Well it is for me anyway. I have not designed using sketches before I usually just move things round on the card before sticking things down but having found the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog I decided to give it a go.
So here is the card I have entered into this weeks challenge at http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
To make the card I embossed some parchment effect calligraphy paper to make the panel on the right. I then used glimmer dust white glitter to coat a die cut bride and groom which was mounted on a pale green paper from the same calligraphy pad.
Thinking of the lovely pastel colours of a spring wedding I then wrapped some ribbon from my stash around a pretty checked design from a 'Pink Petticoat' I had in my stash and stuck this to the base card before assembling the elements on the card. Three silk flowers with a pink pearly centre were used as the accents, and the greeting is a die cut which I coloured with a silver gilding pen.
Looking at it now I can see ways to improve the design but I really enjoyed the challenge of designing to a sketch and look forward to the next challenge at Sketch Saturday.
- Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.