Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: Celebrate!

As my post title says...I am celebrating today!!  I get to be a guest at Freshly Made Sketches for the month of August!!  I love this challenge and I love all of the designers.  They are so friendly and have been so welcoming.  I am really looking forward to this month.

Here is the sketch that I got work with - and now you have until next Monday to play with it too.  Lots of room to play on this one!

I just got an order including some stamps from Altenew.  I have loved what I've seen done with the Hennah Elements, but after I got it, I realized I was a little intimidated by it.  It's a builder type set and if you search on the set, you will see the gorgeous patterns that people have created.  I'm not a great "builder" - particularly with random patterns.  So I decided the small panel on this sketch was a great way to practice. Even though my card doesn't have all of the incredible frills that others have incorporated - I love how it came together.


Be sure to check out what the design team at Freshly Made Sketches has created - so much inspiration for all of us to enjoy!  Then play along - I look forward to seeing what each of you create.
  • Stamps: Altenew Hennah Elements, Label Love
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Moonlight dsp, Blackberry Bliss and Sahara Sand cardstock
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: October Afternoon Sasparilla button, Hemptique 10-lb white twine, Doodlebug Lilac Sequins


  1. What a pretty stamp, and you've colored it so beautifully! Love this, Kim! So happy to have you on board this month!

  2. Great colour combo and love the clean lines.

  3. Congrats on being guest designer! You deserve it. Your cards are beautiful!

  4. Huge Congrats to you on your guest DT-member for the month of August!
    I've never seen this colorcombo before I think, but I have to admit it's totally GORGEOUS!
    WoW, all fits just pefectly!
    Your cards don't need any frills or other stuff!
    They're great the way you make them!
    (sigh, sorry for my Dunglish again) :-(


  5. Who needs frills when you can create something like this without them. This is gorgeous!

  6. I'm so glad I'm not the only one intimidated by this set! I love it and greatly admire all the cards I've seen use it, but have doubts that I can combine all the images effectively. You, however, have clearly jumped in with both feet and combined the images perfectly!

    Welcome to the FMS team! So happy you're here!!

  7. Wonderful colors, beautifully colored and it all came together perfectly! This is beautiful! And I am so happy you are going to hang out with us for a while!

  8. YAY congrats to you Kim!! Your debut card is beautiful, love the rich colors!

  9. I tried to use this beautiful set for my DT card too, but I'm not such a great "builder" either. More practice needed for me! But this is just gorgeous! It all fits together beautifully and I love the color combo! So great to have you on the team this month.

  10. Beautiful card Kim! I love those flowers and that fabulous colouring! Such rich beautiful colours! Love those purple sequins!!! So glad you've joined us team for the month!

  11. Absolutely beautiful Kim - your flowers are just stunning and I just love these colours together!

  12. So honored to have you on the team with us this month, Kim! This card is so fabulous! I love the super-crisp stamped images, and your color choices are stunning! Perfect embellishing, too!

  13. Kim I really like the colors you used and the card...WOW!!

  14. Congrats on being the August GD - and what a gorgeous card for your first round! You've shown wonderful creativity with this set; no extra frills required! The Altenew stamps are delights, but so beyond my abilities. Builder sets are intimidating!! Love the colours, too!!


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