Freshly Made Sketches 126

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Its Wednesday so that means there's a brand new sketch reveal at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Amy is our hostess and you are going to love this sketch!  It's absolutely perfect for using up some of that patterned paper I know you've been hoarding!

I have a lot of designer paper and for a long time I've been saying that I won't buy any more until I've used up what I've got.  And then I saw this pretty Sweet Sorbet paper in the SU sale-a-bration catalog and coudn't resist it.  And it was free, so technically I didn't "buy" more for my stash.  At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

As I was putting this card together I intended to cut those ginkgo leaves out of Pistachio Pudding.  But for some reason I kept pulling Coastal Cabana from the drawer with all my card stock, not realizing my mistake.  I even said to myself that I thought that Pistachio Pudding was more green.  It wasn't until I started to put my card together and saw how my ginkgo leaves compared with the colors of the DSP that I figured out what I had done.  Oops.  I kind of liked what I saw so I kept it.

The challenge this week at The Paper Players is "thank you" and "where the heck is spring" so this card is for them too.  I used a butterfly instead of a flower because I figured that if I see an actual butterfly around these parts I definitely know it's spring.  And in case you're wondering, the challenge at The Paper Players is actually something more along the lines of using spring colors on your thank you card, but after the winter we've all had I think a little poetic license in order.

My friends at Freshly Made Sketches have cooked up a gorgeous batch of cards for your viewing pleasure this week so be sure to check them out.  Can't wait to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Another Thank You (SU)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Leanna Butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp); Grove Branch die, Flutter Vine die (Memory Box); Basic Pearl, Clear Embossing powder (SU)

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13 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 126”

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! And how come everyone's Sahara Sand photographed so much better than mine?!?!?! I do love that branchy die cut!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Jen! I love the mix of patterns and colors. The gingko leaves look awesome! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Jen Brum said...

Such a beautiful card Jen! It totally makes me long for spring! Love the costal cabana leaves! I think they're perfect! Love the butterfly!!!!

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Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Jen!

Amy O said...

Beautifully done, Jen! I love Coastal Cabana leaves, and I love the little touches of black with these soft, pretty colors. I love what you did with the sketch!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I just love these papers together Jen - you always use the perfect colours and I love your mix of dies you've used!

Karren said...

I love all the die cuts you've used on your card, Jen and the Coastal Cabana leaves add a bright touch of spring to you card, so I say they're a perfect addition!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! I the papers,so beautiful! And i love the branches and the butterfly!! Pretty!!

Cindy Hall said...

Definitely a "Wowsa" card! The branches and butterfly are awesome. Beautiful design.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Who hoards patterned paper? Not me! Hahaha!! Love this Jen! So soft and pretty and that delicate butterfly is the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Jen Timko said...

I'm good with that logic on the paper…you didn't buy it…nope! Love this, love the use of the paper. LOVE that butterfly!!

Deepti said...

Oh my my!! I missed this, what a super stunning beauty :)