Freshly Made Sketches 231!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Here we are at Wednesday again and a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week my friend who lives halfway around the world from me, Karren is the hostess.  If you are a fan of crooked panels you're going to love this sketch!



I recently got this stitched butterfly die and had been dying to try it out.  I think it is just a teeny bit to big for the card but it's soooo pretty I can forgive myself!  Normally when I layer butterfly die cuts I do cardstock on the bottom and vellum on top, but this time I did the opposite.  I think you can just see the vellum peeking out from under the stitched layer.  I added a row of small pearls down the center - one of my favorite embellishments on butterflies.  And the colors for this come from the latest challenge at Fab Friday.


Thanks for stopping by!  The Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some beautiful cards with this sketch so make sure you pop on by and check them out.  I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Extreme Elements (SU); Simple Sayings (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Pool Party, So Saffron, Vellum, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (SU); True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Vivienne Butterfly die, Stitched Vivienne Butterfly die (Memory Box); Basic Pearls (SU); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)

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19 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 231!”

Michelle said...

Love that color combo, Jen! Thanks for the FMS inspiration!

A splash of color said...

What a beautiful card. I love all of it.. the colors pop the butterfly.. well who doesn't love butterflies.. and the sketch is perfect. Nice one.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so fresh and pretty Jen! Love the colours and the design is fabulous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

stampwithamyk said...

That's so pretty! Love the butterfly with the ink splatters behind it. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Linda Callahan said...

I noticed the vellum peeking out right away! Beautiful card with a wonderful splash of color! Love it!

Lisa said...

Oh, what a PRETTY card Jen!! Love your layered butterfly and I don't think it's too big at all!

Amy Downing said...

Very pretty! Very cool layout, and I really like the splatter with the butterfly! It all looks great in these colors!

Petra Swart said...

Wonderful sketch and great colours and you have used it perfectly to create a beautiful card, Jen!!!! So lovely - what a stunning butterfly!!!

Karren said...

Reading your intro, I just realised I am NOT a fan of crooked panels and yet I create a sketch with crooked panels. Go figure! Your card is gorgeous - that butterfly on the coral splatter is such a warm look and the cool tones along the sides really work well.

Amanda Mertz said...

I think your butterfly is just perfect! Love that stitching detail too! Our challenge colors with the black sentiment make for a striking card! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Jen! I love how you stamped the background for the butterfly!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Jen! I love that background splotch and the fun stitched butterfly! So very pretty! It's the perfect size and now I totally want that die!!! Enabler!

Kelly S. said...

I love how you used the colors and this sketch! The butterfly is so beautiful with the ink image and the embellishments, like Mother Nature painting SPRING (if it ever comes here, snoooow!)!

Cindy Beach said...

I love your beautiful card, Jen! In fact I'm a fan of your blog and visit regularly. The butterfly is beautiful with the pearl details and the pop of color from the enamel dots is perfect. Thanks for playing along at the Fab Friday challenge.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love how you've used these colours and as always you've used the perfect mix of stamp sets and embellishments!

Amy O said...

You always do butterflies and grunge so beautifully, and you've combined them perfectly on this card. Love the colors too!

Heather said...

Aww, what a gorgeous butterfly! I love what you've done with our colors, and so happy to see well-dressed wings! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Rita Wright said...

That's a pretty butterfly; love the vellum layer! You always so the best cards with splatters!

Brian King said...

Oh, Jen! This butterfly is perfect on the coral splatter! What a gorgeously clean card! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge!