Freshly Made Sketches 257!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It's time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this week I am the hostess - always a nerve-wracking experience.  I think I've created a sketch that gives you some leeway with your design.  My design was inspired by all those sponged backgrounds that I see by my fellow card-makers that are so beautiful.


I've had this Halloween stamp set for ages.  I got it at TJ Maxx and I think it cost me all of three bucks.  There's a bunch of fun images in it and I chose these little robbers since I was set on sponging a background which created a spotlight on them.  There's a Halloween challenge at The Paper Players too so my little thieves will find themselves there as well!


We've got a new blog look at Freshly Made Sketches and also Cécile Ribon is staying on with us as a permanent design team member!  Lots of exciting stuff this week in addition to our new sketch so be sure to check us out!  I hope we'll see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Ghouls & Goblins (Inkadinkado); Bite Me (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Black (Simon Say Stamp); Lemon Grass (Avery Elle); Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord (Distress); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Halloween Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

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13 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 257!”

Jen Timko said...

These fellows are hilarious! And that spotlight sponging is so cool. Yay for stencil brushes!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Bad boys bad boys....whatcha gonna do when they come for you.....you are a master with those brushes! Love how they are in the spotlight! Totally fun card!

Amy O said...

Such a clever card! Love the spotlight on the jailbirds and I love your sponging work.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card Jen! I love your "jailbirds"!!!! So fun and perfect for Halloween! Thanks for a great sketch this week!!!

Karren said...

This card just makes me smile - it totally looks like your birds are on the run from jail and have been caught in the guard tower's spotlight and they're all saying "oops" or a stronger version of that :)

Karren said...

And I've just read Linda's comment and now have that song in my head!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, this is hilarious! Love your little robbers! Looks like they got caught with that bright light on them! Your background is fabulous! Thank you very much for joining my Halloween challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Lucille K said...

Just love the 3 robber birds on your card. The bright (green?) is perfect to highlight these little birds :)

Hannelie said...

Look at your cool jail birds!
Love it Jen... love your sketch too...
Awesome!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

OMG, love your little robbers and the spotlight you created on them. Especially love the color choices--the yellow green spotlight is perfectly eerie! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Vickie Z said...

You did good....love those jailbirds!!

Lisa said...

HA!!! Love this trio of jailbirds...too much FUN!!! GREAT card Jen!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh so cool! I love the background you have created (you background specialists make me want to try new things!). This is such a fab Halloween card!