This month I chose OWH Sketch #96:
I saw many things in this sketch, and I’m actually bringing them to you in the opposite order I made them. I guess my less-literal interpretation was what came to mind first. However, I’ll still present them to you from more literal to less literal.
Before I forget, we have TWO collaborations this month: Finding Nana has sent us some fun embellishments and washi tape (squee!), and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft has sent us some fabulous pens and pencils. I played with most of them here. 🙂
Now on with the sketch! First up, this is about as close as I got to a literal interpretation:
The papers are from Authentique: Celebrate, and the balloons are part of that paper. The washi tape is from Finding Nana, and you can kindof see some silver dots I added to the dotted paper with a Faber-Castell Metallic Pitt Artist Pen.
The words are tough to see from afar, so I tried a close-up:
I stamped them with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and added clear embossing powder before I heat-set them. The close-up is actually from another card I made just like this one, but with the washi tape behind the balloon panel:
Either would pass muster for a sketch challenge.
Next, I used this orientation of the sketch:
to make this:
This is actually the first card I made, and I might love it. I started out with the three chipboard banners from my stash that I colored with Big Brush pens. I first coated them with Gesso, as the chipboard just soaked up the ink with my original attempt. Those banners dictated the colors of paper I needed to dig out, so I chose Basic Grey Kioshi.
I stamped an image (from the Hero Arts set Speckled Ornaments) at the bottom of the vertical purple panel using Distress Milled Lavender. It gives just a shadow of color, which is exactly what I wanted! I then stamped the sentiment over it in black.
The cute butterfly clip is from Finding Nana, and I glued it on using Glossy Accents. Bonus that it matches the orange in the Kioshi paper. 🙂
I did take a few liberties with the placement of the banners, but it still pretty much follows the sketch:
Next, I went back to the original sketch orientation:
and made this:
I used one of the first Hero Arts OWH sets – love that balloon! (It’s limited availability now according to the Hero Arts site. I’ve included it below in Inlinkz, but if you need it (heh heh) you may need to hit up Hero Arts’ site.) My Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts item used here is tough to see – invisible, even! I have a set of Pitt Pens, and I used the Scarlet Red one to color the “ribbon” around the base of the balloon. I wanted to make it more solid, but still close to the same color, and I think it was a perfect match! The heart clip is from Finding Nana.
I made the words by stamping them on white card stock, drawing a line around each, then cutting them out.
This is admittedly a loose interpretation of the sketch, but it’s still there:
Finally, I bring you a card that probably would NOT pass muster for a challenge, but I wanted you to see how to take a sketch as a starting point and make it your own. Here’s the card:
I can hear you now. All that screaming and WHAAAA? So let me explain. When I turned the sketch like this:
I saw birthday candles. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Wish Big Candles set, stamped it on some watercolor paper, and started playing with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Aquarelle pencils. I got the yellow set and I can tell you the colors are so fun! They are a nice mix of yellows, oranges, salmons and reds. Right up my alley! I painted outside the lines, and decided I liked it, so I left it that way.
I trimmed it down and put it onto a piece of Hero Arts Artist Patterned Paper, then added a sentiment and two pieces of flair from Finding Nana.
It sorta follows the sketch, but is really just influenced by it, and a starting point. See:
I might not win any sketch challenges with this one, but I was definitely influenced by the sketch.
That’s it for the sketch for this month. I hope I’ve given you some ideas for taking a sketch and interpreting it different ways, or letting it just spark your mojo.
Just a reminder: The sketch segment here at ABNH is not a separate challenge and there is no linky below. It’s just for added inspiration and to help jump-start your mojo. Please feel free to incorporate the sketch in your creations! If you do, please link back to ABNH and also leave a comment below with a link to your post so we can all come by and see what you’ve done with it. 🙂
Don’t forget to play our current It’s Not In The Cards challenge, where we ask you to make anything but a card. 🙂
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First card (with washi tape):
Second card (with chipboard banners):
Third card (with red balloon):
Last card (with birthday candles):