Flip it, Flop it! Work that Sketch!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Stuck for ideas? Try a sketch!
Working with sketches is a huge time-saver. You can create endless options by substituting patterns, colors and embellishments, but the sketch will guide you on design and placement so you save steps in the design process.
Sketches can be followed exactly, as I did in the card above. But don’t think you have to stick with the sketch as-is. Get more mileage from a single sketch by changing the orientation.
I created three total cards with one sketch, just by rotating the design. In the card above I turned the sketch on its head, rotating 180 degrees. Below, I created a horizontal card with a quarter-turn and repositioning the accent pieces in the corner.
Since I didn’t move any of the major elements on the design, the balance and flow of the design stayed intact. Changing the orientation is a quick and easy way to really work that sketch!
Save my sketch above by using the “pin it” button or right clicking and saving the image to your computer. If you create your own version of my card sketch and post it online, leave me a comment below with the address of your card. I love to see my reader’s artwork!
Last month I shared a card sketch for my birthday linky party. Six talented artists entered their beautiful creations. I loved them all! By random drawing, entry #4 will be receiving all three of these cards. Thanks Shirley for joining my party!