Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sketch Love

Crafting is really a funny old world - I used to love creating to sketches and for many years I thrived on being part of DT's making use of weekly sketches. I started with {{Pencil Lines}} which also gave me the chance to get to know {{Anam}} very well and we have formed a fabulous online friendship over the years. Which led me to becoming part of her first {{Twisted Sketches}} DT, which I adored. There also was {{2 Sketches 4 You}} - which really got me totally into making cards again.

Somewhere along the line I started to become intimated by sketches - and I stopped looking to them for inspiration. I carried on being the sketch artist for {{Upsy Daisy Designs}} but that was different because I drafted the sketches after I created my layout. 

A couple of weeks ago, I re-discovered Twisted Sketches and I am TOTALLY and UTTERLY into creating from sketches again. So, you will see quite a few cards and layouts popping up over the coming months, using sketches from challenges.

Let's start with the recent layout and card sketches from {{Twisted Sketches}}.

The twist for {{Sketch #083}} was to use the word "Time" which in my case is incorporated in the title..I scare myself sometimes being so clever *giggles*

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Layout - Times Square
Papers: My Minds Eye,My Little Shoebox ** Stickers: American Crafts, Rusty Pickle ** Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket

I also enter the layout in the recent {{ ScrapFIT #035}} challenge, asking to make use of your scraps and do a mixed alpha title.

And then there is the Twisted Sketches {{Card Challenge #041}}, with the twist of using "ribbon". Now, I am not too hot on ribbons anymore, so I am declaring the twine used as being my ribbon :)). I also used one of my older {{Some Odd Girl}} images. Generally I am not too much of a people stamp person - but who can resist {{Toby and Buddie}}??

Card - For You
Cardstock: Bazzill * Papers: 3ndypapir, Imaginisce * Digi Stamp: Some Odd Girl

But there is more....

The recent {{My Minds Eye challenge}} for layouts. 
Would you believe that the papers I have used here are from the {{Holly Jolly}} line? Nah, me either - they really do not look like Xmas papers at all, do they? That is what I love about MME - the flipside of the papers is generally totally generic and can be used for any theme *heart*

Layout - Mom
Papers, Die Cuts, Chipboard, Brads: My Minds Eye * Stickers: Rusty Pickle


  1. ahh those layouts already caught my eye on flickr- sooo amazing!!! Love the layering and colors!

  2. Your pages are awesome! Love your work! Thanks so much for joining us at ScrapFIT!

  3. Wow, all of these are amazing! Just beautiful!

  4. Serious WOOOOOWs here! Those are all FAAAB!

  5. These are awesome creations! I love working with sketches even though my end product may look way

  6. i love anam's sketches too...i think you are how i found out about them, actually :) love your card...that smiling apple paper makes me grin! your twisted LO is AMAZING!! love how you sliced the photo and the misting and clouds...allll of it! i really dig the MME page too (loved that sketch and plan to use it soon) the colors and texture are fabby!

  7. YAH sketches sometimes stump me and turn me off BUT many times I find myself lost with out them..."oh woe is me"...anyhoo I LOVE LOVE LOVE that times squares twisted sketch...the funnky, greeny, style is super fab!!!

    PS. Those little round letters bring back so many memories from my childhood making Bracelets. LOVE THEM!!!

  8. yepp, sketches are always inspiring!! i can see it in all your fab pages and cards!!

  9. OOO! So much lush! I heart the first LO tons! The lime is to die for!

  10. Love ALL your work but I'm here to gush over your Times Square layout in particular!! (Not hard to do, lol!!) Totally love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFIT!!

  11. Love your work! Gorgeous take on the Twisted Sketches challenge - thanks for playing along!

  12. Hey Kimmers!
    Love love love your Tobie card! So whimsical and fun!!!


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