Freshly Made Sketches 273!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Halfway through the workweek - yay!  February 1st already - say what!?!?!  And it's also time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our friend from the southern hemisphere, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  I tried to be clever with the three rectangles on the sketch...


I stamped the sketchy floral image of this card twice.  Once on the card base and once on another piece of cardstock that I intended to cut into three rectangles.  The images needed to line up perfectly on each piece in order for this card to work as intended so, of course, after I had the first two layers of images stamped I dropped an ink pad onto one of the pieces and made a big mess.  Back to step one I went {insert angry words here}.

In case you can't see it in the photo there is a popped up layer made from three rectangles of the floral image that I stamped on the card base.  I briefly toyed with the idea of running a black marker around the edge of each of the rectangles so that they would show up better but I was afraid that it wouldn't look good and I'd have to go back to step one AGAIN so I left it as is.  I also managed to find a sentiment that fit PERFECTLY between the stems of those flowers!

The colors for my card come from the inspiration photo at Sunday Stamps.  The darkest color in the challenge looked like a a taupey-gray to me so for the outline images and stem plus the dark matted layer I used Smokey Shadow which is (to my eye anyway) a taupey-gray .  It looks black here - but it's not!


Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to check out our challenge at Freshly Made Sketches plus all the inspiration from our amazing design team.  We love to see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Abstract Poppies (Rubbernecker Stamps); Lace Leaf (Concord & 9th)
Pape:  Solar White (Neenah); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Blueprints 21 die (My Favorite Things); enamel dots (Studio Calico)

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24 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 273!”

Jen Timko said...

This is seriously the perfect card. Worth the {insert words} portion of the creative process! Love the layering of the flowers.

stampwithsandy said...

Jen this is gorgeous! I couldn't wait to read the details and see the close up, such an eye catching card!

the bean said...

Wow - love your card ! It's perfect - so clean - thank you for sharing this !

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those pesky details when you are trying to get things to work just right! The struggle was worth it - this is wonderful - so elegant! The design just flows....I love it!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous Jen! Love it!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Jen!!!! FABULOUS!!!! Love that flower stamps and the beautiful colours!!!!! And the sentiment fits so perfectly between the stems - so nice when things work out like that, hey!!!! A beautiful card!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a fabulous card! Love how you used the rectangles! Those ole ink pads do have a way of to messing things up!!!!

Nancy said...

I think it looks fabulous Jen!

Karren said...

I've been admiring this card since it appeared in the DT gallery. I'm so glad you persevered because the end result is just stunning. And, for the record, every time you use this stamp, I want it just a little bit more...

Happy Dance said...

I saw this over at FMS, and stopped dead in my tracks when I came to it. Oh. My. Gosh. I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Seriously. The raised panels, the stamping on the base and on those panels... The colors, the perfectly fit sentiment.... Everything about this card is beyond stunning. I. Love. This. True story. You should be very proud of this, Jen. Amazing!! Bev

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous design! LOVE!

Lisa Elton said...

Did you ever ROCK this sketch!! Brilliant Jen, perfectly executed and a clever design!

Claire said...

Oh you've definitely been clever with this sketch jen - this is just brilliant...totally nailed it. I always love it when you use those stamps...so pretty!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! You definitely were clever with those rectangles! Love those flowers! They're gorgeous! Looks so elegant!

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous!!! Oh Jen... how wonderful - every single darling element of it!
=]

stampwithamyk said...

Oh, that is stunning! Well worth the extra effort (although I know just what you mean about the frustration of staring over!!). Beautifully stamped and designed. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow - this is fabulous! I adore how you've used these stamps Jen - if I tried this, it'd be a mess!

Kim S said...

LOVE the way you put the images across the panels and the way you tucked in the sentiment. Stunning card!

Kelly S. said...

The dreaded ink pad drop! Glad you made another because this is so gorgeous. A beautiful, unique design for the sketch!

Annette Elliott said...

Wow, Jen this really turned out fantastic. A fabulous job -even though you had to redo. :) Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week!

PJ said...

Awesome job with white space and pop of color in the middle.
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Marisa said...

ADORE this!!

Leena Girsa said...

I absolutely adore this card, Jen! So soft and pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week.

Gisela said...

Absolutely beautiful!!