Once you've got a working knowledge of sketches and how to effectively use them for your cards and layouts, don't be afraid to branch out and create your own blueprints for design! Think of it as a way of mapping out the plans for your project--in advance!
This week, Design Team member Lori Roop shares with us a project created based on a card sketch she designed...
First, the sketch. Drawn on either a scrap piece of paper or in a notebook you keep for future reference--the sketch just kind of helps you get your thoughts down on paper. That way, as you dive into your project and you really get "in the groove", you're not slowed down by designing--or often redesigning--the basic layout/structure of your project. Instead, you can just start pulling patterns and elements that fit the concept and have "fun" with the artistic side of papercrafting!
Lori's fun & eclectic birthday card was created using materials from her stash and a variety of patterns and elements from My Mind's Eye's "On the Sunny Side" collection!
MME On the Sunny Side Paper: Happy Go Lucky, In Bloom
MME On the Sunny Side Die-Cut Accessories Sheet
Imaginisce Hello Cupcake "Happy Birthday" Stamp
Other: Ribbon & Lace, Buttons, Floss
This week, we challenge you to create a project of your own based on a sketch that YOU create! Post a photo of your sketch with your completed project (card or layout) on our Facebook page and who knows--you just might be entered to win a prize!