Picking Perfect Sets to Mix & Match

Picking Perfect Sets to Mix & Match

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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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march 2021 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 #14: Beverly S.!!

Congratulations, Beverly! Please email me ([email protected]) with the subject line March 2021 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 #22

Feel free to pin this image on Pinterest for future reference! 

larkspur & fuchsia

For this particular Sketch Starter, I wanted to share some tips and tricks to successfully mix and match different stamp sets. I’m sure you’ve wanted to mix and match imagery before, but sometimes it doesn’t work out – the images just don’t look right together. Well, I have a few quick rules of thumb to follow that will get you mixing and matching perfectly!

This first design mixes Build-a-Flower Larkspur and Build-a-Flower Fuchsia. See how they look like they’re meant to be together! Even the vase from Versatile Vases looks like it’s from the same set!

cupcake & fuchsia

I had a great time thinking outside the box on this one! See how the text looks like a cake stand? Adding in a few journaling pen lines really makes the look come to life. Of course, the Build-a-Flower Fuchsia and Layered Cupcake images look great together too!

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sketch starters with nicole

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 April, 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 April 28th. Winner will be announced on April 29th 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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