Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches: Dreams Take Flight

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


I am generally a very strict sketch follower. Probably a complete lack of creativity! But I was feeling inspired today and I changed one rectangle to a butterfly and the other to branches.  Yes - I know - not a really big stretch but I'm thrilled with the results.

FMS Dreams Take Flight

I finally tried the Press 'n Seal technique on this card and I am IN LOVE. I have complained for ages about how hard it is to get everything laid out so that I like it and then figure out how to adhere it in exactly the same way.  The technique is demonstrated by Laurie Willison (Soapbox Creations) in a couple of videos - here and I particularly like this one when she was a guest on Jennifer McGuire's blog.

I'm going to use this as a graduation card. I do so many graduation cards that are black and white, maybe some silver, or traditional school colors - but I like the meaning of the butterfly.

This is a great sketch that can go in so many different directions. I look forward to seeing what everybody does with it!

SUPPLY LIST

I used a scrap of brick paper for my background. The gray cardstock that I found to match is the old Stampin' Up Going Gray.

13 comments:

Hannelie said...

You should be thrilled! It is beautiful!

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous! I love this idea for a graduation card. From the brick background to the butterfly, everything on your card works perfectly together. This is amazing! Love it! Bev

Lisa Petrella said...

What an absolutely fabulous take on this sketch, Kim!!! Love the color combo and that beautiful butterfly!!! Perfect for a graduation card!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the brick background for your butterfly and greenery! Pretty card! Perfect for a graduation!

Lisa said...

I love your take on the sketch Kim and the pretty butterfly too!!

Karen Knott said...

Love the bricks and the foliage behind your butterfly. Great sentiment too :)

Jen Timko said...

Perfectly beautiful use of the sketch! I love your interpretation. That butterfly is wonderful!

Jen Brum said...

This is AMAZING Kim! I love how you varied from the sketch! You rebel you! Love those vines and that butterfly are gorgeous and I love that background! So very pretty!

andrealowcock said...

A great creative take on the sketch, Kim! I don't think this press n seal is available in Australia??? I checked out Laurie's video ... and now MUST HAVE SOME! Will have to go searching! Hugs xx

Jen Mitchell said...

What a rebel you are substituting rectangles for leafy vines and butterflies. The effect, of course, is gorgeous. I especially love the brick wall background.

Karren said...

Fabulous take on the sketch and so clever and creative! Love those vines and the butterfly is gorgeous.

Cindy Boney said...

So beautiful! I love the brick background and the bold focal point on top! Stellar card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this! Those leaves are a fabulous touch and the perfect addition to your butterfly!