Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Floral Frenzy

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


I had a relaxed and happy weekend alone in my house. I love my boys/men but sometimes I crave peace and quiet and, in all honesty, good wine and Hallmark movies without relentless teasing from the men!  I had some serious crafting time, but I realized that I didn't want to be "serious" about it!!  By that I mean I simply wanted to create - no new techniques, no frustration - just making cards. I pulled out a floral set that I have fallen in love with and added them to the open space in this sketch.

FMS Floral on Herringbone

This is a fabulous sketch - it leaves so much to our creativity!  I had thought I would fill the entire space with a scene.  Then I thought I'd do something dramatic with distress inks.  Then I had about a dozen more thoughts before I decided that flowers fit my mood!

I love this set because it's not supposed to match up - it gives that loose look that's popular.  Having a stamp set to accomplish it is about the only way I'll let go of the control!  I've seen it done wonderfully with watercolors or even with Copics but every time that I try it, I fuss with it until pretty soon the entire image is colored and no white space is left. 

FMS Floral Close

I hope to see you playing along with us this week!

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11 comments:

Amy O said...

These fun flowers are perfect with these bright and happy colors. And I love how you've used an embossing folder on the focal panel -- that didn't even occur to me to try. Love this card, Kim!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, now THIS is sweet!! I like those cute flowers Kim, your card is delightful! I hear you on the quiet. Sometimes it's just so perfect to be alone, in the quiet, doing your own thing!

Happy Dance said...

Saw this in the gallery earlier, and fell madly in love with this card, Kim. It. Is. Gorgeous. Those flowers caught my eye right away, and then the texture of the panel, and naturally, those little polka dots! There's lots of lovely white space, and the colors you've chosen for your blossoms is perfect! What a great card, and I'm glad you put this idea to paper when you had the house to yourself! Love it! Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet.....simple and fabulous......just like your weekend I bet! I love alone time in the winter with nothing but me, the fireplace and a good Netflix binge!

HJ said...

Love the simplicity of this colorful card. Great take on the sketch. Enjoy your day!

Jen Brum said...

This card is so sweet Kim! I love those little flowers and I love the "loose look"!!! That embossed background is so fun! Just the perfect birthday card! I also love your weekend alone. I dream of those one day!!!

Karren said...

Beautiful bright and cheery card and the pop of black really packs a punch! Glad you enjoyed your weekend - it's nice to be testosterone free for a couple of days :)

Jen Timko said...

This card makes my heart happy. First, because you had some time to feel your soul a bit. These colors are so sunny and I love the flowers. Just wonderful!

Cécile RIBON said...

This is such a cheerful take on the sketch, Kim. I love so much those bright, beautiful and artsy flowers. They look fabulous over the embossed background.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I hear you on the peace and quiet. Sometimes solitude is a welcome thing. This card has got some great texture - that herringbone background is fabulous. And I love how the colorful flowers and the black banner just pop off the card front!

Nora N. said...

Oh I am in LOVE!! The way you used the embossed paper on this with these happy colors. Onto Pinterest it goes to CASE another day!!