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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I LOVE Sketches!!

I love sketches. To me - they are the backbone of inspiration. When I am at a loss for how to do a card, I often will find a sketch that I can use to create my card. I don't even have to look at how others used the sketch - though sometimes it does help - but often, I can use the sketch and go from there. Today, I am just looking at sketches and creating with them. I used this sketch from the The sketch - as you can see - is quite simple allowing for lots of 'white' space. I needed a change of color too - so I chose these blues and a simple sentiment. I still feel like it needs just a little bit more of something, but just not quite sure what! Perhaps another flower? It isn't quite balanced - may just have to add one. Yeah, I think that is it!! Here is the card again with the additional flowers in the spray. I also added a bit of vanilla smooch and some diamond stickles. I also added some small pearls all around the spray. You can't see that because I added it after I took the picture. :) Maybe I am just tending toward a more 'cluttered' card? Could it be that I have migrated to that end of the spectrum? Hmmm, not so sure. I still like clean and simple cards with beautiful embellishments, but not over done. With all the flowers and pearls I am using lately, I can see another order into Wild Orchid Crafts. They really do have beautiful flowers and pearls and for such a great price too.
What kind of crafter are you? Do you clean up your space in between? Or do you craft away with the mess all around? I like my space tidy and I like my HOUSE tidy - but with 4 teens - that is harder to do.
But, I do need to get to the house now - I have crafted all morning (you would think I would have had more done) - and now I need to spend time on the house and organizing more stuff.

Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate all your comments.

~Paula~

6 comments:

Paula said...

I love the flowers you added - just right & I think your'e still really quite CAS in style.
Paula (PEP)http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Gloria Stengel said...

The flower sprays you make are beautiful!

Rose said...

well this is sure a beauty!! LOVE the blues and your touch of flowers :)

~amy~ said...

soo pretty...love the blooms!

~ Sophia ~ said...

Totally great take on the sketch. And I love all the shades of blue!
Thanks for playing along with us on 365 Cards.

Pam said...

So pretty, and I love those gorgeous flowers!