Yesterday was the final part of our OnStage@Home event and ended, as it normally does, which is a crafting session with Sara Douglass CEO of Stampin’ Up! and her Mum, Shelli Gardiner who is the Chair Person. They make an amazing double act and really compliment each other. Sara describes herself as a simple stamper and Shelli is definitely an avid stamper. They were showcasing the Fine Art Floral Suite which will be available in the new Spring/Summer 2021 catalogue. It was a great way to finish off a great event.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve made eight cards using Sketches and I was asked if I’d make a video showing how I made them. Tomorrow’s video shows how I made a new card from start to finish using a different sketch. I chose sketch 254 from OWH (Operation Write Home) because it had a circle on it that was coming off the page. When I first saw a similar sketch, I wasn’t sure what was the best way to deal with the circle.More or less at the same time, I saw a video by Kristie Marcotte where she had used a similar sketch. She made easy work of the circle and I based my sketch no 005 on 30th October 2020 on the card she had made. Try as I might, I can’t think of anything negative to say about sketches. I think they are ideal for any crafter who has lost their mojo for any reason and they are a super way to use up excess Designer Series Paper (DSP).
On the other hand, if crafters don’t have much DSP they can just as easily use cardstock in Whisper White or a colour that has been embossed or stamped, tone on tone. The more I dig into sketches the more ideas I’m coming up with. When I see cards that crafters share in different Facebook groups I wonder if they have created their card from a sketch. (I’m not offering this observation as a criticism).
Of course, the other side of this coin is thinking about which came first! The card or the sketch? There are masses of sketch designs available online but I just can’t imagine someone sitting and coming up with lots of different designs. It’s similar to people who write sentiments for the insides of greeting cards! I’m certainly finding the idea behind sketches fascinating and I’d love to know how they first started!
Last night I was feeling very tired after two and a half days at the virtual OnStage event. I’m not used to spending so much time sitting down! LOL! I made sure I had an early night last to give myself time to recharge my batteries! I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you on Tuesday. In the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.