Welcome to the February Technique Blog Hop
It’s month two of our year-long journey through various techniques, card folds and products. This month we have been presented with a sketch challenge. Here’s the sketch with which we’re working. It will be interesting to see how the ten of us interpret the sketch to put their own spin on it.
Our sponsor this month is Claudia Henderson of:
We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of February 4th and will receive a nice prize! (winner will be announced on March hop). And if you become a follower of my blog, you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail followers. Don’t worry if you subscribe via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin’, you’re included in the drawing, too.
You should have arrived here from my friend Amanda’s blog. If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances to win by commenting on each blog.
Now to my projects:
When I participated in my first sketch challenge, I took the sketch very literally and tried to duplicate the sketch exactly. As I’ve become more experienced, I try to think creatively…we’ll call it thinking “outside the sketch”. Today I want to share with you several variations to show you the wide range of possibilities available to you.
This card is back to the vertical orientation, but I moved the ornamentation to the top of the card. With this card, the banner is represented by the negative space, the area without the die cutting; so the concept is reversed.
Next, I thought this fairly new card fold that’s all the rage now would work perfectly with the sketch. You can see the elements, right?
Since Valentines Day is a good card choice for February, I thought I make a “LOVE” card!
I hope you’re inspired to try a sketch challenge if you haven’t previously. There are so many great challenges on the Internet; a search under sketch challenge blogs will give you quite a few choices.
Now you’re off to visit with Sandy of Scrapbook Blessings Club.
Here’s our full line-up in case you get lost: