Thursday, September 8, 2011

Debut of Freshly Made Sketches

One of my favorite bloggers, Lesley at Always Playing with Paper, is debuting a new blog this week, Freshly Made Sketches.  It is an awesome place, so be sure to click on over and check it out.  


The first sketch looks like this ...





This card is also for the Pals Paper Arts Halloween challenge.  I let my inky fingers, and inky they were, go to work.  The end result is this ...


Stamps:  Wicked Cool
Paper: Black, Elegant Eggplant, White
DSP:  Black
Ink:  Memento Black, Basic Gray, Versamark
Accessories:  Stampin' Pastels, clear embossing powder, circle and oval punches, Elegant Eggplant brads, sponge dauber, houndstooth embossing folder, ribbon (non-SU)
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

You can't see it in the picture, but the bats are embossed and then sponged with Basic Gray.

I'm off to lunch with two great friends from soccer.

Have a great day,
Pam~


21 comments:

Linda said...

Ooooooo I love this card and the colors. I was worried when I didn't see your card over at PPA so I hopped over here to make sure you were ok!! I love the way you combined the two sketches. Fabulous!

Ann Schach said...

Great job with both challenges, Pam! The houndstooth panel adds such great texture..the perfect touch!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh Pam - perfect challenge combo! Love the bevy of bats!

Mary Fish said...

I love the use of black!

Hugs, M

Rita said...

What a wickedly cool card. Love the houndstooth! I wouldn't have thought about using it for Halloween but it is perfect. Thanks for joining us as Freshly Made Sketches. :)

jaydee said...

Pam, love the Concord and Black - what a perfect combination. I love that your circular element is the witches hat :-) The houndstooth element is perfect against the stripes, too.
What a great card to kick off the inaugural challenge at Freshly Made. So glad you could join us.
Jaydee

Erin-BH said...

I love the black and Concord together! Great use of the bats to create your own DSP!

Lesley said...

Such a sweet Halloween card Pam! Love the horizontal stripes! Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Hugs,
Lesley

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous and so fun! I love your card Pam! Hugs,

Jen said...

I love Halloween cards and this is great. The houndstooth emossing folder is a great choice. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

kylie said...

i like the color combo and the sketch. great job!

Angie said...

Love the purple and black affect. Very cute card!

Benzi said...

Waaaaay too cute..love the sketch. I'll have to check out Freshly Made Sketches. For sure, I love that houndstooth embossing folder for this card. Super job! Hope lunch was yummy and fun.

Natalia said...

very nice cards. I'm amazed your talent andyours preccision. I used to try scrapbooking but i decided that it's not for me. I preffer flower felts and wire- wrapping jewellery. Hugs from Poland, nice to see your beautiful blog:)

gale said...

Great card! I love the purple and black-not as traditional colors for halloween.

Tui Nathan said...

What a fabulous card ... Love these colours together and the houndstooth EF is a great textural feature ... Love the wickedly cool stamps!
Thank you for joining us this week for our debut challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh Pam, this is great! Can you believe it is already early Sept?! Halloween is just around the corner!

Melanie said...

I love black and purple together. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

KER said...

great sketch...love the halloween card you did with it

Rhonda Langley said...

Great use of this sketch! Love the textured piece!

Donna Heber said...

Pam,

Your Halloween card is just spooktacular! I love the sketch and will stop by to see Lesley's blog.