Hi everyone! I’m back from a bit of a summer break and I’m thrilled to be able to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch hostess is Karren Johnson and she has created the perfect clean sketch to get me inspired after my time off. Karren always has the most beautiful coloring and design on her cards so it is no surprise that she gave us a sketch that allows for lots of creativity.
When I saw the horizontal panel, the first thing that came to mind was watercoloring. So I went with it. I used my Daniel Smith palette from Simon Says Stamp (lots of little dots to allow you to find your favorite colors!) and chose a soft color scheme. I made an ombré gray and then added some little hydrangea petals from Mondo Hydrangea colored in purple with a bit of green. The sentiment from the same set fit perfectly across the bottom of the colored swash. I thought about adding more bling or details but then I felt it was perfect just as it was. You can’t really see it but the purple watercolor is called Amethyst Genuine and has a bit of sparkle in it. Gorgeous!
I needed a clean card to warm back up! Over the last two weeks, I have not been in my stamp room. We had a family vacation to Florida (yes…it was crazy hot and humid, haha!!). We conquered three parks and enjoyed some pool time. And most fun, we even managed to sneak a surprise visit in with my mom! That was a highlight of the trip, for sure. After vacation it was right back to work. This is the busy season for sure and the weather has been no one’s friend. I definitely needed some stamping time!! I’m back out today but hoping for some more craft time next week. Lots of fun things in the works! Until then, thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you soon. Hope you’ll join in our challenge this week!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Montval Watercolor (Canson); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Mondo Hydrangea Dies (Ellen Hutson), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Daniel Smith Watercolors – Holiday Palette (SSS)