Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: It's My Sketch!!

I have had the thrill of being the August guest at Freshly Made Sketches.  It got even more amazing when they asked if I would do a sketch for this week.  Me!!  A sketch!!! That you all are going to use!!!!  Can you believe that I've never done that before??  So...here is my first ever sketch...


I'm not going to say that it is wildly creative - but I think it gives you some room to play.  I was dragging my feet coming up with something (nerves!), then I made a card for my personal use and realized there was a sketch in it!


Thank You Close

I used a tag for the top panel.  I scalloped the next layer.  Then the bottom layer isn't even a paper square - I used a mini heart stencil.  Clearly my sentiment went in a different place than on the sketch, but I figured many players might want to use that top panel for an image.

FMS Thank You

This month with the group at  Freshly Made Sketches has been truly wonderful.  They are such a friendly and welcoming group.  There is a private Facebook group and the chatter ranges from blogging horror stories to advice on product purchases to funny life moments.  Thank you all for letting me join you this month.  It was an  honor!

I do hope you all play along with this sketch - I am very excited to see what everybody comes up with!
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tag Sayings (the border around the tag), Lots of Thanks
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue, Green Apple
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Medium Tags and Balloons & Patterns Stencils, Stampin' Up border punch, Webster's Pages Party Time Sequin Mix, Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste, Hemptique 10-lb Natural Twine

27 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Fab sketch, gorgeous card!!!

Bonnie said...

This is a great sketch and I'm impressed! So many wonderful details with the stenciled background, tag, scallops and sequins! All are so perfectly and pleasingly placed!

Linda Callahan said...

It's a wonderful sketch and a wonderful card! Love the hearts in the background and the tag is sweet! Scattered sequins are always fun......and always not as easy to scatter as one may think ..... ;)

Nora N. said...

I love how you got the sketch from a card that you made for your personal use. There is no reason to re-invent the wheel.

Love the heart background and the fun tag design. Adorable card.

Nora N. said...

I love how you got the sketch from a card that you made for your personal use. There is no reason to re-invent the wheel.

Love the heart background and the fun tag design. Adorable card.

Deepti said...

Wow! I am inspired to play along :)

Vickie Z said...

You did good....fun sketch...fabulous card!

Jen said...

You're a sketch natural! This has got your signature style written all over it. Clean layers, bold colors and a whole lot of white space. It's wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this month!

Lisa Petrella said...

Your first sketch is FABULOUS!! LOVE it and LOVE LOVE LOVE your sample card too!!!

Marisa said...

ADORE the hearts! Well done with the sketch too :)

Lisa said...

CONGRATS on your first sketch and congrats on a fabulous card!!

Karren said...

This is a fabulous sketch, Kim. I love the off-center layers. Your card is just stunning - I want to rush right out and buy some of that Audrey Blue cardstock because it really shines on your card. It's been fantastic having you on the team this month. Thanks for joining us.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Kim I'm totally in love with this sketch and I'm totally in love with your card! So many gorgeous details - the stencilling, the tag, the colours and those perfectly placed sequins! Thanks so much for joining us this month! x

Doris said...

Yes, YOU! and why not? Great sketch and fabulous card using it. Kudos, Kim!

cm said...

Having you share your creative genius with us over at FMS has been absolutely marvelous - and now, we get not only a stunning card, but a YOU sketch! So many possibilities!! I'm thrilled you've ordered some My Creative Times products; you'll work magic with them! Hope you waited for the 20% off sale *grin*! I'm contemplating one or two items from the new release being revealed tomorrow...
~c

Amy O said...

I love this sketch, and I love your card! The stenciled hearts add such a pretty, subtle touch as a background for those beautiful, bright splashes of color. I'm so glad you were willing and able to join us this month!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card! I love that you designed the sketch...that is so exciting!

Jen Timko said...

It has been such a joy to have you with us! I hope that you'll come back and guest with us again. Your amazing talent and design point of view are so inspiring and we have loved having you with us! You fit right into our crazy, enabling group! Thanks for a great sketch this week!

Anita in France said...

Such a fabulous sketch, Kim ... and what a gorgeous CAS card! Love the texture and the delicious colour palette! It's so inspiring ... I always to see a CAS card in a sketch, and your's is so perfect! Anita :)

Stampingcountry said...

Such a fun card! a happy color combo, dots and bling

Megan Carroll said...

I really like this! Elements are unique but subtle. Great inspiration!!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your sketch and I love your card why...I love the heart there its add textue and the sentiment is so lovely I love the sequin too on your card sweet and beautiful card...I ADORE This Kim....

I hope you like to see my card for FMS its always a happines if the DT member leave me some love...big hugs from Germany, Monika

Rita Wright said...

This is a fabulous card with an equally fabulous sketch! I loved creating with it and already have ideas for using it again.

I am such a fan of yours and am thankful you were able to stamp with our crazy team this month. :)

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful card! I love your use of a tag, and the hearts are so sweet! thanks for inspiring!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, Kim! I had no idea that you hadn't done a sketch before. This one was a huge hit and I loved using it. Your card is so fabulous, too. I love the 'panel' made with the embossing paste, the colors are fabulous, and the details are amazing. It's been such a pleasure having you on our team!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! So fabulous Kim! I love the card and loved the sketch! Love those hearts in the background and the super fun sequins! Such a fun card!

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with the sketch! and a pretty card made using it.