Saturday, October 4, 2008

The purpose of sketches

I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs today and noticed several great sketches out there. Karen is great at showing sketches and wonderful ways to incorporate them. I really liked the sketch she had on there so I decided to use it to make a card. I pulled out all my supplies, and don't you know...made a card totally NOT the sketch. But, the sketch inspired me. Isn't that what they are all about? I think so. The sketch had three strips of paper and that is where I started. Mine ended up going the other way and then totally branched off from there, but, who cares?! I really like this card!
My card base is Sage Shadow (anybody else notice a total comeback of this color?) with a strip of chocolate chip across the bottom. I had these strips of western sky paper cut from a previous project so I just trimmed them down and layered them across the card. I tried a couple different ways to get my cowboy on there and ended up just stamping him with craft chocolate chip and embossing with clear embossing powder. I did the same for the little nail heads across the bottom. The quote is from another horse set, Bareback, and just looked nice with this. I'm not sure what it means....do you have quotes like that??....but I liked it. I stamped it on white cardstock using classic chocolate chip, roughed up the edges with the cutter kit and then sponged it heavily with creamy caramel ink. The brads are from the hodgepodge kit.
So, get out there and do a non-sketch! See what you come up with. :o)

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