Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Special Birthday

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell.


Friday is a big day.  It's my grandmother's 100th birthday!!  She's a tough farm wife, a Barbie-doll collector, a golfer, and in her 80s was carting a portable piano around and entertaining at old-folks homes!  I wanted a natural background for her farmer side, but then I went pink to honor her softer side (although I really should have Barbie-doll pink!)

FMS Special Birthday

I wanted to give the flower a little dimension and shine so I sponged a scrap piece of paper with Blushing Bride and Crisp Cantaloupe before I cut the flower. Then I spritzed it with glimmer mist.  I stacked two diecuts behind it to give it some dimension. The scrap paper for the leaves was sponged with Pistachio Pudding and Mint Macaron.

I do have to admit to about 20 cards in the scrap pile. I found that I was trying to go extra fancy for her 100th but "extra fancy" is not my style so I didn't like anything I came up with.  I'm still not convinced this card is special enough - but it does come from the heart.  Happy birthday Grandma!!!

I hope to see you playing along with our sketch!

SUPPLY LIST

Finding a good sentiment was the hardest part. I found this one in a retired Verve set called Birthday Surprise.


10 comments:

Jen W. said...

I think it's special and absolutely gorgeous! Love the sparkly ombre flower! Happy birthday to grandma!

Amy O said...

A beautiful card for such a special celebration! Love the thought you put into personalizing this card.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow Happy Birthday Grandma!!!! Beautiful card for a fabulous occasion!

Lisa Elton said...

Happy 100th birthday to your grandmother!! Your card is lovely Kim and looks special to me. The shimmery bloom and fancy mat look wonderful!

Susan K said...

Happy, wonderful birthday to your grandma! The love that went in to making the card is evident and the sentiment is perfect for this signal event.

Jen Mitchell said...

My opinion may mean nothing but I can assure you that this card is most definitely special enough! The subtle colors on the flower are so beautiful and I love the pretty die cut layer. And congratulations to your grandmother for that special birthday milestone!!

Karren said...

Happy Birthday to your grandmother! And you've created the most beautiful card for her. Just the right mix of down-to-earth and feminine.

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card Kim! I love the woodgrain background and that gorgeous flower! Love the die peeking out behind the panel! So pretty!

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! Such a delicate take on the sketch. I love this gorgeous flower and the beautiful woodgrain background.

Jen Timko said...

This is the perfect tribute, Kim. What an incredible card! Every detail is just right. I'm sure it will be treasured!!