Freshly Made Sketches 248!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time for our first challenge of August over at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Linda is our hostess and she's cooked up a classic sketch that you will get a lot of mileage out of.  And don't be worried if you have no feathers in your stash - you can use whatever shape you'd like!



The color combo at Can You Case It is a favorite of mine:  gray, yellow, and black so I really wanted to play along with them.  Plus the tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players was looking for masculine in the top row so I figured these colors would be perfect for that.  I got a kick out of the enamel dots being on the same line but I can see how those can be manly too!


I did layer my little stem with gray and vellum but I accidentally put too much glue on the vellum layer and the whole thing stuck to the card base making it really hard to see.  I tried to carefully pry it up so that there was some dimension to this card but it still is hard to see in the picture.  For the horizontal layer I stamped the sentiment then drew a box around it with a black marker to create the illusion of a separate layer.  I even cut the stem so that it seems like it is behind my faux layer!

The inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches is amazing this week so you'll definitely want to check it out if you haven't already.  I hope you can join us in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Grateful (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); Black (Simon Says Stamp); Basic Gray, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew);  Basic Black marker (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 die (My Favorite Things); Chloe Stem die (Memory Box); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)

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22 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 248!”

Linda Callahan said...

Simple - perfect - elegant! My favorite part is how you drew the box around the sentiment.....very cool effect! I am so going to try that!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE it Jen and a great take for BOTH challenges! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Patti said...

Oh great challenge! and I love your take on it!! I'm with Linda VERY clever drawing the line around your sentiment!!

Patti

Amber said...

What a classy and elegant card, Jen - so clean and simple! And that sentiment adds just the right touch! Thanks for playing along this week with Can You Case It! ~Amber

laurie said...

Awesome CAS card and a great design.Thanks for playing along with the tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

Kayla McGinnis said...

Your card is so striking, Jen! I love everything about it, and especially the gray flower. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Can You Case It! – Kayla

Lisa said...

I agree with the others Jen, the box around your sentiment looks fantastic! This is a terrific CAS card, love it!

Jeanne Bobish said...

Beautifully clean and simple! Love it. Thanks for joining us at CYCI this week! Jeanne

Karren said...

Look at you getting all artistic and drawing your own box! It makes such a wow statement - great idea!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, this is fantastic! Simple elegance and CAS perfection! Love the box and the color combo! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Heidi Baks said...

Jen, I love the hand-drawn box around the sentiment - very eye-catching!

Colleen Begley said...

So creative on the sentiment panel! The whole card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Amy O said...

Pretty card, Jen! I love the yellow dots and how the box fits around the sentiment.

Hannelie said...

LOVE the colors and that wonderful die cut Jen!
Looks awesome!
Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Eva Bussom said...

Jen!!! WOW! Stunning CAS card! I love your sentiment! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Kevin Bray said...

Beautiful CAS design, Jen!!! Your used the CYCI colors wonderfully!! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Case It?- Kevin

Jen Brum said...

This is so such a beautiful card Jen! I love that flower! The grey and yellow are fabulous together! So elegant!

Joanne James said...

Beautifully CAS Jen and a very clever treatment to outline the sentiment. A great illusion of layering! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Yep! This is another card I'm in awe of! I LOVE this die cut you've used and as always you've used the perfect sentiment!

Jen Timko said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the pops of yellow!!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, Jen! This is stunning! No one does the white with black and/or a neutral with a pop of color like you do!

Kim S said...

LOVE your use of these colors!! And I am definitely going to file in my inspiration folder because the way you have drawn the box to make the sentiment pop is a wonderful look!