Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #600



Hello crafty friends! There is a huge milestone happening for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge! They are celebrating their 600th challenge and I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for the occasion! It's a great layout and we'd love to have you play along!

I thought it would be fun to use the largest of the sunflower dies from Papertrey Ink's Into the Blooms: Sunflower die set for the circle element. I cut all the pieces from Bristol Smooth Surface paper then color blended. My recently discovered technique to create floating strips had me back at it with strips of yellow and aqua.

I added a hint of texture by stenciling lightly with Hawaiian Shores dye ink and the A Little Sketchy stencil from PTI. Some clear sequins in two groups of 3 were the finishing touch. I wanted the sentiment to be a thanks theme...thanks to the FMS team for continuing to provide the stamping community with top notch challenges!

STAMPS: Effortless Beauties (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean dye inks (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, White (Papertrey Ink).
DIES: Simple Strips (Pretty Pink Posh); Into the Blooms: Sunflower (Papertrey Ink).
OTHER: Moonshine sequins, A Little Sketchy stencil (Papertrey Ink).

 ~Wanda

11 comments:

Amy O said...

I love your floating strips, and that sunflower is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the FMS celebration and thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful creations in the FMS gallery.

Kim S said...

That flower is gorgeous and so eye-catching with the fun blue/yellow floating strips in the background! Thank you for playing along with FMS over the years with all of your fabulous cards!

JoAnn said...

Love the beautiful sunflower and the floating strips of yellow and aqua, so pretty.

Ida said...

Congrats on being a "Guest Designer" for this milestone challenge.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the floating strips and the bold sunflower.

Jen Brum said...

Wanda, this card is gorgeous! Love that sunflower! It looks so real! Those floating stripes are so fun! Thanks for joining us as a guest designer and always being a part of our challenges!

Jen Mitchell said...

Sunflowers are synonymous with the end of summer for me so I love that you chose this as the focal point of your card. It looks amazing with your floating strips (I'll have to remember that technique)! I'm so happy that you are joining us to celebrate #600 with us!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love these floating strips, Wanda! Beautiful clean and fresh design, so perfect for guest designing for our milestone challenge.

Karren said...

Your floating strips look fantastic and are such a cool look! And that sunflower is just gorgeous! Thanks for guesting with us as we celebrate 600 sketches!

Jen Timko said...

I love the sunflower for the sketch! What a pretty card this is. Thank you for all the inspiration over the years and for joining us in our 600th sketch celebration!

Marlena M. said...

Stunning! Love that big bloom and floating strips Wanda~

C├ęcile RIBON said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch, Wanda! This sunflower is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us in this #600 celebration.