Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Less is More - Week 238 - Sketch

Oh I do love this sketch over at this week's Less is More challenge:
It's crisp and clean - and you can flip or rotate it. BUT, dozy mare that I am, I didn't spot the fact there's a sentiment in the bottom right corner until the point at which I'd finished my card(s) and was writing this blog post, sigh :( Then again, quite a few entries haven't followed the sentiment placement and a few of the DT cards haven't followed that either - phew - so maybe it's just optional? Whatever, I'm still hopping over to play as I hate to miss LIM and I totally love this sketch!

This is what I initially made (two the same):
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- a slightly smaller white panel

- a cut down to size piece of BoBunny paper from the 'Blitzen' pad. Great to find a use for those papers with an image down in one corner, I can see this sketch being used again with similar paper designs

- a little strip of orange core-dinations card just to break up the junction between patterned and plain

- then stamped the sentiment using SU's 'Tangelo Twist' and a sentiment stamp from Woodware's Clear Magic stamp set - 'Christmas Bubble Tree'

And then whilst everything was out I flipped the sketch and made two more using a different paper from the same pad:

So that's four more for the box, yay!



Carol L said...

Two more classy CAS cards! I love the diagonal angles!

Darnell said...

I think your designs are fabulous, Di, and your sediment placement is perfect for these cards! I always think of the sediment placement as just a suggestion on a sketch - but maybe I'm wrong! Hugs, Darnell

Jane Willis said...

Both cards are gorgeous - I can see this is a sketch that will become one of my go-to layouts for quick cards, especially now I've seen your tip about papers with an image in the corner. I tend to decoupage the image but that leaves me the rest of the sheet as snippets.
Sometimes sketch challenges bewilder me as people - even the DTs occasionally - stray so far from the sketch that I can't see where the original comes into it at all. To me, your cards clearly show at first glance that the sketch has been used.

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are so lovely, Di! It is a great sketch!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas cards.

Kathyk said...

Two fab card designs and four more for the collection? I'd call that a result!

I made a Christmas card yesterday and, using the same design, made it in another colour this morning too - so I'm a bit of a roll myself!

Happy day after Rudolph Day!


Amanda said...

Fab cards Di, I entered this week too as I really liked the sketch and just like you I didn't spot the sentiment in the bottom either, oh well lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Di. Thanks for the tip about using patterned papers with a design in the corner. I'm sure I've got lots as I'm never sure how to use them on cards. I'll be looking at them in a new light now. xx

Pat said...

Wonderful ideas with papers Di and like Liz will definitely get out papers and have a good look because on plainer patterns like these it works beautifully. x

Kath said...

Great cards Di - I love this sketch and it works really well with papers with a patterned corner. Your sentiment stamp is one of my favourites too!
Kath x

Barb said...

Love your two cards Di. Thanks for the idea. I also have lots of papers with things in the corner that never get used. Off to have a delve this afternoon. Barbxx

Eve said...

Hello Di
Wow! you sure have cracked it with these stunning cards. Perfectly placed sentiment too ;-)
I love the sketch too as it saves a lot of brain ache trying to figure out where everything should go!!
Hope you have a fab day!
Eve xx

Carole said...

Fabulous sketch...fabulous design.............two fabulous cards!

Jean said...

These card look great Di, as you say a good way of using the corner printed papers. I love the sentiment stamp too.
Jean x

brenda said...

I'm keen on a sketch as well Di and I like both your interpretations of it, don't ask my why but the first works best for me, might be something to do with being right handed and the way my head ticks.....that's when it does of course !

B x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful cards Di! This is the first LIM challenge I've entered in a very long time and I love your take on it. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Krisha said...

Gorgeous cards Di! Then sentiment may not be in the place the sketch shows, but it is in the right place on your cards...*grin*

Kathleen said...

I totally agree with the above comment.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love how you used the Bobunny papers scraps with the the reindeer, they are perfect for the sketch design!
Both the cards are so beautiful!

Neets B said...

Lovely cards and what a great way to use up those papers which have corner designs. I love your first one as the sentiment curve sort of follows the elegance of the deer. I personally don't mind where the sentiment goes, and as some of the DT cards didn't follow it exactly I suppose it's perfectly fine (I'm obviously a goody-goody and don't want to risk being told off by Chrissie! lol)
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Unknown said...

Oh wow what fab take on the sketch they are gorgeous!!
Oh my friend sent me those die cuts so I don't know the brand as I don't have a cutting machine! Lol
Lucy xx

LesleyG said...

You are cleverer than me! I wouldn't know where to start with such a simple sketch, but these are superb, and you are right that it lends itself to lots of papers and designs, xxx

Sarn said...

I have seen so many lovely cards made using this week's LIM sketch and your two are no exception. They're GREAT Di. I like that you changed the direction from one card to the other. FOUR more for the box too. Congrats.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous cards, Di. The sketch is brilliant - it's one that can be interpreted so many ways. I like the way you have used those lovely papers ... as you say, sometimes it is really difficult to find a way of using pretty papers with images in the corner but you've done it here :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Brenda in IN said...

I love that you stamped right on the pattern paper. The results are great and now I need to find some paper with a corner design and stamp on it. You are such an inspiration. Your Christmas card stash must be growing in leaps and bounds, good for you!

Sally H said...

Wow! These are gorgeous, Di! I love them. Every year I say I am not buying Christmas papers, but already I have bought one pack and am rather liking these too!

Karen said...

These are lovely Miss Pixie! Gorgeous papers and I do love that reindeer! Stunning interpretation of the sketch too Karen x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fantastic cards and brilliant takes on the sketch Di!
Great to see you ahead on those Christmas makes too! There's no beating you!
I realise I didn't stick to the sentiment in the right place so no worries on that score (fingers crossed tightly behind my back!) I'd made my card, photographed it and blogged it before realising! Bowing my head in shame this week! LOL!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two special cards Di, you have been busy, I need to catch up too. Shaz in oz.x

MaryH said...

Really love both these clever cards. I'm liking this asymmetrical layout very much, it's so striking. The lovely additions you've chosen for each of your cards, makes it even more so. Well done! You've been a busy bee lately with some clever & pretty cards. TFS & Hugs

Chrissie said...

These are both real cuties Di, I love this sketch too!
Thanks so much for joining us again!
"Less is More"