Thursday, April 19, 2012

• let's get sketchy with OA •

if you are looking for the 9 to 5 hop, please scroll down to previous post.

good morning everyone.  today is Sketchy Thursdays on the OA Blog.  I created a sketch I hope will inspire layouts and cards alike.

sketch by danni

although i created a lo sketch, i decided to create cards and demonstrate how easily you can scale down a lo sketch to fit a card scale.  successfully interpreting a layout sketch into a card usually lies in the scaling of the sketch. scaling it down to a card scale generally means omitting or layering elements.  for this sketch, the focal is the argyle background element, so i decided to make that the focal of all my cards and play with the various layering interpretations of it.

hello card
(click pics to enlarge)

i rotated my argyle element on this card and layered the elements in the center instead of above the argyle.  i stitched through the centers of the argyle elements as you generally find with argyle patterns.

on my second card, i decided to rotate the argyle elements vertically so as to create a taller card

best friends card

 i layered the argyle pattern once again instead of above it to scale for the card size

(see the chipboard corners?  do you ever have some of those leftover or don't like to use them on lo?  these are really fun on the argyle pattern)

 i stitched through the centers once again

and to show you how easily you could use circle elements, like the ones that come in the 9 to 5 line,
i created another secretary appreciation card for hubby to give to another of his secretaries.

what would i do without you? 

exchanging the argyle for circles, i stitched through the centers and then layered the elements in the corner

(love the 9 to 5) paper label too ;)

 and joining me in this challenge today is Becky.  to see her amazing layout and cuuuuute puppy, hop over to the OA BLOG to see it.

if you were inspired to give the sketch, argyle element or circle element backgrounds a shot, please link us up, we'd love to be inspired.

thank you for visiting me today.

hugs & love♥


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! That sketch is GREAT...and LOVING what you made with it!! These are all BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeee that stitching!

  2. Yet again, you amaze me. These are just too fantastic! I love them. I love the details, the clever sewing, the pretty fussy cuts, the sentiments... and the fact that you make Secretary Appreciation-cards for you husbands secretaries. ♥

  3. Wow, that is extremely gorgeous!! You never fail to impress me with your card making & sewing skills!!

  4. LOVE these Danni! I can't wait to try out that sketch! You really perfected it with your cards. ;)

  5. you are just the most clever card maker there is:) your cards always make me happy to look at and I adore the different takes on the sketch!

  6. I told my bff that I am sooo scrapfatuated with your cards! Your work is awesome. My first reaction to the 9-5 collection was what can i do with this? But now you have me wanting to add it to my collection.

  7. love your cards !!!
    love your take on the sketch !!

  8. I have one question for you...can I come over and make cards with you? Or maybe even just shop in your card collection :) Ridiculously talented my friend, yup, that's you!

  9. You really are the QUEEN of cards!!! These are beyond gorgeous!! LOVE them all!!! (going to pin them!!). Btw, love your blog background!

  10. oh my gosh! those are great!!!!

  11. Those cards are awesome! Love the collage look you created on them!

  12. Oh Danni I just LOVE your workµ. So inspiring.

  13. absolutely gorgeous work as always Danni..I'm a huge fan! Gxox

  14. These cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing them - lots of ideas here!

  15. I saw these on the OA blog and was so drawn in. So stunning! Your work is so inspiring.

  16. Miss Danni Reid, you are one ultra talented gal! Oh my goodness, these cards are GORGEOUS! Your stitching, OH your stitching--it's to die for!!! I'm in awe...your creations are bright, clean, crisp and beautiful! They all need to be published!!! Submit them, they're awesomeness! :) TFS and inspiring me every time I visit your glorious blog! xoxo

  17. You are brilliant Danni! While I love all three my fav is the second one. Love how you used the photo corners. You constantly amaze girl! Such inspiration!:)

  18. This sketch was sooo FUN!!! LOVED working with it! You are such an inspiration, Danni! ♥

    And I can only agree with all the sweet comments above. Your cards are pure perfection!

  19. I just discovered this magical treasure that is your blog, and I honestly have never been more inspired than I am right now! I cannot wait to sift through all of the posts! :)


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