This week on The Cuttlebug Spot our Design Team sister Aymee provided us with a terrific sketch. Aymee is an AMAZING scrapper and has recently started a second blog A Sketchin' Southernbelle where you can find her fabulous sketches for both layouts and cards. So if you want a fun and creative sketch for a project Aymee is your gal. I'll be the first to admit, sketches are a REAL challenge for me. I love the idea of them but when it gets right down to it I have a terrible time with them. I think maybe my mind is much to scattered to follow a "recipe" and even though I know you can take "creative license" with the design somehow I feel like I'm "cheating" when I do. I did overcome this somewhat by turning the sketch vertically. (This was a VERY big deal for me. LOL)
I had the idea for this card way back when the challenge was to use buttons but I was too sick to participate. I wanted to use my fave paper from Memory Makers (Chloe's Closet) because of the tape measure. This paper also had lots of other striped sections which was perfect for the sketch. The pretty patterns of this paper reminds me of a mix of fabrics you might use for a quilt and provided lots of Cuttlebug opportunities. The back ground and "embroidery piece" are textured with Swiss Dots, the buttons and zigzag stitching are border folders, and I used the folder from the With Gratitude set for the larger floral strip. "Thanks" is cut from the die from that set. The rectangle and ovals are cut with Nesties and it's supposed to look like a piece of fabric in an embroidery hoop. I lightly drew the "Sew" on the oval and pierced it at regular intervals. (I cuttled it after sewing so that's why it looks kinda smooshed but I was afraid it might tear the paper otherwise.) "Much" is cut on my Cricut using Opposites Attract, and the pincushion is the Cuttlebug pumpkin cut/emboss die with the leaves cut off. Please go visit The Cuttlebug Spot to see the other Designer's amazing takes on this fun sketch and have a go at it yourself. And don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY.