Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches: A Big Smile

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


These "Happy Birds" were calling my name. I think the sentiment is just perfect because I had a big smile when I stamped and colored this guy.

FMS A Big Smile

I did switch the sketch to a circle. In retrospect I didn't need to. My original plan was to use a woodgrain print and I was going to use the negative of the circle like a hole in a tree.  When I stumbled on this bird printed paper and decided it was perfect - it didn't occur to me that I didn't need the circle anymore. And now that I'm typing this, it's occurring to me that I should have used a sunburst or zig zag die cut behind the circle like a sunburst - an even "sunnier" look!  I hate when I think of things after the glue is dry!

FMS A Big Smile CloseUp

Admit it - you're smiling too!!

I hope to see you playing along!

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The blue is the long retired Brocade Blue from Stampin' Up.  The banner is a regular fishtail die. I cut it going both ways.


14 comments:

  1. Yep, smiling from ear to ear! LOVE this!

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  2. Super cute! I ordered that set the other day 😀

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  3. Such a bright and cheerful card, although you'll have to make another card to try out your other ideas! Karen x

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  4. C'mon now......how adorable are these birds! This little guy just makes me smile for sure! Perfect background paper too! Such a cute card!

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  5. So cute!!! And, yes, that sweet little birdie totally makes me smile!

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  6. So tweet Kim! Love how you coloured the birdie!

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  7. This bird makes me sooooo happy!! Love him and your happy colors!!

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  8. This is adorable!! LOVE the colors and yes, I am smiling for sure!!

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  9. Who wouldn't smile!?! this is adorables. Sweet color combo!!

    Patti

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  10. I love these birds and they're winging their way to me at the moment! Your card is just gorgeous in every respect. I hope your first week of work went well!

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  11. I seem to always think of things once the glue is dry and I'm typing my blog post too. I suppose that's the fate of us card-makers! But you needn't worry about sunbursts and circles because your card is perfect just the way it is!

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  12. This card definitely puts a big smile on my face! I love those birds and that paper is so fun! I am thinking you and Jen have a thing going to see how many of us you an get to order those birds!!!

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  13. Definitely a happy bird! Great color combo! :)

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  14. Oh I love this little bird - so sweet it makes me smile! Gorgeous card Kim!

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