Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200!! Happy Day!!

It's the big day - it's time for the 200th sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!!

I've been playing along since Sketch #1 - and I hope to play along for the next 200!

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The sketch this week is nice and basic so you can fill in the details in any number of ways.


I decided to create a party scene, because it is a "happy day" today.  I knew that I wanted a large expanse of green and an outdoor scene at the top.  I started with the idea of a rising sun - but then I remembered this park bench die.  It just kept growing from there - to the little squirrel and the leafy tree and the festive lanterns!!  I'd love to be sitting on that park bench having a happy day!

FMS Happy Day

Truly one of my favorite things to do is build little scenes.  I generally like a lot of open space with a multi-layered, detailed scene somewhere on the card.  This is why I love Freshly Made Sketches. This is their definition of "clean": We are looking for clean-lined creations but unlike Clean and Simple challenges, we encourage lots of detail and embellishments as long as they maintain a "clean" look to your card.  This definition gives us wide-open latitude to be creative!  

Just a few details on this card.  The embossing folder on the green is actually called Cable Knit.  I was fairly proud of myself for using it as greenery (in my limited brain, something called Cable Knit is clearly a sweater and clearly has a place on winter cards, right??)  The tree is part of a full-size cutting plate that has trees on both sides of a horizontal card.  I love its little leaves so I used just a small piece of the cutting plate.  The little white dots are so old that I couldn't find a place to link them (sorry!).  They are white Mark Richards Glitter Domes.  I wanted their hint of glitter particularly on the lanterns.

FMS Happy Day Close Up

I hope you are having a "happy day" - and I know you will if you can find time to play along during our big celebration week!

Congrats to Freshly Made Sketches on #200!

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34 comments:

Suchi said...

Wowww!!! Those leaves look so real and a greatt scene there! beautiful card! :)
Congrats on the 200th of FMS and I am surely loving this generous celebration!! :)
Suchi xx

Linda Callahan said...

This card makes me smile! What an adorable scene you created! I love all of the die cuts and it came together beautifully! And yes the "sweater" makes perfect grass! Onward to our next 100!

Marisa said...

Absolutely fabulous scene! Love it :) The leaves on the tree and "grass" are fabulous as are the clouds. Yup, this card makes me happy :)

Jen Timko said...

As always, every single detail is perfectly placed to create a stunning card. Thanks for all your help in setting this in motion and for all the inspiration you have given over the years! Such a joy to work with you!

Natalie Kennedy said...

What an adorable card with so much fun texture! It really does make me feel happy!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, this is just so full of fabulous texture Kim! What a super sweet little scene you have created! Many congratulations to you and the rest of the DT on 200 challenges and thank you for always inspiring! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Nora N. said...

WOW!! I love all the texture and elements in this scene!! Fabulous take on the sketch!!

Lisa said...

This is indeed a happy card Kim!! What a cute scene!!

Lisa H. said...

This is lovely, Kim. All that green is great. Now I need that cable knit embossing folder looks great as grass detail!

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute little scene, Kim...love the textured grass and the divided sentiment looks awesome!!!

snappy scrappy said...

FAB scene!! LOVE!

Jen W. said...

I love your little scene, Kim! It really is so very happy with so many great details. Those leaves on the tree are so cool and using the cable knit for the greenery is genius!

Jen Brum said...

Where do I even begin with this card Kim! I LOVE it! It's so fun! That squirrel is just too sweet and I love those lanterns! This totally makes me smile! You bring such inspiration to our team every week! Amazing!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a scene this is Kim! I love the texture (who knew a cable knit could double for a grassy knoll) and the little squirrel enjoying a summer day on a park bench is just darling.

200 sketches is quite a milestone. I'm so grateful we all made it here together!!

Amy O said...

I love the cute, happy scene you've created. And I love how you've created the grass. So clever and so creative! Fun card, Kim!

Karren said...

This is such a very cool scene. I adore that little seat and the squirrel - too cute! And a perfect way to incorporate the sketch. It's so much fun being on this team with you!

~amy~ said...

this is so sweet, love the scenery you designed!

Cindy Lovell said...

Kim,this scene is just beautiful...SO beautiful! The embossing,the tree the adorable squirrel,the lanterns...awesome!!!
Thank you Kim,for your creativity!! I love this Team!!

Lesley said...

SO much texture! You went all out on this card and the design elements are incredible! Love that wee squirrel! You are such a talented designer and I have always admired your work! Thank you for everything you do to make FMS so successful! Hugs! xo

cm said...

I want to parachute into the scene you've created; just sit on the bench and delight in the surroundings. Inviting and peaceful: that's what emanates from your card. Once again, you've showcased your flair and style in combining elements and images that result in WOW responses. In awe...
~c

Eva Bussom said...

Kim... this is PERFECTION... love every inch of it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic scene Kim. So colorful, fun, happy... so many elements... wonderful composition.

sandie said...

This is such a lovely and bright scene you have created, what a joy it would to be there!

Pat Jandacek said...

Love your take on the layout and the wonderful scene you've created. I applaud your use of the cable knit for the greenery...it works beautifully.

D.Ann C said...

What a sweet and fun card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such a cute scene! I love all of the detailed elements you created this card with :))

Laurie Unger said...

What a cute scene. Love all the little details and all the texture.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I just love scene cards! This is so fun! I Like all the die cuts you used and beautiful embossing of the grass! Great inspiration, thank you! It's my first time joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

SO cute! I adore paper piecing a scene with amazing paper products too! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this card is just awesome Kim! I am loving every single detail you've added to your card - I see something new every time I look at it!

Holly Stene said...

What a fantastic card! Love all the texture, details and colors! So fun! And so very creative!

Taunya Butler said...

THIS IS SO SUPER CUTE - this scene featuring that adorable squirrel is fun and just so full of color and lovely texture!! What an awesome card!!

Greta said...

Wowzer--what an adorable scene you created! So much to enjoy here!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FUN!!!! Congrats on FMS 200th! I Love joining this brilliant team any chance that I can!!!