Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: Rain or Shine

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

Last week, I found the sketch challenging but I was inspired by it and was thrilled with the results.  I wanted so much to rise to this week's challenge.  I wanted to create a bold, graphic card - totally out of my comfort zone.  But at some point, I gave up.  I do like my card but it's definitely not bold and graphic and I'm going to have to explain it!

FMS Weather

Do you see the sketch???  The clouds and sun are the big triangle.  The umbrella is an upside-down triangle - at least for this sketch it is!!  The lightning is the stem of greenery.  Do you see it now?  Probably not!!  But at least it got me to pull out an unused set out and let it see some ink.  

I was thrilled recently when a friend was de-stashing and I am now the proud owner of a number of older Reverse Confetti sets (at least this one's not retired).  I love them all - they were all on my wishlist and they just showed up in the mail one day.  Thank you friend!

To give it interest, I did pop them at a variety of heights.  This picture shows it a bit better. The top cloud and lightning bolt are on thin pop dots and the umbrella is on thicker.  It's funny how a very simple card can be elevated with some dimension.

FMS Weather Close

I hope to see you playing along with us!!

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Weather It Together
Dies: Reverse Confetti Weather It Together Confetti Cuts


  1. So cute! I love the colors and clean simplicity, and totally see the sketch!

  2. I think this card is fantastic!!! And I can absolutely see the sketch :) Love how you colored the images and the patterns on the umbrella and clouds are sooo super fun!!!

  3. Love your card with that sentiment and the die cuts you used, so cute.

  4. I saw the sketch right away when I saw your card on the DT blog! Very creative and oh so sweet! Love it!

  5. I totally see the sketch, this is incredible Jen! And of course you know I love the polk dot umbrella, right?!!

  6. I just called you Jen...ack...SORRY about that KIM!!!

  7. This card is amazing Kim! I love those images! They are just perfect for the sketch and that sentiment is fantastic!! So fun!

  8. Never fear - I can see the sketch! And I am in awe of the way you interpreted that sketch. Oh, what a great card!

  9. I totally see the sketch in this design and love the clean, fresh feel of it!

  10. What a great way to interpret the sketch! It may not be bold and graphic but it sure is beautiful!

  11. Gosh, this is so adorable , Kim! Everything you do is magic! Love the colors and the patterns- fun and playful. And yes, dimension makes all die cuts better!


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