Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hello Bouquet

Hi and welcome!  It's time for another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week I am your hostess.  As is my style, I've come up with a CAS sketch for you and a bit of a funny story.  First up, the sketch:


Most times when I design a sketch, I come up with the sketch then try to make a card to fit it.  This time, I came up with the card which was based on using a NBUS stamp by WPlus 9.  A week or so after I'd made the card, I was scrolling through my Pinterest boards.  (I don't know about you but I pin things and rarely go back and look at them!) In one of my boards, I came across a card by Laura Basson from April and realised I'd unwittingly CASEd her card and the layout!  I did try and modify my card somewhat by replacing the black and white striped panel with another piece of patterned paper, which required some delicate surgery, let me tell you.

Anyway, I just wanted to put it out there that this card is very like Laura's but it wasn't a deliberate CASE.



Anyway, on to my card.  I stamped and colored this gorgeous image by WPlus 9 and then fussy cut it out.  After die-cutting the curved edge I adhered the flower onto the white panel, The card base had some patterned paper die-cut to match the curved panel and the white panel was adhered using foam tape - including all the little bits of foliage hanging over the edge.  The sentiment comes from the same set as the flower.


Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the fabulous cards created by the rest of the design team.  As this is a new stamp, I'm entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge.



Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquets:  Dahlias (WP9)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Watercolor Wash Patterned Paper (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Basic Edges (MFT)
Accessories:  Sequins

Cheers
Karren

20 comments:

Christine Blain said...

This is GLORIOUS, Karren! Love it to bits.

Amy O said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Karren! I love everything about it. You have such mad coloring skills, and I love the green patterned paper.

Linda Callahan said...

It's a great sketch and your card is fabulous! Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm with Amy.....you have mad skills!

CherylQuilts said...

Karren, I just saw this on the FMS post today and just HAD to visit! It's gorgeous, and I think you've made this your own with the stunning flower and coloring and great layout! Fabulous take on the sketch! It is GORGEOUS! Hugs!

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunning - I love the design and your shading makes them look so fresh and real. Beautiful! Xx

Lyn said...

Oh my Karen this is so beautiful <3

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, karren... the coloring is perfection, of course!! fun sketch, too... hoping to get something made for the challenge!

Stampingcountry said...

What a Gorgeous Card, such vibrant colors!

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful Karren, love your colouring and layout.

Susi K. said...

Fabulous colouring of this lovely flower - great choice for the sketch and the stitched edge curved border really adds finesse!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow. Just wow. That floral cluster is gorgeous. Your coloring is superb!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

What a pretty card! Eye catching.

Cécile RIBON said...

Thanks so much Karren, I had such a fun time playing with your sketch! Your card is so pretty with this gorgeous bouquet and your coloring leaves me speechless (I could almost say jalous ;-) )

Lucille K said...

Lovely card; your flowers are colored beautifully :)

Lucille K said...

Lovely card; your flowers are colored beautifully :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's a great sketch, Karren! You are such a good person to change your unintentional CASE of Laura. In truth, I think we've all done that, especially with curves, floral dies, and things like crazy birds or penguins, etc. I'll bet even Laura has unintentionally CASEd someone else! In this case, she would be so pleased and complimented with your CASE of her card! And now I want to CASE you! Your coloring is excellent and, in the end, that's a perfect choice of PP!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

Helen F. said...

Love the sketch and love your beautiful card, Karren. Those flowers are colored to perfection!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous sketch and gorgeous card, Karren! I'm sure Laura would be honored that you recalled her card and re-created it by accident :) Your Copic coloring is over the top beautiful...you really know how to bring these lovely blooms and leaves to life!

Karen D. said...

love this!