May 23, 2011

Introducing Simply Sketches – Simply Sketches #1

I loved the sketches from WMS sketch challenges – they were so simple. Hence so conducive for CAS as well as non-CAS cards. However recently they changed their policy such that a challenge entry must have at least one WMS image. Unfortunately for me I don’t own any WMS stamps Sad smile. I do love them but I haven’t gotten down to that part of my wish list yet. Thus I could no longer participate in them. Since there seemed to be no other sketch challenge which had simple sketches I decided to create my own sketches.

I thought that there might be others who were in the same boat as I am and could benefit from these sketches. So I would post every sketch I create along with my sample. The sketch would be posted every Monday. Let’s hope I can follow that schedule Smile If you were inspired by my sketch and created a card I would love to see it. So please do leave me a comment with a link to your card. Your card doesn’t have to be CAS. You can use the same sketch in various ways:

  1. Rotate the sketch.
  2. Take it’s mirror image.
  3. Stretch or shrink it’s elements. Try not to do that to an extent that the basic layout of the sketch is lost.
  4. Any other way you can think of.

Here’s the first sketch and my sample:


I made a set of thank you cards using this sketch. This is also my entry to Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers contest.



I stamped the flower in versamark on vellum. Then embossed it in white embossing powder. Added some Diamond stickles to the petals and dotted the center with liquid pearls. The background was created by taking together some thank you sentiments and stamping them repeatedly using Versamark.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art, Inkadinkado Thanks
  • Paper: Papertrey Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Orange zest
  • Others: Vellum, white embossing powder, Diamond stickles, Liquid pearls.


Tejal said...

This is fabulous...count me in...I used to love WMS sketches..simple and awesome to even i feel sad...
But love this idea..I need to run an idea by you..I don't have your email..can you mail me?
tejal2210 AT gmail DOT com.

Tejal said...

Here's my card girlie

Spardha said...

wow!.. its BEAUTIFUL!.. love the card set and the flowers are gorgeous! :)
and can I participate??

Priya Venkat Designs said...

Want to participate, Smriti..... but will have to give it a pass for this month. Will join you for the next one. Good luck meanwhile.