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Freshly Made Sketches #173

Freshly Made Sketches #173 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #173


So a funny thing happened on the way to this week’s sketch.  Like many design teams, our Freshly Made Sketches team has a separate blog where we can upload sketches and challenges cards early in order to make the weekly challenge happen.  Kind of the magic behind of the scenes.  The team loads in their latest sketches and I convert them to final form in My Digital Studio.  Well, when Kim Singdahlsen uploaded her sketch, I got to work on getting it drawn.  After I got everything done and loaded on the DT page, I looked at the sketch and it was crooked.  Surely, I thought, I hadn’t mistakenly hit rotate??  Seriously??  So I went back to the sketch and no, I hadn’t.  I pulled out a real straight edge and held it to my screen and yep, it is straight.  So apparently Kim is so creative that she can not only concoct great sketches, she can invent optical illusions!!!  We all know she is a card making genius and now we just know that she is a multi-faceted genius!

FMS173 - Thank You


I started my card with the awesome new Painted Blooms DSP.  Both the stripe print and the Daffodil Delight background paper are from that pack.  Aren’t they pretty?!  I love the ombre variation in the stripes!  I decided to pair it up with a card out of the Project Life Everyday Adventure Kit.  That awesome little notebook paper print goes perfectly with the DSP and I didn’t have to cut a thing.  I stamped on the Watercolor Thank You stamp (a single) in Blackberry Bliss.  Then I added an arrow punched with the What’s Up Punch out of a flower print from the Painted Blooms DSP.  A Razzleberry button tied with Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine to finish.  I just love the look of this card….clean but with a sense of fun.

FMS Final 173-001

And here is our funny optical illusion sketch for the week.  I was relieved that the card itself didn’t take on the illusion of the sketch illustration!!  Ok, you KNOW you want to check it yourself.  Go ahead.  The outside rectangle is straight, I promise!!

The team has some fun inspiration for you and I think you are going to have a ball with this one….again.  I have to say (with only a little too much of a bragging voice) that the team has been on fire with the sketches lately!  And the gallery has been incredible as a result.  I am grateful for all the cool stuff I get to see every week as I see what you share.

Ok….so I have my make and take AND some cool samples from the Northern Virginia Regional Event I went to last week.  I finally got some pictures and have them edited so I really will have them up tomorrow.  Life just got away from me over the last couple of days and I could not seem to get the posts up.  But I did teach some awesome kids in 6th grade about the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and did some other stuff for my boys.  Like working on Valentine’s!  I hope your week is going well and I look forward to having you stop in again tomorrow.  Until then, have a great day!

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Stamps:  Watercolor Thank You; Paper:  Painted Blooms DSP, PLxSU Everyday Adventure; Ink:  Blackberry Bliss; Accessories:  What’s Up Punch, Button,  Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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