How is it already Wednesday again? My last week has been a bit of a whirlwind and I’ll share more about that later in this post. First, though, let’s talk about Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is my friend Jen Mitchell. She always makes the most lovely clean cards and her style is fantastic! She gave us a cool angled panel to use and I love the options with it.
I started with this amazing wood grain stamp from Winnie and Walter called Into the Woods. Isn’t it fantastic?! Putting it on the angle seemed to just work well and I like not having to add a layer. Julie’s Roses (another Winnie and Walter set) gave me this lovely flower and the sentiment. The image looks colored but I actually just stamped using my Misti with the fill-in stamp from the set. I started with Altenew’s Citrus Burst ink and then layered on some Maple Yellow on the edges by re-stamping. The leaves are stamped the same way with Altenew’s Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades inks. I fussy cut the images and added some sequins for a little extra touch.
Now for a little more about me. Last Wednesday, I left on the most wonderful adventure. I was invited to attend a retreat at the Whatever Craft House. Just go look at that incredible house….Yes, click now. I’ll wait. Stamping Away March 2018 was truly a retreat full of inspiration and laughter. I met new friends and some of my stamping idols. All of them were so kind and welcoming. The retreat actually has sponsors that are incredibly generous and I can promise you’ll be seeing the products I received over the next weeks and months (yes, there really is that much!). I want to share one picture of me from the house. These colored stairs are a bit iconic to the house and I remembered to get a photo on the last day. Yes, I was a bit tired (hard to sleep when there is that much stamping to do!) but really happy.
As I sat down to create the card for today, I admit that my creative brain was a bit scattered. So I chose the Winnie and Walter stamps because Shay (who IS Winnie and Walter) was at the retreat. And she is such a fun person! I so enjoyed meeting her and watching her create with her own images…talk about insight into design. She has a crazy amount of talent but is so down to earth. And she was insanely generous to all of us at the retreat!
I hope that you love this card and that you’ll have time to play along with our sketch. Also, we have a new guest designer for the month of March. Make sure you stop by to say hi to Claire Apostoloff. Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Julie’s Roses (Winnie and Walter), Into the Woods (Winnie and Walter); Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pocketful of Sunshine Cubes (Altenew), Green Fields Cubes (Altenew); Accessories: Misti, Sequins (SU)