It’s time for another Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and our host this week is Jen Brum. Jen is so talented and I always love her sketches. Both her creativity and her sweet personality inspire me, not to mention that she’s a fabulous mom. Have you noticed that no one ever leaves the Freshly Made Sketches design team? Jen is one the the 10 reasons that I stay!
Jen’s sketch inspired me to use Sheltering Tree for my main image. I’m a little late on my fall cards this year, and I hear that many areas are already experiencing quite cold weather. We are finally getting a “cold front” here, according to the local weatherman. That means it’s 85 and a little less humid. Oh well, after 16 years here in Southwest Florida, I’ve learned to pretend it’s fall when it drops below 90. Winter is when it drops below 80.
Raking, raking, raking and lots of raking. Yep, that’s what fall was like in Michigan. We had a home built in the 1880’s (loved it!) and it had HUGE trees with MILLIONS of leaves. I remember when we had to start using those paper leaf bags. We’d have at least 80 bags lined up on the curb every week for several weeks. We finally bought a big riding mover that mulched and contained the leaves. That cut down on the bags tremendously!
Anyway, this card wouldn’t have had much meaning to me without the rake and pile of leaves.
I did my best trying to photograph the tree leaves so you can see the little daubs of Dazzling Details Glitter Glue. It’s really pretty in person and adds some dimension.
Okay, now if’s time for true confessions. I’m thinking of changing the name of my blog to ‘The Ditsy Cardmaker’. Here’s this week’s drama in the craft room:
Should the tree be right side up or the sentiment right side up? As you can see, this was intended to be a one layer card! Oops! Of course, the sentiment was the last thing I stamped. Thank heavens for the banner die. The really sad part was that the sentiment was perfectly centered and straight! 🙂
I hope you’ll join Jen and the FMS team with this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. We are always so grateful for your participation and your creative designs inspire us! I hope to see you in the gallery…
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree and For all Things (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White and Hello Honey
Ink: Soft Suede and Old Olive ink pads and Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers
Tools and Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banner Framelits, Gold Metallic Brads (retired), Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue and Glue Dots