Wednesday is, of course, the start of a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Last week was our anniversary challenge and I was completely blown away by all the entries in the gallery and all the nice things people had to say about Freshly Made Sketches. It certainly seems like the concept of a fresh and clean card is something everyone can wrap their head around! Now onward to another year of amazing challenges and an amazing gallery!
This week, Tui has engineered another challenge that had me thinking sideways, upside down, right side up and everywhere in between! Take a look at this:
This is another example of a card that looked way better in my head than in the execution of it. And I think the ladies at FMS might give me an "F" on it, because I totally messed up all the vertical stripes. It may be hard to believe but I actually spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted this card to go. It was at work that I got the bright idea to use the Silver Glimmer paper and to make a poinsettia from one of the leaves in French Foliage. Somewhere along the way, I thought that if I made vertical strips of the glimmer paper placed just so, it would give the illusion of vertical strips of paper between them. Not so, it turns out. But it was too late to start over so I went with it.
I tried to jazz up the poinsettia with some smooch spritz but it didn't come out quite as shimmery as I wanted. A quick look in the catty just now has revealed why: I think I used Vanilla Shimmer instead of Silver Foil. It does have a nice shimmer in real life, but I think the silver would have been a better choice.
And in their usual crafty way, the Freshly Made Sketches design team has interpreted this sketch in a variety of cool and interesting ways so be sure to pop on by for some inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and here's to another great year of sketches!!