Saturday 1 June 2024

Sea Turtle for Freshly Made Sketches 638

 Today I'm sharing with you a card inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

It's funny how sometimes a sketch just fires off something in the brain. I immediately saw a turtle in the ocean against some coral!

Here's how that turned out on the page and out of the brain. 😀

I've used a mix of sets for this. Most obviously, Sea Turtle then Beauty of the Deep dies and Country Birdhouse for the sentiment. Isn't it a pleasure when the things you have work so well with each other?

I started out by stamping some schools of fish in Azure Afternoon onto the Basic White card front. I added in two layers of coral/seaweed diecuts: one in Shaded Spruce and one in Summer Splash.

The turtle is stamped in Blueberry Bushel, fussy cut then inked with Blueberry Bushel and Azure Afternoon.

The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel and die cut using Stylish Shapes.

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Our Step-by-Step Class this month features the Thoughtful Wishes bundle and Thoughtful Journey DSP. 


  1. What a creative idea with the turtle and the coral! He is gorgeous in the rich blue colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Wow! This turtle is gorgeous and it makes such a clever take on our sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at FMS this week.