Promising myself for the month of May, that I'll do 1 card a day each week. Just 1 card, however simple or complex. I should be able to devote enough time each day in the evening for at least 1 card. A very artistic friend of mine once said, "If you can't devote at least 10 minutes a day to something you love, why are you here?" and I'm trying to live this motto every day.
To achieve this goal, I hope that sketches will help me be more organised, so that when I attempt to actually complete the card that I will know what materials from beginning to end. Sketching is key to organisation, planning the layout and materials and knowing what I have on hand before I begin.
Last week I blogged about cataloging all my items with ScrappyPedia and am nearly finished. I'll have an always-on and ready list of my supplies wherever I go, and can sketch from anywhere as long as I have a 3G connection to connect to ScrapStash.
Here's a feature card for today using Washi Tape! These tapes are from Typo, and feature incredibly cute patterns. I decided beforehand on a sketch and stuck to it (literally) with Washi Tapes.
|Birthday Card 1980 Banners w/Washi Tape|
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Corner Rounder 1/2"
Typo Washi Tapes
Grant Archival Ink in Brights
Rosie's Studio Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Uniball Angelic Colour Gel Pen in Green
Washi tapes were adhered to a post-it note (non-sticky side) and then cut to banner style shape. Adhering it to a piece of paper let me cut it acurately and without sticking to my fingers (as the fist unlucky piece of tape did).
Following on from my last class I decided on a minimalist layout, but used rule of thirds to draw the eye around in a left, right, down pattern, attracted by the orange contrasting the teal.
Incredibly clean and simple card in both layout and colour scheme but I think it's cute.
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