Freshly Made Sketches 201

Friday, August 28, 2015

Well, hello everyone!  It has been over a week since I posted here. I can hardly believe it!  It's been a busy few weeks for me, both personally and professionally, which hindered by creative time but I figured I better get busy in my stamp room before I forget how all those supplies are supposed to be used!

I missed the Freshly Made Sketches deadline but wanted to play along (late) and ended up combining our sketch with the colors from the Color Throwdown.  That never happens in real life because our challenges both go live on Wednesday but through the magic of procrastination I made these two challenges meet as one!

I hope it's visible in the photo but the bottom most layer on my card is actually embossing paste that I used with a stencil. From there  I added a vellum layer and those gorgeous layered butterflies.

Last week, of course, we celebrated 200 challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.  The response to our challenge was overwhelming and it was a real treat to go through the gallery and see how you all interpreted our sketch.  Many of you were first time players and I hope that we will see you again in the gallery very soon!

In the meantime, to our loyal players I want to send a heartfelt thank you.  It sounds corny but if it wasn't for you then our challenge wouldn't exist!  So here's to inky fingers, piles of papers, and stamps galore!  Stamp on!

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri (Stampin' Up!); Hennah Elements (Altenew)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes); Baja Breeze, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Regal Rose (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Vivienne Butterfly die, Darla Butterfly die (Memory Box); Chevron Pattern stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Horizontal Stitched Strips die (My Favorite Things); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Basic Pearls (SU)

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10 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 201”

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful combination of these two challenges. The embossing paste adds a nice layer without being a distraction to the gorgeous double-layered butterfly. Perfect colors...especially the Baja Breeze! Sweet card. Bev

Broni said...

Perfect meld of the challenges, Jen! Love that beautiful butterfly against the white layers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Jean said...

The embossing paste is perfection - that subtle texture nicely places with the other elements!

Lisa said...

Your layered butterfly is so pretty Jen, this is wonderful!!

Karren said...

Fabulous interpretation of the sketch - all that beautiful white space is so pleasing on the eye and the pop of color with the butterfly rounds everything out so nicely.

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how light and airy it is!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Beautiful card, Jen! Love your textured background and airy butterfly!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Jen this card is super stunning with all that white and soft colours you've given your layers. Just gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Jen, this is so pretty and this awesome CAS design!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!!

Petra Swart said...

This is so beautiful, Jen!!! Love the embossing paste and the vellum strip with the small sentiment in black!!! The butterfly is simply stunning!!!! A lovely card!!!!