Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you have had a nice holiday season and are looking forward to what 2019 brings. I’ll admit that I’m pretty good with seeing 2018 leave. Not a great year for our family. But onward we go! I’m happy to share the first Freshly Made Sketches challenge of the year and we have some pretty exciting news too. More on that in a bit.
Let’s start with our new sketch. I fell in love with this classic look as soon as I saw it and thought it would be the perfect excuse to use the Cup of Thanks stamp that was sitting unused and calling to be colored. And I pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers too. I haven’t used them in a while and I remember why I loved them from the first time I used them. Such vibrant colors and so easy to blend. I find that the blending is based on your paper and the Bristol paper really works wonderfully with them. I chose some bright, happy colors and just spent a few minutes coloring all the pretty details.After I finished the coloring I looked to the details of the sketch and how to finish the card. First, I found this lime green print in my stash of retired SU paper and cut it using the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies (Gina Marie Designs). I added a strip of Doll Pink card stock that I thought was a nice match to the coloring. Then I cut the sentiment from the coordinating Cup of Thanks Dies and cut out the colored image too.
Now for some exciting news! Our DT Call over at Freshly Made Sketches was more successful than we could have imagined!! So many talented designers entered and we had a really hard time narrowing down. In fact, we chose three because we just could not narrow further! So please hop over to the FMS challenge blog and give a warm welcome to Lee Ann Barrett, Judy Rozema and Jacquie Southas! Well, I’m off to my check ride at United today. We get these every 9 months and they are very important to maintaining safety and standardization. I’ll be happy to get this under my belt (no matter how many I do, they always bring a bit of stress). Back soon with more once I’m back from training. See you then!! Thanks for stopping by today.