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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches 57

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Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Another sketch for Freshly Made Sketches, and this one is mine!  Yep, the sweet girls at FMS asked Narelle and me each to design a sketch for this month!  Here you go:

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This is what I call my “go-to” layout; if I need a quick card, this is usually the sketch I use!  You can alter the size of the two panels easily, especially if you’re using a scrap of something.  I find that SU’s designer paper usually has complementary patterns on either side, so just taking a piece, cutting it and flipping it over so you have two patterns from the same sheet works wonderfully!  In fact, that’s what I did with my card here; this one uses Fan Fair designer paper:

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My focal point is also from Fan Fair; one sheet has lots of scrapping (or cardmaking) elements, and I trimmed it down to fit my card. I added some additional elements from Established Elegance and French Foliage, some Raspberry Ripple ribbon and pearls.  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for a friend who lost her daughter very suddenly, so I chose a sentiment  from Blessings from Heaven.  I also added some Jelly Roll ink sparkle to the bee’s wings….usually it annoys me when the sparkle makes the ink bleed, but I liked it this time:

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I hope this brings a small bit of comfort to her and her family.  And I hope you’ll play along with my sketch this week too!  Check out the other designers’ take on it at the Freshly Made Sketches blog!

Discovering falling leaves!

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21 comments:

Linda said...

Such a pretty card and a great, versatile sketch. Very serene. I also have the same problem with the ink bleeding when I use the liquid sparkles.

If Cassidy is interested in falling leaves, i have 8 billion in my yard I would be happy to share with her!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty card LeAnne and yes Cassidy is adorable!

Bev Gomez said...

WOW, what a beautiful card my friend. How tragic for your friend to lose her daughter. Going to Zumba today with my sister. Have a great day and I hope I survive. LOL! Hugs, Bev

Rita said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne. I love that little collage as the focal point. I hope it brings comfort to your friend.

Jen Timko said...

This card is so lovely! Every element is really perfect! I'm so sorry that you needed this but I'm certain it will be much appreciated. Thanks so much for this awesome sketch!!

Isn't fall fun?? Every year my guys have such a great time with the leaves. She really is adorable...just like her jacket says!

Denise Willerton said...

Oh what a fabulous card LeAnne....I'll grab those prayers too! Have a wonderful day!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I haven't been able to check in or comment for a few days....sorry, but I'm so glad I could stop by today. I love your sketch and card. These papers are really pretty. I love the pearls and ribbons.
I plan to be in my room today so I will put your sketch on my list.... have to play with this one;)
How wonderful to see the joy of discovery on Cassidy's face. New things each day...so fun.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh LeAnne I love this and how you added the nice clump of layers in the one spot and that little smidge of ribbon. Just pure perfection in this girls eyes.

Basement Stamper said...

I love the bees and the color of them. Very pretty!

Jen Sannes said...

Thanks for such a great sketch, LeAnne! I love all of the possibilities it has and I love what you've done with it here. Your colors are lovely and I love all of those little pearl accents. Great job!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that DSP - made even more wonderful with some stamping stamping stamping! Very pretty card - and very pretty girl in pink!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Really Beautiful!! I just love how you did the background!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin

June Houck said...

very pretty, LeAnne! Do you know this has always been my "go to" sketch when I need a quick card? That being said, YOUR card is so much prettier and fancier. Perfect :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I REALLY like that sketch, and what you did with it!

Allisa said...

Fabulous job with the sketch! I loved creating with it!

Jen said...

This is such a great sketch LeAnne! I love the colors of your card and the soft imagery.

Linda Suarez said...

Hi LeAnne! I love your card! Especially how you used the DSP as a focal image on it's own and then adding the embellishments (ribbon, pearls, cut out images) around it. Beautifully done!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, LeAnne! The colors are so soothing. I love the collage effect you created!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Hey LeAnne - it's a fabulous sketch - thanks for sharing it with us! Love these colours together. I didn't even know we had this gorgeous DSP - I better add it to my order tonight!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Marvelous, LeAnne! I had high hopes of playing along with your sketch this weekend, but unfortunately didn't have time. I will file this away in my little book of "go-to" sketches since it sure looks like a keeper.

Tui Nathan said...

What a super card LeAnne .... your detailing and layering is awesome ... your pearls accents and soft colour pallette is so very pretty!
Thank you for the great sketch this week, it will definitely be a keeper!!!