Freshly Made Sketches 254!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is our resident queen of layers Narelle!  I always get a big kick out of her sketches because they appear so simple.  Everyone knows that she loves to layer it on and every week she shows me how to take a simple layout and kick it up a notch or two with layers, color, and texture.


The color challenge at The Paper Players got me thinking of fall, even though the weather around here has been anything but fall-like.  I grabbed some leafy dies and cut out some leaves in the colors of the challenge and arranged them to resemble the circle in the sketch.  I even broke out some washi tape I've had for ages that is a dead-ringer for Cajun Craze and used it for one of the vertical layers.  The challenge this week at Retro Rubber is "anything goes" so I'm adding this over there as well.  At Retro Rubber they challenge us to use stamps that are older than one year on our projects.  I was pretty sure that I had the stamps that I used for a while but I was curious about how long I've had them so I checked back on my blog and I first used the slash border image in October of 2013 and the hashtag sentiment (LOVE this set) in April of 2014.  I love it when I can take some oldies but goodies from my stash and show them some love!


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have some time to check out our latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  We'd love to have you play along with us!

Supplies
Stamps:  Hashtags (Tim Holtz); Slash Border (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Ivory (Flourishes); Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 21 die (My Favorite Things); Feuilles Asymétriques die, Petit Assortment d'automne die (Simply Graphic); Festive Fall sequins (Neat & Tangled); washi tape

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22 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 254!”

Jean said...

This is perfect! Great choices!

Kara Lynne said...

Amazing what you did with that sketch, Jen! I love it!

LeAnne said...

Woo hoo, I saw this card and just knew you had used my colors for this week, Jen! LOVE the washi tape layer and your wonderful leaves! Thanks for playing!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow so beautiful for fall! Love the leaves!

Lisa said...

I like the Washi and the cluster of leaves! Pretty card Jen!

Karren said...

Perfect autumn card! And now I'm eyeing up that Slash Border stamp...

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful!

stampwithsandy said...

Jen I love this, and love your use of washi tape! I have tons of it and never, ever use it, lol! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

Happy Dance said...

I absolutely agree; it's good to pull out some of those golden oldies that still make you smile when you use them. Your card is so pretty. I love those leaves and that golden yellow stripe. That # sentiment is pretty cool too. Great card, Jen. Love it! Bev

Katy McGloin said...

Jen, I always love combining the new with the old. This is such a pretty mix of colors with the sketch challenge! Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber! Love seeing you in our gallery and hope you will do so often!

Amy O said...

A perfect mix of fun elements and colors! You always make amazing cards by adding a touch of grunge in an unexpected way.

Colleen Begley said...

Very fun, Jen. Love the use of the Washi tape and I really like the shape of the leaves. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

Jen Timko said...

Yes, let's just create our own fall since it seems to keep eluding us! Love the colors and your play on the textured stamp and the washi.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Jen! Stunning card! I love the mix you did with the leaves and the mix of washi and stamps! Simply stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful fall card Jen! I love this sketch!

lauren bergold said...

what a fantastic take on the sketch and color inspirations, not to mention a fab fall card! lovely contribution to the "retro rubber" gallery this week! <3

Claire Grantham said...

Such a superb card, I love that you left all the pieces of the die-cut leaves in, the stamped stripes are a genius detail too. Thanks for playing with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Cécile RIBON said...

What a fabulous card ! ove it so much. Impossible for me not to love those pretty leaves ;-)

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful fall card Jen! I love those leaves and the washi tape! I especially love that sentiment! I think that should just be my life motto!

Rita Wright said...

Ahh...fall leaves. I am ready for cooler temps, but I miss those leaves... Great card for Fall!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Reading your post made me smile! I don't even think I use that many layers anymore (well sometimes!). Your card is as always just stunning. The leaves, colours and perfect placement of sequins make this one of my favourites!

Debbie Mageed said...

Your card is wonderful and perfect for the upcoming season where we (Michigan) are just now starting to see the beginning of the leaves changing - pretty late here! You demonstrate a great way to use washi tape, and your leaves are wonderful in the PP colors. Great CAS card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.