Freshly Made Sketches #420

I just love this pretty bouquet of flowers in the February Stamp of the Month.  The possibilities are endless. I decided to go with a bright color scheme for a cheery Thank You card. My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

I colored my bouquet with a variety of Prismacolor pencils and blended them out with Gamsol. I fussy cut my image and popped it up with 3-D tape for added dimension.  For the background circle, I randomly stamped a background stamp from the Strokes of an Artist stamp set in a circular shape.

I seriously struggle with random swatches and splatter of color.  The Strokes of an Artist set is pure genius for me!  Currently Close To My Heart is having a Stamptacular Sale, and this set is included!  You can add this set to your collection for only $12.25! Almost all stamp sets and Thin Cut bundles are included in the sale!  The sale items even count towards the Stamp of the Month, Cherishing Her.

If you purchase $50 worth of products, you can add this set to your order or only $5! While I love the variety of sentiments, I needed something smaller to follow along with the sketch challenge.  I chose a Thank You sentiment from the Say It in Style stamp set.  I can never have enough Thank You cards on hand!

This amazing set is also currently on sale for $12.25!  February is a great month to add to your stamp collection.  You can view all of the stamp sets and Thin Cut bundles that are included in the sale here.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2002 Cherishing Her, February Stamp of the Month
D1283 Say It in Style Stamp Set
D1887 Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5982 Canary Cardstock
Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Prismacolor Pencils-
Bright Green Leaves-912, 913
Yellow Flowers-917, 1034
Red Flower-923,924
Purple Flowers-931,1009
Pink Flowers-993,994
Round Green Leaves-907
Small Green Leaves, Stems-911, 1020
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes w/a sentiment
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful bouquet and coloring! So glad you linked up with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. This is such a lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
    Margo DT


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