Freshly Made Sketches 327

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

And so we begin our new sketches for March at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm your hostess this week (always a nail-biter) and we also welcome a new guest designer who is joining us for the month.  I'm sure you all know who she is.....Claire Apostoloff from Life on the Scrap Heap

It's been a wild and wooly week here in Massachusetts.  A nor'easter (that's New England lingo for really bad storm) decided to plunk itself right off shore and bring with it lots of rain and very high winds.  I lost electricity from Friday until Sunday morning and I can tell you it was quite cold in my house with no heat.  I was afraid I would actually have to miss the challenge this week.  But luckily the linesman came from far and wide (I saw some trucks from Quebec) and they worked really hard to get the power back up.   There are still some folks with no power but I think they are really close to getting power online. 

I opted to try my hand at the eclectic color challenge at Fab Friday.  I wasn't quite sure how to work in the Pool Party and chose this flourish die cut and some enamel dots.  I love how it turned out!  I used my fancy new Brother Scan N' Cut to cut out the flowers and leaves and I've got to say I'm loving that thing!

Well that's it for me.  Another nor'easter is coming my way today but luckily this time I'm only supposed to be getting some rain and light snow.  That's good news for the folks along the coast who were hit especially hard by the storm last week.

Stop on by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the inspiration from the design team.  I can't wait to see how you all interpret my sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Dream Big (Verve); With Gratitude (Altnew)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Natural White (Neenah); Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Comfort Cafe DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Fancy Flourish die (My Favorite Things); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)

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11 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 327”

Jen Timko said...

This is classic Jen! The kind of card that made me fall in love with your work all those years ago when I first saw it. Love the printed paper and this gorgeous color combo. Thanks for a great sketch this week!!

Heather said...

Jen, this is so clean and gorgeous - I love your crisp and brilliant details here - makin' our colors sing! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you wrangled those colors perfectly! Love how the flower turned out! Pretty card and great sketch! So glad your power is back!

Lisa Elton said...

I just love stopping by your blog because I know I'm going to see something simply wonderful! Awesome job with the colors and I like your sketch. I hope to find time to play. Not much time or mojo happening lately ~ ugh...

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jen!

Amanda Mertz said...

Fantastic! Love the angle and the subtle pattern on the DSP. You've used our challenge colors beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Jen! Love the beautiful blossom! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Brum said...

I love they card Jen! That flower is so pretty! I also love those flourishes! What a great colour combination! Thanks for a fantastic sketch! Glad the power came back on and the storms seem to be subsiding a bit! I can't even imagine!! So thankful I live up here in Canada, where we don't get so much snow!!!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and a great sketch. TFS

Bada-Bing Creations said...

So clean and simple ,I love it! And you've inspired me to do something on the diagonal! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am loving these pretty colours together and your flower and foliage layering is perfect!