Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Floral Freshly Made Sketches

Hello All!

Hope social distancing is treating you well, lol.  It is such a strange time right now.  I thought I would have all sorts of time to craft, but somehow, I seem busier than ever.
 So I got this week's card for Freshly Made Sketches in just under the wire.  Our hostess this week is the sweet and charming, Judy.  I had the pleasure of meeting her in person at a retreat a couple of years back and she is even nicer in person!  She's a pretty good crafter too!  I love her mixed media. 

This sketch gave me fits- I guess I just don't know what to do with multiple circles.  But at the last minute, I got a burst of creativity (and a new die from Altenew) and I knew just what I was going to do.  Here is your circle-filled sketch!

Altenew 3D floral dies have been calling to me for quite a while.  But, I am a colorist and don't use many dies- until now.  I finally broke down and got the Peony Dream 3D Die Set.  My goodness these are easy to use!  Not sure what I was waiting for! 
To create my elements I pieced together two of the flowers completely in white.  The third flower was die cut in various colors of cardstock.  I still could not help but add a bit of shading with Copic markers, though it is a bit tough to see in this photo. 
My black and white striped panel of patterned paper down the right side is from MFT.  I stamped a sentiment from the Paint A Flower Poppy Stamp Set using my mini MISTI using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I added a few black sequins and some Wink of Stella to the flower and called it done!
I am linking up to The Paper Players Challenge, which is tic tac toe this week; I have used patterned paper, pink and spring~

Hop on over the the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all of the other amazing inspiration from the talented team.  Then I hope you have time to join us this week!

Lee Ann 


  1. Hi Lee Ann, I never would have know this sketch gave you any difficulty at all. Your fab design makes it look easy and so beautiful! Love the 3D elements with the bold stripes.

  2. I haven't taken the plunge with those 3D dies as I too prefer to color, but you've shown how beautifully they can work even for a tricky design! Gorgeous card, Lee Ann! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

  3. I love your gorgeous flowers and I love how you used the two white ones, which really draws the eye to the gorgeous pop of color. Beautifully done, Lee Ann!

  4. I love the mix of the bright cheerful flower with the white flowers and the black and white stripe - so eye-catching!!

  5. Yeow this is gorgeous! The color is so vibrant!

  6. Lee Ann your trio of flowers is stunning and the central colour really draws the eye against all of that ultra-modern black and white. Thanks for playing Tic-Tac-Toe with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. STUNNING!!!!!!!!! I am so in love with this gorgeous card. I love the 3D dies and that red just pops off the black and white! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Oh Lee Ann, this card is just GORGEOUS!!! I just love those flowers! They look amazing with the black and white stripes!!!

  9. Wow, Lee Ann! This is such a wonderful and striking design! I love the black and white striped panel and the combination of 2 white flowers and a brightly colored one.


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