Freshly Made Sketches #243

I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches #243 Challenge.


My take on the sketch:


One of my favorite things about challenges is the opportunity to pull from a variety of supplies, often ones I’ve rarely used, as is the case here. For this sketch, I pulled out the Clearly Besotted “Take Flight” stamp set with coordinating dies (I believe it’s now discontinued). I couldn’t picture the plane in any color but red (and didn’t even consider any other colors!), and turned to my favorite color scheme – red/white/blue – for the other elements. I chose a tailored Pink Paislee patterned paper for the background and used a Taylored Expressions embossing folder for the clouds.

The Cutting Edge Challenge #12

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Amy Kolling.

I was drawn to the theme and colors in Any’s inspiration, creating a similar card using an Impression Obsession die set.


I cut the Impression Obsession airplane several times to create more dimension. I sponged white pigment ink onto the card panel through the My Favorite Things stencil. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted onto the airplane banner, curving the stamp as best I could to match the curve of the banner. The banner was cut from vellum and white cardstock. Originally I planned to simply have the vellum banner, but it got lost on the cloud background. After putting the card together it seemed a bit plain (no pun intended!) so I sprinkled on some white and blue sequins.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!