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One-Layer Wednesday 38: Let’s Get Sketchy!

Ok, I’ve decided to try my hand at a sketch.  I used to play along with lots of sketch challenges and I really think it helped me improve my
card designs.  In fact, I really need to get back into playing them, I feel a little out of practice.

For those who might not have done a sketch challenge before, the sketch is a jumping off point – a general layout of where your main elements should be.  As Susan has talked about several times on her blog, this sketch provides a very simple and obvious visual triangle.

Please note that since the challenge is ONE LAYER, the black border was simply for scanning purposes.

OLW38 Sketch

OLW38 Sketch

And here is my card:

just saying hello

just saying hello

Card stock: Bazzill
Stamps: Tree – Hampton Arts, grass – Hero Arts, bird – Hero Arts, sentiment – Hero Arts, clouds – A Muse
Ink: Black – Memento, Grass Green – Hero Arts, Real Red – SU!
Markers: Copic
Brads: Making Memories
Other: Uni Signo Broad white pigment pen, corner rounder punch

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Make a one-layer card based on the above sketch.

3. Please share your creation by posting your card online and then using  Inlinkz below to link to it.

4. Please make sure you are linking directly to the relevant post – not just to your blog.

5. Most important of all…HAVE FUN!

6. If I have confused you, please feel free to leave a comment telling me so, or email me for clarification :)

You have until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EDT to submit your creations.

16 comments to One-Layer Wednesday 38: Let’s Get Sketchy!

  • AWESOME card, and challenge! Must put on my thinking cap!

  • I was a bit nervous of this challenge, I mean a SKETCH challenge without layers!! can it be done?? but it was so much easier than I expected. your sample is so cute.thanks for the inspiration

  • I thought this one was hard! I managed to squeeze two cards from my fevered brain, but I had to tweak the sketch a little. You definitely take the ‘challenge’ part seriously. :)

  • Looks like Karen and I had EXACTLY the same idea (just a little difference with the sentiment). LOL, great minds think alike!

  • Sorry Jennifer, I knew that the sketch was yours .. not sure what happened to my brian when I typed the post!! I’ve edited the entry to include the correct info and a link to your blog!!

  • Thanks for the challenge Jennifer! Your sample is cute, love the little brad apples!

  • iwoz

    Hi Jennifer…just a looker here…love seeing everyone’s work. For some reason, this week, the 4th card on every line is cut off on my computer. Is there something I can do to move the line? Thanks.

  • Jen


    This week I switched to four columns for the thumbnails.

    If you can’t see the fourth card on each line, I’m guessing it has something to do with screen resolution.

    But I’m not sure how to fix it. Tech support went to work, so I will have to ask him when he gets home.

  • iwoz

    Thanks, Jennifer…I just made the page smaller, and there they were! Happy now.

  • Thanks Jennifer for a lovely sketch! I´ve added my card!


  • Joan

    Love the sketch. Thanks for the inspiration! My photo is really crummy.

  • Jennifer – this is officially a tough challenge!! :) There are some wonderful cards on here, and great inspiration – but I’m having a hard time coming up with anything. I’m going to give it a bit more thought and see if I can post something before the deadline. :)

  • […] guess they’re called challenges for a reason!  This week’s One Layer Wednesday challenge was to use a design sketch.  I tried several pretty flower themed cards before I settled back into […]

  • I came back for a second go on this one – thanks Jennifer!

  • Mim

    Thanks Jennifer! Not something that I normally do to use a sketch but it could become addictive – it takes all that what-am-I-going-to-do-first angst out of the equation!

  • Well, I finally made it!! This was a tough one for me, but once I got going it was okay. I may even try to squeeze in another :) Thanks Jennifer!

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