Deconstructed Sketch 204

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Deconstructed Sketch 204

Deconstructed Sketch 204

Hi everyone. It’s with a very heavy heart that I bring the news that this will be the last Deconstructed Sketch. This was a very tough decision for me as I LOVE making these sketches. They area great push for me to be creative and I love that other’s find them helpful in their own creations. I still love making sketches and may very well find my way back to the Deconstructed Sketch some time in the future but right now it’s sadly time for me to make room for new things coming down the road. One of the very hardest parts of closing up is saying goodbye to my amazing design team. They have been one of the best groups of ladies I have ever had the privilege to work with. Some of them have been here since the very first sketch and that just blows my mind. I’m starting to get a little bit teary so it’s time to talk about the happenings for our last sketch. Here are the details (Note: There are PRIZES!!!):

Deconstructed Sketch Info!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use the above sketch and any kind you like using any image you like to create a card or layout. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS204.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post by June 24, 2015 at 8 pm CST!

4. One randomly chosen participant will win a $50 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate.

5. The sketch champion and prize winner will be announced June 25, 2015.

Geek Chic by Jen Shults, DS204 stamps from The Greeting Farm

For my card I used Cheeky Geeky from The Greeting Farm and colored her with Copic Markers on Canson 150 lb Illustration Paper. I decided to try out this new paper for coloring with Copics and I really like it. It’s VERY sturdy and blends almost effortlessly. The paper also has a little bit of texture which gives a different looks. The patterned papers in my card are from Doodlebug’s  Back to School paper pad.

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Yay! I’m finally using one of the images I colored from Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge #2.  I’ve got quite a few stacked up now and need to get on making more cards!

Card Details:
Stamps: Cheeky Geeky (The Greeting Farm)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper: Fanboy Illustration (Canson), Back to School (Doodlebug), Toffee, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Heart Stackets (TE), Label Stacklets 6 (TE), Build a Tag 2 (TE), foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives),  Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), ribbon, glue dots (Zots), Bow Easy

Link UP!

I will be leaving all of the old sketches on Flickr so you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.


Deconstructed Sketch 203

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Deconstructed Sketch 203

Deconstructed Sketch 203

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great Thursday! Today’s DS203 has a special guest designer, Jena DeVries. Please be sure to stop by and check out her gorgeous project!

Hello Gnome by Jen Shults

For my card I used one of the images I colored up this week for Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2. I am having so much fun with this coloring challenge, I’m a little sad I didn’t do the first one. It’s been a while since I’ve spent some quality time coloring just because I wanted to and coloring anything I wanted so it’s been really nice! This stamp is from MFT’s You Gnome Me stamped on Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube with MFT’s Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and colored with Copics. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles to cut my circles. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder and I added a little twine bow and wood veneer heart from Studio Calico. The yellow background was stamped with MFT’s Burlap Background.

DS203-HelloGnome2

Card Info:
Stamps: You Gnome Me (MFT), Burlap Background (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT), Lemon Drop Dye Ink (MFT), Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink (MFT), Copic Markers
Paper: Toffee, Peapod, Cherry Pop, Sugar Cube, Lemon Meringue Premium Cardstock (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lots of Dots Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Wood Veneer Heart (Studio Calico), White Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat gun, foam dots (Scrapbook Adhesives), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M)

Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use today’s sketch and any kind you like using any image you like to create a card or layout. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS203.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

4. Champion results will be posted next Thursday!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.


Deconstructed Sketch 202

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Deconstructed Sketch 202

Deconstructed Sketch 202

Hi everyone! It’s time for a new sketch!! School is officially out! YAY!!! My card for today will be up a little bit later but I wanted to share a few pictures of what has been keeping me away from my stamping desk…

PL Singers at 2015 Awards Assembly

Blinky @ 2015 Awards Assembly

Toy Store @ 2015 Awards Assembly

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We wrap up the end of the school year with a giant musical variety show and awards program. My role in the show is to create all of the sets and props with the help of 10 middle school students. This year we knocked out 3 large painted backdrops,  a life sized phone booth, 5 human sized toy boxes (aka Barbie boxes), about 20 smaller props and the t-shirt design. It was AMAZING! Our theme this year was the 80’s and one of the bigger skits featured toys from the 80’s brought to life.

Here are all of the directors posing in the toy boxes which with out a doubt stole the show. 🙂 (Not that I’m biased!!)

