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I love the bow!!! Perhaps it would punch it up a bit if the white were matted with either the Ruby Red or the Old Olive in a 1/8 mat...or perhaps one matted one color the other in the opposite color... but really I love the card! I think the bow was GREAT! and that crumpled paper was wonderful for texture! I am not too good at DTP yet... I have to PRACTICE to get it I guess! LOL
Here is a link to my gallery, which has the sketches for Sketch Challenges 1-3. When you open each sketch there is a link to the card that inspired it and the thread about that week's sketch. You can also do a search here on the forums for "sketch challenge" and it will bring up the three threads about the sketches for weeks 1-3
Thank you Andrea and all the other wonderful stampers. I'm learning to look at the layouts more. I would just go to the galleries to stamp sets I have, and look at those samples to gleen ideas, but never thinking to use another stamp set. So these challenges have been great for me! Please keep 'em coming.
What a challenge I have had trying to get my cards uploaded. The first couple I tried to post today kept double and triple posting while all the time seeming to be locked in the upload screen...again now, I was locked in the upload screen for a veeerrrrrrrry looooooooooong time!!!! Anybody else having problems?
So, I finally have my cards posted for the challenge. I did two of them cause I'm addicted to the challenge!
I'm so glad you are posting these challenges!!! I haven't had a chance to join yet - my stamp room is being reorganized and I just can't work in there unless I'm doing something that I just *have* to do.
It has been so great to see what everyone is doing with the challenges. The cards are awesome .... Keep them coming!! I hope to join in soon.
I can't tell you how amazed I was to see that AndreaSophie had chosen a card of mine for this challenge. I was so excited! I have been making cards for about a year, and sometimes am hesitant to upload them, since I don't have all the SU components (yet) and use a lot of paper, ink, etc. that is non SU. The challenge cards are wonderful, you are truly an incredibly talented group. Thanks for all your kind comments.
I am so glad that you found this thread and saw that we all love your sketch! I thought about emailing you to let you know, but I was hoping you would find it on your own, because its more of a surprise that way hehe! We can get inspiration from anywhere, even stuff not from stampin up so keep on posting your work using whatever materials you have!
First, I want to say THANK YOU to AndreaSophie for doing this. I am pretty new to SCS and I seem to be one of those people who can only CASE stuff and not come up with my own ideas. I've joined some swaps thinking that will inspire me but I fear that I'll just CASE some more. This is EXACTLY what I need to help me develop some ideas on mine own. I have to admit it's hard to not CASE everyone's sketch idea because they are all so AWESOME.
Anyway, here are my first two attempts. I wish I would have done week one and two. But now I'm keeping a 'sketch' book that has your sketches in them so that I have somewhere to look when I need inspiration.
I love this layout! How could anyone resist using this as inspiration!?!?!??! I put a little spin on it. I am really pleased with my card!!! And it was the first shot. Lookin' thru the thread it looks like lots of ppl weren't pleased w/their first piece. OR they liked the layout so much they made more! That made me laugh everytime! "I just had to make another". Regardless- all the cards look wonderful! These threads are so fun to read!
My card: http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...hp?photo=63129
This is my first Non-CASEd card in such a very long time. Thank you so much for posting these! They are marvelous! Sure makes me think about creating in a whole different light! Now I can think about it as a formula to follow--I can do THAT!!
Can't wait til the next one!
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