Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #572

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #572!



I missed last week's sketch mostly because COVID derailed my plans to get it done before we made a quick trip to Vancouver to help my mother-in-law celebrate her 90th birthday. Thankfully it was a short illness this time around and I was testing negative in time for my flight. Earlier in the month our lemon tree produced enough fruit to juice and freeze about 100 lemon cubes so I had citrus on the mind when I saw Linda's fabulous sketch for this week.




I love that the Memory Box Small Citrus dies can be used to make any citrus fruit and decided to watercolor pink grapefruit this week. Once the leaves and fruit were dried, the cluster was added to a strip of MFT Colorful Canvas paper. The MFT Itty Bitty Celebrations sentiment is added last and general enough for the card to be used for any type of celebration.



I hope you check out the amazing Clean Team designs and play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #570

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #570!

I love the sketch from super talented Jennifer Timko this week so much! I've had the Simply Graphic Duo de Carapaces (Shell Duo) dies for a while and had in the back of my mind the lobster would be perfect for a Valentine, anniversary and/or birthday card for my dear husband. He is my lobster. 

My lobster sitting on a Wplus9 Dockside life preserver die was the starting point for the design. I went looking for an anchor washi tape and found this fun boating scene instead. Two staggered strips are taped across the top of a white panel.




The Mama Elephant Love Quotes sentiment is stamped on another white panel before it is embossed with the vertical stripes and adhered below the washi. A few wraps of twine are tied off where the pieces join and then the lobster popped up over them.




I hope you check out the amazing Clean Team designs and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #569

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #569!


I'm hosting the challenge this week and created a design that would work for a large sentiment, but, as always it seems, ended up going down a different path.




The MFT Heart Tree die is cut from a white panel, with all the bits and pieces saved, then adhered to a slightly large red panel first. A second tree was cut from red giving me a lot of bits and pieces to put back into the negative areas of the tree. Some have just a white piece, while others are layered with red first, then white. The hearts were layered with white first then red. It was a bit finicky but came out exactly as I hoped.

An MFT All About Dad sentiment is heat embossed in platinum and a few extra leaves used to hide the adhesive and finish the design.


I'm excited to see what you create with the sketch this week! Check out the amazing Clean Team designs and play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie