Thursday, October 20, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #259

I'm finally finding a spare moment to catch up with a few favorite Challenges ... Freshly Made Sketches #259 played right into my crafting today.

I have a really wonderful cousin in Denver who not only sells my cards, she ordered her Christmas cards from me this year.  Now you might know that I don't like to make the same card twice - that isn't as much fun as starting something brand new.  But, in this case, I made an exception ... this card was made in 2015 and continues to be one of my own favorites:


When Linda, our hostess this week, suggested 'any shape' I decided it was time to not only recreate it for the order, but also to change it up a bit!

I do love plaid, and let its fun pattern represent the horizontal detail in Linda's sketch ... tricky, huh?

See you in a few minutes with another fun sketch from CTS!!

=]  Michele

15 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Great 're-make' and I can see why, they are both so fabulous (I can't go past woodgrain at the moment and I think I may just blame you lol.) x

TK said...

Cute! Great re-do of your own fave!

Lisa said...

I am in LOVE with the original and am cheating on it a bit with my feelings for the change up LOL!! FABULOUS cards Michele...but you never do anything else ;)

Linda Callahan said...

Wow these are so classy....and so fall! Beautiful remake of a wonderful card! So glad you shared these at FMS!

Jeanne said...

Ooh, that first card looks fabulous! What a wonderful woodgrain! Your re-do looks fantastic as well. I adore that plaid and the colors! You are so creative! Hugs! :)

Bobby said...

I'm smiling that I have that first one in my hot little hands. The remake is every bit as lovely. I love plaid too and the green leaves pick up some of its color.

Barb Ghig said...

I can see why you love this design, Michele...Classic beauty and your new version is fabulous! Loving the autumn color palette and plaid papers, too! Very pretty, my friend!

Cat Craig said...

wonderful extrapolation of your original.

TaeEun said...

The original and the re-make are both elegant but have something modern, too! Love you used brighter colors for the re-make and the paper for the card base looks fabulous!

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to re-do her own cards! Both of these are so beautiful in their shades of brown (a favorite color of mine). And I love the addition of the plaid paper on your redux. It gives some wonderful texture to those branches and stitched leaves. I'm so glad you found some time to join us at FMS this week Michele!!

Anita in France said...

What a fantastic CASE of yourself, Michele ... the original and the remake are both fabulous ... bold and striking ... and I love that square wreath! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharron said...

What a fun idea--love your CASE! Fabulous fall colors! It would be hard to say which I like more. Love the woodgrain and love the plaid!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful and you used the tiny stitched leaves! So pretty!

Karren said...

Beautiful autumnal card and very clever placement of that plaid pattern!

Narelle Farrugia said...

These are both fabulous and warm with those colours you've used. thanks for joining us at FMS this week!