Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A New Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!

Hello, Hello!

I took a break from the Freshly Made Sketches Team last week; sometimes I think creativity requires walking away from the projects for a bit.  Today's sketch is from the amazing Jen B.!  If you haven't already, you HAVE to go and check her card on the FMS blog!
  This sketch is wide open, anything goes.  I needed a masculine card and this sketch was perfect.

Here is the sketch~

For as great as the sketch is, I was only 'meh' about the card.  But the story behind the card is great!
My son is a math major at a university here in town.  He has been teaching/tutoring calculus for a few semesters now.  This past spring, about two weeks before the end of the year, he spent hours with a young man, helping him with calc.  Hours and hours at the dining room table, tutoring online.  It got to where I was encouraging this young man along as well.  He would get online and I could hear him calling 'Hey, Mom'!
So when he connected with my son last week to tell him that he passed the final, and not just passed but got 84%, we were ALL celebrating!  You see, this was the third time he was taking the class!  So there you have it, this card is for him, for all of his hard work and determination that paid off!
I used an old Darkroom Door stamp for the card, stamped it with Versamark Ink on Canson watercolor cs, heat embossed it and colored it in with Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  I finished the card off with black sequins

Check out what the rest of the team has to share and then join us!  I can't wait to see this gallery this week!

Lee Ann

***  I am trying something different by listing and in some cases, linking, products used down below.  Let me know what you think!  I am just experimenting!  

Products Used
Ken Oliver Color Bursts from Simon Says Stamp (while this is the same watercolor product, they are not the colors I used). 
Ken Oliver Color Bursts from Dick Blick

Canson Watercolor Paper from Dick Blick
Canson Watercolor Paper from Simon Says Stamp

Versamark Ink

Brutus Monroe Raven Embossing powder

Totally Random Sayings Stamp Set from Ellen Hutson
Circles Background Stamp from Deep Red

28 Lilac Lane Formal Sequin Mix


  1. Well, you know I LOVE this card!

  2. I love this card. I love the color combination and the graphic style you used for this. GREAT story behind the card too. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love the bold lines and colors on this!

  4. This is an insanely great story! How exciting for your son and this young man. Such a gift! And the card is perfect for math people (I know, I have them). Great take on the sketch.

  5. This is such an amazing card and I love the story behind it! What an achievement! He will truly treasure the card and all these support he got!!!

  6. I love this burst of color - very celebratory for calculus success!!

  7. Wow! This is a statement card and I know your son will love it and cherish it!


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