Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Cartoon Tulips

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell and here’s what I did with it!
 
Cartoon Tulips


I love these Cartoon Tulips by Altenew.  Actually I love all the flowers by Altenew! But this one kept calling my name until it finally came home to live in my stash. If you could see my stash - especially my flower stamps and dies, you'll understand that it takes something special for me to add a new flower. This one has kind of a quirky look which you might expect with the word "cartoon" in the name but I think it can also take on an elegant look. I tried for that look with my all-white background - a little lattice and some dotted detail - and a simple hello.

Cartoon Tulips

The coordinating ink trios come from Altenew ink sets. The sets are such a handy way to do layered stamping. I decided on purple flowers so I pulled out my Northern Lights ink set and stamped three purples - easy peasy! Then I needed a green and pulled out the Soft Succulents set. In retrospect, I'm not certain the greens in Soft Succulents were meant to work together.  The lightest color - Firefly - is in other sets that include much brighter greens for the darker colors.  This particular set goes a bit more olive for the darker colors.  I have to admit that I cringed when I first stamped the olive colors. I set it aside thinking I needed to start over, but the more I looked at the more I liked it.  The Firefly gave it a bright and cheerful base, while the next two colors added a richness.  I'm guessing they were meant to go together and most definitely the fine crafters at Altenew have a much better eye than I do!!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Altenew Cartoon Tulips (and die), Sentiment Strips 2

Dies: Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing, Garden Trellis and Featured Sentiments

Ink: Altenew Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine (from the Northern Lights or Rose Petal sets), Firefly, Forest Glade and Moss (from the Soft Succulents set)

Paper: Taylored Expressions Plum Punch

Other: Studio Katia Radiant Orchid Pearls

13 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the "cartoon" look of it, and your color choices are spot on! Beautiful!

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  2. Wonderful textures in the background! This is pretty, Kim!

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  3. I love the detail on the background. The pierced paper and the lattice look so beautiful together. And, of course, the flowers are so lovely. And I know what you mean about not liking some element on a card at first. When it happens to me I set it aside too and then after a fresh look I decide it's not too bad after all!

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  4. It's gorgeous, Kim! Right down to the final green! I have so many tulips - but this one is still on my wishlist!
    =]

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  5. Made a real mess of this comment! You would think I did"t
    know how to spell! Your card is "beautiful"!

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  6. Gorgeous. Love the colors of the tulips. I think all the colors look great together. The white lattice is so pretty and a perfect backdrop for the tulips. TFS

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  7. Kim, this card is gorgeous with the embossed background, the lattice layer, and your beautiful coloring. Love it. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Wow loving these beautiful flowers! The purple is gorgeous!

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  9. Oh this is such a beautiful card Kim! I just love those tulips and the texture in the background! Just love it!

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  10. Lovely, beautifully layered design, Kim! I have a hard time resisting tulips in any form.

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  11. Such an elegant and pretty card!!

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  12. Love this Kim - the colours are gorgeous and the texture of the trellis is fab!

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