Freshly Made Sketches 323

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello there!  Today is, of course, Wednesday and we've got a new sketch debuting at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Karren, and her sketch is awesome.  There are so many things you can do with it.  My card was inspired by her card in that I sponged a background.

There was another challenge last week that wanted to see ombre so that gave me inspiration to sponge ink from light to dark on my background.  It's well documented here that sponging and me don't get along all that well but I'm happy to say that I've found some paper that I find easy to work with and I try not to use such a heavy hand when applying the ink and the results aren't half bad.  When my background was said and done I spritzed a few drops of water on it to jazz it up a bit.  Then I added that big ol' "you" in black which I like very much.  The contrast between the background and the sentiment is just the look I was going for.  The code word at Addicted to CAS is teal, so that's why I chose that color! :)

I sure hope you check out the cards from our always-amazing Freshly Made Sketches design team.  They will surely inspire you to play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  You Matter (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Marker Paper (Strathmore); Hawaiin Shores (Papertrey Ink); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Jet Black (Altenew)
Accessories:  You die (Simon Says Stamp)

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 323”

Happy Dance said...

Perfection. Your sponged panels are perfect. Subtle and so pretty. I love those colors (reminds me a bit of Parisian Breeze!), and the black 'you' and sentiment compliment the blues wonderfully. Well done you!! Bev

Jacquie Southas said...

This is just stunning, Jen! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Lisa Elton said...

LOVE this Jen! The contrast of the black words with the crisp blues and whites is gorgeous!

Linda Callahan said...

Your inky blue panels are gorgeous and fabulous with the black sentiment! Love this!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, I can't get over how much I adore this!!!!! Just spectacular! Love the sponged blue with the black sentiment!!

LeAnne said...

Totally awesome...great colors, love the big bold sentiment and those little sprinkles...amazing!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch, Jen! I think you did an amazing job ink blending and I love how you added texture to this card...Love the contrast of the bold sentiment, striking!

Barb Ghig said...

My apologies...I also meant to say: Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

Karren said...

Your sponging is perfect and your card is just fabulous! That blue is gorgeous and the black "you" really pops. Love this card!

Amy O said...

Whoa! Those blue panels are gorgeous. And that bold sentiment works perfectly with them. Love this card, Jen!

Jen Brum said...

This card is just beautiful Jen! I love those blue panels! The colour is so vibrant! Love how the sentiment stands out! This card makes me smile!

Kim S said...

Sweet and so fresh! Love your sponging!!

Migdalia said...

I absolutely love the gorgeous blue!!Beautifully done!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Deborah Frings said...

Perfectly CAS and so pretty!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! this is absolutely gorgeous - that background is amazing and so effective!