Freshly Made Sketches 270!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy Wednesday!  The last two weeks were four-day work weeks for me because of the holidays and I think I could get used to that!  I'm only halfway through a regular five-day week and I'm already burnt out!  But luckily we've got a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches to cheer me up.  This week our hostess is Kim and she's given us such a creative sketch and I know you will love it.



There's an ombre challenge going on at Less is More and I thought that vertical layer was perfect for that.  I sat at my desk contemplating my inks and sponges and whether I could color a halfway decent ombre background.  But then I remembered that I had a stack of patterned paper with some ombre coloring and as luck would have it I found a scrap that was the perfect size for the sketch!  I arranged some intricate butterflies on that scrap, added a quick sentiment and I was done.  I love it when details come together without too much fuss!

Be sure to pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out our latest challenge - the design team has really got some great ideas for this sketch!  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Butterflies (7Gypsies); Simple Sayings (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); Taken With Teal (Stampin' Up!); Adorbs (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)

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17 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 270!”

Happy Dance said...

Such a pretty gradient, Jen. Those colors are soooo pretty, and the blue almost has a Parisian Breeze look, lol! Love those butterflies in black; they just pop! Wonderful card. Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Well that background worked perfectly! The black butterflies are fabulous against it!

Lisa Lara said...

WOW how I love how you used the sketch and those beautiful butterflies Jen.

LeAnne said...

SO pretty, Jen! I love your ombre effect!

Karren said...

The ombre background works perfectly with those beautiful butterflies! Such a beautiful card! I'm back at work for a full 5-day week after 2 1/2 weeks off and it's hard going!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is pretty Jen!!

Amy O said...

I love your ombre background for this! It's a fun twist to see the beautiful colors in the background as opposed to being in the butterflies. Such a pretty card, Jen!

Susan said...

What a great design. Perfect way to combine challenges. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic blending and a beautiful take on our ombre challenge. Stunning design too and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

Jen Timko said...

Your background is incredible! What wonderful colors! Pretty take on the sketch.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Jen! I love those butterflies! They are stamped so perfectly!! The ombre paper is perfect! Very pretty!

Cécile RIBON said...

This is such a delicate card Jen! Those butterflies are absolutely gorgeous on your wonderful bakground!

Neets B said...

Love the yellow to blue ombre panel, great paper. And it looks fabulous with those butterflies, so fresh.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a totally gorgeous background - it's seamless with the change in colour! I am adoring those fab butterflies!

Kim S said...

Beautifully soft and absolutely lovely! And that's the perfect sentiment for the trio of butterflies!

Cindy Hall said...

Mmmmmmmm. Eye candy for sure! That ombre background is blending perfection (love the colors, too), and the simple black silhouettes of the butterflies make it so clean. LOVE.