Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: Merry & Bright

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


I have a new die that I think this sketch was made for! It's the perfect sketch for showing off a large die or a large stamp!

FMS Merry Bright

I fell in love with this snowflake die from the moment that I saw it.  It was designed by Kay Miller who has an Etsy store with clay ornaments just like this. Here's a sampling from her blog of the ornaments she has made. I fell in love with them last year so when I saw the dies, there was no doubt they would show up in my collection.  

FMS Merry Bright CloseUp

There are a million ways to build up the snowflake with the variety of pieces that come with the die set and there are a million different color combos. There are gorgeous cards out there on Pinterest, etc. and I looked at a lot of them for inspiration. I actually ended up lifting my color combo from bed linens at IKEA!


I also need to give credit to Laurie at Soapbox creations. I had made the snowflake one day and decided on the sentiment but with that bold snowflake, the sentiment seemed lost. I put it aside and the next morning, I saw Laurie's card using score lines with the sentiment.  Problem solved!! 

I hope to see you playing along this week with Freshly Made Sketches.

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The white dots in the center and edges are Mark Richards Glitter Domes. I used to get them at Archivers before they closed, but you can still Google them and they are available at various places.

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Soooo cool! A kaleidoscope of color! What a fabulous die cut and your colors are wonderful!

Kristie Goulet said...

So gorgeous, Kim!!! Love your color choices!

Lisa Petrella said...

That snowflake it amazing! So many tiny pieces! And I love your color inspiration! Thanks for sharing that!

~amy~ said...

Oh I LOVE this.

Cindy Lovell said...

I SO need this snowflake die!! Kay did a wonderful job here!!
And i love how you've used it!! Awesome colors!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is just like one of Kay's ornaments. Absolutely gorgeous love every detail and your colour choices. Love!

Lesley said...

Great bold colours! Love the die! It's on my wish list!

Lisa said...

Pretty colors this is wonderful!!

Karren said...

Fabulous die and such a wonderful color scheme! Perfect card for the sketch!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this bright, coloured snowflake Kim! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous snowflake die. Karen x

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow Kim! That snowflake is amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love the vibrant colours! The sentiment is so beautiful as well! This will delight someone for sure!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, what a fantastic snowflake. You've got a lot of patience to put all those little bits and bobs on there! It's got a bit of a Scandanavian feel to it, especially with the colors you've chosen (not to mention that you found some of your inspiration at IKEA)!

Kelly S. said...

AMAZING!!!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

OHHHHHH snap! This is CRAZY beautiful! I love the color--I would NEVER think to do that! Dang I need that die now! ;)

Greta said...

Uniquely beautiful--love this!

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