Saturday 28 February 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 175

It's been a fraught afternoon and evening for crafting: New Zealand vs Australia in the World Cup at Eden Park. In this cricket-mad household, it's a wonder anything got made at all!

But a tense and unbelievably exciting one-wicket win for New Zealand, with plenty of overs to spare, meant I could go to my room and turn my full attention to the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. My performance had been so cricket-affected that after the final ball (and suitable time for joyful victory rituals) I pulled apart the card I'd been doing on-and-off during the innings and started again!

I tried a different approach to the background stamp with this card. I wanted a slight distressed element in the card, so I used attached the white panel to the red base and then stamped using my fingers to press down on the paper. I did not press evenly around the edges and got this very slight inkiness on the red, which was just right.

Update: Delighted to be picked as a Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches!

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Black
Stamps: SU Dictionary, MFT Eye Chart
Ink: Black
Other: Stitched rectangle dies, MFT Geek is Chic Glasses die, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, dimensional, glossy accents.


  1. I don't know anything about wickets and whether I should spare any overs but I do know this card is pretty fantastic! An eye chart, eye glasses and newsprint! It's all a delight for the eyes! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is fantastic! I love how you paired the writing paper with the eye chart and added the glasses! I might have to case your card! It is wonderful!

  3. This is totally brilliant and had to laugh when you said you put inky fingers on it to make it more distressed .. I seem to manage that no problem - usually when i don't want to though!:) x

  4. Well this is one aussie who was watching the game who thought we might've had a chance..... Fingers crossed we beat you guys next time! Now on to your card - you have used the perfect stamp for this weeks sketch and I love the background newsprint DSP. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

    1. There were times I thought you guys had the chance too! I could hardly breathe during the final over!

  5. Very cute...congrats on your FMS pick too! I might just have to get that glasses die!