I am so excited to share this week’s sketch with you! The wonderful Rita Wright of Rita’s Creations has designed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout. I predict that it is going to be another fabulous week in the gallery!
I knew that I had to pull out my new Oh, Hello stamp set to use for this one. I have seen so many awesome cards with it and this is my first one. It is going to become a favorite fast!! I made this for a dear, dear friend whose birthday is this week. I wanted it to have a spring feel but with a touch of shabby chic. The colors are all spring but combining them with the Naturals Ivory card stock seems to mute them a bit. The colors are Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade. The flowers were created by dying them in a little container with some drops of Rose Red reinker and water. I recommend dying the flowers first since it is hard to know how they will take each color until you try. Because they start as Very Vanilla, the colors are a little different (but still go perfectly). After they dried, I did not add any additional color and they seemed to be a great match with Regal Rose. Adding more reinker to the water or touching up the dried flowers with a little additional ink will make the color darker. It is kind of a fun experiment! I also have some Saffron flowers because I was playing around with that as well (now to find the right card for them). Love these!
The team has created some super inspiration for you again this week. Make sure you go over and take a look! I know you won’t be able to resist this fun sketch so I look forward to seeing you in the gallery this week.
I’ll be back on Friday with a card that we are making in my Hostess Club this month. It is a sweet Valentine using more of the Spring Catalog products. Thanks for stopping in today. Hope your day is great!
Stamps: Oh, Hello, Affection Collection; Paper: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade; Accessories: 5/8″ Flower Trim, Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Dimensionals