Hello everyone! Suz here with you today and I am excited to share a fun little sketch that can be used to create a layout, a card, or even a home decor item!
I think this sketch is open to lots of interpretation which can make for some creative play. I hope it inspires you to break into some October Afternoon goodies and to start creating!!
First up is a layout I created using the Daily Flash - Apple Cider collection.
I used a circle cutter to create my circles that cascade down the design and placed some of the beautiful Daily Flash Apple Cider "Harvest" paper behind each. Then I cut up some simple strips of patterned papers from the Daily Flash collection and added some machine stitching to add a bit of texture to each. My titlework was created with my Silhouette Cameo and then I cut into a circle the "give thanks" which is from the Daily Flash 6x8 Apple Cider Pack. I raised it up with foam adhesive for more dimension and embellished it with the adorable little acorn and squirrel from the Daily Flash Apple Cider Pillow Puffs. I added a few more of the Pillow Puffs (leaves and acorns) to cascade down the design following the flow of my titlework.
Here are a few close-ups:
Next up is a fun little birthday card I created that uses one of my favorite October Afternoon collections ever; Midway!
I used several strips of patterned paper from the 8x8 Midway Paper Pad and placed them so that they kind of resembled streamers along with some machine stitching. I think it added to the fun, whimsical playfulness of the card. For the "sun" I used a small stencil and misted it with some OA Lemon Drop SprINKlers and then added the "Oh Happy Day" Tin Pin. Little bits of layering and some Midway Designer Brads helped finish the design along with a little bit more machine stitching and handwritten sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you play along with this sketch, please link us up in the comment section below to the OA Flickr Gallery. We'd love to see what you have created!
You can also share on Instagram using the #hashtag #oathursdaysketch or on the October Afternoon Facebook wall here.
Have a beautiful day!