Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 348.

Ahhh, Monday again! And the first sketch challenge for 2015!  I am excited about the new year, I love new beginnings and the idea of fresh starts.  2014 was a great year but I am looking forward to an even better 2015!  So to beginning the new year of sketches I have a really easy one for you this week...

Before I share my samples for this week's sketch I am going to mix it up a bit with a fun little Blog Hop--my stamping friend and extremely talented design team member Mary Brown (see her post HERE) has nominated me to participate in the Creative Blog hop.  It is really just a hop around showing different Stampin Up! only designs and taking a bit of time to get to know the designers and how they create.  Kind of fun to see inside the designer's mind and learn a bit about them.  Each participant has four questions to answer along with sharing their samples for the blog hop.   I will begin with my samples--which are created from this week's sketch!  I have two samples that are really just the reverse of each other.  I cut out the strips of Lucky Limeade card stock from the card on the right and layered them on the card on the left.  No leftovers!  Both cards are using the same supplies. 

Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts and Pictogram Punches
Paper: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Whisper White, DP
Ink: Black, Primrose Petals
Other: punch for flowers

and now for the questions and some quick answers.
By the way I have nominated two people to keep the blog hop going and they will be posting next Monday -- I hope you will check them out and learn a bit about them--the samples they share will be worth the stop-I promise. Check them out!


Now the quick questions:
What are you working on?  At the moment I am overly excited about a new embroidery machine I got for Christmas--a couple weeks early.  I have embroidered many many items--anything I can get my hands on actually!  I am also working on creating new sketches for this year of sketches, and more tutorials for  my readers using new stamp sets and of course some thank you cards for Christmas.  

How does your work differ from others in your genre?   I am not really sure how to answer this question.  I know that my work can be picked out from others by people who know my style but I am not really sure what that style is myself--it is kind of like know what shape your own face is of what body type you are--I can never really answer that for myself--I don't think I pay that much attention to myself, lol.  I just do what makes me happy.

Why do you create what you do?  This is a good question.  I love to create, it is very therapeutic for me--I can spend hours in my studio and not even realize how long I have been in there.  I truly enjoy the actual creating part more than any other part.  I have so many cards just piled up everywhere--I can not ever send as many as I make but I keep on making them and then give them away in piles!  I have already given away quite a bit of embroidery work too.  

How does your creative process work? I am very inspired by other designers.  I love to just spend some time on Pinterest looking around and pinning different designs that I love--but I generally do not ever go back to CASE them--I just use all the ideas floating around in my head from looking to create my own thing.  I also love to use challenges--they are just a great way to get your creative juices flowing.  

So that was it, now are you ready to get your creative juices flowing by checking out what the AMAZING design team has created with this week's sketch....

Nicole Tugrul


Carolyn Bennett

Love each one of these designs.  And I am excited to see what your sample will look like. Be sure to come on back and link up your sample to the linky tool below.
Remember you have a full week. 

Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks!  Mary Jo

3 nice people left a comment:

Becca Cruger said...

It's fun getting to know a little bit more about you. I'd definitely have to say that nailing down a "style" is hard. It seems like people always want to know what kind of cards you do, but for me it changes depending on my mood! :) All I know is - I love your sketches!

ShersL84bed said...

Lovely cards DT. I just finished up mine. :)

Thanks for the fun challenge.

Smiles Sher

LeAnne said...

Beautiful samples and it's nice to know a little bit more about you! I hope you will share some of your embroidery! Can't wait to play with the sketch!