Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Peace

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! I am thrilled to be the creator of this week's sketch!  I hope you like it.

This was the rare time that I hadn't created a card first before I submitted a sketch.  That made me really nervous.  I am so visual - until I see a completed card, I don't have much faith in a my own sketch.  But surprisingly for me - this came together quite quickly!

Freshly Made Sketches: Peace

The first decision in this sketch is where to put the sentiment.  Outside of the panels?  At the bottom of the large panel? Focused in the square?  I went with none of the above and put it sideways on the rectangle.  This was only because I had a large set of small dies that I hadn't put away yet, they fell and spilled out of their container when I was trying to get to something else - but instead of grumbling, I had a light bulb moment!  I'll take inspiration in any way it choose to come.!

Freshly Made Sketches: Peace

I found a simple set of snowflakes of the right size that would layer.  As many snowflake dies as I have, this was actually difficult.  It seems I tend toward fairly intricate snowflakes - but I just wanted simple layers.  I found an older set and layered it in white, Coastal Cabana, silver glimmer and then the part that looks blurry in the photo is vellum.

I pulled out Crumb Cake for the frame and am still slightly uncertain about this decision.  I wanted neutral - I thought white would get lost and, although I love grays, I thought it would look too cold!  So I warmed it up (odd thing to say about a snowflake) with some kraft.

I hope to see you playing along - I LOVE to see the incredible variety of cards that come out of a single sketch.


Dies: Tim Holtz Block Holiday Words, MFT Let It Snowflake
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pool Party (with the older patterned paper), Coastal Cabana, Vellum
Embellishments: YNS Gumdrops Magical Pastel


Amy O said...

I love this, Kim! And I love how you received your inspiration for the sentiment. This was a fun sketch!

Linda Callahan said...

I do love light bulb moments! The die cuts worked perfectly! Pretty card! Enjoyed your layered sketch this week!

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous card Kim!

Karren said...

Great sketch, Kim, and this is a fabulous card to showcase it! The negative die-cut word is perfect and the snowflake so beautiful.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a gorgeous card Kim! I love that snowflake! It's just so pretty! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the great sketch this week!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Despite all your indecisions this card is fantastic! I love the choice of kraft to warm up those snowflakes (good thing they won't melt) and the vertical die cut sentiment looks great. Your sketch is classic - hard to go wrong there!

cm said...

Doing some comment catching-up this morning (sorry for being MIA...busy days, which I know you understand! And THANK YOU for the visits to my blog.). From the pairing of the aqua/kraft, to the sideways peace (brilliant!)to the lovely snowflake, this is one eye-catching card! I'm glad the spilled dies transformed into a light bulb moment! Happy accidents, right?

Anonymous said...

Ooh! There is something irresistible about snowflakes! Hugs xxx