Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #243

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We here in Southern Ontario are slowly nearing the end of school.  Today and tomorrow and then we're done.  The kids have been "done" mentally for weeks however, for some reason this year seemed extra long!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our fabulous hostess is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy's cards are so beautiful and she comes up with the best colour combinations!

Amy's sketch is super versatile but of course I had trouble with this one!  I think because I left it late and was feeling pressured.  I needed two more teacher cards - for teachers who don't actually teach my kids!!!  I started out with may different shapes for that flower.  Coffee cups, flowers, circles and finally a butterfly!  I used a sentiment from the stamp set that came in the Watercolour Wishes kit.  I can't get enough of the Silly Stitched dies so I'll probably use them on every card for the next 2 months!!!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Cherry on Top DSP Stack
Stamps: LJD Blissful Butterflies (MFT), Watercolour Wonder
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Silly Stitched Dies, Butterfly Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll have time to head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Lovely card! Love the stitched edging and sharp color combo.

  2. So crisp and refreshing! I love the Bermuda Bay with the black and white and those stitching dies are TOO fun!

  3. Love everything about your card ...Love the stunning color palette, the pretty butterflies, the patterned paper ...

  4. Whoa Jen those black butterflies are stunning on your card! Love it!

  5. I love your color combo! And those butterflies are beautiful and perfect with the sketch. Pretty card, Jen!

  6. Beautiful card and so striking! Great choice of colours!

  7. You have finally confirmed for me what I have always suspected: when all else fails add a butterfly! This is a fantastic take on the sketch. I love the colors and the silly stitching is pretty awesome!

  8. This is fabulous, Jen. I love that DSP with the crisp black and white. Great pop of color and details.

  9. Oh so pretty--love the color combo & how you used that neat sketch!

  10. Beautiful card!
    Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. Wonderful mix of patterns. LOVE the wonky stitching with the patterns on the butterflies! And the patterned paper grounds it all perfectly.