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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 61 - reprise
Topic: Sketch Challenge

How strange - two sketches in a row that I had used before and made multiple versions of AND that I did in May 2011.


Even back then I wasn't good about following sketches to the letter but I did get the essence of the layout represented. Here is my favorite of the 15 or so I made:


Some of the nifty elements on this are the use of a border print paper for the floral, a wooden heart, and clear acrylic dots over the spots on the lower paper.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 60 - reprise
Topic: Sketch Challenge

OWH sketch 60 is one that I made LOTS of back in May 2011.

It really appealed to me and I did about 10 versions of it back then. This is my favorite:

The birds are from a calendar page, the background is a ColorMe sheet and the text is a clear sticker. All of the blocks are popped up on foam tape.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 59
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Gonna have a little fun with OWH sketch 59:


As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I wanted that large center panel to feature one of the new Dazzles stickers I got. I cut and spliced some papers to give the panel borders on all sides, negating the need to layer as the sketch shows. I made the background represent sky, landscape and grass.


The text stickers were on the same sheet as the bicycle.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 21 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 58
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Stylish, elegant, classy - all a good description of how I treated OWH sketch 58:


The first element I changed on this sketch was combining the two uprights into one large panel. I had already chosen a sheet of vellum floral stickers for this card and the sheet included an image of ribbon. I placed two of these on the upright panel to recreate the look of the original split.

I used more of the vellum stickers to create background paper. Then I selected some square silver peel-off stickers and placed them over some of the vellum flowers. When I trimmed away toe vellum from the outsides of the squares it was easy to remove the sticker backing and attach these directly to the pale lavender block.

The feature block is popped up on foam tape and includes a doodle border and a stamped sentiment.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 57
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Ooooh, here's a lovely layout on OWH sketch 57:

Umm, I can't possibly make it 'just' like that.

So first I rotated it 1/4 turn clockwise. I had the perfect circle element from one of the Dazzles sticker sheets but it wasn't large enough. So I made the 'hole' the size on the sketch and popped up all of the elements on foam tape. I think it kind of looks like a stained glass window now so I decided to add a scripture strip in the same color as that backing the circle. 


I went back and added gold sticker trim around the text block to tie it in with the circle.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 56
Topic: Sketch Challenge

You'll be seeing spots before your eyes with OWH sketch 56:


And, yes, I followed the sketch again!

You don't see it on the photo but I had to splice the papers in a couple of areas to use these scraps for the sketch. I kept it pretty simple, using three papers from the same dotted collection. The light strip made the perfect foil for a little picket fence from my new collection of Dazzles stickers. I added a birdhouse and work stickers from the same sheet to wrap this all up.

I guess the question is, "How long can I make myself stick to the sketches?"

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 18 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 55
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Now presenting OWH sketch 55 - and look at that, I kept to the prescribed layout two days in a row:

I'm so amazed I stayed with the sketch! But, then, I wasn't using all scraps like before. This allowed me to actually cut the sizes I wanted. When I think about it, the upper left piece is the only one that is not scraps so I guess I did pretty well. I cut that piece for the background because it was a companion to the flowers across the bottom edge of the center feature.

I chose to border the center element with yellow to pull that color from the background papers. By repeating that color on the stamped sentiment strip it brings the focus to the message.


The center panel is also popped up on foam tape to add interest.

Ddd

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 54
Topic: Sketch Challenge

On we go - to OWH sketch 54:

Oh my goodness! Look quick! I followed a sketch!

I knew I wanted to use the map image for the round element to make it resemble a globe. I chose very plain papers for the background in colors to represent sky, earth and ocean. The chevron paper represents nothing in particular but it jazzes up the piece and the color was good.

I used a round die to cut out the globe and to emboss the edges. Then I applied Distress ink to the edges to add some dimension.

Three cardstock work stickers add a touch of whimsy.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 53
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Here we go again - OWH sketch 53:


I promise I really did start with this sketch! When I got the two outer grey panels and the number panel between them I realized the graphic numbers were too bold and busy for what I had in mind. So I added the dotted grey strip to hide most of it.

I wanted to use a piece from the printed floral panel sheet and rounded the corners to soften it. It did not stand out from the background so I used Distress ink to darken the edges. I darkened the edges of the main card as well. My feature panel is printed directionally so I just rotated it on the card.

I went back to my new stock of Dazzles peel-off stickers and chose a silver sentiment with a flourish.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 52
Topic: Sketch Challenge

The pendulum swings both ways as you will see in todays use of OWH sketch 52:


The biggest problem with using scraps is that they are rarely the exact size you want them to be. So when I needed a wider strip of the floral I had to splice on a strip to the bottom. The flowers didn't match up and it was pretty obvious so I added a self-stick satin ribbon across the seam.

I recently purchased a mixed bag of Dazzles (peel-off) stickers and they included this awesome medallion. I cut a circle to match the background and applied the medallion over it. I added self-stick champagne rhinestones in two sizes to circle areas of the sticker.

Three additional dragonflies and a text sticker finish this off. Compared to yesterday's card this is definitely at the other end of the pendulum swing.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 14 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 51
Topic: Sketch Challenge

TIME for OWH sketch 51. Why TIME? You'll see...


