Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #430 Meets Color Throwdown #588

I am guest designing with the Color Throwdown this month! This week Lynn is our hostess and she has some bright and bold colors for us to play with: orange, green, pink and yellow. What a fabulous combination!

It's also Wednesday, and that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Jacquie is our hostess this week. While her sketch shows a diamond shape, she says "If you have a forgotten shape die in your collection, I'd love to see it get used this week!"

So I went with this fun Stitched Hex Tag from Reverse Confetti.
I paired it with that adorable crafty zebra from Crafty Critters. I did a watercolor background with Twisted Citron DOX on the tag, and then colored in the images with Copics. 

You can see all the colors in the little paintbrush holder!

I added some fun patterned papers from the Cheerful and Kind 6x6 Paper Pad, and a sentiment from the Crafty Critters set. So cute to share with a stamping friend! I added some pink and white baker's twine at the top of the tag, and a few enamel dots for embellishments. My card base is my favorite Melon Mambo pink!

One thing that my daughter and I did this past week for a fun quarantine activity was to design a floral bouquet. You could have the flowers delivered or picked up curbside, and then you watched a video from the florist (our sweet friend, Todd!) to help you design. They came wrapped in a bunch, and then you cut and arranged how you wished. It occurred to me that they are a perfect complement to the colors for this week. This is my finished bouquet, and it was a blast creating it! Something new for me during these crazy times (and a real stress reliever - just like cardmaking!).

Now it's your turn to play along over at the Color Throwdown Challenge. Be sure to also visit with each of the CTD Design Team members and leave them some love:

I hope you will also join us with your take on the sketch this week! Our sketch challenge is open until 3 PM EDT on Monday, April 13. Click on the links on the FMS blog by each photo to see what lovely things my teammates have created on their blogs! Live at 7 AM CDT.


  1. I love the bright colors and fun images on this cute card! And I love your bouquet -- what a great idea for a fun learning project.

  2. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE your bouquet!! The colors are so pretty and what a nice way to brighten up your house.

    Your card is just adorable. I love the fun tag and your cute little animals. GREAT take on the sketch!

  3. Love the explosion of happiness in your design, Judy! The tag makes a perfect base for this sweet crafty friend!

  4. Totally delightful! Love the splashes of color and that adorable zebra!

  5. This card is just so cute! I love that little crafting zebra and love the sentiment! The colours are so cheery and your colouring is amazing!!! That bouquet is gorgeous and such a great idea! What a neat way to support businesses and brighten up your home!!!

  6. Such a fun card! I love all the patterns.

  7. Such sweet images and I love the fun patterns you used behind him!! I loved "sticking together" yesterday with our chat!!

  8. Yay! for guesting this month! I always love a good color combo! This is such an adorable image, Judy and a fab take on the sketch. And the colors!

  9. Wow! Combining these 2 challenges was a brilliant idea, Judy! You created such a cheerful card! This cute zebra makes me smile.


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