Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hi Oddies!!  It's the first of the month and you know what that means?!!  A brandie new challenge over at the Some Odd Girls Challenge blog! This month's challenge is one of my favorites...a sketch challenge!  I have been asked in the past if I think that using a sketch somehow takes the creativity away from making a card/layout/project.  Honestly, when I first started crafting years ago, I sort of gave thought to that.  But as the years have gone on I have started to rely on a sketch every time I create as my jumping off point and I let my creativity go from there.  Sometimes I interpret the sketch literally and sometimes you can see the basic elements of the sketch layered throughout the other elements of my project.  So no, I think sketches are an amazingly helpful tool...especially on those days when the creativity is on the low side.  (wink!)

So without further ado...here is this month's sketch challenge:
I have used the crazy adorable Smell The Flowers - Tia clear set for my project today.  I inked her with Momento ink and colored her in with my Copics.
I paper pieced her dress but colored the trim using my markers.  
 After coloring, I used my circle Nesties to cut her out and to create a matte from chocolate brown, textured Bazzill cardstock.  My patterned papers are all from MME - Fine and Dandy and my cardstock is from Bazzill.  I used my MFT Die-namics to embellish this card along with some stitching, jute twine, baker's twine, mini clothes pin and some self-adhesive pearls. 
I finished off the interior keeping it bright and simple:
I do hope you come over to the SOG Challenge Blog and play along with us and this super fabulous sketch!  Thanks for popping by today!

Crafty Hugs!


Leah's Crafty Life said...

Your cards are the best!! I really love how you take the time to decorate the inside.. I don't see that very often, and it's such a delight each time I do see it. LOVEEEEE it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

You sure as heck made this sketch your own. Love the pennants and sentiment as well as the embellishments. Your skin tones are excellent too.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

I love the banner and the tag sticking out - great take on the challenge! Love the stripes on her dress too. :D

Arabella said...

Awesome Meredith! I love these colours and that banner is so cute!


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