Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches 482

It's time for a new challenge from your friends at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week Karren has given us a long and skinny sketch which I flipped counter-clockwise (or anti-clockwise as I suspect Karren would say)!

I loved the mood board at Challenge Up Your Life and was inspired to use the mint and bright pink on my card.  I fully intended to add a poppy or a similar flower but I think I got a little distracted by that horizontal layer with diagonal stripes.  I thought it was fun but it ended up dictating the rest of my card!  I happened upon the "thanks" letters that I had previously cut for a different project (and never used) which I thought provided a great level of contrast.  So then I tried to figure out how I could add those flowers that I wanted but nothing looked right with my bold pink and mint horizontal layer.  So I ended up stamping some circular images in the corners, to mimic the bike wheel from the inspo photo, in the same color as the sponged mint background.  I suspect they are hard to see in the picture but in real life they break up the background nicely.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches have all made fantastic cards with this sketch (but I'm sure you knew that already)!  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Sunburst (Clearly Besotted); Hand Lettered Thanks (WPlus9)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Bristol Smooth; Mint Julep, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Cracked Pistachio (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle (Pink Fresh Studio); Bold Alpha Lower cut file (The Ton)


Judy Rozema said...

Love your colors. That mood board is pretty!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the pop of bright pink, this is fun!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this graphic design with the bold letters and pop of color!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great contemporary design! Love your color choices, Jen.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a fun card Jen! I love those stripes! They're bold and fun and the colour combination is fantastic!

Amy O said...

I love the colors and the fun details, like the subtle sunbursts and the embossed edges, on this fabulous card, Jen!

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow, Jen! I love this so clean, striking and modern design. Definitely a brilliant take on the sketch.

Karren said...

Yep, I would definitely say anti-clockwise and not counter-clockwise :) Regardless you've made a beautiful card with my sketch. My original intention when I designed the sketch was to have a big die-cut sentiment and a smaller stamped sentiment and you nailed it!