Monday, March 9, 2015

I LOVE Sketches!

Last Saturday I had a "Sketch It" class.  We used two sketches and made 4 completly different cards from them.  Sketches really are a great tool to have whether you are creating cards or scrapbook layouts.  I find I barely ever put a scrapbook layout together without referring to a sketch.  Sketches are like a blank slate and subject to so many interpretations.

The first sketch we used was from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges.  Although it is a square sketch, most likely sketched for a scrapbook layout, it lended itself very well to become an A2 card.


The card we made was a very literal interpretation of the sketch:


The base is Whisper White; the first layer is Pistachio  Pudding; the next layer is Coastal Cabana embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot folder; the circle was cut from the Starburst Framelit set in Crisp Canteloupe; and the butterfly is from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The white strip is stamped with Pistachio Pudding with the Bordering Blooms set.

Then we turned the sketch on it's side:


and created this card:


The base is Baked Brown Sugar; the first layer is Very Vanilla stamped with the Hardwood stamp in Baked  Brown Sugar.  The inside layers are Always Artichoke, layered with Very Vanilla stamped with an image from the Moon Lake set in Always Artichoke.  The ribbon is Always Artichoke seam binding, and the twine is Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine.

Same sketch; completely different look!

The next sketch we used came from Mojo Monday (a GREAT resource!).  This sketch is for a tall and skinny card, but it worked perfectly for an A2 card:


Again, the first card we made  was a pretty literal intereretation of the sketch:


The base is Island Indigo; the first layer is Whisper White  embossed with the Arrows folder; the strop along the side is Daffodil Delight; and the envelopes are stamped from the Lovely Amazing You set in Daffodi Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Island Indigo.  The ribbon is Daffodil Delight.

Then we used the same sketch and came up with much "softer" card


The base is Wisteria Wonder, the first layer is Whisper White embosed with Fancy Fan folder.  The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride on Blushig Bride with the Flower Shop set and punched out with the Pansy Punch.  The centers are flat back pearls, and I think they just add a very soft, feminine touch to the flowers.  Ribbon is chevron ribbon in Wisteria Wonder.

So, what do you think?  Grab a sketch and see how many different designs you can come up with!

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