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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #189: Anything Goes with an option of Feeling Sketchy (Use a sketch)...

It is challenge time again at Let's Craft and Create. This time it is a challenge that I was so glad to see, because it addresses one of my weakest crafting skills--using a sketch! I have downloaded a number of sketches, printed them out and placed them in a small photo album for easy access. Do I use them with any regularity? I think you can probably guess the answer to that one.

When this challenge was given to the Design Team, I pulled out my little photo album of sketches and chose the one shown in the following photo:

This is a versatile and fun card design to use. It's not too complicated and can be used for any occasion.

I think we all know that sketches are a mere guide and can be interpreted any way the crafter chooses. I chose to use a circle instead of a rectangle as my focal point. I also did not mat it, as it had a decorative edge already, and I didn't think it needed anything else. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the circle, rather than placed as indicated in the sketch.

The flowers and foliage were all cut from white cardstock and colored with alcohol markers and ink, which was applied with blending brushes.

I used a pink panel on the inside on which I stamped a sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added a little color to the flower with an alcohol marker.

I also managed to make a couple of Halloween cards using the sketch.  These were fun, and the sketch helped make them super quick to pull together.

With these cards, I followed the sketch more closely. The focal point--with three glittery "BOO" stickers applied--is a rectangle that is angled per the sketch. The sentiment was printed, cut, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape.

The "BOO" stickers were a Dollar Tree find a year ago. I was so pleased to figure out a fun way to use them this year.

The inside of this card was stamped with "Happy Halloween."

I hope you'll give this challenge a try. For inspiration, head on over to Let's Craft and Create to see what the Design Team has created. And be sure to take note of the prize that will be awarded this month.

If you do a simple search, you will find that the internet is full of card sketches. Pinterest has many sites with card sketches available. Some individual blogs also offer them. I've downloaded quite a few from this site.

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



designbydonna said...

Love the composition of this card. You have used the sketch reall well. The flowers are beautiful. They repeat the design of that green strip. You have a great collection of fancy edge labels. The Halloween cards are cute too. Love that sentiment.

designbydonna said...

P.S. You know I am going to be entering this one. I love starting with a sketch.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohh beautiful flowers Cheryl! And great job using your sketch - I normally can't make a card without one!

Patti J said...

This is so pretty, Cheryl! I love that you have a book of sketches, what an excellent idea! I’ve got to get organized! Yikes, my room is a disaster šŸ«£Thanks for sharing!

Glittered Paws said...

I was always fearful of sketches - but got used to doing them once I was on a DT. The flowers are beautiful - and love that you have been coloring with alcohol inks, time saver in a way. Love the Halloween cards.