Thursday, 26 June 2014

Leafy Accents

It's Freshly Made Sketches day and today our hostess is the gorgeous and funny and talented Jen Brum.  Jen's sketch allows for a lot of creativity so I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


I decided to go with a masculine card this week.


My main panel used the Whitewashed Woodgrain Technique which I saw on Stamp TV.  I'm not sure I did it properly because I watched the video a few days ago and worked from memory - and at my age, my memory isn't to be trusted!  Anyway, I think it turned out okay.  I used the new Lost Lagoon color - love that color!

I die cut a leaf then stamped it with Mossy Meadow, which is quite a nice dark green shade.  The die-cut 'happy' was cut in Lost Lagoon and Black and then slightly offset to give a shadow effect.


Thanks for visiting.  I'm also linking this up to Seize the Birthday who have an Anything Goes challenge this week.


The rest of the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have some fabulous cards for you this week, so go check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Leafy Accents (Clearly Besotted), The Big the Bold and the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White Craft Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
Accessories:  Happy die, Leafy Accents die (Clearly Besotted), Oval Stitched Mats (Lil Inkers), Burlap Ribbon, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren


10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Elegant.......classy.....and oh so gorgeous! Lovelovelove that background panel!

Tenia Nelson said...

So pretty!!

Jen said...

I think the whitewashed woodgrain background looks great. I thought it was patterned paper when I first saw it! I love these colors and the burlap ribbon adds some wonderful texture.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the white washed woodgrain background.....really pretty! Love the texture from the burlap. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Jen Brum said...

This is so beautiful Karren! I love that burlap ribbon! I need to use it more! Love the shadowed happy! Looks fabulous! Great colours!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW Karren!!! I am loving how you use the awesome CB goodies!! I love the black and this beautiful blue together!! Looks awesome with the shadow you created underneith the happy!!! FAB!!

Cindy Hall said...

This is such an awesome "Man-Card!", Karren! Love the woodgrain technique and how you designed the sentiment!

Jen Timko said...

This is fabulous! I need that "happy" die and the colors are perfect.

Rita Wright said...

I LOVE that whitewashed background and the burlap. So gorgeous together!

Macarena said...

Great. I love everything on your card: colors, sentiment, composition! Wow! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
Hugs, Macarena DT