunya Butler said...

This card is just so full of loveliness and awesome beauty!! Love the vellum touches and the enamel dots - all comes together to make a SUPER amazing card!!

Rosemary said...

wow.. this is just amazing!! love all the fabulous details!

Kim S said...

You are so good with that grid. It's perfect behind the flower and the leaves - it adds such interest but still it's so clean. A great card for #200!

Anita in France said...

Wow, how beautiful, Jen ... the background splatter over the grid is fantastic ... so perfect behind that vibrant bloom and delicate leaves! Just gorgeous! Anita :)

Nancy Thomas said...

An absolutely gorgeous and creative card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

too Gorgoeus for words!!!!

Congrats on FMS 200th! I Love joining this brilliant team any chance that I can!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Love your take on the sketch Jen! Fabulous!

Cindy Hall said...

I love what you have done with the white-on-white with the embossing paste and vellum, and then added that gorgeous pop of fresh color in the butterfly. Your cards are always ones that I would actually buy!