Isabella – Freshly Made Sketch(es)

There’s a lot of inspiration out there on the web. Doncha love it?! Finished cards, color combos, techniques plus my all-time favorite – sketches! Today, I’m excited to share a card based on Freshly Made Sketches challenge to use this layout:


This open sketch really leaves a lot of room for interpretation. I went with a stencil and embossing paste to which I added some red ink. It came out a little more pink than I wanted, so I laid the stencil back over and dabbed on more red ink. I used the finished color as a starting point for coloring in this beautiful image by Picket Fence.

Isabella FMS DT entry

If you also love sketches, you may be excited to hear that FMS is holding a call for Design Team members. You can click the link above to access their site for the details. Tell ya what… I’ll root for you if you root for me! 🙂

Supplies: Image – “Isabella” (Picket Fence); Stencil, embossing paste and ink – Stampin’ Up!; Cardstock – Neenah Solar White; coloring medium – Copics.


A couple of months ago, a friend and I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando. It was nice just to be able to catch up with her and we both enjoyed being surrounded by crafty stuff! I was walking by one booth and trying NOT to let anything else catch my eye when my eyes betrayed me and I noticed the coolest line of stamps from Picket Fence Studios. They’re new to me and so unlike anything I have ever seen before. Let me introduce you to them with the lovely Isabella.

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Isabella Girl (Picket Fence Studios)

Isn’t she great? She just so captured my imagination that I couldn’t help thinking that she would be most at home in worn blue jeans and camera gear in her army green sack. Charming but marching to her own beat – no formal (straight) frame for her!