Hello, friends! I’m so glad to be back with you today to share the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is the lovely Kim Singdahlsen and I love her classic choice.
After so long away, I needed to start with something that didn’t take too much thought. Die cuts! Definitely die cuts! I was super inspired by some garden flowers from my recent trip to visit my college kid in Williamsburg, Va. I found some pretty anemones (shared below). I dug into my stash and pulled out the Lovely Layers: Anenome Dies and then added some newer products too – the Lovely Layers: Bugs and Lovely Layers: Greenery.
I shaded the flower using a Bitty Bunny Blending Brush. I love how the small size works for adding color more specifically. I inked the leaves and then decided to use Copic markers on the body of the dragonfly for a little more specific color. The wings were cut from vellum and then I added some Clear Wink of Stella to make them shimmer. To go with that shimmery effect, I though a foiled sentiment would be nice so I used the Small Card, Big Hug Foil Sentiments and Aura foil. And here is my muse:
I hope you will come over to join us this week. Thank you all for your patience as I took some needed time away. Lots has been going on for the family and I hope for a little more calm in the coming weeks. Make sure to head over to the team blog to see all the amazing work!
This card is gorgeous my friend! I just love that anemone! The colour is so rich! Love your butterfly and the greenery as well! So beautiful!
What an absolute stunner! The depth of the flower and the dragonfly are swoon-worthy <3
This is amazing! The flower is truly gorgeous and the big dragonfly is a fabulous addition!
A gorgeous bloom and I love the wings on that dragonfly! Good to have you back! I hope things are going better for you and your family.
What a gorgeous flower!! I love how the dragonfly is there but still lets the flower take center stage. Really pretty card!
Your anenome looks gorgeous – perfectly shaded! So great to have you back!
So many beautiful layers and wonderful spring colors! Gorgeous!
Hi Jen, This card is stunning, The flower is definitely striking and then the dragonfly is there patiently awaiting for our attention.