Yes, finally, we ACTUALLY have sketch #400 this week at Freshly Made Sketches. As we looked back into our files, it has been fun to re-visit old sketches. But now we get to move forward! This week, we not only have a new sketch but we have generous sponsors who have given us fun prizes for our players. The winners will be chosen from the gallery so make sure you play along!
I decided to use this gorgeous set by one of our sponsors, Ellen Hutson. I love all of the “Mondo” series and this holly is no exception. I had a few minutes just to play around with watercolor and decided to experiment on the leaves. I added in some blue with the greens (all Daniel Smith watercolors) and liked the effect. I found an old patterned paper from my stash and a navy base to help highlight the colors in the leaves. This sentiment is from the same Mondo Holly stamp set.
Now to all the fun details. Our prizes are so generous and the whole team is so grateful for the continued support of the crafting industry. Here is the list of actual prizes:
- CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: $25 Gift Code
- Concord & 9th: $25 Gift Code
- Ellen Hutson: $25 Gift Code
- Hero Arts: $25 Gift Code
- Lawn Fawn: $25 Gift Code
- Neat & Tangled: $25 Gift Code
- Newton’s Nook Designs: $25 Store Credit
- Reverse Confetti: $25 Gift Code
- Simon Says Stamp: $25 Gift Code
- Sugar Pea Designs: $25 Gift Certificate
- Taylored Expressions: $25 Gift Code
- Uniko: Clear Stamp Set (In stock, any value)
The winners will be chosen randomly from those who play and link this week so, needless to say, this is the week to play along! Here is the sketch. We chose one that is classic and we hope you’ll enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping in today. I appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to visit. Hope the week is great!
Gorgeous holiday card, Jen! I love your color choices!!!
Holly with its red berries is one of my favorite images for Christmas. Love this pretty card, Jennifer!
Had to add this set to my wish list! Love the card and the watercoloring!
Jen, I adore this MONDO big time!! LOve the added blues, and the lovely shades of green! You may have sparked a bit of an idea!
I love the added blue as well…you are so good with those watercolors! Pretty card!
What a beautiful Christmas card Jen! I just love the holly and berries! Your colouring is amazing as always! Love the sentiment as well! Christmas perfection!
This is a beautiful card, since I try each year to send some creative art work on my Christmas card, this is perfect, watercolors.
Absolutely beautiful! I love holiday cards!!
Have a wonderful day,
Beautiful card. You are a whiz with those watercolors!
Absolutely gorgeous card! I have that stamp & you’ve made me want to finally use it!
Oh your colouring is perfect! I am loving this image and your tots festive card!
The “mondo” images always scare me – I’m never sure what to do with them. But you’ve used it absolutely perfectly with this sketch! I love your coloring – the hint of blue is gorgeous!