Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #205


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  We are officially into fall now and it has to be one of my favourite seasons - okay, it's my favourite.  I love the coolness in the air and the beautiful colours of the leaves.  I also love pumpkins...have I mentioned that before?!  I have an obsession with stuffed ones.  Okay, so I have only just started this obsession but I found the cutest knit one at Hobby Lobby when we were vacationing in Kentucky.  It made the trip home with us!  As I told my friend Linda Callahan the other day,  I'm a funky nut!

So we have a  great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today courtesy of the amazing Rita Wright.  She is our in house colouring queen.  Well, many of our team colour fabulously but Rita can colour anything!  Head to her blog and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
I was a little stumped with Rita's sketch but then decided I would give a fall'ish wreath a try.  I whipped out the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and die and after about 4 tries finally got a half decent wreath I could use.  If you struggle with this stamp set, know you aren't alone.  If you don't struggle, know you are alone!!!!

I decided to keep the background and my banner white, though in hindsight it probably should have been vanilla.  Oh well.  I like white!  I threw on some Crushed Curry flowers and some pearls and called it a day!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Acorny Thank You, Pictogram Punches
Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Other: Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Itty Bitty Punches (?), Basic Pearls, Banner Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you get the chance to pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the design team has created!  You won't be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

19 comments:

  1. Jan, beautiful card. Love your colours. Looks brilliant

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  2. Wow, I think this is prettiest card I have ever seen using that wreath. I love all the white space and the elegant touches of black. Stunning!

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  3. this is a so so card........so classy.....so beautiful! 😉. I love everything about it.....and just the right pop of yellow!

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  4. I think it's perfect with the white! Love this card bunches!!

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  5. I love the wreath in these Fall colors! And it looks fabulous against that crisp, clean white background. Beautifully done, Jen!

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  6. Such a pretty, clean card! Love the pearls.

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  7. Love this card Jennifer! Hot hot hot!

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  8. This card is just amazing,Jen!! After i saw your card on the Team page, i had to force myself not using a wreath too!! ;)
    Everything looks so perfect here....colors,wreath,banner...i love it!!

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  9. Ooh this colour combo looks fabulous against the white! Such a classy looking card!

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  10. So very elegant! Love the gorgeous wreath! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I love, love the colors on this wreath! Time to pull it out again and try it! Beautiful card!

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  12. I love, love the colors on this wreath! Time to pull it out again and try it! Beautiful card!

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  13. This is an amazing design, Jen! The black, gray and white with those fabulous yellow, pearl trimmed flowers make such a statement! It couldn't have been more perfect for this week's sketch. And, as for pumpkins, I share the same obsession. In fact, my dream is to retire in Pumpkinville, NC! :)

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  14. Jen, this is just amazing! I think my jaw dropped when I saw it actually. It is the most beautiful card!

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  15. What a wonderful color combination and beautiful take on the sketch! Love this card!

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  16. Jen you are creating absolutely gorgeous cards! So clean and super stunning - I am in love with this card!

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