Freshly Made Sketches 135

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Today at Freshly Made Sketches our hostess is Narelle who inspires me every day.  She's fearless when she chooses colors for her cards and, of course, is well known for her fabulous layers.  She's created a lovely sketch for us this week...

...which I screwed up.  The ribbon was supposed to go in front of my tag and my "any shape" is supposed to be the Eiffel Tower but it sort of looks lost amid the other images.  My FMS teamies said they liked my interpretation of the sketch and encouraged me to go with it.  As it happens I didn't have time to re-do it as I would have liked so here it is!

Incidentally the challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations is "Parisian" and when I saw it I thought that was a cool challenge but not having anything to do with Paris in my stamping stash thought I would have to pass it by.  Then a bit later it was like a light bulb went off in my head because I remembered this French Market stamp set that I had picked up ages ago on the clearance rack at Michael's.  It's a Tim Holtz set so I tried to layer a bunch of images together a-la-Tim, but since we at Freshly Made Sketches like our cards clean, I had to reel myself in!

As always our rockin' Freshly Made Sketches design team have created some colorful cards for you to see this week.  Be sure to check them out!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  French Market (Tim Holtz); So Many Thanks (SU)
Paper:  Pure Ivory (Gina K); Natural White (Neenah); Basic Black
Ink:  Pitch Black (Adirondack); Distress Embossing Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Bricked embossing folder (Tim Holtz); Traditional Tag STAX, Pierced Traditional Tag STAX, Sentiment Strips die (My Favorite Things); Jumbo Brass brad (SU); black embossing powder, black seam binding ribbon, baker's twine

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13 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 135”

LeAnne said...

Well, I think you are being too hard on yourself, this card is FABULOUS! The tower does not get lost and the sketch is just a starting point (to me!) and you created a wonderful card! LOVE it!

Linda Callahan said...

ooo lala....tres jolie.....I love it!

Marisa said...

You are too harsh on yourself, Jen. Love this!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen seriously before I even started reading your post I am sitting here going how does she do it? In awe, LOVE your Parisian interpretation of the sketch!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous card! Love the new sketch. :)

Tina said...

beautiful, lovely tag on the card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Amy O said...

Tres chic, Jen! I love the French theme with the black and white. And I think you've used the sketch beautifully!

Indy said...

Great take on this week's Parisian Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! As for your interpretation of the sketch...nicely done!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You didn't even have to question your card Jen - it's perfect as it is! Love your Parisian themed tag - it's totally elegant as is your colour choice. ps. Thanks for your kind words :)

Nance E Salkeld said...

Tres bonne! Beautiful card! It has just the right amount of layering and still CAS! Glad you played at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Come play again! Nance, DT

Karren said...

I love how you've interpreted the sketch! That collage stamping on the tag is just fantastic and I love the monochromatic look.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Jen! Super fun! That embossed background is fabulous! Love that create the most amazing tags! This card is so elegant looking!

Cindy Hall said...

This truly is a fabulous card. And the sketch DID inspire it! I can't imagine this card any better any other way than how it is!