#NSDSC15 | Challenge 03 - Sketch Challenge with Jenn Picard and Marcy Penner

Our sketches (and sketch challenges!) have been one of our most popular blog features for years. For NSD, we're bringing you an extra sketch you can try out on a layout, card or Project Life® project. Try this sketch with any of your kits and see where it takes you!


Jenn Picard: I love this sketch and I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to use the Baxter collection and scrap a photo of our cute new pup sleeping soundly the day we brought him home. I kept very close to the original sketch for my 9x12 page, only omitting a few of the elements from the bottom of the page. Love how those 4x4 cards card can easily be used on a traditional scrapbook page.

Supplies: Baxter Dogs Die Cuts, Baxter Patterned paper 021, Baxter Vellum Hearts, Baxter Patterned Paper 018, Baxter Dog wood veneer, Baxter Gold Alpha, Baxter Dog Phrase stickers, Puffy Shape Stickers, StazOn Black Ink


Marcy Penner: It's no secret that I love sketches! They're such a great jumping off point when you want to try something new or when you just want to get out of a rut. Whether I stick to the design 100%… or tweak it along the way… sketches are great jumpstarts.

I loved everything about this sketch and didn't plan on changing much. I bumped my photo and journaling block to the very top of the page. I matted my photo with patterned paper to make it pop a little bit.

After looking at the sketch some more I decided to move my journaling to run down the centre of the page and move the embellishments to the top left, basically just switching the journaling and embellishing around. I layered two tags and some leaf embellishments beside my photo.

I didn't have a chance to use the rubber embellishments in the Katherine kit, so I jumped at the opportunity to use one here. I added the yellow "xo" heart to act as my title. Before I glued any of this down I ran my card stock through my typewriter and journaled down the center. Everything then got adhered and I added a little stamp to the bottom.

Although I did end up changing the parts of the sketch just slightly you can still see how came to my finished page. If you've never tried using a sketch before now's your chance!

Supplies: Katharine Carolina Moon Embellishment Kit, Carolina Moon Project Life kit


We can't wait to see your take on this challenge! To be entered to win a prize from the Calico Closet, please post your project in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC3 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add both tags in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th.

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  1. iScrap (Silver Rewards Subscriber) iScrap says…
    05/02/2015

    Beautiful pages! Love the sketch!

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  2. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/02/2015

    done! thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. mandaeager (Gold Rewards Subscriber) mandaeager says…
    05/02/2015

    Awesome sketch!

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  4. mugsie mugsie says…
    05/02/2015

    Love sketches. Here's mine! (it did take 30 minutes to upload haha)http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162643-so-very-important

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  5. jenjeb (Gold Rewards Subscriber) jenjeb says…
    05/02/2015
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  6. tamikist tamikist says…
    05/02/2015

    such a fun and easy sketch to play with! Here's mine: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162653-greece-2011

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  7. judycsr judycsr says…
    05/02/2015

    Here's mine. Perfect sketch to ease back into a scrapbooking groove!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162629-life-s-better

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  8. AndreaHB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) AndreaHB says…
    05/02/2015

    Loved this sketch. Here is my 12x12 version http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162692-depeche-mode

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  9. Kimiluna Kimiluna says…
    05/02/2015

    Done and uploaded! Love these challenges...

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    1. ISing ISing says…
      12/12/2013

      Congrats!

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  10. scrappergrl scrappergrl says…
    05/03/2015

    Love a good symmetrical sketch, lol! Here's mine:
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162732-graduationday

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  11. juliee (Gold Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
    05/03/2015

    Here's mine - this was a fun sketch

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162781-eos

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  12. JanineLanger JanineLanger says…
    05/03/2015

    Love the sketch, here is my take on it:

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162842-fun :)

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  13. Neela (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Neela says…
    05/03/2015

    Totally love this sketch. Here is my take on it:
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162976-you-and-me

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  14. baersgarten baersgarten says…
    05/04/2015

    here is a layout with the sketch inverted: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163085-amor

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    1. Amy_Seech Amy_Seech says…
      12/21/2013

      This sounds like a really good idea! There's no way I can do something everyday:)

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    05/04/2015
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  18. b_manies b_manies says…
    05/04/2015

    Stretched the sketch into a 12x12 - loved it! :) http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163167-nsdsc15-challenge-01-and-03

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  19. penny (Gold Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    05/05/2015

    Such an easy sketch to use, but not something I would've come up with on my own. Thanks for the challenge!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163216-this-is-my-favorite

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  20. 05/05/2015

    Tilt that Sketch!! ... and see what happens here:
    http://cdn.studiocalico.com/gallery_pictures/images/000/360/747/large/P1200611_edited-1.jpg

    :) That was fun, thank you!

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    1. Caryn Caryn says…
      12/13/2013

      Does your post go via South Africa to Reunion runscrap? I'm in SA and I'm still waiting too...went to bug the post office today and the guy reckons it's been quite long, but he said I should check back tomorrow as they're inundated with Christmas post!

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    05/05/2015
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  23. scrappergrl scrappergrl says…
    05/05/2015

    Always love a good symmetrical sketch!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162732-graduationday

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  24. amyscalze amyscalze says…
    05/05/2015

    Love this sketch! I think I will use it again. Puppies and succulents = happiness. :)
    Here's my page: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163331-you-are-my-happy

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  25. 3littleks 3littleks says…
    05/06/2015
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