Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: A Scenic Birthday

Welcome to 2021! It's time for our first sketch of the new year at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell and here’s what I did with it!
1.6.21 FMS

The first slimline die set I got was the Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics. The set has quite a few components and I thought that might be the only set I needed. (That didn't last long.)  But I still haven't used the clouds and ground, nor the scalloped background - so I used those as the base for my card.

1.6.21 FMS Side

All the other little pieces came from a variety of companies and die sets. I originally envisioned just the little scene to the right because that lines up with the sketch (the tree being the bigger circle, the sun and the animals being the little circles). I got that put together and then I struggled with finding a sentiment that filled the space. The sentiment that I settled on had the interesting look that I needed - but it left me too much open space on the left - so I added another scene.  I like how it turned out - and that is the creative fun of a slimline card!

I hope to see you playing along with us in our first challenge of 2021!


Dies: Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics, Hello Bluebird Happy Birthday Words, Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Print Christmas (the tree), Sizzix Winter Wonderland (the deer), Sizzix Christmas Shadow Box (the bunny and the bird), Sizzix Ornamental Birds (the sun)

Paper: Doodlebug Design 12x12 Special Delivery Petite Prints, Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight and Daffodil Delight, Taylored Expressions Toffee and Cilantro

Other: Studio Katia Misty Rose and Pineapple Petals


  1. Terrific card, your scene is cute1

  2. Adorable scene! I love when everything just comes together perfectly!

  3. Such a charming take on the sketch, Kim! I love how you used patterned papers for the sky and grass and how perfectly your scene works with a slimline cute!
    Thank you so much for selecting my card as your fave in the last challenge...I enjoyed playing along :)

  4. I love this sweet, balanced design, Kim! Hope your year is off to a great start.

  5. Okay, this card is just amazing Kim! I love the woodland theme! Those animals are so cute and this card just makes me smile!

  6. This is such a happy and cheerful card! Wonderful scene-building!

  7. What a delightful winter scene, Kim! All the elements come so well together.


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