Sketch Starter #007: Overcoming Product Fear + Winner

Jul 10, 2020Encouragement Cards4 comments

Sketch Starter #007: Overcoming Product Fear + Winner

Jul 10, 2020Encouragement Cards4 comments

Let’s start the weekend off with a sketch!

I have another Sketch Starter for you today. I’m catching up on some videos that I did for my Altenew series last month – now publishd on my YouTube channel too! Perhaps it will help kick-start your crafting mojo for the weekend! As you might know, I host a monthly Sketch Starter Challenge GIVEAWAY each month. 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!

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june 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 #3: Sue W.!!

Congratulations, Sue! Please email me ( with the subject line June 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 #7

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why did I buy this washi?

OMG! Did you ever have one of those minutes when you pick up a craft item – paper, stamp, washi… that you look at and think, why did I buy this? I have NO idea how I’m going to use it?! That’s what I thought when I picked up the Concrete Wall washi from Altenew. I knew I was drawn to it because of the gold triangles, but that realistic concrete background isn’t something I would normally go for.

Well, I thought this sketch might be just the thing to give the pattern a try so I could see some possibilities.

Of course, the washi makes the perfect background look. I thought I’d pair it with a floral, and the style of Retro Plantines seemed to be a simple, but styled look that would go well with the washi. Besides, I couldn’t resist the “rock” pun with the sentiment paired with the concrete background! LOL!

a flip-flop looks fine!

For the second take, I thought I would flip the sketch on its side, and flop (?) the panels so the washi was the furthest black with a bold, black center panel. In this configuration, the washi tape plays more of a supporting role, helping to bring some subtle geometric interest to the floral spray.

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Sketch Starters with Nicole #007

This is the 7th episode in the Sketch Starters series. I’ll show you how these two projects came together!

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 July, so get out your craft supplies and enter in a project!

You can always find the current challenge, rules and last month’s winner on the Sketch Starter Challenge page.

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 July 31st. Winner will be announced on August 7th.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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