Thursday, February 2, 2012

Card Week, Part 4

Card Sketch #16

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the card sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"I Love You..." by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye and American Crafts; Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey (i love you) and Authentique (oodles & bunches); Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - I stretched the design of the card to fit a two-page layout.

Variation #2 - I didn't use just hearts for my grid. I wanted the layout to be about the special way that Drew and I say I love you so I also added in several 2 x 2" photos of him. This was great for using up some favorite pictures that I had left over from other layouts.

Variation #3 - Instead of stitching through the hearts I created a grid/frame around the pictures and the hearts with hand stitching.

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Mixed Media Project by Lynette Jacobs
Supply List - Printed papers: Fabscraps; Mist: Tattered Angels; Stamps: Prima; Other: Mod Podge, various acrylic paints, Doilie mask, white journal pen.

Variation #1: I resized my paper to 9x9.

Variation #2: I cut a big heart to paste on the background paper and mod podged over it. I painted around the heart and smudged the paint into the heart.

Variation #3: I drew the grid onto the background with white pen and added nine  hearts to the grid.

Variation #4: I misted over the whole page in charcoal mist.

Variation #5: I painted around the nine hearts and smudged the paint.

Variation #6: I aged the entire page and then added the journaling with a white pen.

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"MAN, Ohhh Man" by Michele Edwards
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey and Fancy Pants; Embellishments: Bling by Basic Grey; Alphabets: Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook and Calligraphy Collection); Floss: DMC.

My husband and I celebrated our 20th year together last week and I wanted to make a layout just for him! I love how this turned out.

Grid Variations

1. Instead of a card, I made a two-page layout.

2. I made a grid with nine squares on the right page and filled each grid with square of paper and either a heart shaped photo or an accordian heart with a bling center.



Sue Althouse said...

Wow, ladies! Way to think outside the box on these awesome projects!

GLOANN said...

How did Michelle do those accordian hearts? They are absolutely stunning!! So many beautiful projects this week. I'm loving all of them.

Guess what I'm going to be trying to figure out today!! Yep, those hearts.

dawn said...

WOW ladies!!!!!!!!!! These are all amazing, fun, creative ways to use the sketch.

Allison, this gird idea is adorable, love seeing all those pics of Drew.

Lynette you made my day big time seeing this mixed media art, that is what I like to do now. Thank you for sharing how you did it. It came out amazing and rich in color.

Michele, Your little accordian heart is so cute, love that you thought out of the box for this. The whole layout came out great.

Thanks ladies for another inspiring day!!

Ashley Horton said...

I am so blown away by what you Ladies have been doing with the Card Sketch! Allison, that layout is so fabulous!! Lynette, what a cool idea to do the mixed media and you really rocked it!! Michele, I love how you designed your page and the pleated hearts are just amazing!!

Gloria Hill said...

Michele - Please share how you made your accordion heart. I love it! Delightful LO!

Michele said...

Allison, I love that layout, I already have an idea in mind for a layout based on it!

Lynette, wow, I mean WOW. I love this, really different ... so powerful an image ... wow.

I'd like to thank everyone for their kind compliments regarding my layout. I just wanted to let you know that I have posted a short (but rather long-winded) explaination on how I made the accordian hearts on my blog.

Gloria Hill said...

Thank you so much, Michele, for the great tutorial for the accordion heart. Love it!

Rosita said...

What beautiful accordion hearts! I tried to google a tutorial for them, then finally gave up and thought to come here and ask, so glad someone else already asked and you've provided the tutorial! Going to check it out now!