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, SplitcoaststampersFlickrPinterest, 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.


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.

19 thoughts on “Deconstructed Sketch 204”

  1. Super sad to see DS closing but would like to THANK you for letting me be apart of this from the beginning! Good luck with your next adventures but know that I will be close by admiring your work. Your card is AMAZINGLY! I’ve missed your mad Copic coloring skills and will have to see about getting some of that paper. Big Hugs! <3

  2. It’s not going to be the same without your weekly DS/DT inspiration, as I’ve enjoyed your sketches from #1…you will be missed! WIshing you good luck in all of your crafty ventures.

  3. Hi Jen! Just when I asked you about more sketch PDF’s. I sure hope that I was not the straw that broke the camel’s back??? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sketches and find them extremely inspirational. Maybe you can consider grouping all of them into PDF and selling them as a downloadable link…I would buy it!
    Good Luck in your future endeavors!

    1. Lol, no it wasn’t that at all. An opportunity has come up that made this necessary but it’s a good thing. I’ll have an announcement about before you know it. 🙂

  4. So sorry to see the sketches end. I really looked forward to them every Thursday. Good luck!

  5. Jen, I’m so sad to see an end to your Deconstructed Sketch Challenges. You’ve provided some super inspiration over the years and I’ve enjoyed joining in when time allows. Good luck in your new ventures!!

  6. So sad to see you have to end your Deconstructed Sketch Challenges. You have created wonderful sketches even though I didn’t always get to play along. All the best to you in your new ventures. Love your gorgeous card, the image and your fabulous coloring. Great choice of papers too.

  7. 204 is a lot of sketches! I haven’t linked up in the past, but I so often find myself scrolling through my Pinterest board loaded with your sketches for inspiration. So know that you probably don’t even know a portion of the crafters you have inspired 🙂 Best wishes in whatever is next for you!

  8. So sorry to hear this, Jen. I have come to rely on your creative sketches and will miss seeing them every Wednesday evening. But, life does have a way of moving along and I can certainly understand that at this time, you have to let this go. Blessings to you for all of your sharing over the years! Love your talent!

  9. Nooooo!! I love your sketches Jen!! But do fully understand the time involved in creating the, graphing them, distributing them to the DT etc. I have so many saved on my Pinterest Board. Thanks for the years of producing them and fingers crossed down the line they resurface again! Glad for cyber land so can get sketches from your amazing creations wink, wink 🙂 Hugs!!

  10. Hello, Jen. I wanted to write a huge THANK YOU for the weekly inspiration. It is because of you I was introduced to Taylored Expressions. I have enjoyed and admire your work and yes, awesome Copic coloring skills. I look forward to seeing what is next for you as you share your love of paper crafting with us. All the best.

  11. Thank you so much for all the great sketches over the years! So glad I had one last chance to be inspired by your sketch — I had lots of fun with it! Best to you, CG

  12. Hi, Jen
    I am sad to read that the Deconstructed Sketch challenge is coming to an end, as your sketches were some of the best out there and my favorites to work with, but I’d like to thank you for the inspiration you’ve provided and all of your time and efforts. I’ll keep referring to your past sketches to design my cards. I’ve quite a few left to play with 🙂
    Take care!

  13. Oh what a shame Jen – I always like to see your sketches and fabulous cards…looking forward to seeing what the future brings for you!

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