Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD 2014 | Sketched with Julie

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Hello w&w Family!  What an amazing day so far - the inspiration is out of this world :)  We hope you are having a great day today and having fun getting your craft on! I'm hosting one of my favorite types of challenges - SKETCH!  As a card maker / scrapbooker, I feel like I need a plan before I begin my projects, and a sketch is super helpful to me.  This sketch has a lot of elements, but can be deconstructed and include / exclude parts to fit your needs.  Let's take a look at the sketch for WCMD.


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If you can't tell, I love circles and love to use them in my sketches.  I also added a curved line at the bottom left corner.  This is because I'm totally hooked on my new curved stitched border die from Pretty Pink Posh.  You can use any method of your choosing to create the curved corner of the card that you choose, but I really love the look the stitched border gives to both of these cards that I've created. 

Card No. 1

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This card is really inspired by the recent season change - but I hope the temperatures catch up soon - still pretty warm here in San Antonio.  The card base leaf pattern was created from the A Tree for All Seasons Digital Elements using the leaf card cut on my Silhouette and used as a stencil.  I sponged metallic inks in gold, copper and bronze - super easy.  I love how they look with a soft metallic sheen, but the camera isn't picking that up entirely.  I chose a vibrant shade of blue to contrast the various shades of browns and golden tones which I think really sets everything off.

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The tree and leaf cut outs are also from the A Tree for All Seasons Digital Elements and were inked up with more metallic ink and popped up with foam tape. I just drew a few leaf veins to give them a little interest. The circle is 3 spray inks with metallic powders on a manilla tag, and then die cut.   The gold glitter tape works great for the strip behind and gives it a little bit of fun sparkle.  I finished off the sketch using some brown pearls (shown in first picture) and the sentiment from This Awesome House stamp set, which I gave a gentle curve to follow the curved paper.

Card No. 2

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On this card, I deconstructed the sketch a little, leaving off several of the extra circles around the focal image.  The card set up started very much the same way as the first - creating a patterned card base.  This one is simply various holiday / winter words from The Big, the Bold and Seasons and  The Big, the Bold and Blessings, stamped in white craft ink (Stampin' Up!) on a kraft card base.  The top panel is also craft, but I used the same white craft ink and sponged it all along the curved edge to look frosty, and to stand out above the bottom kraft panel.

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I wanted to create a snowfall look, but instead of grabbing my Big Bang Confetti stamp, I grabbed my new confetti stencil (yep - one of our new stencils! - don't you love a sneak peek?) and used it with some light molding paste to create a snowfall backdrop.  Check out the dimension!  Love that!!!!

The circle focal section got the addition of a white layer to also set it off from the back ground and a couple of trees using a couple of the designs from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamped and embossed in white on red cardstock, and trimmed very close.  This way, the trees look white as if with snow, and the red shows up as decorations on the trees. I used the same method to stamp the winter message and snowflake from The Big, the Bold and Seasons.  The red seam binding makes a perfect addition to the card to carry the red throughout the card.  Red or white/clear sequins or gems could also have been added, but I liked leaving out a few of the elements since the snow had some fun dimension.  Glitter could also be added to the snow for some added sparkle.

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I hope you have a great time today crafting your little heart out jamming out to your favorite music (like I am right now  *wink*) or crafting with your friends and family.  If you can't join in on the fun today, you can still post your projects throughout the week until next Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. You may enter all of the challenges as many times as you like with new cards for each entry.  The sketch challenge prize - a gift card to Studio Calico!!  Totally great!  I can't wait to see your take on the sketch!

*hugs*
Julie


Prize: $25.00 Gift Card to Studio Calico.

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44 comments:

  1. Hey Ms. Julie, happy WCMD! I love your cards. The fall card is lovely, but that Christmas card really caught my eye! So many great shapes and textures. You all are keeping me so busy, plus I am taking a Spellbinder's class online and have homework. . . . . I wonder if I can get all these cards done? Have fun and a great World Card Making Day! Thanks for a great challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much Mindy! We love having you with us today. Sounds like you are going to have a very happy and crafty Saturday! Sending you hugs!!!

