Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: Flowers in Blue

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell!


I needed a thank you card for a lady who I don't know well, but I spent an afternoon in her home at a seminar.  I took my cues for this card from her home.  Blue seemed to be her favorite color (although clearly I went aqua).  And there were definitely flowers.  I also was very literal with the sentiment in Jen's sketch - but the lady to whom I am sending this was particularly organized with everything labelled - so the label sentiment was also  perfect.

FMS Blue Thanks

I wasn't sure that I was totally happy with the card above, so I tried a few others.  I ended up deciding the aqua flowers were my favorite of the cards - but I wanted to show a few others.  There's nothing particularly unique about this next card.  But it does use lovely images and it is absolutely perfect for the dear lady to whom it will be sent.  If you look closely, I did add some dots of Stickles so there is a hint of sparkle.

FMS Thoughts and Prayers

My final card grew out of my sudden realization that I haven't done a Christmas card in about six months.  I'm further behind than ever before.  So here's a quick and easy Christmas wreath!

FMS Merry Christmas

I hope to see you playing along this week!  There are so many different options for the shape in Jen's sketch!

SUPPLY LIST

An Aqua Thank You

Blush Thinking of You


Hanging Around Wreath

15 comments:

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! These are beautiful!!

Linda Callahan said...

Love them all! The aqua flowers are wonderful and your sweet wreath is perfect for the holidays!

Lisa said...

A fabulous trio Kim!! Love the flowers on your first card, so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful trio of cards, your composition for each is perfectly balanced and I love how flat these are for mailing.

cm said...

Wow, Kim...a trio of gorgeous cards! The die cut flowers in the first are lovely; the stamped flowers in the second, so pretty and the wreath, in the third is a double reminder that I have that set AND I have made but one Christmas card. Eeek! Love these!
~c

Amy O said...

All of these cards are so crisp and clean and beautiful. I love those tiny scallops framing the first one. And I love how you can make one layer cards look so beautiful.

Deepti said...

Beauties one after another, love them all :)

Marisa said...

Great trio and showcase of how to use that sketch different ways!

Cindy Lovell said...

3 awesome cards,Kim!!! The colors,scalloped border and flowers are so pretty on the first one!!
The soft color and image is beautiful on the second one and the i love this stamp Set on the third one!!

Karren said...

Three fabulous cards and all so different but still following the sketch! I love the flower die card - such a soft and delicate feel and then the label grounds everything.

Jen Brum said...

Oh my goodness Kim, I love each and every one of those cards! You have such amazing talent! They're just beautiful and so clean looking! I bet each one will delight someone!

Jen Mitchell said...

How thoughtful that you observed things in her home and then incorporated what you saw into this card. I have no doubt the recipient will love it and appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Rita Wright said...

These are all amazing! Those aqua flowers are my favorite though. I love that you based the card elements on things you'd picked up from her home. That's a fabulous idea!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh my! Simple ... gorgeous ... stunning! Hugs xxx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Not one, but 3!!! Your cards are awesome Kim and all so striking!