SOS Card: Sketch-On-Saturday

Here’s something for the weekend to get the creative juices flowing. How about a sketch?
I like working from sketches now and again, or using a cool & inspiring card I’ve seen as the basis for a sketch. Just a fun way to get the crafty spark going!

So please forgive the not-great-photography of my notebook – I think I may need to learn how to draw sketches in Photoshop if we’ll be doing this on a regular basis, hehe! Here it is anyhoo.
sketch1I decided to draw out how it would look rotated too – I usually do this in case I find the patterned paper or stamp or whatever I’m using would work better landscape instead of portrait. Just keeping the options open πŸ˜‰

And here’s the card I made…
Yup – a masculine card! I know these can sometimes be tricky and I like to have plenty of ideas to hand when I need to make one. This is why I’ll even have an individual category on the bloggo for masculine ideas – for easy reference πŸ˜‰

I did go for the landscape after all as you can see, as I thought the fun seascape works better this way. In close-up:

And what! No stamping or patterned papers? Eeek! This is quite rare for me I think πŸ˜‰
It just came together when I saw the cute American Crafts Details sticker (‘Shelly’ pack) which came from the ‘Heat Wave’ collection.

I used an oval-aperture panel cut from a bifold card I had for mounting cross stitch etc, and it makes a neat ready-purpose frame. A knotted bit of stripy nautical style ribbon (by Tilda from Panduro) sorts it out. Hope you like!
Why not play along with my SOS – I’d love to see what you come up with so leave me a comment with your link πŸ˜‰

In other news, I made these cute earrings. Rustled ’em up super fast to wear today for going to meet a dear pal for lunch. Good girly gossip and a spot of shopping. Fun!
flower_earringsNot terribly well focussed I fear, but you get the jist. Just a little flowery dangle πŸ˜‰

Must dash then, and let me know what you make of my first SOS!
Ruth x


About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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9 Responses to SOS Card: Sketch-On-Saturday

  1. What a great card, and sketch too. My cards rarely turn out like I first imagine…LOL

  2. Laurie W. says:

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! So glad to have found yours! I love your card! That little boat w the swell is so cute!!!

  3. yyam says:

    Oh, what a sweet card! Love the colors! Sometimes you don’t need patterned paper…this looks great! πŸ™‚

  4. NancyK says:

    Love the sketch, it’s a classic go to style. Your card is so fun, the striped ribbon is the perfect accent! And you make your own earrings, such fabulous talent!

  5. Cute card! Love the stitched on wave!

  6. Sue says:

    that card is cute! Love that little sailboat.

  7. Alice W. says:

    your card is so simple and cute. wonderful details, too! and wow! you made that pair of ear rings?? you are so talented, Ruth!! it’s so beautiful!

  8. kasia says:

    Great card! I love that focal image of the boat and wave, also loving that striped ribbon. πŸ™‚
    What fabulous little earrings you created so effortlessly too. πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Chan says:

    I love your sketch and your super-cute card, Ruth!! πŸ™‚ That little sailboat is so adorable, and the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch! The earrings you made are so cute, too!

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