Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Final Card for October Sketch

Tonight I'm sharing one final card based on the October Sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has also posted a card to help inspire you. If you are feeling creative and want to play along with us, we'd love to see what you create with the sketch. Sorry for such a quick post, but I am exhausted. I've put in another very long day at work. Tomorrow will be another long day, so I've got to get plenty of rest.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Sketch

Lately I feel like I can't take a decent photo. It is driving me crazy. I have tried in various parts of the house, outside and even in the car! I just can't seem to get the lighting right. So, I apologize for the photo, but hope it won't discourage you from taking a peek at this month's sketch and playing along with us at The Sketch File. I have adapted the sketch as you can see and Kathy and I encourage you to do so as well. I'm not sure you can tell from the photo, but I started with a 5"x7" card base and folded the front panel toward the fold at 2.5". I am loving this fold and have been creating several cards with this pattern.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October at The Sketch File

I am working like a crazy woman trying to get my Christmas cards done. I think I have about 55 out of 85 complete which isn't too bad at this point. This card is inspired by our October sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy and I hope you will join us and share a card or two.  As always the sketch will be up for the entire month.  I have folded this card a bit differently. I started with a 5"x7" card base and folded the front panel at 2.5". I attached the holly patterned paper to the front fold and added the details. I like this fold and will be revisiting it again and again. I hope you can still see the sketch in this card and I must apologize for the dark photo. I am always challenged when it comes to photographing a card that has a lot of white on it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Introducing the OCTOBER SKETCH

It's time to introduce the newest sketch at The Sketch File. The October sketch will be available all month and we hope you will find time to create something based on the sketch. Kathy has provided a few versions of the sketch to encourage you to resize, rotate, flip, shrink, enlarge and generally have fun with the sketch.  

I have decided to focus on Christmas cards and I'm sharing this one with candy canes. I've used dry embossing for the snowflake background and used  a punch to create the boughs. The candy canes are handcut from red cardstock. I used paint to add the white stripes. After I had finished adhering all the bits and pieces, I regretted that I didn't make the candy canes larger and more of a focal point.