Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sketches for Inspiration Blog Hop (by the Krazy Crafting Crew) - February 3, 2013

This month, I am pleased to co-host the Kreative Crafting Crew's monthly blog hop. We're featuring SKETCHES.  My sweet co-host Lissa Marie created a beautiful sketch for those of us who like to do scrapbook layouts; and, I took a turn at creating a sketch for the cardmakers among us.  Participants get to pick one, so hop along to see how each followed the sketch, or took a creative turn.

Here was my card sketch posted for our group to use as inspiration:

I created this sketch using Adobe Illustrator, a part of the Creative Suite. I've been using Illustrator far longer than I've been blogging, and I still only know about 10% of its great capabilities.  I hope to learn more!

Here is my "take" on the sketch:

I used the beautiful new line of papers called "Chantilly" by Close To My Heart, featured in the new Idea Book. The Idea Book was just issued on Friday, February 1, and I'll tell you, the papers have fantastic designs -- a breath of fresh air! -- and they truly cut like butter on your Cricut or Cameo, or even with your paper trimmer. No jaggedy edges!! 

The intricate "Asian Butterfly" is a design from Silhouette America's online store. I thought it complemented the sweet paisleys and flowers on the CTMH paper. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossoms. The gems are from CTMH as well.

Are you up for some Blog Candy?

KCC is fortunate to have as its monthly sponsor the Scrapbook Stamp Society. To qualify to win the prize, you must comment on each blog on this hop. You'll earn an extra entry by following their blog at Addicted to Stamps.

My co-host Lissa Marie and I both have blog candy, so be sure to visit both for special prizes. My prize is a $10 CTMH gift certificate for any CTMH item ordered through my consultant site. To be eligible to win my prize, you must:

   1. Follow the CardMonkey blog, and tell me so in your comment.
  2. Comment on this post.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you're a winner.

Time to move on ... the next stop is with JANET at Janet's Creative World. 

Here is the full line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Lissa ~

Ellen ~

Janet ~

Liz ~

Paula ~

Katina ~

Robin ~

Zenita ~

Cicily ~

Lisa ~

Lucy ~

Pam ~

Thank you for visiting! 


Unknown said...

Oh look at you Ellen, you went all out! Well, that is just you I guess because you take my breath away every time I stop by! Thanks for co-hosting with me! Can't wait to see who does what through out the hop!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is beautiful! I am a follower of your wonderful blog and I am a follower of the Addicted to stamps blog.

Jackie said...

I love the butterfly, your project is beautiful. I'm a follower and a follower of addicted to stamps...

Vickie said...

Hi Ellen I'm a new follower. I love the sketch I will be using this sketch. Your card and the paper is beautiful.

BTW Thanks recieved.

Liz said...

Beautiful card. I love that paper. Always fun to come to your site

Unknown said...

beautiful card! love that butterfly!

Karon said...

Such a fabulous card - love the papers and that butterfly is beautiful. Already a follower:-)


Lucy Kelleher said...

Love it! That paper works perfectly with this sketch and the images yu used! As always, I am inspired by your creations - TFS :)


ClaireR said...

wow! fabulous card! love the sketch, great butterfly.
new follower too

Janet's Planet said...

love your card!! awesome paper choice! your blog header is adorable! TFS

Pink Dalmatians said...

Beautiful sketch & card Ellen & i love the paper too!