Saturday, June 09, 2012

Make it Monday #69 - Inspiration into Unique Sketches


 
I've had this Bon Appetit Magazine (May 2012) sitting on my kitchen table since...well May ;-) Last weekend I was looking at and was struck by the cover and those gorgeous baguettes. I loved the composition of them on the cover and was thinking - that kinda makes me think of a card I could make.... On Monday afternoon after work I go to check Nichole Heady's blog to see what the new Make it Monday is - I love the videos and have been trying to challenge myself a little in my card making lately. Basically it was about taking an inspiration and turning it into a sketch.  I'm thinking - hey how is she reading my mind about those baguettes? LOL Although there are some absolutely wonderful sketches provided for the challenge I thought why not take the inspiration to make my own and give it a whirl. So back to those baguettes. What intrigued me the most was the composition - particularly the one baguette - on top of the rest or fourth from the left (it is under the S in Paris). I thought I wanted to see what I could do with this little-out-of-order element. I drew a few sketches - my drawing teachers would wonder what has become of my drawing skills... but I digress ;-) I decided on a twist on that little element (instead of it being out of order I'd put it at the top - near the sentiment) and here's my card. I used My Minds Eye Lost & Found paper, the Double-Ended Banner die and Think Big Favorites #12 sentiment from Papertrey Ink. And I did a little stitching around... Okay blogger is not being cooperative so I'm going to stop fooling around with this post. Thanks for stopping by - have a good one!


6 comments:

Jodi_E said...

Love, love, love your card. Great take on the sketch and love the colors.

Leigh said...

Oooh, I love the card you made based on the magazine cover-- fabulous!

Joyce said...

Love your card. What a fabulous take on that magazine cover. How brave of you to find your OWN inspiration! We have that mag laying around here, too. Yum.

Court said...

Ummm... I LOVE this card and I LOVE this inspiration (I have that magazine too and haven't opened it yet! Shameful!) Thank you SO much for leaving me such a nice message on my shaped card over at Shop Pumpkin Spice! I really appreciate it! :)

pamela said...

LOL I love where your inspiration came from :D

June Houck said...

I *LOVE* this card, Tracy!!!