This started out with a graph paper, the wavy band, a green rectangle, and the circle element punched out. Then I added the sentiment because of the clock in the circle and yawned. B-o-r-i-n-g!

I pulled out a stamp set with two clock images and applied them randomly and lightly over the background and the green rectangle. They stood out rather than blending in so I used Distress markers and an aquabrush to blend in color lightly over the clock faces.

I added a doodle line around the round piece and popped it up on foam tape to separate it from the background.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 50
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Another milestone as we reach OWH sketch 50!


Working with scraps again I came 'close' to the designated measurments on this card. In place of the foremost rectangle I applied a peel-off sticker birdhouse. I used Distress markers to color the open areas of the image to match the background elements as well as the flowers on the white piece.


I added a brown doodle line around the white piece for framing.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Operation Write Home sketch 49
Topic: Sketch Challenge

That was a very short break from sketches, right? Today we're back with OWH sketch 49.


I started with the floral panel which is a portion of a multi-image page. It is a bit smaller than the sketch and I also rounded the corners to soften it. The crossbar strip is from the scrap pile as it the houndstooth. However, the stripe is cut from a new page.


I used black doodle lines around one piece to tie in to the black of the stamped sentiment.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 11 April 2014
Verdigris Nails
Topic: Nail Art

Today's nail post is not so much nail 'art' but a note on color. Rarely do I ever use only one color on my nails. I prefer to combine colors to create patterns or overlay them to make new colors.

This time I put on two base coats of robin egg blue and overlaid this with two coats of golden glitter polish. Oh yes!

Viewing the blue through the filter of the gold magically creates a greenish hue reminiscent of weathered copper. This verdigris finish has a lot of depth to it and quite a bit of shine.

I always finish up with clear topcoat and a quickdry liquid that also conditions the cuticles.

Here is a closeup of the nails.

Yep, I think I'll write down the 'recipe' for these so I can do them again.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Operation Write Home - sketch 48
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Time to celebrate! That's what I decided to do with OWH sketch 48:

You know, I really believe that ONE DAY I will make a card that matches the sketch. Not today, but someday! Really!

I really wanted to use up these strips of chevron paper and the background pieces I had set aside to use with them were neither wide enough to be the 'big piece' in the background. I decided to use them anyway and then discovered that the chevron pieces were also shorter than designated.

Well, that left extra room at the bottom so I decided to add a bordered sentiment. It was looking a little plain so I scallop-punched the bottom border.

 

The sentiment block is popped up on foam tape for a little more pizazz.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Operation Write Home - sketch 47
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Sketch for today is OWH 47:

I played it fairly straight today! OK, I did cut the overall sketch down so I could leave a border of the background card exposed. This it what ties the dotted paper in with the rest of the card. And so that it would not compete with the dots I used a solid color for the background.

Having no sentiment makes this a versitile card - useable for any occasion. However, I certainly needed something more than the two blocks of patterned paper. Thus, the dragonfly sticker.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Operation Write Home - sketch 46
Topic: Sketch Challenge

It is becoming obvious that I will not get through all the sketches in this year. Here we are 98 days into the year and only up to OWH sketch 46. I do, after all, have lots of other interests to pursue! Here's the sketch:


Best intentions aside, I guess the final product does have elements in common with the sketch. But several things are different as well.

I had a smaller piece to use for the light gray area, I scalloped the bottom of the white layer, and I added an additional layer on top with the sentiment. I also added three special stickers.

The white paper I used had been embossed with dots in the Cuttlebug. I felt the number and colors of the layers were going to get a bit overwhelming so I made the base of plain ivory cardstock.

The three buttons are actually stickers. I used a 1/8" punch to open the holes and knotted some cream-toned twine in the holes.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 7 April 2014
Operation Write Home - sketch 45
Topic: Sketch Challenge

Ready for another OWH sketch? Here is number 45:

Hey this background paper looks familiar! It is leftovers from the pendant made in yesterday's post. I punched out two more circles featuring flowers to use as accents.

Then I used the supporting paper elements to cover up all the holes I had punched. The chevron paper was not as wide as designated in the sketch but actually looks better in a smaller size because of the busy print.

I added a stamped sentiment and bordered the three foreground blocks in white to separate them from the background.

The sentiment block is popped up on foam tape for interest.

Don't the circle elements look like they are holes where the background paper is showing through?

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Last Look
Topic: Jewelry

The last project with the first round of resin is this pendant made with a floral scrapbook paper and a round punch.

I used the doming technique to make a simple disk.

This one has the gold bail visible. I only had a silver chain on hand for photography, though.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Domed Roses
Topic: Jewelry

One of my 6x6 scrapbook paper pads had a sheet of romantic-looking rose illustrations in little squares. I cut one of these out and used a corner rounder to soften the edges.

I used only doming on this project - no mold. The resin is poured directly on the surface and allowed to self-level right out to the edges. Surfact tension keeps it from pouring over the edges.

I decided to mount this one on angle and did so with E6000 glue and a gold pail.

Love this!

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

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