Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Grateful

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


Cécile's sketches are always so fun and creative.  They make me put things together in a way that I'd never think of.  I didn't go quite as bold and graphic as the sketch - but I love how it came together.

FMS Grateful

I have a dear friend who recently moved far, far away, and she now lives on a lakeshore.  She sends pictures as she's drinking her morning cup of coffee on the dock.  It's so peaceful and absolutely gorgeous.  So I was thinking ahead to Thankdgiving cards and decided to do a fall lake scene with a comfy chair.  (I'm not sure the lake part is obvious - but there's blue water, fall trees and then sky!  I think she'll see it.)

I hope to see you playing along!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Stampin' Up Falling Leaves (sentiment)
Dies: Stampin' Up Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelist
Cardstock: Stampin' Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxides Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Stampin' Up Basic Gray
Embellishments: Stampin' Up Glitter Enamel Dots

18 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way Kim - Cecile's sketches make me layer in ways I wouldn't normally do. Your card is just gorgeous - I loved it as soon as I saw it in the gallery!

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  2. Beautiful!! Love how you personalized this for your friend! Love the white on white - it really adds to the peaceful theme.

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  3. Wowza!! I love your take on the sketch!! The way you used that chair die cut and the leaf is amazing!!

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  4. This is wonderful, Kim! I love the use of a typically "summer" chair with the fall leaf and colors!

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  5. Oh, now THIS is PRETTY! In fact it might just be my favorite card from you ever Kim!! What a spectacular tac eon the sketch!

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  6. Love this!! The colours are fabulous in the bg and I ADORE that leaf!!! Is it SU??!! I "need" it in my life LOL!

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  7. I can just picture the lake scene. We have an abundance of lakes here in WI, including a couple of the Great Lakes, and these colors remind me so much of Fall on any of our lakes. What a great card! That chair and leaf on your 'lake' circle are perfection. CAS and wonderful. Love this. Bev

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  8. So clean.....so crisp.....so beautiful!

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  9. Perfect scene for an end of summer card. The weather here in northern NJ has turned much cooler after a hot and humid last Hoorah of summer in the upper 80's. I thoroughly enjoy sitting on our deck with a puzzle book! Not looking forward to winter...

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  10. This card is so pretty! I love the thoughts of drinking morning coffee on the dock! That leaf is gorgeous and it will be a perfect Thanksgiving card!

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  11. Oh this is superb! The lake background is so rich-looking and the die-cuts are so crisp - a perfect match.

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  12. I sure wish you had directions...this is a stunning card.

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  13. Your take on the sketch is brilliant!! Love the oxide background behind these fabulous elements!!

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  14. No doubt your friend will see it! Such a lovely, tranquil card. I do love a good maple leaf but I'll admit to being a bit sad that I'll being seeing ones in this color before long! Love the colors of the sponged background.

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  15. I love that pretty sponged background! And I love the combination of elements you've used in your collage. A beautiful card, Kim!

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  16. I surely love how it came together, too! There's such a peaceful atmosphere popping out of your card! An what a fabulous distressed bakckground.

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  17. Stunning simplicity! I came across your card while I was on Pinterest and had to stop by your blog and tell you how gorgeous it is! I love all of the white with the beautiful accent colors and simple quote. Love!

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  18. Your card is so beautiful. I like the colours so nice. Thank you for your comming to my blog and your comment so friendly.

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