Hello stamping friends!  I’m back today with another sketch challenge – this time it’s with Freshly Made Sketches.  I really enjoyed making my card for their challenge last week – it’s nice to find out that I can make a ‘clean’ card 🙂

Here is the sketch – wow, talk about a clean slate, right?!



Here is my card, based on the sketch:


Yes, I’m still in ‘is it Spring?’ mode!  We have had great weather here (sorry, East Coast!), and I’ve been distracted all day by the variety of birds, hummingbirds and squirrels outside my windows 🙂

Anyway – I wanted bright & cheery, so I used a card base of Calypso Coral, then layered designer series paper from the new Painted Blooms; I love the Crushed Curry stripes that look as if they were water coloured.

Using the Ovals Framelits Dies and Big Shot, I die cut an oval in Whisper White card stock to use for my image base.  I stamped the flower image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Smoky Slate, as I didn’t want a hard outline showing.  To colour the leaves I used my Old Olive Blendabilities Markers; to colour the flowers I used my Calypso Coral ink and a Blender Pen.  I added just a touch of Daffodil Delight Blendabilities in the very center of the largest flower.  I wanted to create a bit more dimension to the image, so I took my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker, and very lightly traced around the entire image.  I then used a Sponge Dauber & Crushed Curry ink to sponge around the edges of the oval.

I attached the stamped image to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my FREE Calypso Coral ribbon – from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack in the Sale-a-bration brochure – to finish off the top, and then attached the card base using more Dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting my blog today – if you have time to leave a comment, I always love to read what you’ve written!  (I reply, as well!)  If you have some free time, you should head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches page, and check out all the great submissions, as well as the design team cards – they’re awesome!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#175

    1. I’m trying to hurry Spring along, Amy! I hope it works, especially for my friends on the East Coast 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment – I’m really enjoying participating in the Freshly Made Sketches!

  1. This is so lovely! The coloring is fantastic on that gorgeous flower. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

    1. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment, Jen! I really appreciate it 🙂

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