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?