Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Floral Wishes

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


I had lots of ideas for this sketch.  First I thought birthday candles - but I didn't have any stamps or dies that easily made three sizes - so wouldn't have been true to the sketch.  Then I thought I'd cut little windows and have flowers peeking out but I would have had to be the master of creative die-cutting to get it to work - so it would have been more difficult than I wanted it to be.  So what do I do?  I totally stray from the sketch - not true to it at all.  And I cut an intricate die cut, did some blended distress oxide and glued down an intricate sentiment - way too difficult!!  Go figure!!

FMS Floral Wishes

I know I strayed a little too far from the sketch when I feel compelled to explain what I did.  The sketch has a vaguely triangular look in those three strips so when I saw this corner flower die in my stash, I thought it could be that triangle.  Then I gave a nod to the trio of strips by sponging three different strips of color.  Can you see it now??  (I'm not even sure I can see it, but I definitely wouldn't have created this card without the inspiration of the sketch!)

I definitely had a friend in mind as I was making this card - and it's in the mail now.  So fingers crossed she's behind on reading blogs!!

I hope you play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday ("wishes"0
Dies: Memory Box Wildflower Corner, Birthday Jotted Script
Ink: Distress Oxides in Ripe Persimmon, Old Paper, Seedless Preserves
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, Stampin' Up River Rock (perfect with Old Paper!0
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels

13 comments:

  1. That intricate floral die cut is gorgeous, and I also love the font of the sentiment. Stunning card.

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  2. I love your story about how this card came to be! It's often while searching for ways to make a quick and simple card that I end up spending two hours making a complicated one. I love what you've made though. The ink blending on the flowers is gorgeous.

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  3. This is just gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

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  4. This is gorgeous~! I love to hear thought processes too! Birthday candles were on my maybe list as well! Beautiful die cut...beautiful inking~

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  5. This is lovely Kim! The colors of your flowers are wonderful and I like how delicate everything looks!

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  6. Gorgeous card! Like the way you made your flowers pop.

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  7. This card is just beautiful Kim! I love those flowers and love the colours peeking out! Love the triangular theme! Looks amazing!!!

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  8. As soon as I saw this card I could see the sketch (and I thought how clever you were to think of this design)! And now that you've mentioned the triangle I love it even more! This is a beautiful card!

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  9. I'm with Jen above! I saw the sketch immediately and thought how clever you were to come up with this design. Gorgeous card!

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  10. OH My Goodness but this is simply amazing! LOVE it Kim!

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  11. This card is truly beautiful! I love your creative take on the sketch - just awesome Kim!

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  12. I recognized the sketch from the first glimpse, so you didn't stray at all. Talk about a gorgeous interpretation; the intricate flower, the pretty blending...love this!
    ~c

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  13. What a gorgeous card, Kim! The sponging is a great way to add color. Thanks for including how you did this. i will be CASEing this for sure!

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