Sunday, February 26, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #23

I don't know how I happened upon Freshly Made Sketches.  It was likely while I was perusing blogs one evening looking at other crafters' inspiring work.  I love a sketch challenge, because I grab supplies I have on hand and put them to good use.  I actually had a few sketches I was working on, and I pulled a "kit" from my supplies.  It contained two pieces of turquoise cardstock and some Basic Grey pattern paper. 

So . . . with the sketch on hand . . .

. . . I got to work.  First order of business was that I had a sheet of Basic Grey with bands of different patterns running through it.  I decided that paper was perfect to use in place of the blocks in the sketch.  (Thinking outside of those three little boxes.)

I then used some of the other Basic Grey pieces for the mat behind the stamped design and to paper piece my phone.  I am a HUGE fan of paper piecing stamped designs.  Love the technique. Here is the result . . .

Hmmm . . . love the zig-zag border stamp . . . but in this photo, my ribbon looks black (and it was most definitely brown).  Isn't that phone adorable!  I put a jewel in the center to add some bling. 

I used these same supplies for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and produced the card below (a great example of stretching your supplies to make a whole set of cards) . . . 

Loving this stamp set!  And while these would not normally be colors I would choose, Basic Grey knows how to coordinate colors because they work.  

I think there will be at least two more cards made using these supplies.  Perhaps a boxed set? 


  1. What great card .... yep, that phone is adorable, I love the paper piecing and I love the zigzag border stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Great image! Such a cute phine! Love your stapled ribbon!

  3. That phone is really wonderful! Love the papers you chose and the little bit of ribbon. Glad you found us and played along at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Adorable image; I love it paper pieced. Using the paper to mimic the blocks just works perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. I love the sentiment!!! what a cute card!!!