Tuesday, June 05, 2012

MIM #69 -- Sketch #6

I was so excited to see Nichole's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink this week, because in it, she shares six great card sketches, along with the photos that inspired the sketches!

When I did Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 4 class earlier this spring, I challenged myself to create a layout and a card with each sketch. So, I thought I'd do the same thing with Nichole's sketches this week.

After a very full evening which included helping Austin with homework, playing tennis with Jonah & Sage, making supper, cleaning up and going to taekwondo, I didn't get down to my scrap area until after 10pm. So I looked at the sketches I'd printed out and chose the first one that caught my eye. It happened to be the last sketch Nichole shared:

                    

I was inspired by the inspiration photo, as well as the sketch. When I saw the lines on the bottom half of the sketch, I thought of using my new PTI Simple Stripes impression plate. Here's the card I made:

 

I used PTI cardstock (smokey shadow, rustic white), stamps (pretty peonies, think big favourites #7), buttons and twine.

And here's the layout I made with the sketch, this time interpreting the bottom half of the sketch as blocks of different patterned papers.



I used PTI cardstock (classic kraft, rustic white), stamps (tiny tags #2) and dies (text boxed, tag sale #5). I also used My Mind's Eye patterned paper & decorative brad (chevron). The other brad was made with an SU! build-a-brad (with a star from Text Boxed stamped on a punched circle from the MME pp on the right hand side.) The chipboard letters are American Crafts and the alphabet stickers are Lily Bee.

Here's a close-up of the journaling:



Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

sanketi said...

Wonderful card!..what a coincidence, I designed a similar card!

Jen said...

oh so pretty!! great job on the sketches!! they are both great!

cutiephinphin said...

the card is so pretty. Love your take on the sketch.

Jill said...

Gorgeous, Leigh--I love both!

Cheryl said...

Great card! What a perfect take on the sketch and inspiration photo. Your layout is wonderful, too.

victoria h said...

Great card and scrapbook page. Love your stamping of the flowers on the card it looks fantastic.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Great card Leigh, you executed the sketch perfectly!!

Kara said...

awesome!! love how you interpreted the sketch!

Elena said...

love the yellow on your card that echoes the inspiration photo - beautiful take on the sketch!

The Paper Parade said...

Both the card and the layout are perfect interpretations of the sketch! I especially love the card, it is gorgeous!

craftmates said...

Great card and layout Leigh! I love how you used the simple stripes impression plate to interpret the sketch. Love the colors on your layout! - Irma

Cassie_lu said...

love the card and the use of the stripes with the flowers but I reallY LOVE how you used the sketch for a layout. It works so well and in inspiring.

Marybeth said...

So pretty, love what you did to the side of the layout with the map papers. Sweet picture of your son reading.

Joyce said...

Oh so pretty. I used this sketch today, too for a birthday card--before I saw yours, so please don't think I'm a copycat! Love how you used the IP for the bottom of the card.

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Love, love, love the two stamped flowers!!! Soooo pretty!!! Love the layout too!! You have totally inspired me!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, both the card & the layout :) x

Jean said...

Lovely card and layout ~ Great idea to use the impression plate for the stripes.

carol (krillsister) said...

awesome card & layout. Love how you used the IP for the background. The colors of the card are super. Love the pattern papers for the layout.

samantha's cards said...

your card is stunning, great color choice.

Kim said...

Beautiful card and amazing scrapbook page, love that photo. How fun to make both a card and page with this sketch.