It is time for the Freshly Made Sketches latest challenge. Oooh, take a look at this one!! The fabulous layout is courtesy of the super talented Rita Wright at Rita’s Creations! I love her style and her choice of the sketch shows why. Just look at all the possiblities with this one! If you have any questions, you just have to see the variety of projects from the team this week. Lots of inspiration there!
Normally by November I am making all Christmas cards all the time. Somehow this year, I continue to be inspired to make fall cards. It might be because I LOVE fall in Virginia. It might be because we are having lovely cold crisp mornings with warm afternoons. Or it might be the Spice Cake DSP. Hmmm! I leave that to you to figure out! More Mustard is, I admit, not a go-to color for me in general. But this pattern called out to get used in this cool sketch this week. I looked at my leaves (and I have lots), I looked at my flowers (lots there too) and then I realized that my Every Moment stamp was at the back of the stack. That clearly had to be remedied! I love this stamp set and the little bird here is awesome. I have made him into several types of bird but today he is an orange fronted yellow finch. Yep, look it up! Of course I just colored him how I wanted and then figured out what he looked like but now we can all recognize a new kind of bird. *smile* I watercolored him with my Blender Pen after stamping him with Stazon Ink. I added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and a button to finish it.
The sketch does all the work here so it is perfect for beginning and advanced stampers alike. Hope you will give it a try this week! My boys are have some days off from school this week so I will be enjoying the beautiful weather with them. I’ll be back next week though with lots of fun new things. Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Stamps: Every Moment, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Spice Cake DSP, Early Espresso, Watercolor; Ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Stazon; Accessories: Blender Pens, Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Beautiful! So serene and classy~love it!
Jennifer this is a gorgeous card. I love that little bird!! I have decided it is a chickadee! lol he is cute…and love the colors of Spice Cake!
I love it, Jen! I think that paper is perfect for that stamp set! I am trying to save the rest of my Spice Cake paper, but it is so hard not to use it for everything.
Great sketch, and great use of the sketch! I really need to get on board with doing these!
Beautiful card! This is a great sketch!
Such a pretty card. Love the clean lines and crsipness to it. :0) Oh and great sketch too.
Jen, thank you for reminding me why I should use this set more often! It’s a gorgeous card. Your coloring is fabulous and I loved that you paired him with the Spice Cake DSP. Absolutely beautiful.
This is gorgeous, Jen! I love the image and the little bird hiding in the grass – I never noticed this stamp set. Love that button you used as well. Such a perfect card using Rita’s sketch!
I’m with you – More Mustard is not a go-to color for me as well but I’ve been using more than I ever have as a result of the Spice Cake DSP! I actually had to place another order for more CS since I’ve been using it up like crazy lately. Now I’ll hold on to it for several years after I stop using Spice Cake, I’m sure! LOL
I love the Spice Cake DSP and spend way too much time looking at it instead of using it! But this is absolutely gorgeous and is going straight into my “CASE it later” file! You’ve done an awesome job coloring the cat-o-nine tails and the little birdie too!
Love this card!! I love how you added the button too. Very nice!
Love this! (And Pinning it!)
Oh, my gosh, Jen, this card is just stunning! Love the simple elegance.
Fantastic card, I love these colours and this image.
What a stunning creation Jen, love your perfect colouring and the choice of DSP.
This is gorgeous Jen … I love your clean styling and this coloured image and background paper complement each other beautifully … love the soft and serene feel to this card!
Great job …
beautiful coloring…my Grandma would be very fond of your little bird, she was a finch fan in the corn fields of Iowa!
I love this sketch!
Love how you turned the sketch. Your card is so aesthetically pleasing. I just want to frame it and hang it on my wall.
What a sweet card, Jen! I love this paper with this image…it’s perfect! And your coloring is supurb!
This is such a sweet card – Love that image!