I can hardly believe that it’s been 100 weeks since the first challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! I still remember the excitement building up to the first sketch challenge that debuted on September 7, 2011. I was so shocked and thrilled to be chosen as the first-ever Queen of Clean.
To celebrate our 100th challenge, the Clean Team and I decided to use that very first sketch again this week, and they have given me the honor of hosting this week’s sketch challenge. Make SURE you play along this week. The winners will be chosen randomly and the Clean Team has donated some really fabulous prizes! Visit Freshly Made Sketches to see the list of giveaways.
Okay, I’ll admit I feel a little pressure. That first card turned out awesome, so I felt like nothing I could do this time would compare. I decided to go in the opposite direction this time and create a masculine card.
I pulled the best from two stamp sets: Wetlands and Truly Grateful. I added a bit of sponging at the top and bottom of the image to give it a smidgen of color without actually coloring the image.
Now, for the fun part… I created an embossed pond with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. With my Paper Snips, I trimmed along the embossed lines to get rid of the straight edges and emphasize the pond look.
Here’s the original sketch:
And here’s my card for that first challenge:
Wow, that was a long time ago!
I’m so grateful to Lesley Croghan, the creator of Freshly Made Sketches, for allowing me the opportunity to be on the Design Team. I am so blessed to be in the company of such talented women and wonderful friends. We truly are a team and the support and camaraderie makes my heart so happy!
Now hurry up and go make your card so you don’t miss the chance to win one of the great prizes this week!
SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets: Wetlands and Truly Grateful; Paper: Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo and Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Soft Sky; Tools and Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots, Stamping Sponges and Stampin’ Dimensionals.