Friday, April 11, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches- FMS # 131

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

For inspiration I've been looking at a lot of sketch challenge blogs lately. I came across this really cute sketch from the ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches! Here is a link to their blog

and this is a look at their sketch.
I really had to work very hard on this sketch because the major requirement was that they asked for your card to be (CAS) Clean and Simple. (Yikes!) My normal style is quite different and far from  CAS but, at least I gave it a try today (to the best of my ability). CAS is an amazing art form and it does take practice. How to make a beautiful card with the key being "less is more". It was very hard for me to make this card, it took a lot of thought and preparation. I love a good challenge.

Here is what I came up with.

I turned the sketch on it's side, because it felt like it gave me more room to work with (I know I am a rebel lol). I just love the Watercolor Wonder DSP don't you? There are two shades to the design. Yellow and orange and this blue and green that I used on this card. I fussy cut two flowers and placed  them on to the focal image sentiment portion of the card. I mounted the top one with dimensional and left the bottom flower flat against the sentiment piece to give the images depth. I punched three little Night of Navy flowers and  added three little yellow Candy Dots onto the cut out flowers for a little pop. What are flowers with out leaves right! Thank goodness for the Bird Builder Punch, it comes in so handy! I punches three leaves and placed them behind the cut out flowers.

Now here is a look at the inside. I added a little strip of the DSP on to a strip of Night of Navy Card Stock to add a bit of interest to the inside.

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Stock
Whisper White and Night of Navy.
Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Watercolor Wonder.
Stamp Set
Blessings From Heaven and Oh, Hello.
Bird Builder Punch and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
Island Indigo.
Candy Dots- Regals and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder- Chevron.

That's all there is to it for today. I hope you like my card and were inspired by this creative Freshly Made Sketch. Give it a try I had fun working with it I am sure you will too.

Chat soon,


Karren said...

This is a beautiful card! I love your colors and the images you used are gorgeous! To make it easier on you next time, you don't have to make a CAS card, just a clean card - so no distressing, shabbiness, etc. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

True Joy Studio said...

Very pretty. The flowers are gorgeous!