Freshly Made Sketches 212

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Welcome to Wednesday.  Today is Veteran's Day in the United States where we honor the veterans, both past and present, of the United States military.  My own father served in the Marines in the Korean War and I couldn't be more proud of him and his service so I wanted to post a picture of him in his dress blues.  He passed away in 2013 and I miss him every day.  Not so ironically, my parents were married on this day in 1956.  November 11th was a special day for my parents in more ways than one.

Now for what you really came here to see.  Today we reveal a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch is designed by my friend from down under, Narelle.  I spent a lot of time thinking about this card before I sat down to make it.

After weighing the pros and cons of actual square/rectangular images I decided to go with some of my favorite Christmas images - those triangle trees.  And on my drive home from work on Monday it occurred to me that falling snow would make a pretty cool background for those trees.

The colors this week at the Paper Players the colors were a bit elegant so I wanted to see if I could use them successfully.  My card may not be described as elegant but I like how it turned out just the same!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my teamies designs at Freshly Made Sketches.  I hope you will be inspired to join us!

Stamps:  Modern Christmas (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Basic Black, Real Red (SU)
Ink:  Silvery Shimmer Delicata
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 and Blueprints 20 dies (My Favorite Things); Hand Lettered Holiday die (WPlus9); Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver)

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12 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 212”

Unknown said...

Pure CAS CLASS! love this card Jen! Thank you for joining us this week with your beautiful creativity at the Paper Players!

Kim S said...

A father to be proud of! My father also was in the Marines in Korea but for some reason the only photo that I have of him at that time is him playing football - it doesn't make quite the same statement!

LOVE your card. Love the simple trees - the red "joy" is just perfect in look and in meaning.

Petra Swart said...

Loved to read about your dad, Jen!!!!
Your card is simply stunning - love the very elegant trees!!! The sentiment in red is such a perfect splash of colour!!!! Beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful photo of your father Jen, I'm so thankful to him and his service. Your card my friend...FABulous!!!

Susi Kelly said...

I really love the simplicity of this card, and that red sentiment diecut is so striking!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the picture of your dad! I still miss my dad every day too! Your card is pure elegance......I love it!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous CAS creation! I love your take on the sketch, so pretty! And your dad was so handsome, I can see a resemblance! I am sure you do miss him a lot. Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

Marisa said...

Great card and a great story!

Karren said...

A great photo of your dad, Jen, and someone to be proud of. Your card is genius - I was so literal with my card that I never even thought about using other shapes and your Christmas trees are just perfect. And the red "joy" pulls everything together beautifully.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Jen! I love those trees. They are gorgeous and the joy is amazing in red! So perfect for Christmas!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a wonderful photo of your dad and you can hear your pride in your words. Your card is amazingly gorgeous in it's cleanness and images you've used. Those trees are really elegant and work so well with the sketch.

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful colors and I LOVE those trees!