Hey there :)
There's a fun sketch challenge going on at DigiStamps4Joy this month! Check out the design that my teammate Tonnie came up with:
The great thing about sketches is that you can copy the design exactly as you see it, or make a few changes as you see fit. The most important thing to remember is that your creation should still resemble the original sketch. You should be able to look at them and see their similarities. Here's my take on it, and if you look at the two, you'll notice some differences but the "guts" of the card is still there. I have more space in between my squares, have one more layer, and use ovals instead of circles.
When I participate in these types of challenges, I like to examine the sketch and take mental notes, then step away into my craft room and incorporate whatever design elements I remember. I find that if I do it this way, it allows room for my own interpretation without getting away from the original design. If I forget something or get stumped, I can always go back and see what I missed, and I typically do one last check when the card is complete just to make sure I didn't miss anything.
My card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
The black layer is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
The kraft layer is 5" x 5"
The squares measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
I didn't do any calculations to make sure they were perfect, but they seemed to work out just fine :)
I used patterned paper from my stash and colored the adorable new image called Bunny's Egg with Copic markers. He was too big to use a circle die, so I decided on an oval die nested on top of a scallop oval die.
That about does it for this entry. Head on over to DS4J's blog to check out what my teammates came up with and to submit something of your own :) Thanks for stopping by today!
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