Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simplify - Day 2 {Layout}

Many times I have needlessly complicated a layout (or sketch) for a card.  It usually has to do with the concept of filling space (for me anyway).  I want to show you two different sketches/layouts.  I am also entering the top card in the {Mojo} Monday Sketch Challenge and the Wee Memories Challenge.

Here is the more complicated layout - but I did enjoy making it and think it turned out great.
This sketch is courtesy of {Mojo} Monday Sketch Challenge:

And here is my creation:

I love how this turned out - and I wish my camera was behaving a bit better cause it looks fantastic in person.  The black dot in the upper right corner looks like it's dripping but it's not.

Now this card took awhile, but I am very happy with it.

Here's a layout from Hero Arts October Challenge:

Now here are some cards made using the bottom right sketch (which, believe it or not, these are my first of this layout, done a couple days ago!):

This is using paper from The Sasha Paper Collection by Prima Marketing.  So simple - cut a layer of paper to go on top of your card and round the corners.  Cut 9 circles of different papers and adhere them.  I used some stickles to give it some bling, and then tied some aqua twine to finish.

These papers are from K & Company Designer Paper by Amy Butler (ran out of lime twine but it made it around once).  Also added stickles in select areas.

Going for a somewhat non-traditional Christmas look here.  These papers are from another paper collection, but I don't have the spine to it anymore so I can't remember what it is.  I didn't add stickles here because several of these papers already had glitter in them.  Finished with some black and white twine and a bow of red and green twine.

I may like the first card quite a bit, but it definitely took more time than the second layout.  It probably took me the same time to make all three of the 9 circle style as it did to do the first card.  Admittedly, the first one is really cute, but when you need to whip something up the second layout is cute too - and super easy if you have coordinating papers!

So what do you think?  Do you have a "go-to" layout that you find yourself repeating?


  1. Great selection of cards, am now following xx

  2. @Abbie721

    Thank you Abbie, so happy to have you as a follower! :)

  3. I just love these!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.


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