Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FMS5: Fun Flowers

Time for another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!   We have two wonderful designers joining us for the next six months and you don't want to miss their gorgeous cards this week.  A big Texas welcome to Jen Timko and Cindy Hall; so glad to have y'all stamping with us!   My fellow transplanted Texan and friend Anne Marie is also joining us this week as our featured designer, so stop by and say howdy and check out her beautiful creation!    (I'm working on my Texas talk, can you tell?  lol)

This one was definitely a challenge for me and I hope my card actually resembles it.   I kept trying different things and finally settled on one that I like. It deviates a bit from the sketch, but I think you can still see it.  (If not, please pretend that you do, okay?) 

I wanted something bright and fun and I think this fits the bill.   I have been making so many fall and Christmas cards that it was nice to take a break and do something with some of my favorite colors.   I am still loving my Fun Flowers die and the font on Perfectly Penned is to die for!  

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Brights DSP stack
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Fun Flowers die, Brights buttons, White Baker's Twine

Be sure to stop and say hello to my fellow designers:


  1. Wow Rita this is so pretty! The Razzleberry with the blues is gorgeous! Love it!

  2. This is gorgeous Rita ... that layered flower is definitely a showstopper and how great do these colours look together ... wow ...
    I can so definitely see the sketch, I had a little giggle, cos i was thinking the same about my card too I added a slight deviation!!!

  3. I think it is a perfect take on the sketch! The colors are fabulous and I love the layering of your flower! Yea...I have that die!!

  4. This is an oooohhhhhh and aahhhhhhh card! Gorgeous. Love the flower and the colors!

  5. Bright..Check. Fun...Check Fabulous...CHECK!!! Awesome card Rita! Love the bold flower and all of those pretty...oops, I mean PURDY polka dots. (I had to use my Texas talk for this one, lol!) What is this? A sentiment set that now I am convinced to buy because of you. Drats, you enabler, you!! Thanks so much for letting me play along with you lovely ladies (aka: y'all) this week, too. Hugs! :)

  6. Very pretty card, love the sentiment.

  7. Rita, this color combo is just gorgeous. I love everything about this card. I have this die and hardly ever remember to use it, but I will definitely dig it out so that I can CASE this beauty!

    I can't do Texas Talk, but I can tell you that in Massachusetts we would say that this is wicked awesome!

  8. Such a pretty card Rita! I love the fabulous colours and the flower die is one of my favs that I need to use more! Great card for the sketch!

  9. Rita, this is fantastic - the color combination is just refreshing and the use of the flowers for the circle element is brilliant!


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