Pairing Geometric & Floral | Sketch Starters #014 + Winner + New challenge

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Are you ready for a new Sketch Starter Challenge? As you might know, I host a monthly Sketch Starter Challenge GIVEAWAY each month. All you have to do is use one of the current sketches and upload or link to your project using a sketch. You could win a $15 gift certificate from Altenew!

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september 2020 sketch challenge winner

Of course, we can’t start a new challenge without announcing the winner of the previous challenge! I used a random number generator to select the winner. Drum roll please!

The winner is #7: Steffi H.!!

Congratulations, Steffi! Please email me ( with the subject line September 2020 Sketch Challenge Winner and I’ll have your $15 Altenew Gift Certificate emailed over.

Now, on to the newest Sketch Starter and new challenge!

sketch #14

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dahlia & diamond

This pairing is just yummy! As a bonus, it’s really simple! The dahlias stencil on so clean and quick, and it doesn’t take much to stamp and watercolor the beautiful gem from Geometric Elements. Though the sketch calls for a patterned background, it doesn’t have to be a small pattern. Think bold – especially because it’s getting paired with a rather small focal element.

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flip the focus

For the second take, I flipped the focus so the geometric was in the background, and the small element became the floral. I did a quick ink-smooshing technique with the On Point stencil and pulled out the recent Mini Delight; Petite Posy for the small focal point element.

sketch starters with nicole #014

Here’s the companion video that will walk you through creating both designs!

on to the latest challenge!

I have a $15 gift certificate to Altenew to give away to one lucky winner! I would love to see what you come up with using this latest sketch. The giveaway is open today through the month of September, so get out your craft supplies and enter in a project!

You can enter as many times as you like during the month. One winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. International entries welcome! The InLinkz will close at 11:59 US Central Time October 31st. Winner will be announced on November 5th during my Running with Scissors episode on YouTube.

You can choose from any of these sketches for your entries! When you’re ready, you can add your project in the linkup below, or head over to the Challenge Page to review the rules and linkup there!

Collect all the sketches from my Let's Create Simply series to help you get started with fantastic designs! Great for cardmaking and scrapbooking. For more details, click through to the blog post. #pmretreat #lcs #letscraftsimply #designsketches #sketch #designlayout #cardlayout #cardsketch #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooksketch

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Pairing Geometric & Floral | Sketch Starters #014 + Winner + New challengePairing Geometric & Floral | Sketch Starters #014 + Winner + New challengePairing Geometric & Floral | Sketch Starters #014 + Winner + New challenge


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