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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DS4J Sketch Challenge #111

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!

Little Red Wagon #283--"Call the Vet"
The Paper Shelter #197--"Easter Time"
Deep Ocean Challenges #100--"Easter/Spring"
Digi Choosday--"Ovals/Easter"


  1. Great fun! You know, I've not made a single Easter card as yet... What am I playing at???? Jo x

    1. I really don't make Easter cards either--this is the first one! Shame on us ;)

  2. Awesome bunny and awesome coloring too! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenges.

  3. I love this cute bunny and you have colored it to perfection! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER! Good luck and I hope we see more of your work in our future challenges!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Patty Sue!

  4. Wonderful card. Great image. too. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Ovals/Easter challenge

  5. how cute is that Bunny
    thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter

  6. Fab card, love the mosaic background. Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

  7. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Bunnies challenge.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx


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