Feb 15, 2012

Feb/March Sketch Challenges

Welcome to another round of Sketch Challenges.  This time around we have another set of challenges for your Cards and Layouts that should inspire and motive your creativity.  Once again Anita has outdone herself with some wonderful Sketch Designs, and we hope you enjoy the challenge!
February/March Layout Sketch Challenge
First up we have some samples from the Creative Team girls, who would just like to share with you a little bit of their inspiration.
My True Love by Anita Bownds (CT)
Anita has used her Monthly Pack to produce this lovely layout of her dear hubby. I like how the brown houndstooth mixes so well with the pinks and creams, giving it a more masculine feel even though it has "pink & flowers!"  I really love how this layout has come together, and I also noted that hubby only gave you TWO shots to get the photos.......
The handmade paper flowers and green leaves look great, and the green adds a nice contrast. The top and bottom of the paper ribbon looks great, especially with the uneven punching at the top.
An added touch of doodling around the border and outling the shapes adds definition, and the tangle flourishes also look very effective.
 Lil' Monsters by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally also added some DM to the monster on the scallop tag, and is in LOVE with that new red scallop ribbon!!
Sally said "I put the cardstock on the floor and squeezed some drops of black ink from shoulder height so they would splatter a bit.  I got a bit excited I think as the ink soaked through the paper and onto the floorboards in my studio.  Just makes it look like a real 'artist' lives in there!"
The blobs looked a bit flat, so Sally gave them a good thick workout with Dimensional Magic.
February/March Card Sketch Challenge
And again, some inspiration from the Creative Team girls.
Card by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
Claire has coloured the stamped image with Copic Markers. Added was one of Claire's punched flowers, touched up with Dimensional Magic and a pearl bling, and some Basic Grey chipboard. 
Claire has also done some faux stitching around the edge of the patterned paper, adding a spot of bling in the corners.  the layered mounting of the papers and stamped image look great.  A lovely card Claire, well done.  And well done also to Anita and Sally for their wonderful Layout Sketches.  We hope you are inspired to tackle these Sketches before close off on March 14th - Pumpkin Time!



Anita Bownds said...

wow girls awesome take on the sketches...cheers Anita

Claire said...

Wow - fabulous layouts girls. Those flowers are sensational Anita and I love how you've put DM on your paint splodges Sally - very effective! Thanks for the sketch Anita x

Sal said...

LOVE the doodling Anita...good to see how such a 'girly' looking sketch can be turned into a very 'blokey' LO. Lovely card Claire...love the image you used.

Zan said...

So much fantastic work girls you are all so inspiring. Sal love the blobs and the little monsters, Anita the way you mixed that houndstooth and the gorgeous and still managed a masculine page is gorgeous,Claire the stamped image is beautiful... gotta love Copic markers for effect.
Zan x

Anita Bownds said...

Thanks, for the lovely comments girls..

Tracey Manderson said...

wowzers Anita! you rock with the Sketches!!!

Lizzyc said...

Hi i have just found this site and i love the sketch.. can anyone join in? thanks Lizzy

Claire said...

Hi Lizzy, sorry - looks like we missed your question. Yes - anyone can join in! Would love to see what you come up with!

La bottega di Melany said...

Hi...where have i link my challenges????? please let me know soon