This is the first of two posts today for me. Our latest sketch for Freshly Made Sketches is designed by the lovely Narelle Farrugia. Another beauty for sure! First though, a brief update. Like everyone else worldwide, I’m finding my world turning upside down. A week ago I was on my way to Amsterdam when the first travel ban went into place. Since then, my airline has been trying to adjust and adapt. As pilots we are conflicted. We understand the need for social distancing but we also know there are circumstances that require people to fly. We love bringing people together safely. My airline is suffering (like so many businesses) and we have no idea what will come next. I’m trying to focus on one day at a time, as I’m sure you are too. So, with that, crafting! I’m thankful I have this hobby for respite.
I had trouble focusing even with such an inspiring sketch so I went to what makes me happy. I started with a stamp from a company I love (Gina K Designs) and colored it with my favorite Copic colors. After some debate, I just kept the rest of the card white. The pretty circle behind the butterfly is from Pinkfresh Studios and the sentiment is from Tonic Studios. All the links are below.
Our design team has created marvelous works of inspiration. How lucky I am to work with such an extraordinary group of people! My friends, as always I am thankful for you all. While we all have some turbulent days ahead, I have faith in the kindness of people. I have confidence that we can find our best selves. Please be safe, stay home and know that I hold you in my prayers.
Make sure you come back for my second post and a fun announcement too!
Your butterfly just POPPED off the screen as I was scrolling through the beautiful DT designs! I love the colors you used and your all white presentation makes this one elegant card. Take care! I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy!
This card is just gorgeous! I can’t believe how pretty that butterfly is! It looks so real! That die cut circle is also just gorgeous! All that white makes my heart go pitter patter!!!!
Stunning card, Jen! Your card is a perfect depiction of the saying, ‘less is more’. That is one of the hardest things to do- to know what less is going to be boring, or when it is going to be more! This is more!
Such a beautiful butterfly – and a card full of hope!!
I can’t even tell you how much I love this card and the total elegance of it! Super stunning!