Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Celebrating #400!

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for a new sketch! Last week, I was on a trip in Scandinavia, so I missed out on revisiting #300. This week, we have a brand new, "real" #400! And not only a sketch, but prizes too, from some amazing sponsors! Read on:

The FMS team is so thankful for the support of the crafting industry, and we are excited to be able to share these wonderful treats with you!
Winners will be chosen randomly from those that play along. Come join in the fun! Here is our sketch for this week:

I decided to do a portrait layout, rather than landscape, so it changes the look slightly. But I wanted to use this adorable image from Picket Fence Studios.
I started with my favorite Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (from CutCardStock) and stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Isn’t that cactus cute with his little spines? (A Pricking Break by Picket Fence Studios). It stamps beautifully on the Classic Crest smooth surface. I then heat embossed the image with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I decided I wanted a crazy look to the coloring, rather than “super blended,” to match the whimsical nature of the image, so I chose five Copics and colored with fast strokes to give the image a wild look.
I cut out the cactus with the matching die, a selfie frame (Stampin’ Up!), some cute patterned paper from my stash, and a little banner for the fun sentiment (also stamped with Nocturne, and popped up with Double Sided Foam Adhesive Strips). Everything is adhered together with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Our challenge is open until 3 PM EDT on Monday! Click on the links on the FMS blog by each photo to see what my teammates have created on their blogs!


  1. Who knew a prickly guy could be so cute? Adorable card!

  2. I just love these cacti Judy! They are just too cute and your colouring is fantastic! Such a creative take on the sketch!

  3. This is so cute!! Fun card too!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

  4. He is so totally cute!! The sentiment is wonderful with it!


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