Freshly Made Sketches #415

Hey Everyone

Sketches are my favourite way to start creating a card.  Sketch challenges were the first challenges I entered after I started my blog.  Freshly Made Sketches always has awesome sketches if you need ideas on a layout for your projects.  This weeks awesome sketch was designed by me!  Actually, I may’ve thrown this sketch together at the last minute, so not sure if it’s all that awesome…..

The card I’ve created uses a new-to-me stamp set called Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I coloured my hibiscus flower with a combination of Real Red and Mango Melody Blends.  I then added some shadows with my Smoky Slate Blends.  The leaves and palm trees have been stamped with Pretty Peacock Ink and fussy cut out.  As the palm tree image is actually shorter than what I wanted for my card, I trimmed of the lower stems and lengthened the look of the trees by hiding the gap under the flower.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  To give my background a beach-y theme, I daubed Balmy Blue Ink from top to bottom of my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have made my sketch look GOOD! Pop over to the challenge and see how creative they are!

Thanks for stopping by.



6 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #415

  1. Wow, Narelle! You’ve created such an amazing tropical atmosphere. This hibiscus looks gorgeous and I totally love those bright colors! It makes me wanting to be lazily seeping a cocktail on a sunny beach.

  2. Fabulous sketch this week! I am glad I was able to squeeze one in! I adore your tropical card, as it is really cold here right now. I could imagine warmer temps and a beach!

  3. Gorgeous card Narelle! I just love that flower! It is so pretty! This card just screams warmth and sunshine!!! Wishing we had a little bit of that!!!

  4. I can almost feel the warm ocean breezes when looking at your card, Narelle! And that says a lot as it is currently snowing hamsters here! Beautifully done collage. Love those palms behind the hibiscus.

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