January 13, 2012

Free Friday-Freshly Made Sketches #17!

I am trying a new challenge today for my "Free Friday". The challenge is from "Freshly Made Sketches" and they base their challeges on "Clean & Simple". Here are the rules to follow:

We are looking for clean-lined creations but unlike Clean and Simple challenges, we encourage lots of detail and embellishments as long as they maintain a "clean" look to your card. We like to avoid distressing, torn edges but rather we try to create with lots of "white space" and clean edges.

Sounds great doesn't it? If you know me well, you know I don't like clutter on my cards so I think this fits me quite well. Here is the sketch to follow:

And my card:

We as demo's were given a challenge of our own last month (I think it was). We were asked to join in on a "Workshop Book-a-thon" and we were asked to go +1 from the last Book-A-Thon, which means I had to book 3 workshops.....and I did it compliments of Lisa, Deb, Norma and Vicki.....thanks girls. What did we get for completing our goal? The stamp set that you see displayed on my card. This set is so cute. It is called "Gnome Sweet Gnome". I decided to create a little scenery for my female Gnome:

To accessorize my card, I used the new "Island Indigo Baker's Twine", once on one of my cardstock strips and again as a small double-looped bow:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White
  • DSP: Brights Patterns Paper Pack
  • Accessories: Island Indigo Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  • Stamp Set: Gnome Sweet Gnome
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Stampin' Pastels, Blender Pen, Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker
Just a quick reminder, make sure you visit Create with Connie & Mary tomorrow as Connie unveils a new preview project with a free tutorial. My turn will be on Saturday as I show you a preview card. Both days will have BLOG CANDY for a free Occasions Edition so make sure you visit both of us!