Thursday, September 8, 2011

The First Freshly Made Sketch Challenge!

Lovely Lesley, from The Paper Players and Always Playing with Paper has started a fun new challenge blog...Freshly Made Sketches!  This challenge blog invites us all to make Clean ( not necessarily simple) cards based on a weekly sketch!  Clean lines....layers and embellishments are fine, just keep plenty of white space to highlight your focal image (at least that is how I interpret clean!  lol)  Lesley...where do you find the time!

Here is their inaugural sketch!

Lesley has a wonderful design team and they offered up some great sample cards!  I decided to go with a fall theme, given the days of cold rain we have had...and a few trees are actually changing already!

I used an image from the set, Always Thankful, stamping it with Stazon on watercolor paper and coloring with inkpads and my aquapainter.  The layer of DSP is from the set Paisley Petals, as well as the DSP in the Build A Brad.  Some texture on Natural Vanilla Paper...mats of Bravo Burgundy and Tangering Tango and a strip of Always Artichoke finish off the card.

It is so fun to be in on the first sketch of a new challenge!  I urge you to play along, the challenge ends Monday night!

stamps:  Always Thankful
cardstock/DSP:  Natural Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, watercolor, Paisley Petals
ink:  More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Stazon Black
tools:  BuildaBrad, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Aquapainter, oval punch, dimensionals

~ Lauri


  1. This is really pretty, Laurie! I sooo miss the Build-a-Brad!!

  2. Absolutely beautiful fall card! Who needs whoosies anyway?!?! :)

  3. Oh so pretty Lauri! Love the Fall theme. I'm barely finding the time...and you should see my house! Ack! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. This is lovely, Lauri! I love the gorgeous fall colors and your watercoloring is great! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches. :)

  5. That's a very lovely image Lauri. Perfect for a lovely fall card. And say it ain't so that you've actually seen trees that are changing! I'm not ready for winter yet! Thanks for joining us at our Freshly Made Sketches debut and for being such a great cheerleader!

  6. This is just lovely Lauri ... I love your colouring and that image makes a perfect focal point, love the texture and great use of colours too!
    Thank you for joining us in our in our debut challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  7. Wonderful take on that sketch. I love the textured background and the leafy patterned piece. Super coloring of that image!


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