What a fantastic sketch we have for you over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!! This one is courtesy of our guest designer LeAnne Pugliese of WeeInklings. She says that it is one of her “go-to” sketches and I can certainly see why!! Dress it up, dress it down, change the shape of the focal point…any way you use this one, it is going to be great! Just take a look at the design team’s work and you will see what I mean.
I knew that I wanted to use my new Joyous Celebrations stamp for the focal image but the rest of my ideas were a little fuzzy. Off I went to my file of designer papers and I came back with an oldie but goody…Jolly Holiday DSP. I love the traditional feel to the colors and I thought they were a nice fit for the stamps. I stamped the oval and the JOY and then punched them out with my Wide Oval Punch. I stamped the little holly leaves and fussy cut them to attach, then colored some Basic Pearls with a Sharpie marker to make them little berries. I love how the oval stamp mimics the Designer Frames Embossing Folder oval so I popped out an oval with my Ovals Die (ret) and embossed it. The sentiment went up on Dimensionals and I had my focal element. Then I simply chose two patterns that I liked and added a bow made with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. This one used the “potato masher” technique shown here. This is one of my very favorite ways to make a perfect bow every time!!
I am so glad that LeAnne shared this sketch with us and I know we will have another fabulous gallery this week! If you need inspiration, just go take a look. It goes without saying that the DT’s cards will wow you!
I will be back on Friday with a fun guest blogger so make sure you plan on dropping back by. She has a project to share with you that you are sure to love!!
I hope you have a great rest of your week! Thanks for stopping in today. See you Friday!
Stamp: Joyous Celebration; Paper: Jolly Holiday DSP (ret), Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive; Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Die (ret), Designer Frames EF, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals