Friday, September 18, 2009

Fabulous Friday

Good Morning,

Thank you to everyone for all your wonderful comments yesterday and the well wishes. I am feeling much better today. After two days of stomach pains and a nagging headache, I am over it.

I have a couple of things to share with you today. I've been talking, lately, about Kristina Werner from KWerner Designs. Well, she's inspired me again and really hit home this time. If you don't know her, I've linked her blog and you have to check out her You Tube videos. She features two spots, Make a Card Monday and Finally Friday. She featured how to create a simple card sketches book and provided a free template. This is the greatest thing. I swear, I am going to make tons more!


So here's the cover of the sketch book. You don't want to add a lot of bumpy things to the front. You need it to lay flat so the bumps don't hinder your drawing. So I used Brocade Blue and broke out a Simply Scrappin' kit that I've been hoarding for years. Decorated the front a bit with some borders, dots and the frame. Then I had these leftover letter stickers from American Crafts, so I used those for the title and then had to write in the rest with my white gel pen. I truly admire those who have beautiful handwriting. I wish I were one of them.


This is the inside. Kristina provided boxes on this template for both portrait and landscape cards. You fill in the rest. I am using this book to draw out sketches for challenges I want to participate in. Then I write above the box which challenge that belongs to and then I've written other challenges I wish to incorporate it with it.



So here's the card I made using the sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity, the colors Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Blush Blossom from The Color Dare and Vellum from All That Scraps.

Stamps: Autumn Emma, Bench, Leaves & Garland CC Designs
Cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom,
Bright White vellum, Neenah Solar Crest White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Markers: Copics and Prismacolor Markers
Accessories: Distressed Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

I hope you liked my projects that I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

12 Encouraging Thoughts:

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card Mel!! I love your sketchbook project. I have been wanting to make one but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!! Glad to hear that you are feeling better~have a fabulous weekend!!

Gabby said...

Such a cute project Mel! Love it! Isn't it nice when things are in order and in booklets/journals? LOL! Love your card...it's adorable!

Glad to hear you're doing better. It seems we were going through the same thing. I too had a NASTY stomach pain and headache! HUGS!

Lori said...

What a great idea for the sketchbook!
Love your card. That image is just too cute and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare! Hope to see you again next week!

michele said...

love the sketch book idea Melissa, gorgeous card thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs mx

Suzette said...

Lovely card and I love the stamped image, well done. Thanks for joining us at C4E.

Hugs
Suzette

Suzette said...

Great card, love the image, well done. Thanks for joining us at C4E.

Hugs
Suzette

pinky said...

Cool idea for a sketch book, will have a better look later. Love your card, gorgeous little image. Glad your feeling better, have had a bug this week myself along the same lines! I swear once schools start there is nothing but bugs lol. Thanks for joining us at c4e this week. Hugs
Pinky

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

glad your feeling better, your cards are adorable...nice work!

enjoy *~*

Andie's Space said...

Hi Melissa,
Fab idea to make a sketch pad. LOL! Your card is gorgeous. Lovely image & fab interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us on C4E this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Jessica G. said...

Kristina has an amazing blog -- it's where I learned how to tie a real bow! The sketch book is a fantastic idea; now you'll be set for your challenge blog, too!!

Christy Dillman said...

TFS for sharing your sketch book project I love it and need to make one asap! Your card is darling too, thanks for joining us at C4E!

Hugs,
Christy
C4E DT Member

Riley said...

Wow! This is great! Thanks for playing along in the Color Dare!!

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