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Friday, December 17, 2010

Second sketch, come have some fun!

Ok, so it's a crazy, hectic time of year.  Which doesn't leave much time for card making....but, give yourself a break and sit down with some cocoa, and crafty supplies, pull up the sketch, and have some fun, for you!  (by the way, Santa said he was bringing you coal if you didn't take more "me time" in 2011!!)

Here's my second sketch.  Because I am such an expert scanner (NOT!) I see sketch number one trying to peek out behind sketch #2.  Don't be fooled!  haha

This one is a mix of horizontal and vertical lines, a wavy line, and a circle.  But please feel free to change it up to suit your needs.  Don't hesitate to turn it, change it, etc...

I am thinking my Creative Memories trimmer for the wavy line.  Because I am going to TRY to go paper this time.  But, sometimes the best laid plans.....

So I may be doing digital again.  We'll see, this week coming will actually be "less" busy for me, believe it or not!

Ok. so one week for this one, I know you won't want to load a project on Christmas Day, so how about we say sometime the weekend after Christmas being the goal for a completion time.  Maybe that weekend will be a bit slower, and perhaps you will feel like unwinding a bit and crafting after Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

Let's go with a technique added to the sketch this time.  Something easy to get things rolling.  Like layering patterned paper with cardstock.  Just for this sketch.

Some optional ideas popping through my head include:

Thin ribbons for the lines.
A circular sentiment sticker for the circle.
Using a photo in the circle spot.
Stitching for the lines.
Making the wavy line into a pocket, could be awesome to hold a gift card or money, or perhaps a message.
Coloring in the lines with markers, such as Copic.
Stamping a circle atop the lines, leaving the circle "empty".
Cutting thin strips of cardstock for the lines.
Using border stickers for the lines.
Adding glitter or small beads, flocking, or embossing to "fancy" things up a bit.

That's it!  Have fun, let me know how it goes, remember I'd love to see your final project!
P.S..  If you are still working on sketch 1, no problem, this is a no pressure blog, and although time guidelines are given, they are not set in stone.  :-)


  1. I have ideas, for this one, but it is the time.... I like your idea that more me (craft) time is needed for 2011. I got the pieces cut for the last sketch, but ran out of steam before putting it together. I will see what I can do this weekend along with all the other things that must be done.