Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: So Very Thankful

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


I came up with today's sketch!  I can't say it's the most exciting sketch that you'll ever see, but I did it for one reason - I absolutely have to start using my patterned paper. I have such a tough time layering papers. I watch others do multiple layers of wildly different papers and I love their card. I try the same thing and it looks awful. So I decided to lay out a sketch with a color block motif so that I could use patterned paper. Selfish of me, huh?! When the paper is separated by a white band in a color blocked layout - I like it!

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I so love fall colors and I loved this pad of paper when I bought it. Then it just sat there and taunted me.  I love the plaid; that's a nice basic pattern that I can easily use. But it's beyond me to use a paper with a design - like the floral border or the little animals. This color-blocked type layout works for that and these cute little animals made their debut.

I hope to see you playing along. You don't have to use patterned papers like I did - be sure to check out what the other designers did because they are all amazing and creative uses of this sketch. And I love looking at the gallery over the course of the week - I get so much inspiration from seeing how the entire FMS community handles each sketch!

Have fun!

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18 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love your mix of pattern and color! I am with you on using patterned paper.......I never know what to do with most of it......besides admire it! I have been lining envelopes! Fun sketch and your card is beautifully fall!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Shannon McComb said...

Oh fantastic!! Just love what you did with this sketch!! The bold sentiment on the side is just perfect!!

I Card Everyone said...

Not selfish at all, Kim! With cute little patterned papers like yours? I'd want to use every one of them! I LOve the sketch and hope to play along!
=] Michele

Deepti said...

This is awesome :)

Amy O said...

I'm glad you picked a fun sketch that's perfect for showing off patterned paper because I have found myself struggling to use them too. And I love how you've used yours on this sketch. Those little forest animals are so sweet.

Sue McIsaac said...

This card is wonderful!

Lisa said...

Love your sketch, love the paper, love this card!!

Karren said...

I have a stack of paper a mile high and do you know, I never even thought about using patterned paper for this sketch. Doh! Your card looks gorgeous and the papers work so well together. A great sketch!

The Elephant Nest said...

Super cute I love that yellow leaf and the animal print. Good job.

Lisa said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love this sketch!

Jen Timko said...

Just the perfect sketch for dsp, and color blocking, and lots more! These prints are fantastic together!!

Linda Kunsman said...

this is such a great all around sketch and I know I will be using it often.Thank you! Wonderful card too!

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Kim! I love that paper! Those little foxes are just too stinkin' cute! The perfect card for fall! Great sketch this week too!!

Jen Mitchell said...

I know exactly what you mean about combining different patterned papers. It always looks so good when other people do it but when I try it's a big mess. I think you've discovered the secret for us, though, with your color block layout. What an ingenious way to show off those designs!

Cindy Hall said...

This just couldn't be any better! I love the papers and the way you did the sentiment and leaf. It's everything that I love about fall all on one card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! I am loving those gorgeous colours and dies you've used. Thanks for a wonderful sketch - I LOVE it!

cm said...

The papers, the layout, the leaf, the warm autumn palette...truly inspired; truly beautiful!
~c