Thursday, 12 November 2015

Celebrate Squared

Hi and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week, Narelle, our resident Queen of Layers, is our hostess and she came up with this sketch:

The first card I made using this sketch will never see the light of day :)  Let's just say, it looked so much better in my head!  After a couple of hours, I finally gave up and this card came together in about 30 minutes.

I white-embossed the text image from Papillon onto some watercolor paper before sponging some distress inks onto each panel.  I then cut them with a rounded square die.  The sentiment is stacked about 4 high from black cardstock.  

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Papillon (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber (Distress), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor, Black
Dies:  Nesting Rounded Squares (Lifestyle Crafts), Good Times (PTI)
Accessories:  White EP, Wink of Stella



Hannelie said...

Beautiful Karren! I love the black against those warm bright colors!

Kim S said...

I had a couple for this sketch that ended up in the trash heap too!! I love what you ended up with. The vivid colored script looks perfect behind the simple black sentiment.

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning card here Karren!! I love the choice of colors here and you've done such an amazing job with the sketch too!! ;) Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love the rounded squares and warm colors behind the stacked sentiment! I didn't like my card first time around and then I remembered your advice......when in doubt add black! Notice my thin black

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren! Those squares are just gorgeous! I love the colours! It looks so amazing against the white! So lovely!

Jen Timko said...

These squares are so fabulous! Love the colors with the pop of black!