Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches: Kindness

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

Isn't this a fun sketch?!  I had planned to stick with the repetition in the sketch - maybe flowers or stars, but as I was digging through my stash I saw this birdcage that I just had to have yet I've never used it.

FMS Kindness

There are three different birdcages in the set - all very elegant and detailed. I layered the birdcage four times and, sadly, the last one got a little off-kilter so it looks a little blurry.

FMS Kindness CloseUp

This sketch could go in so many different directions. I can see sticking with it as is and using colorful circles for a wonderfully graphic card.  Or stars for a congrats card. Or soft flowers.  I LOVE sketches like this!

I hope to see you playing along.


The striped paper is Echo Park Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes 6x6 pad.


  1. I LOVE what you saw in the sketch Kim! Agree this is wonderful sketch with so many possibilities!
    Beautiful card!

  2. This is such a pretty card Kim! love your interpretation of this sketch! have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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  3. I love your take on the sketch Kim, this is so cute!!

  4. Kim I love that sketch and adore your card. The birdcage in fantastic!

  5. Your card is FAB as is!! The diagonal striped frame is gorgeous and the way you used the sketch is amazing. I wouldn't have thought of this looking at the sketch, but after seeing your card, well I can see why you like it so much.
    Versatile and so balanced!
    And the bird cage is gorgeous and elegant indeed.
    But what I like most about the card is the color taupe you used for the sentiment!!! Great, great color!!! :-)
    thanks for sharing,


  6. This is totally perfect for the sketch!! Love that little bird cage and your always perfect details!

  7. I loved this card when I saw it on the private blog and I still love it! Such a clever take on the sketch and that birdcage is gorgeous!

  8. Hi Kim,

    Oh I'm diggin' this birdcage and branch - sooooo clever!

    Was this a die? I only have like 4 dies ... total, so can't imagine forgetting to use one LOL.

    I think it was brilliant of you to layer it up for height - your card will probably be displayed for a long LONG time!


  9. You have the most fabulous stuff in your stash! This is so pretty - beautifully done! And a fabulous take on the sketch!

  10. What a fantastic take on that sketch! The bird cage and the branch are wonderful images to evoke those circles. And if you hadn't mentioned the off-kilter layer I'd never know it was there!

  11. I love these soft, pretty colors with these images. And this is the perfect sentiment to use as well. Beautiful card, Kim!

  12. Beautiful card Kim! I love that bird cage! It's just so sweet! The soft colours are perfect! This is just the cutest thank you card!!!

  13. Oh, this is so sweet! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  14. You totally rocked this sketch, Kim! Great card and design!

  15. Beautiful card Kim! Not blurry just elegant.

  16. Just gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch - so creative!

  17. This is the card that really grabbed my attention. I love your creative way of using the sketch, and I love birds, so it really appeals to me. I love the border papers with your design, too; they are just perfect!


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