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  2. Hi, Happy WCMD. Love this sketch and your cards. Especially your xmas delight. Love that Hugz

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    1. Thanks so much, ionabunny! They were fun to make! Hope you enjoy your WCMD!

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  3. Happy WCMD Shay, Julie Walter and Winnie!! Awesome sketch Julie! I hope to get to it SOON! :D have a faboo day! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Scrapthat! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

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  4. I loved both the of them , Christmas version a little bit more :)

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  5. beautiful sketch!! love both the cards!! hope to make a card for this :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you, Berina! I would love to see what you make!

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  6. great takes on the sketch!

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    1. Thank you so much. There was almost a third card, but time just ran out. LOL

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  7. super sketch! and I love the example cards, so beautiful.... I hope it was ok to change up the circles for hearts

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    1. Paula, I saw your sketch even before I saw your comment. I love that you swapped out the circles for hearts. Your card is great!

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  8. Awesome cards Julie - I especially love the winter card!

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    1. Thank you so much, Margaret! I almost went too far with that card and had to put the breaks on it. I was worried it would look too cluttered. But that is what is great about a sketch. It is a guideline, not a rule.

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  9. HAPPY World Card Making Day Julie :)
    FABULOUS sketch ... I have to confess that I am a circle addict too, you can NEVER have too many circles or curves!!! LOVE your cards, the color combo of your Fall card is SO STRIKING, your sentiment along the curve is so pretty, so are your tree & leaves - WOW!!! As for your Winter card - DOUBLE WOW - your falling snow background is DELIGHTFUL, ANOTHER MUST-HAVE, the red, white & Kraft BOLD & BEAUTIFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and, now that you know I'm a circle addict, I look forward to joining you for this challenge too :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Tracy! I can't wait to see what circle goodness comes of your project. Be assured, my sketches in the future will still have circles! No worries there!!

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  10. Your sketch has me running in circles. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thanks so much! I know I feel like I'm always running in circles! LOL

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  11. Such a cool sketch, Julie ... your cards are both so fabulous, fun and vibrant! Love the way the sentiment follows the curve on the first and how the falling snow has gathered into a drift along the curve on the second! Brilliant! Anita :)

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    1. Anita, thank you so much for your sweet comments! So glad you liked them! :)

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  12. Your sketch is full of possibilities, as you've shown with your two gems here. Curvy and vivacious *grin* I'll send you some of our cool Alberta, Canada weather in exchange for some of your warmth.... Fabulous cards!
    ~c

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    1. Curvy and Vivacious! LOL love it!!! Thanks :)

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  13. Oh, I really like this sketch & the cards!

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  14. It's such an awesome sketch and I loved your card based on it. Absolutely fabulous!!

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    1. It is too cute, Melissa! Thanks for playing!

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  16. Great cards and sketch--I like the curved edge.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! Me too! I can't get enough of that curved stitched border from Pretty Pink Posh!!

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  17. Loved this sketch and was so glad I finally got a chance to create with it. I really think I need to get that curved stitch border die from Pretty Pink Posh. I think your winter card is stunning. Thanks for keeping the challenges open all week.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments about my card. It was really fun to make. :)

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  18. Great sketch Julie! Was my first attempt to a sketch challenge and very pleased with how my cards turned out:)

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    1. Your card is beautiful, Mandakini! So happy you were able to play with us!!

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  19. Love this sketch and will have to save it for later! That curved edge along the bottom really adds to the design.

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  20. Fun sketch!! I took a few liberties, but I hope it is acceptable. :) I am in awe of the samples and other entries. Everyone has done such an amazing job!!! This is my 6th entry out of the 7 challenges. I don't think I have any camera stuff in my stash to whip out a 7th one, but I am going to look!!!! Ha. I soooooo would love to enter ALL 7 of the challenges. :) This has been a fun week!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Love it, Janis! So glad you played along!

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  21. I love Julie's gorgeous autumn card. The bright blue and rusty orange tones really catches the eye in a very pleasing way. Great sketch too

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.