Freshly Made Sketches 139

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Half-way through the work week and time for another new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week Rita is our hostess and she's one fabulous crafter.  She's got an irreverent sense of humor and a fabulous sense of design and you should totally check out her blog, if you haven't already!  Her sketch incorporates the ever-popular flags and a tag (one of my favorite things).

I found some great colors on the CAS on Sunday challenge blog and really hoped that I could do something special with them along with the sketch.  I knew I wanted to focus on some flowers and leaves and after lamenting that I don't own enough floral stamps I dug out an old favorite SU set and went to work.  In the end, I don't love this card because I think the arrangement of images and colors is just too bland.  But here it is in all it's glory!

The Freshly Made Sketches design team has not suffered from any blandness this week so do hop over there to check out their beautiful cards.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Best Blossoms (SU); Group Hugs (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Whisper White (SU); Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Tag Sale #5 die (Papertrey Ink); Little Leaves Sizzlet, Elegant Eggplant ribbon, (SU); clear embossing powder, sequins; baker's twine

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12 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 139”

Linda Callahan said...

I love the vellum layer on your tag! This is soft and pretty......not bland at all!

LeAnne said...

Oooooh....very pretty! Love those colors, the GLITTER, and well, just everything!!!

Amy O said...

This turned out really pretty, Jen! I love the layered tag, and I think the colors look soft and pretty, not bland.

Rita Wright said...

Way to use that old set, Jen! I still haven't found mine. It must not want to be sold. ;) I love the colors!

(and I really need a floral frog!)

Karren said...

Not at all bland and I think you've mixed the colors just fine to come up with a wonderful card! I have that set, somewhere, too. Should dig it out and put it to use!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You're too hard on yourself Jen - you've never made a bland card!!! I think this card is so lovely - you know me, I'm always up for a flowery card!

Cindy Hall said...

Bland? Have you lost your mind? This is so gorgeous! I love the way that you used the colors. I always forget about Sahara Sand, but always love the way it looks as a neutral. Love the way you doubled your tag, too.

Marianne said...

Pretty card Jen.

Deepti said...

This is such a pretty card, I love how u beautifully balanced the shades of purple on ur card :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is great love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Jen Timko said...

So pretty, no bland in sight! Elegance…that I DO see. :-)

Jen Brum said...

Jen, this card is so pretty! I love the different shades of purple with the neutral background! So sweet! Love those sequins!!! I need to get my hands on more!!!!