Sunday Sketch | Carson


This week we are offering you TWO for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Maile Belle's Front Row gallery:


And the layout sketch is from Stephanie Baxter's Front Row Gallery:


We invited member Carson (carson) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, but she couldn't stop at just she used BOTH sketches!! We love both of the cards she made!!


Supplies: Central High Card Kit, Silhouette Cameo, Black Washi tape, Simon Says exclusive stamp sets, SC Wood Veneer, Sewing Machine

I love the simplicity and the graphic nature of Maile's card, but it's almost impossible for me to make a card with that much white space.  I decided to go with a Valentine's theme which allowed me to be a more frilly with my design.  I love the way the sketch allows for the triangle to overlap at the end, so I made sure to use that feature with the heart strips I cut with my Silhouette.  I also love the wooden embellishment, so I dug into my stash and found this sweet typewriter which I've been dying to use and haven't yet.  Working from the sketch was fun.  I enjoyed trying to emulate an artist I admire, but also making sure the card is in my own style, not always an easy task.

Here is the card Carson made using the layout sketch :)


Supplies:  Central High Card Kit, Dear Lizzy Fifth and Frolic chipboard and stickers, Basic Grey brads, yellow airmail washi tape, Silhouette Cameo, computer generated sentiments.

Making a card from a scrapbook layout, especially such a detailed one, has always been a challenge for me.  I'm not a scrapbooker and have always had a great admiration for all the time and effort it takes to scrapbook so beautifully.  I did want to push myself with this sketch and I'm glad I did.  I love the way the card turned out, and although it took a lot longer than a card normally would, I feel as though I really stretched my creative boundaries.   As you can see I pared the sketch way down to fit the much smaller card format.  I computer generated the Live, Laugh and Love sentiments and transferred them to the paper with using a printed transparency.  I even pulled out the tool box for this one, using the wire cutters to clip the tabs off the brads, turning them into buttons.  Oh, and nothing makes me happier than that bright yellow washi tape.

We appreciate Carson taking on both of these challenges, as well as sharing her tips on how to adapt them to fit your needs. Thanks for joining us this week, Carson!

Please check out Carson's gallery and blog for more inspiration! She is also active in the Twitter community: @PineandPlum

How will YOU use this sketch?  Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by February 11th for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop. (Please remember, your project must be loaded into our gallery to qualify...and your comment has to link back to it in the SC Gallery)


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