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!!
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.
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