Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: Many Thanks

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!


I was organizing some stamps that I recently got from My Favorite Things and was looking at the long sentiments in Spotlight Sentiments - a perfect fit for the border in this sketch.  Then I started thinking about the tag and realized that what I really wanted to add was flower (and that's about as creative as you'll ever see me get in a sketch challenge - a flower instead of a tag!)  After I made that decision, I threw caution to the wind, although I'm the only one that can see it.  I used four colors of unopened or almost unused cardstock packages, in other words, colors that aren't normally in my color palette!!  And I think it actually works...

Thank You Flower

I almost never use purples, so the dark and light purples are a stretch.  I love these purples.  They are some of the first paper/ink sets that I purchased from My Favorite Things because I had nothing like it in my collection.  I don't know why I'd never opened them.  The red comes up a little bright in the photo - it's actually a lovely, muted brick red.  I can't explain never opening the green - I love natural looking greens like this.  Given I had so many new-to-me colors, I simply added them to a background of light gray.

I look forward to seeing what you create with this sketch!
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Spotlight Sentiments
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Grout Gray, Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, Brick Red, Factory Green
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, My Favorite Things Sunflower Die, Simon Says Stamp Orchid sequins, Hemptique 10-lb white twine

26 comments:

Marjolein said...

Love the leaves die, wow, gorgeous!
Quite extraordinary this colorcombo, but nonetheless it works very well!
Must be the neutral grey as background, very beautiful with the lilac. :-)
Bye,

Marjolein

Annette Allen said...

Beautiful card.. I love that big flower..

Linda Callahan said...

You would those colors get along very well indeed! Beautiful! I love how you used words as your side panel!

Lisa said...

Look at you stepping out of your comfort zone!! I'm not a purple user either, but I agree they work. And I adore those leave, what a great die!

Amy O said...

Look at you -- being creative with the sketch! I love how you've used a flower instead of a tag. And I love the sentiment used for the side panel. Beautifully done, Kim!

Jen Brum said...

Sp pretty Kim! I absolutely love the white embossed words! So creative! That flower is beautiful and the sequins just tie everything together!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful flower! I think those colors work well together!

Nora N. said...

You rocked this sketch!! I love the flower color choices. Remind me of fall!!! Fabulous card!!

Karren said...

These colors go beautifully together and the gray really grounds them! Fabulous card, Kim and the sentiment panel is genius!

shirley-bee said...

These colours work beautifully with the grey background, Kim, and I love the white embossed sentiment border. Thanks for all your kind words on my blog, and enjoy playing with your new leaf set when you get it ;)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Funny how we buy things because we love them, then put them away and forget them! - I know I'm guilty of that too!
Your card design is beautiful - the flower and leaves really stand out from the pale grey background. Love the sparkly sequins!
Sylvia x

Bonnie said...

I like the flower instead of the tag! And the colors are so pretty together!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you opened these packs of paper because they all are gorgeous and work so well together! The gray against the purple is genius and the flower only adds to the look!

~amy~ said...

This is really gorgeous.

Cindy Lovell said...

i LOVE this card,Kim!! WOW!! Love the stamping on the side,all the purple and the pretty flower!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oooh, love your colors for the flower! Great card, Kim... I MUST make time for this sketch!

Deepti said...

I love that sentiment embossed panel ! Fabulous design :)

cm said...

Ouch...dropped my jaw in awe at this incredibly creative card, showcasing your new products in a most inventive way. Those colours, the big bloom, the cool leaves...oh my...
~c

Kim Heggins said...

This is just beautiful...I love that sweet flower.

maria f. said...

I love these colors! Fabulous gray. And those other tones seem a bit to the subdued side, nice. Often the colors are too primary for my liking.

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Kim ... the layered flower is gorgeous in that striking red ... and fabulous with the softer colours! Anita :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love that you didn't do the literal tag here! Your flower is gorgeous! My Big Shot is in pieces ... I am missing it so much! Love this sketch ... hope I find time to play! Hugs xxx

Hammers said...

Love that you used a flower instead of a tag. Really beautiful card. Cx

Jen Timko said...

Yowza, this is amazing! The embossing on the side, the flower…love it al!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! The colours you've used are so amazing together and your flower is such a standout!