Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #232

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  I haven't had as much time in my craft room over the last few weeks/months as I would like.  Unfortunately I am not one of those people who can go and create cards when there is stuff to do in the house and my kids are still too young to do a lot of things on their own.  I'm hoping to spend a bit of time in my craft room this weekend.  We are done hockey for the season so maybe, just maybe I'll get to enjoy a little crafting time!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our fabulous hostess is the one and only Narelle Farrugia.  Don't even get me started on Narelle's amazing layers and fussy cut flowers!  So pretty!  Narelle's sketch is so versatile this week.  It can be turned into so many different things!
I'll be honest.  I don't like my card.  I'm really disappointed in how it turned out and that I couldn't turn it into what I envisioned in my mind!  Alas, what can you do?!

I used the tea cup from the Reverse Confetti "Be a Barista" stamp set.  I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour it.  The tea turned out better than I had hoped which is sadly the only part of the card I liked.  I tried all different colour combinations but nothing really worked.  This is the one I went with.  I was going to try and change it up yesterday but then I had to go into the school for a follow up to something I had been working on and there went the day!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolour paper
Stamps: Be a Barista (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Other: Be A Barista Confetti Cuts, Falling Snow Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!  Head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog for some inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!


  1. I think your card is fabulous, Jen (no word of a lie!) and it really jumped out at me when I went to the FMS page! Love that cup and might just have to investigate that stamp set. So thanks for the enabling :)

  2. Well I love it! Love the pop of the blue and white against the Black!

  3. I can't imagine why you are disappointed in this card because I think it's fabulous! I love the black background and I didn't think I needed that Falling Snow embossing folder but obviously I do! And nice job coloring the tea cup. It really looks like there's a hot brew in there!

  4. We are our own worst critics for sure! I think this is adorable!! Just sayin'!! Your coloring is fab!

  5. I really like your card, such a great use of the falling snow embossing folder too. Karen x