Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ready, Set, Sketch! Man's Best Friend

You know me and making sketches. Today, I decided to make a card sketch and immediately make a card from it. I usually make sketches on the computer, but today, I was up in my craft room and decided to just do a freehand sketch on typing paper (right there at my workspace)...

After making the sketch, I initially planned on making a card for the Stamp Shack challenge for this week (monochromatic colors). I pulled all kinds of BROWNS out and selected some dog stamps from Studio G and Great Impressions. I selected my patterned paper from the Dream Street Papers company initially for the BROWNS...But...I flipped the paper over and fell in love with the stripes and pattern on the other side! OH NO...It wouldn't fit the monochromatic challenge. It had some blue! I decided to use it anyway and thought "I have a whole week to make a monochromatic card!"

That's where the video came in...I have been thinking of a "style" of video to create. Something unique and interesting and fun. I love to watch other videos and tutorials on youtube but wanted to make something other than a card or marker tutorial. Then I had an AH HA moment. I think I'm going to combine my love of making sketches and card making into my style of video! I'm going to call my videos...READY, SET, SKETCH. I'll sit right down, make a sketch then immediately make a card from it. I'll challenge viewers and my blogging friends to make a card from the sketch too.

So....To make this long story longer, I made my first "READY, SET, SKETCH" video today. Since it's my first video of this type, I thought I'd add a PRIZE challenge! So, please watch my video and then try your hand at my sketch. Make a card from the sketch and post a comment on this blog entry. Provide a link to your card and I'll select one winner to receive a SPECTACULAR card makers PRIZE. You have until August 31 to post your challenge entry.

Are you in?

Here's the card:

Check out my video first and remember to use that sketch!


  1. Great video and sketch Kerry, I just might have to give it a whirl.

    Love the dog stamp looks so cute

  2. I love the card!! What an adorable image!!!