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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january 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 TWO winners this month. Drum roll please!
The winners are
Congratulations, ladies!! Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line January 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!
For this video, I revisited some old sketches to create a handful of cards. My focus was more on creating a whole sheet of colored flowers that coordinated and then using them all up in a series of designs. The resulting cards could be given away individually or packaged together as a card set for a gift!
calling up some contrast
When I dropped the video for these projects on the Altenew channel, one of the viewers asked why I used blue flowers as she didn’t see them at all in the background colors and it was jarring to her. Well, the answer is simple! Blue is a contrasting color to orange. That means that it falls opposite orange on the color wheel. These colors are meant to be “jarring”. But, if used in judicious amounts, the contrasting color can really pop in a design and draw the viewer’s eye. In this case, it draws you right to the sentiment that’s placed over top. The inspiration for the layout here is Sketch #6 – just on a bit of a smaller scale. I really loved the projects I did for Sketch #6, so you should definitely check those out!
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Even the tiniest of blooms from the set couldn’t escape use! I pulled up sketch #8 which was the perfect inspiration to add in three, small, evenly spaced items. These. Are. So. Cute! instead of running line through, I popped the large sentiment above (see – big sentiment, juxtaposes well with small imagery) and used another piece of the Celebrate paper to fill up that wide expanse of whitespace.
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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 February, 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 February 24th with the Winner announced on February 25th 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!
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