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Monday, November 5, 2018

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #143: USE YOUR FAVORITE SKETCH or Anything Goes Option...

If this is November, that means that next month is December. Wow, 2018 is flying by! And since it is November, that also means it's time for another Let's Craft and Create Challenge.

This month, we're asking all participants to make a card using your favorite sketch. Now, I hadn't really been using sketches until a few months ago, when I printed out a bunch of them from the Cardz TV blog. Since then, I've found them to be incredibly useful. If you haven't been using sketches, I encourage you to give it a try (and join in on the LCC Challenge at the same time).

In the photo above you can see that I've cut out the sketches that I downloaded and put them into an inexpensive soft-covered little photo album. That way, it's easy to flip through the pages for some inspiration.

Here's the card I made using this sketch idea. I first heat embossed the word "Gratitude on my polka-dotted mat, adhered it to my card base and then added the three strips of DSP. Once that was done, I cut out my pumpkins (unbranded dies) and popped them up with foam tape.

I didn't think it looked quite finished, so I took a strip of the brown polka-dot paper and made a border with a Fiskars scalloped punch. I really liked the way that finished off my card front.

I stamped the inside of my card with an old wooden stamp that I got at the thrift store. I thought it was a nice Thanksgiving message, although it doesn't stamp as clearly as I'd like it to. I think it's been well loved by its former owner.

One more scalloped border, and my card was done!

Besides Cardz TV, you can also find lots of sketches on other blogsites or on Pinterest. I highly recommend printing them out (I just copied and pasted them, four to a page, in Word) and storing them in a small album. You'll be glad you did!

I hope you'll give this challenge a try and post your creation at Let's Craft and Create. See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Pretty card. I like the stitched pumpkins. Repeating the scalloped edges inside add extra interest. I used to print and save favorite cards and sketches into a notebook. Thank goodness for Pinterest. I even have a board just for sketches.

Lynette said...

Great card, Cheryl! I do like the sketch, and maybe I'll get a chance to give it a try.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Cheryl and great job with your sketch. I haven't heard of that blog before so I'm off to check it out, I can barely make a card without one.

Glittered Paws said...

Love the stitched pumpkins. You choose colors that really go together well. I need to go take a peek at the site you got your sketch from - I find myself doing the same thing way too many times.

Darnell said...

Great encouragement to use sketches, Cheryl! I love this one and your great fall take on it! Also, excellent way to use up pp!! ❤Hugs, Darnell