Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: A Special Mom

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and guess what, it's a sketch by me!


I am challenging you to go over the edge! I want to see something hanging off the edge of the card. You might want to consider adjusting the size of the front of your card so that it still fits in a regular envelope.  For example, if your shape goes over the edge by 1/4", make your card front only 4" wide instead of the standard 4 1/4".  If your shape goes over by 1/2", make your card front 3 3/4", etc.  I hope you have fun with this - I'm looking forward to seeing how you handle this challenge!

I recently picked up some flowers and flower dies by Essentials by Ellen, and I thought this sketch was a perfect place to highlight them.  The flowers have a matching stamp set, and I started out using the stamps with my brand new ombre stamp pads, but quickly realized that the stamp pads are simply not in colors that I liked (but it was a great effect!)  I ended up just using the dies and finding paper with an ombre effect so that there is a slight color variation across the flowers.

Special Mom

I hope to see you play along - I love browsing the Freshly Made Sketches gallery and seeing the amazing variety of uses of each sketch!
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The stamp is an old Hero Arts wood block stamp - just a classic stamp that I'll never let go of!  The paper is also hard to find - it's We-R-Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6.  
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16 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your card is so pretty in those colors - that stamp and die set is one of my favorites and love seeing how various crafters use it

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Kim! Great sketch!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful!! Love those graphic blooms and how they extend beyond the edge of the card!

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful, I love this simple sketch. I'm seeing that Ellen Bloom die everywhere and I'm loving it!

Linda Callahan said...

Such a fun sketch! I love your flowers....beautiful for Mother's Day! Life is definitely over the edge some days around here as well!

Lisa said...

This is lovely Kim, the melon color is so refreshing!

Lesley said...

Love the colours and flowers Kim. Great sketch!

Karren said...

Fabulous sketch and a beautiful card, Kim! Those flowers and dies have been calling to me. So far I've resisted, but this card isn't helping my willpower :)

Cindy Lovell said...

Such a beautiful card,Kim! Beautiful colors and flowers!!

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is so pretty! I really love those flower dies :-)

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! I love these whimsical flowers and the colors are fantastic! I can't wait to see the gallery this week. I think it's going to be a good one!

Amy O said...

I do love these fun flowers. And the colors you've used look beautiful together. This was a fun sketch with which to work, Kim!

cm said...

I'm feeling close to 'over the edge'...need to quite trying with creating water-colouring backgrounds that only make Mr. Recycle Bin happy! Grrr...there, mini-rant done! Your card: fantastic! Your swirly, whimsical flower is the star of the show. I'll aim to play along, although I'm not sure how 'over the edge' I'll go...thinking, thinking...
~c

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Kim! I love those flowers and that sentiment! So perfect for a mom! Loved your sketch this week! Didn't even put me over the edge!!!

Cindy said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Kim! The colors, the DSP, and your layered flowers are just perfect. And I loved your sketch, too! Thank you!

Jen Timko said...

So, so pretty! I just love that flower! The background is so perfect on the chalkboard paper.