Today we have another great How To-sday from our design team member Wendi Robinson

Hello and good morning,

It’s Wendi here and I am showing you how to really make the most of your sketches. If there’s anything I love, it’s a GREAT sketch to get your mojo flowing and to take some of the thinking time out of your projects.

Today I am sharing with you one of my card sketches and am going to show you how to really work that sketch. I used the same 6×6 My Mind’s Eye paper pad and sentiment to be consistent with the examples.

Here is the sketch itself:


First: Follow it. Use the sketch the way it is layed out.

Next: Flip it. Whether you flip it 90%, 180% or just flip some of the elements. Have fun playing around with the positioning of the sketch.

Third: Open Space. Use only a smaller space of the sketch. For this card I cut down the size of the elements used, then I left some open space and used some mist splats on it.

Last: Make it your Own. Believe it or not, the same sketch is in here. I added tons of layers. I changed some of the shapes and made it my own. There are times when I use a sketch as a jumping off point and my project doesn’t resemble the sketch very much. That is totally fine, because it gave you that boost and you let your creativity really flow.


Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out the Mid Week Mojo Wednesday sketches posted here. How will you make the sketch work for you?


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Thanks Wendi! Come back tomorrow for the next installment of our Iolite Mid Week Mojo!