Freshly Made Sketches #67

We are back with a fun new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I originally had planned to follow the sketch almost exactly with hearts from the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit promotion.  While clearing off my desk to make the card.....I saw my trio of roses stamp from the January Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine's.  I thought the cluster of roses would fit perfectly into the sketch theme!  Here is the original sketch for you to design with:

I so wish I had mad coloring skills....but think I must still be in kindergarten art class!  Hopefully in the new year I can advance my coloring skills.  I colored this trio with watercolor pencils.  I actually only colored on the shaded areas of the image and then pulled the color out to the rest of the image with a blending pen.  Thanks to the Close To My Heart designers....at least it appears I have some coloring skills!  I once again layered my roses, love the effect of the added dimension.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S1301 Happy Valentines-January Stamp of the Month-Only $5 w/qualifying purchase!
D1514 Just a Number Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
Z2128 Hollyhock Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z1702 Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine
Polka Dot Embossing Folder by Provocraft
Scallop Border Die by MFT
Inktense Watercolor Pencils
3174 Blending Pen

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine-Something Old, Something New (new stamps, old paper, twine)
Cards Galore-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations-Something New (new stamps!)
The Pink Elephant-Anything Goes

23 comments

  1. What incredibly detailed flowers - absolutely LOVELY!!

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  2. Wow these flowers are gorgeous! Beautifully colored!

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  3. Those roses are so pretty Allisa! And I love how you layered them! They look amazing against that embossed background!

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  4. I think your coloring skills are much better than you claim! I love this card!

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  5. Oh this is SOOOOO pretty Allisa! Love those roses and your sweet polka dot embossed background!

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  6. Happy New Year, gorgeous card love your rose. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  7. Oh this is so beautiful, love the roses and the great card design. The sketch is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card! Thanks for entering the Cards Galore challenge. Good luck xx

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  9. I don't know what you're talking about--the coloring of those roses is just amazing! I LOVE this card--and what a fabulous sketch! I hope that you can come and play along this week at Inkspirational and this month at Technique Tuesday! We've got prizes, giveaways, and a DT call going on! :)

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  10. So pretty Allisa! The layered roses are gorgeous!

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  11. I think your coloring is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  12. Beautiful card Allisa! I love those flowers!!! Love the white embossed background! This will definitely brighten someone's day! Happy New Year!!!

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  13. Love those roses! and think your coloring skills are great! I think the watercolor pencils are the way to go. You can blend so much with them. It really looks like was done by a professional.

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  14. Beautiful! I think you're much better at coloring than you realize. You did a gorgeous job on those roses!

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  15. Wow! This is so elegant and feminine; a real beauty! Those roses are perfect, and so are the other details. Absolutely lovely card!

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  16. This is a gorgeous clean and simple card that comes off so elegant! Your colors and the way you colored your flowers are stunning! Love the sketch too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  17. Love the new look of your blog! As always your cards are beautiful.

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  18. What a stunning card. Lovely emboss and flowers. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps and sharing your fabulous project. We hope to see you again next week.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  19. Just beautiful Alissa ... those roses and stunning against the textured background! Love it ...

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  20. Beautiful card. I love the embossing on the white. It makes the flowers stand out.

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  21. This is such a pretty Birthday Card. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

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  22. Love this sketch and your card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

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