If you're looking for sketch ideas, the first place to check is her blog Stampin' When I Can, where she has a post each day of the various sketch challenges around the web. She also does shout-outs for newly discovered blogs each week. And if you're running short on Mojo, or discover a card or layout that particularly inspires you, make sure you stop by Share the MOJO, where Allison provides a fabulous forum for inspiration.
When she's not hiding in her craft room, she works as a technical writer at home, chases after her three wild jackals (AKA children - Tristan, Charlotte and Avery ~ the WJs) and keeps connected with most everyone through the wonder of the Internet. So yes, she is in her PJs most of the time ... lucky.
Allison's sketch is perfect for tissue tape, paper scraps, ribbon, lace, and all sort of fun embellishments.
Here's what we did:
Allison says, "Working with My Mind's Eye 'I Believe', I followed the elements of the sketch pretty straightforwardly (since I always draw the sketch and then make the card...pretty nutty, no?). I used a Riley from my IRAK stash, colored it with Copics and then added some DP and chipboard pieces from the same line to complement the sketch. I then glitter glued the snowflakes on the image, added buttons and twine and called it a day! Easy!"
Stef says, "I started with another Crafty Secrets vintage image that incorporated the circular element in the sketch. Next I added Tim Holtz Tissue tape, a scrap of Webster's Pages paper, and a glitter sentiment sticker I've had longer than I care to confess. For the left-side elements of the sketch, I added my favorite embellishment ... a Zva Creative flourish."
Lauren says, "my only problem with allison's fabulous sketch was that it was almost TOO inspiring...at first, i was overwhelmed by ideas! but when i found this gorgeous vintage illustration with santa's sleigh against a full moon, i knew it'd be the perfect centerpiece of my card. i had to adjust the proportions of the sketch a bit to accomodate the reindeer...but i think it works!"
And now it's time to see what ♥YOU♥ will do with Allison's great sketch design: go through those scraps ... use some stickers you've had in your stash for years ... or break out something brand new! Use keyword JB12 if uploading to SCS or flickr... and link up your holiday masterpiece by 6pm (EST) next Wednesday, March 23rd!
To mix-it-up a bit, we'll also be drawing one random participant to win some fun Christmas goodies--and yes, if you link-up multiple sketch cards, you get multiple chances to win! :)
Hope you have fun "getting sketchy" with us this week!