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We had a TON of beautiful entries last week and I will be posting the winner of DS201 in just a bit!

Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use today’s sketch and any kind you like using any image you like to create a card or layout. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS202.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

4. Champion results will be posted next Thursday!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.

 


Deconstructed Sketch 201

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Deconstructed Sketch 201

Deconstructed Sketch 201

Hi everyone! It’s time for a new sketch!! It’s been a super busy week around here. We officially have 3.5 days of school left and I am so excited to start summer but first I have to get finals graded, the last projects graded, my room packed up and the end of the year show put to bed. It’s going to be a whirlwind but it’s FUN!

With all that being said above I am going to be sitting this week out but the other designers have given you LOTS of inspiration!

We had a TON of beautiful entries last week and I will be posting the winner AND our guest designer soon!

Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use today’s sketch and any kind you like using any image you like to create a card or layout. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS201.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

4. Champion results will be posted next Thursday!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.

 


Deconstructed Sketch – Best of 200

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Hi everyone! Today we are doing things a little different for the sketch challenge today! Rather than working with a new sketch we are using our favorite sketch from the last 200 sketches! We would love to have you join us! You can find all of the last 200 sketch in our Flickr Album found here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/shinebeads/11DfWf

We are also going to be searching all of the entries from this week’s challenge to find a guest designer for the sketch on May 28! We are also going to be crowning the winner next Thursday, May 21, 2015!!

For my card I used Deconstructed Sketch 148 from March of 2014.

Deconstructed Sketch 148

I love the open space of this sketch and how quickly the card comes together when I use it.

Jen-DS148BestOf

I made a sympathy card for a friend who lost her dad this week. I wanted to keep the cards colors soft and light and I love using soft pastels with a deep gray color.

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Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use the any of the past 200 sketches to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS-BestOf.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

4. Guest Designer and Best Of results will be posted next Thursday!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.


Deconstructed Sketch 200

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Deconstructed Sketch 200

Deconstructed Sketch 200

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic Thursday! It’s time for DS200!!! Can you believe we’ve made it all the way to 200 sketches? That just seems crazy to me. That also means we are rounding out just a little over 4 years of sketches. Seriously wowsa! We will be having a celebration a little bit later in the month when work things settle down for me so be on the look out for that!

Mom by Jen Shults using Deconstructed Sketch 200

For my card I wanted to make a Mother’s Day card. I’m thinking this one is for my mom and I’ll make a different one for my Mother in Law. I wanted to keep this kind of simple of elegant enough for a good Mother’s Day card. 🙂 This sketch was perfect for that!

Mom by Jen Shults using Deconstructed Sketch 200

Supply List:

Stamps: None
Paper: Toffee, Sugar Cube Premium Taylored Expressions Cardstock, Kraft in Color (Doodlebug), Rainbow Brights Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Pockets & Pages May Script dies (Taylored Expressions), Heart Stacklets (Taylored Expressions), Mini Leaves dies (Taylored Expressions), Pierced Circle STAX (MFT), Flowers (Recollections), Foam tape (Taylored Expressions), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), Corner Rounder 1/2″ (EK Success)

Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use the sketch up top to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS200.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.

 


Deconstructed Sketch 199

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Deconstructed Sketch No. 199

Deconstructed Sketch No. 199

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic week! It’s been crazy busy around here! I’m so looking forward to the end of this school year which is rapidly approaching. But first we have an end of the year show to get underway and one more project to finish and of course, the end of the year art show needs to be completed! But alas, it will all be done sooner than I think and then I will miss the hustle and bustle of this busy time.

But that isn’t gonna keep me from sharing a new fun sketch! Today’s sketch is a little out of the ordinary. You can interpret that splatter panel any way you want! Get crazy with inks or watercolors or a fun piece of designer paper or ignore the splatters completely and go with the sketch.

Happy by Jen Shults

This is a card I made for my daughter for her birthday. She asked for bright colors and lots of bling. I’m hoping this fits the bill! I modified the sketch a bit but I did start with it, I just ended up leaving off the smaller circle!

Deconstructed Sketch Info and Link UP!

Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use the sketch up top to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS199.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. Done!

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! Need a little extra inspiration on how to use the sketch? Be sure to follow our Deconstructed Sketch Pinterest Board where I will be pinning lots of great inspiration each week! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.