Thursday, 26 February 2015

Flying By

Hi and welcome!  It's Freshly Made Sketch day and that means a fabulous new sketch for you to try.  This week our hostess is the very talented and sweet Jen Brum and look - there's not a circle in sight :)


This whole working full-time business is seriously eating into both my crafting time and my blog-visiting time!  I only get to stamp on the weekend now and each week, it feels as if I'm a beginner!  My first card of the week usually takes twice as long and never ends up looking how I envisaged.  As for visiting blogs, I apologise for not leaving as many comments as I used to.  Hopefully things will settle down soon and I'll find a routine that works.  Not working for five months has totally spoiled me :)


For my card, I went with a set I've had for a while but hadn't used.  It's a cute little set by Lawn Fawn called Flying By.  I stamped the paper planes onto X-press It cardstock and colored them with Copics.  I then cut them out before popping them up with foam tape onto a white panel.  At the top of the white panel, I adhered a little strip of Sunshine cardstock.  

The Bermuda Bay panel is debossed with the clouds embossing folder and the sentiment is white embossed.



That's about it for this card.  Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the rest of the design team's cards - they're amazing as always.

Products used:

Stamps:  Flying By (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Bermuda Bay (SU), Sunshine (SSS), X-Press It
Accessories:  Copics, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle dies, Twine, White EP, clouds EF (SU)

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

Super cute! Love those paper airlplanes!

Linda Callahan said...

This just makes me smile! I love it! Love the yellow band on top!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card love the colours love the layout <3

Jen Mitchell said...

Having to work stinks, doesn't it? I feel your crafting pain. Usually during the week I don't have the energy to venture into my craft room either. I want to, but it just doesn't happen!

This card certainly doesn't look like a beginner did it! Your coloring is spot on and I love the graphic design. Here's hoping you find your happy medium soon. Or that you win the lottery.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Dear Karren, your card is wonderful, love the way you played with the FMS sketch and the juicy colours you chose! Hope you'll work out your routine soon. Thank you for commenting to my post :) Ksenija

Jen Brum said...

Oh Karren! I love those paper airplanes! You are such an enabler! They are so fun and I love how you've coloured them! Of course I do love those stitched rectangles!!!!

Amy O said...

This is a fun card, Karren! I love the clouds in the background, and I love how you've shaded the paper airplanes. Sorry you're not getting the crafting time you want. I hope you're enjoying your job though.

Greta said...

Great sketch & I love your take on it--so cute, Karren!

Stampingcountry said...

What a lot of cuteness! Pretty color combo too.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This really stood out in the inspiration parade, Karren! Great job using that NBUS and such vibrant fun colors!! Don't worry about commenting at my place. I don't know how any of you manage to even HAVE blogs, let alone craft and comment, with full-time jobs! Just concentrate on being in touch with your creative side whenever you can! Hugs, Darnell

Ginger said...

Great card! I love the kites and play on words! These types are my favorite! I also love the twine string, it ties in well with the kites!!

Jen Timko said...

Goodness me, this is fantastic! Those little airplanes have such personality with your shading. Love, love, love!

Sandi said...

Love all the little things you've done to this card! I bet it's even better holding it in your hands!!! It's gorgeous!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I just love this stamp set! I really do love the fun-ness of the images and the colours you've used.