Freshly Made Sketches 334

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

I am happy to say that spring has finally sprung around here!  The sun is out, the temperatures are in the 60's, and even though it is raining today I will not complain one bit.  I've been waiting forever, it seems, for the wet, cold, and blustery weather to amscray and I think it finally has!  All this weather goodness comes just in time for a brand new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Amy and my magic ball tells me that you are going to lover her sketch!

Since the weather put me in a good mood I decided to be a little adventurous with my card this week.  I broke out my lovely watercolors and using the colors of the Sunday Stamps challenge splashed some color around.  The result is not half bad!  The texture of the watercolor paper made getting a good impression of the sentiment stamp a bit difficult but I kind of like how it seems a bit distressed.  I added some enamel dots for a bit more texture and just before I photographed this I went over the watercolor layer with Wink of Stella for a bit of pizzazz.  You'll have to trust me on that one because I'm sure you can't see it in the photo!

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow teamies at Freshly Made Sketches have made some gorgeous cards this week so be sure to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Little Notes (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink); Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink); Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Accessories:  enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Wink of Stella

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9 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 334”

Linda Callahan said...

Well I love your splashy watercolor panel! Pretty card! We lost the last bit of snow this week and everything is brown and gray so I am hoping today’s warmer rain brings on the green!

Heather said...

Jen, such beautiful color on that piece of watercolor paper - just gorgeous! Love those black dots! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Amy O said...

I love your pretty mix of colors on your focal panel. It reminds me of something tropical, which sounds really nice right now.

Jen Timko said...

Loving the greens and blues together!! Such a fun card...perfect for anyone!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the artsy feel this has, so pretty Jen!

Karren said...

You go, girl! Your watercoloring looks fabulous and the big sentiment works perfectly.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh look at you creating that fabulous background - I'm still frightened of creating backgrounds.... Love your clean lines and all that background whiteness!

Barbara Derksen said...

I hope your weather has continued to improve!

Your card is simple and gorgeous!

Annette Elliott said...

That's what I love about crafting- you never know what you'll make, its fun and in this case your watercolor background turned out cool! Thanks much for playing along with the color challenge at Sunday Stamps! Happy weekend! :)