So you need a new sketch idea? Something you haven’t seen before? Have I got something for you! This week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches from the former circle-phobe Jen Brum is amazing. Not gonna lie, when she first showed me the sketch, I thought she was kidding since we have a long running team joke about her lack of love for circles in sketches. Well, she has clearly embraced Team Circle and the sketch is fabulous!
As per usual, my first thought when I see circles is a flower. But will all the circles, I needed to stretch a little. So instead, I thought about die cuts and different elements I could use. As I went through my stash, I came upon two set by Concord and 9th and knew exactly what to do.
First I took my Daniel Smith watercolors and painted some random splotches on watercolor paper. After they were dry, I piled on the dies from both the Monogram and Posie Fill In sets. The dies coordinate well so I just cut things in multiple colors to see what would work. I mixed and matched and played with a few backgrounds until I settle on a watercolor wash. To help follow the sketch a bit more, I added some Clear Drops from Studio Katia. The sentiment comes from the Monogram J set.
I’m so impressed with the variations on this sketch by the team. I think this week is going to be particularly fun and that there will be loads of creativity on display. I hope you’ll play along! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!