Two Easy Focal Point Designs | Sketch Starters #010

Aug 3, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards2 comments

Two Easy Focal Point Designs | Sketch Starters #010

Aug 3, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards2 comments

Yea!! Well, that wasn’t hard! We’re caught up on Sketch Starters – just in time for the new Challenge on Wednesday. I hope you stop back for the challenge details and decide to join in this month! You could win a $15 Altenew gift certificate. The more projects you enter, the more chances to win as it’s a random drawing from the entries! So, let’s get some more inspiration and take a look at Sketch Starter 10.

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find the focal point

The big border and single large element is just screaming for a great focal point. A large floral, a scene, something big and bold. How about something more masculine and another more feminine?

floral is just fine

For the first take, I went for a large-ish floral. This is from the Pinkfresh + Altenew collaboration – the Celebrate Today stamp and die set. What makes the element even more bold is the black background. To create the element, I did some creative coloring with a Black Artist Marker and black cardstock. You’ll definitely want to check out the video as I’ve got some really great tips on the Fine Frames Cover Die, which, with all its individual pieces, can be a handful to keep together!

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golden city

For the second take, I flipped the sketch a bit so I could accommodate a large city scene with the Cityscape Stencil and Antique Gold pigment ink on black cardstock. To soften it up a little bit, I used the Dotted Swirls debossing cover die. It’s just enough subtle pattern to keep things interesting.

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Sketch Starters with Nicole #010

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

have you joined the Sketch Starter Challenge?

Each month, I give away a $15 Altenew gift certificate to one lucky winner! The challenge is posted on the 5th of the month and runs through the rest of the month. So, you have a few days to check out the previous sketches and get some practice in before I announce last month’s winner and the new sketches. You can always find the latest challenge here. I hope to see you join along each month!

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