Sketch Starter #006: Same but Different + Winner

Jun 5, 2020Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards2 comments

Sketch Starter #006: Same but Different + Winner

Jun 5, 2020Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards2 comments

Ready for a new sketch?

Welcome to June and another new Sketch Starter! I try to make my sketches as versatile as possible. I wanted to demonstrate that in particular this time, so I created essentially the same card, using two different stamp sets and only minimal variation in the background.

Don’t forget I’m hosting a monthly GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is use the current sketch and upload or link to your project using the sketch. You could win a $15 gift certificate from Altenew! Since we’re in a new month, we’ll be using today’s sketch.

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may 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 #2: INKY FINGERS!!

Congratulations, Inky Fingers! Please email me (nicole@pmretreat.com) with the subject line May 2020 Sketch Challenge Winner and I’ll have your $15 Altenew Gift Certificate emailed over.

Now, on to the new sketch and new challenge!

sketch #6

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feeling geometric

Every time I see these cards, I love them more and more. In essence, both are very simple, but really pack a punch and evoke such different feelings. For this first take, I went bold and geometric. Super bright green from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brushes sets the tone. Then, it’s finished off with dramatic monochrome elements in black, white and gray. Some hand-drawn lines help frame the whole design.

feeling floral

On the flip side, it’s easy to take the sketch a totally soft and floral direction. I simply watered down the same watercolor brush for a more subtle look. Then, I swapped out the geometrics for florals (Wallpaper Art). The same finishing elements were used to create a same-but-different look!

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Sketch Starters with Nicole #006

Now that I’ve talked you through the inspiration, let’s see them come to life!

How about a giveaway?!

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 June 30th. Winner will be announced on July 5th.

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Altenew July 2020 “Summer Fun” Release

Altenew July 2020 “Summer Fun” Release

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