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Freshly Made Sketches #231

Freshly Made Sketches #231 published on 10 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #231

FMS231 - Dogwood on grayTake a look at this cool sketch we have this week over at Freshly Made Sketches!!  No surprise that it comes from the incredibly awesome Karren Johnson who always wows me with her superb coloring and fabulous designs.  The little angle on the back panel provides so many opportunities to add interest to your card!

Recently I got this beautiful image from Mama Elephant called Butterfly Kisses.  It has this gorgeous dogwood flower plus some butterflies.  But it also comes with a fantastic sentiment set.  Totally had to have it!  I was stamping with a friend yesterday and she pulled out this flower to color with my new Chameleon pens (I worked on another project that I’ll share soon).  We were discussing how pretty this would be if colored in white on a dark background and an idea was born!!  I stamped the flower using Versamark ink onto Basic Gray card stock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  They using a Blender Pen and White Craft Ink (SU), I colored the flower and the leaves.  I went back and added Pear Pizzazz ink over the leaves and put in a touch of Blushing Bride near the centers of the flowers.  This technique has been around for a while but somehow it seems fresh to me when coloring on the gray.  In person, it almost has a chalk look.  I felt like the flower petals needed a little something extra so I added Wink of Stella on top of them.  SOOOOO pretty in person!  Also, nearly impossible to photograph….here is my attempt.  FMS231 - CloseupIf you have seen Stella in person then you know how gorgeous it is!  I chose a Pink Pirouette back panel to pull from the pink in the flower and then put it on a Basic Gray base.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin set (don’t forget to pull those out….they are consistently just the right sentiment for me!).  I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish.  They look a bit silver in the photo but they are really a pale gray, see through sequin….beautiful!

I hope you have a great time with this sketch!  The team has shown all kinds of ways to use it and I know you will show us even more.  I’ll be back on Friday to share some more of this week’s stamping.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant); Ink: Versamark, White Craft (SU), Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride; Paper: Basic Gray (SU), Pink Pirouette; Accessories:  Blender Pen (SU), Wink of Stella Clear, Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP), Dimensionals

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