The layout from Freshly Made Sketches this week is courtesy of the amazing Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with Paper. Lesley is an incredibly talented stamper (who apparently never sleeps!). She is the creator of the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge as well as the Paper Players Challenge. All this takes a back seat to her just being a fantastic person…make sure you go check out her blog. I know you will find new favorites there.
I definitely put emphasis on the clean part of the design today. I knew I wanted to use the Silver Glimmer Paper to create snowflakes with my Northern Frost Die and wow are they pretty (sadly, the camera just never captures the sparkle). With the emphasis on those snowflakes I kept the rest of the card fairly neutral. I used the Snow Burst Embossing Folder on both Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler then chose one to show the embossed side and one to show the debossed side. I tied on some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding for balance and then topped off the snowflakes with Basic Pearls. Yes, I did color them Cherry Cobbler. You see, I have a brother-in-law that used to work for Sharpie and when I was up visiting their house a couple of weekends ago I asked if they had this color. When my dear sister-in-law said she did, she was kind enough to let me come home with it. I debated adding a sentiment but, after staring at the card for a couple of days, decided to go without. I may add it on as a tag from the bow. What do you think??
You will be amazed by the work the design team has for you this week. Such wonderful variety!! I can’t wait to see what you do with the sketch…so many choices for those shapes!
I’ll be back tomorrow with my latest project for the Creative Crew. Until then, have a great day!! Thanks so much for dropping by!
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Die, Snow Burst EF, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals