Operation Write Home - sketch 211
Topic: Sketch Challenge
Today - a little about my process. We'll illustrate with OWH sketch 211:
I work from a PDF of all of the sketches that I have punched and keep in a ring binder. I pull out the next 1, 2 or 3 pages (depending on how much time I have to play) and lay them out on the table.
Then I go through my stickers, diecuts and other decorative elements and assign one to each of the sketches I have laid out. For this sketch, I selected a sheet of butterflies and chose to work with the orange ones.
After all of the sketches have a feature element assigned, I stack up the sheets so I have only the next one exposed.
With the feature element in hand I start going through the scrap bin, then the scrap files, then the 6x6 files to find papers with the right colors that are of a size that are suitable for the sketch. For this sketch I had the black zigzag in the scrap bin, the green was cut from a new 6x6 page, and the orange was in the pre-cut solids.
I decided to punch out the circle for the backing paper to show through instead of punching a new paper to overlay it.
The card was all assembled and the butterflies stuck on.
Unless the sentiment is contained on the feature element, I usually select this last. It will depend on the sketch and the balance of the layout to find just the right thing.
I select fron pre-stamped sentiments on white or colored papers, from stickers (in a section labeled 'blah, blah, blah'), rubons, peel-offs, and diecuts. In this case I selected a pre-stamped sentiment on orange.
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