Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sketch Sunday: Card #4

Today's sketch is for a card, but could probably also be used for an 8 1/2" x 11" scrapbook page, or even for an ATC! Try to think of the various patterns as something other than literal. Instead of using patterned paper for those blocks, think of other ways you could differentiate those areas. Perhaps different textures would work, or different colors, or perhaps just different stamped images. Think outside the box!

And just because the layout is done monochromatic in blue, don't get yourself into my blue rut (I love any color as long as it is blue, remember!) Think bold and bright or soft and subtle. Think about contrasting colors or coordinating shades. Have fun with the layout, which is more about relative size and space than about anything else... Nothing says you can't replace that circle with a heart, or round the corners of a rectangle, or make the scalloped border with a zig-zag scissor instead. Have fun and be creative!

And as always, if you decide to use this week's sketch, the design team would love it if you would share! Upload a photo somewhere (Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, etc.) and then share a link with us in the comments. To share all you need to do is add the following codes to your comment, and then replace the word "link" with the actual link to your photo:

      <a href="link">My Card</a>

Your comment will then contain the words "My Card" which will link to your photo. The design team really looks forward to seeing your work!


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