A card sketch is a great tool to use for inspiration when making
The purpose of a card sketch is simply to provide a design layout
idea for card makers to follow.The card
sketch usually has the basic shapes and designs drawn out, but no other
instructions are given.You can adapt
one card sketch for many different looks by varying the paper and
embellishments that you use.
I'm using the same sketch that I used for yesterdays post and
came up with a whole new look for this card.
Today I have a Design Team
project up for the October Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration.My challenge is for you to create a card,
tag, layout, ATC or altered project using a "family" theme.This can include siblings, parents ...
anything to do with family.You must
also use some layering on your project.
Be sure to check out the forum for the details and see the other
challenges posted by the Design Team.
used a very sweet photo
that my daughter
took of Faith-Anna and Leah.
All the materials I used were in my
never ending stash supply.
I love to add layers to my
scrapbooking pages because ...
layering adds visual
interest, texture and dimension
creating altered art projects so when Deb from D's Paper Studio asked me to be a
part of the Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop I was beyond excited! For me altering
a paint brush with a Thanksgiving theme took some thinking ...
outside the box.
1) I started with a $2.89 3 inch paint
brush from Lowe's.
2) I wanted the bristles
removed, nothing a pair of pliers couldn't fix. For this step I enlisted my
My process for creating is to gather my paper and embellishments, anything I
think I might use. What will work and what won't ... it's a process of
4) I covered the brush handle
with several light coats of white Gesso.
5) I then painted the
handle with distress paint, adding layer after layer until I was satisfied with
the results. The hardest part was the waiting for the paint to dry.
That's when the heat gun enters to speed up the drying process.
6) The handle was just
to plain for me so I used distress embossing ink and gold embossing powder and
stamped on the handle.
7) I selected the
paper I wanted for the cover and cut it at 2 3/4 inches to fit inside the metal
band on the brush handle.
8) To make a match book for the rest of the
paper to fit in I scored the cover at 4 3/8 and at 4 5/8 inches.
9) Then the adventure began
to find just the right paper for the insert. I found a paint chip strip
in my stash and some lace along with some burlap and tags that worked
perfectly. I adhered the paper to the cover with liquid glue.
10) I kept the embellishments simple and
just added some lace, seam binding ribbon, a flower and my sentiment.