Hey everyone! Roree here with today's Thursday Sketch Challenge.
I created this sketch while playing around in Photoshop:
I started with a 8 1/2 x 11" format that would also work for 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card. I had a fun patterned background in mind for my project, so I created a lattice/diamond grid pattern for the base of the layout. Then I added a square towards the upper center—perfect for a couple of photos or some fun OA embellishments.
Here is the card I created using the sketch:
I used my Cricut Expression® 2 machine cut the diamonds for my grid (Cricut® Font & Basic Shapes cartridge) and flowers (Southwest cartridge). I used Travel Girl and Farmhouse for the papers, Daily Flash Girl Talk for the memory card, Travel Girl for the buttons and label sticker, Sasparilla for the baker's twine, and 5 & Dime for the chipboard.
Since the memory card had a sentiment that was already at the top of the card, I just rotated some of the elements from the sketch to make it work for my card.
Amy played along with my sketch this week, and here is the amazing card she created and what she had to say about it:
"When I saw Roree's sketch I knew I could easily use it for a layout or a card. Since this week my kids went back to school, I decided on making a card for my daughter, who loves (bordering on obsession), loves, LOVES dogs. Instead of the two open spaces in the sketch, I opted to use one, so that I could showcase the adorable dog illustration from All Boy and couple that with all the gorgeous papers from Girl Talk. For the lattice background in the sketch I decided to use the diagonal striped paper from Girl Talk and add strips to it going in the opposite direction giving the illusion of a similar diamond-esque texture. I then stitched along the strips to add more dimension and contrast to the background."
I just love how sketches inspire creativity. You can re-create something following the sketch exactly or just use an element or two to get you started—whatever works to get you creating.
I hope you enjoyed today's sketch and the samples Amy and I created using it. If you get a chance to play along, don't forget to post your project in the OA Flickr group. We can't wait to see how you interpret it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!