I loved the sketch for this week. The card is from a Recollections pack, the solid card stock, ribbon, stamps, ink, punches are Stampin’ Up! I think the brads were Michael’s too. And, of course, the metal on the ribbon is a recycled pop top.
I’ve come to realize that I am quite literal when it comes to following sketches or any challenge compared to other scrapbookers/card makers. I enjoy working the elements I select into the given parameters. If I want to do something on my own, that is great, but I wouldn’t say I had followed the sketch if I did something different. Here is an example. This was the first card I made and it varied too much so I made another for my DT example.
I put the ribbon and pearls too high. I think I have a problem because I find I am getting more OCD now a days. I’ve had trouble leaving stuff uneven on my cards for a long time, just ask my friends – lol.
My Menu challenge example layout is almost ready. Can’t reveal it until the 20th, but I am having a great time making flowers out of satin. I’m also learning what fabric can go through the Big Shot too.
A challenge we are working on right now is a Build a Layout where each day the girls give us another task. To start we have a layout sketch to use and had to add the photos and a couple of digital images. That was yesterday. Today we were to add fabric. Yea! As if I have a problem with that challenge! Here is a close up of the flower I made with fabric.
The center is a die cut using some heavy lame’ fabric I recently cut. I plan to add a jewel, brad, or pearl to the center – not sure what yet.
I can’t wait to see what we get to add tomorrow!
Do you have any ideas on how sketches should be followed or how I get over my affliction?