February Technique Blog Hop-So Sketchy

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:

And she is generously giving this adorable Easter Bunny set to one lucky winner.

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.

Twinkle Twinkle wm 1

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.

Thoughtful Things You Do wm 2

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?

Happier Birthday wm 2

Since Valentines Day is a good card choice for February, I thought I make a “LOVE” card!

Clear to See wm 1

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:

 

16 Responses to “February Technique Blog Hop-So Sketchy”

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  1. Beautiful cards! I enjoyed hopping with you.

  2. Shelly Schmidt says:

    You have such a fab selection of cards here. All, beautiful !!! I am always in awe of your talent!!!

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    Always so creative and I like all of them. We are doing that double Z card for CADC later this year and I love seeing your card with that technique.

  4. Claudia Henderson says:

    Wonderful cards Kim, love the cute baby one and I am amazed how we think alike sometimes LOL. The butterflies are super cute too and how nice are the balloons. Love the acetate one too. Great interpretation of the sketch my friend. It was wonderful hopping with you and I am looking forward to next months challenge 🙂

  5. Lynn McAuley says:

    Four amazing beauties, Kim!! What exquisite work!! It is always a treat to see your remarkable creations!

  6. Jearise says:

    Wow! What a variety of beautiful cards and such great “thinking outside of the sketch” ideas. Fun hopping with you.

  7. JenniferE says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors on each but that baby card is just sooo sweet!

  8. Wilma Payne says:

    Wow! What gorgeous cards! My favorite is that beautiful baby card – it just makes my heart happy. And I love the rest too. Thanks for showing ways to think “outside the sketch.” I need those ideas!!

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