Hello!!! It’s time for a new monthly sketch. I’ve received permission from Operation Write Home to start using selections from their fabulous sketch collection, and here is the one I’ve chosen for this month:
Also this month, A Blog Named Hero is collaborating with Gossamer Blue:
and man oh man were they generous in sending us their March kit goodness to play with. It’s fabulous, as you’ll see here in a moment.
For my first card, I followed the sketch pretty literally:
Everything here, except for the card base, is from the Gossamer Blue March kit. The papers I used for the rectangle sketch elements are opposite sides of the same paper. For the heart sketch element, I used a sun die, though I did put a heart in the center of the sticker I added to the sun die. The sentiment is from the stamp set included with the kit, and it was stamped in Hero Arts Navy ink.
For my next card, I turned the sketch 90 degrees:
and I made this:
Since I don’t scrap or do Project Life, a lot of kit parts are not things I’d normally use, but I did use this tag from one of the 12×12 card stock sheets. Yeah, I know, it’s a little hacked at the bottom, but still, it’s a tag, and I used it! 🙂
I shifted the vertical rectangle (the tag) a bit to the left, since I wanted to tuck the heart sticker under the tag on the right. It still pretty much follows the sketch:
Oh, the heart sticker is from a sheet in the Gossamer Blue March Life Pages Kit. So much goodness!
Next up, I needed to play with another something-something I normally wouldn’t use from a kit. I flipped the sketch again:
and made this:
I also cheated. 😀 The sketch part of this is inside that handsome frame, which is a panel from one of the 12×12 papers. I wanted to use the pretty frame, so I just downsized the sketch parts-is-parts and put it inside the frame. I love that we can cheat in this hobby and still be legal.
The coffee cup is from the stamp set included with the kit, and I stamped it in Brilliance Gold ink (also included) and embossed it, then cut it out with a circle die. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The red horizontal element is a sticker from the kit, and the tan patterned paper is the reverse side of the frame card stock. Do you see why I like this kit?
Oh, in case you can’t see the sketch in this one (remember it’s inside the frame):
For my last act, I went back to an earlier rotation of the sketch:
and I made this:
This is my more-is-more entry. It’s the same sketch, but I’ve added the banners, a photo corner, and a sticker strip (also from the kit). No one said you can’t add other stuff as long as the sketch is recognizable. See:
The sentiment here is from the Hero Arts “It’s Your Day” set, and I thought it would be perfect on that bokeh-like piece of paper.
So yeah, this one is kinda busy, but it’s still true to the sketch.
That’s it for this month’s sketch!
Just a reminder: The sketch segment here at ABNH is not a separate challenge and there is no linky below. It’s just for added inspiration and to help jump-start your mojo. Please feel free to incorporate the sketch in your creations! If you do, please link back to ABNH and also leave a comment below with a link to your post so we can all come by and see what you’ve done with it. 🙂
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