Have you heard the news? There's a fun, fresh and fabulous new challenge blog in town. Yes, I'm talking about Freshly Made Sketches and today I am honored and delighted to be their Featured Designer!! My fellow Paper Player and blog queen extraordinaire, Lesley Croghan lined up an all-star "Clean Team" to bring you a fresh and clean sketch every week. What is "clean" you say? Well, it's clean lines--no sponging, distressing or tearing but not simple style either--embellishments and layers are encouraged! All the gals at FMS rock, hi girls(!), and I am tickled pink to be with them this week. Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketch #3:
Fabulous, isn't it? I wanted to get a head start on my holiday cards and had a "fresh" stack of Frostwood Lodge designer paper just calling my name:
Since I really bought this paper for the gorgeous woodgrain patterns (right, Rita?!), I surprised myself by actually using plaid! I am not really a plaid girl--must be my catholic school girl roots--but paired with the birch background paper and the woodgrain background stamp (yes I used it again!), the Cherry Cobbler plaid just worked! Here's few close-ups of the fun bits:
Love that birch patterned paper--another woodgrain, yay! The trees from Plant Hope were stamped in Garden Green and outlined with dazzling diamonds....because who says you can't wear diamonds with plaid? :)
Even the inside got the fresh and clean treatment with this beautiful sentiment from Comfort & Joy.
So, what do you think....are you inspired? Check out Freshly Made Sketches for even more inspiration--you won't be disappointed! I hope you'll play along with the team! Just make sure to link up your clean creation over at Freshly Made Sketches by Monday, September 26th at midnight (PST). The Clean Team will be delighted to come visit you and offer an encouraging comment or two! Thanks so much to Lesley and the Clean Team for inviting me on board this week...and thanks to you for stopping by!
stamps: plant hope; woodgrain; you're a gem; comfort & joy
ink: garden green, cherry cobbler
paper: cherry cobbler, early espresso, whisper white CS; frostwood lodge DSPxtras: paper crimper; designer buttons (regals); dazzling diamonds; early espresso baker's twine