Friday, January 29, 2010

One Sketch, Two Projects by Cheryl

I love the versatility of sketches. If you start with a very basic sketch you can use it in so many ways. I have created two very different projects with this one simple sketch. You can use the sketch as a starting point and then add your own creative touches to really make the project your own.

The first project I made using this sketch as my guide is a layout of my grandson. I wanted the layout to reflect the images of a boy at play. I chose colors that I thought were more boyish and tilted the central squares of the sketch to help give the feeling of motion.
I added a triangle banner border to the scallop element to also add to the boyish, playful nature I wanted in this layout. I then added some embellishment and journaling.

The second project I made using the sketch could not be any more different than the first and yet they both use the same sketch as a starting point. This project is a Valentine card and I wanted the feeling to be romantic and feminine. I chose colors that reflected that and changed the squares in the sketch to a softer shape. For the scallop element I chose to use lace. Notice that this project is not square like the sketch, but I was still able to use the basic elements of the sketch regardless of the shape of the card.

Although I chose to use a layout and a card for this post, I could have also used this basic sketch as the basis for an altered item as well. The possibilities are endless. Take a simple sketch and make it your own.


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Printable Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [29 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

  2. Cheryl, what a wonderful sketch! I love it! So glad you could join us as a guest!!! LOVE you work!

  3. Really pretty projects Cheryl! I love that card!