Freshly Made Sketches 242!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This week at Freshly Made Sketches we not only have a cool new sketch brought to you by our friend down under, Narelle, but we also welcome two new designers who will be with us through September!  Shannon Jaramillo and Cecile Ribon have graciously agreed to join our little cult group.  We are so excited that they were coerced ecstatic to join us and I hope you have a chance to pop over to their blogs and see what they've been up to!  Now on to my card and the sketch.

One of my circles is a grungy stamp, but you already knew that right?  The colors for this come from the latest challenge at Sunday Stamps and I was lucky enough to have some washi in the brown-ish color that also sort-of matched the Soft Suede I used on those speckles.  I love how washi always steps up to the plate when I need it.  This little horizontal layer was a bit of a stumper for me until I remembered that I've got oodles of washi hanging around for just this purpose!

Incidentally, I wanted to use a white button on the center of the flower, but guess what.  I don't own any white buttons!  How can this be?  It's shocking to be sure and I can assure you that white buttons have been added to my wish list!  In the meantime I used a little textured circle from another flower die set to create an interesting center to my little blossom.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you in the Freshly Made Sketches gallery this week!

Stamps:  Dream Big (Verve); Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Pear Pizzazz, Kiwi Kiss (SU)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Wisteria Wonder (SU)
Accessories:  Scalloped Flowers die (Verve); Curvy Leaves die (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Gerbera Daisy die (My Favorite Things); washi tape

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11 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 242!”

Linda Callahan said...

I have so much washi tape and never use it! Worked perfectly in your design! Love the spatters in the background! And your flower is the perfect centerpiece!

Amy O said...

I love that washi tape -- so cool! And I love how you've used it with the sketch. Beautiful card, Jen!

Annette Elliott said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Jen! Love your splatter behind the bold flower. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! :)

Lisa said...

I love this card Jen!! What a fabulous take on the sketch. Beautifully done!!

Karren said...

Cult? Us? Never! Must buy stamps, must buy stamps, must buy stamps (spoken in my best brainwashing voice) Ha ha! Anyway, onto your card - perfect level of grunginess and the washi is a fabulous touch. I always wish for washi but never think to buy it, so I only have about 6 rolls in total.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful card, Jen!!!! What a stunning flower that is and the colour is simply stunning!!! Love that grungy stamp and the washi, too!!! Wonderfully done!!!
Have a great day!!!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Every details are so delightful, washi tape, spatters and pretty flower, the perfect recipe for a gorgeous card .

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous card Jen! I love that flower and the amazing background splotches! You are so creative!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is awesome! I knew your take on the sketch would be creative and striking! I love this card Jen!

Cindy Hall said...

This is so pretty, Jen. Kudos to whoever picks the challenge color scheme, because you made it work perfectly with your design. Your design and those colors belong together!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Love those splatters.