Monday, July 14, 2008

More fun with 2 Sketches 4 You

I just can't say enough about the beauty of a good sketch -- I think of it as the scaffolding on which I can create any kind of card. These sketches from 2 Sketches 4 You are the perfect example -- this first one is this week's sketch, created by Laura, and the next two are sketches provided for trying out for the design team (wish me luck!). I decided to create cards in three totally different styles with these sketches, and it was so much fun! I already had the "bones" of the design, so I was able to spend my time being creative with everything else instead of worrying so much about that. I love it!





This card is based on this week's sketch, and I love the bold, graphic style. The journaling card is special to me because I found it among my grandma's things after she passed away a few months ago. In her office supplies she had a whole bunch of fun things like this, and of course I couldn't let them just get thrown away! The pp is all from Scenic Route (the flowers are cut from the PP), and the scallop chain is done with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. The word NOTE is cut with the Cuttlebug Typewriter font.





This one is a brighter, more summery card, made just for my little sister who is away on a Church trip for the next three weeks. It's made using this sketch by Laura, and it's also my first design team entry. This cute little penguin chick is an Imaginisce stamp. The scallop circle was cut with Mini-Monograms at 3", and popsicle is from Doodlecharms, cut at 2 1/2". The green border is meant to be like a grass skirt, and the background is embossed with the Cuttlebug.





This one is based on Kazan's design team sketch, and I went for a softer look with this card. The paper is from Crate Paper, and the "Thinking of You" rub-on is from Pebbles, Inc. The swirl stamp is from Autumn Leaves -- I stamped the blue paper all in one piece, then cut it into three and added the punched flowers.

TFL!

18 comments:

Tonya said...

Beautiful card on Kazan's design team challenge sketch! I love the softness and details of it. I also love the first card for Laura's challenge this week. How special that you could use something on it that once belonged to your grandmother. Great interpretations...thanks for sharing them with us! PS - GOOD LUCK on the design team entries!

Laura Davis said...

Awwww your too sweet! I love your takes on all our sketches! Amazing work:)
Laura

moralia said...

Fabulous cards!! WOW! That little penguin is sooooooo cute!! lol!! Good luck with the DT call!!! :)

Lea L. said...

All of your cards are just gorgeous! Great job with all the sketches!

~Lea

Lisa642 said...

Beautiful work!! Love each one.

Jozza said...

I love what you've done with this weeks sketch! I also love your cards for the DT entries - best of luck with it!

Thanks for visiting my blog xxx

Marci Knecht said...

All of your cards are beautiful! You did a wonderful job on each of them, I love that Imaginicse card with the penguins :)

Regina Easter said...

wow............oh so sweet.....great job...

Scr@p and More said...

muy hermosas...

Lori K said...

All are wonderful! I really love the one from the sketch this week. That pp is so different for a card..Outstanding. That little penguin is pretty cute too!

kath said...

Gorgeous card for the sketch this week and also your entries for the DT call....Good luck
kath
xxxx

Pamela Smerker said...

All of your work is lovely. Great job on all of the sketches!! Good luck with the design team. Fingers crossed!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... you rocked the sketches ... fabulous cards.

Eveline said...

I like all the cards.
Eveline.

Sherry Wright said...

These are all beautiful, great job with the sketches!

TesaB said...

They are gorgeous!!! All three of them! That penguin stamp is too cute! Keeping my fingers crossed for you on the DT competition.

AmyC said...

Wonderful cards Tomi!! I really like the way the one turned out for Kazan's design team. Good Luck!!

Edee said...

I just love that little penguin, great work.