How I use a sketch to feel creative….


I found this card sketch from July 4th over at Mojo Monday and thought I’d use it today!  Marilynne from Nova Scotia asked me how I use sketches so I’ll try to show my process, which most times starts in one direction and ends in another:)


Here’s my process for using the sketches.  I grab one of the elements that stands out to me first.  I hadn’t used the new In Color Doilies yet so I started with one of those for the upper right corner.  I’m drawn to the Watermelon since it’s summertime and warm outside today.

I added the Affectionately Yours designer series paper (DSP) as my “I don’t feel like stamping a background today” area.  It has the watermelon color in the paper so it worked with my doily.


I started with white and navy card stock and twine but in the end, switched it to vanilla so it matched my button.


The card was feeling top heavy so I grounded it with a piece of Watermelon card stock at the bottom of the card.  I also like a color to repeat 3x, so with the watermelon flowers in the DSP, it does.


And here it is.  Do I love it?  No but I like it. I still feel the top corner is a little heavy but it looks better in person with the banner greeting popped up also.  In the end, I stamped and felt creative this morning so the sketch did the job it was supposed to!

Go stamp Something today!



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2 Responses to How I use a sketch to feel creative….

  1. Thanks for the sketch lesson, it was illuminating-I particularly liked the color 3x idea

  2. Linda Heller says:

    Thanks! Sometimes they really help get me out of a slump:)

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