Friday, 19 October 2012

Over The Edge


It's Official.  I have Sketch Fright.  There is a cure, but it could be a long slow process in my CAS(E).  I usually avoid sketch challenges because they just stop me dead.  I've been told what elements to put where, and can't get beyond that. (And if I'm allowed to change the shape, rotate it, swap elements, leave bits out, add bits in, then what's the point of a restricting sketch in the first place?)  However ...

There's a new challenge on the block, CAS(E) this Sketch.  And Lisa from the Design Team has very kindly made a therapy video on her blog for sufferers of Sketch Fright.  Lisa says that she is a linear thinker and prefers a sketch to follow, whereas I'm a holistic thinker (I think that's the opposite to linear thinkers) and I prefer to have free rein to let my random thought processes roam.  Which is why sketch challenges are just that.  A challenge.

Here's this week's sketch:


I've kept pretty much to the sketch this time, because it fits with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which is:


I've also CASEd this card from Julia Stainton on this week's CASE Study:


using the colour scheme from this week's CR84FN challenge:


If I keep taking the medicine, you may see me at CAS(E) this Sketch again sometime!

Edited to add: A few people have asked about the butterfly die - it's from Marianne Design CreaTables.

25 comments:

  1. Oh at last; someone like me, lol!!! I have several posts on my blog where I've grumbled about not being able to 'do' sketches. I know exactly what you mean!

    This is a gorgeous CAS card!!
    x

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  2. I'm the same way! But as you say, that's why it's a challenge. Love the colours and the pretty pearls on the butterfly - I think you've done very well here!

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  3. Your card looks great for all challenges. Looks like you've mastered your sketch phobia. x

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  4. Great post - it made me laugh,! Sorry if it wasn't meant to! I must admit, when I first started challenges, it was the colour challenges that got me, because I would try to match the colour scheme exactly, but then I'd see DT members interpret things very liberally. So now I try to be
    more flexible, creative?? I try to remind myself that it's more important to make a great card, than to match the colours exactly.
    Anyway, I love your 'wonderful' card. Which butterfly die is that? I love how you put the colours together and how Cas it i.

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  5. Wow! That gorgeous butterfly took my breath away - stunning!

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  6. Great job stepping out of your comfort zone! If you find any Sketch Fright medicine, please share it with me! However, if my sketch fright works out like yours did on this beautiful card, then who needs the medicine!!! The butterfly is amazing! Which die is it?

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  7. Girl, what? You went from sketch fright to figuring out how to make a stunnerific card to match 1, 2, 3, FOUR challenges! You are rockin'!!

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  8. For someone with 'sketch fright' you have made an amazing card! LOVE that gorgeous butterfly! It took me ages to feel comfortable with sketches... only a few more therapy sessions and I should be alright lol.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  9. Lol... I love your take on the sketch. Even though you may have sketch fright, I think you are on the mend! So glad you played along with us at CASE(E) this Sketch!!!

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  10. I had to giggle at your comment, " . . . it could be a long process in my CAS(E)." Clever play on words! I agree with Lisa you are certainly on the mend because your cards is very PRETTY! So glad you played along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  11. Beautiful card! I love this butterfly, one of my favourite die cuts!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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  12. It's so funny how different we all are. I LOVE sketches - but I can't stand inspiration challenges!! I do love what you have done with this sketch - it's a perfect way to showcase that incredible butterfly!

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  13. I think you've done brilliantly with the sketch Sirley and that beautiful butterfly is perfectly positioned for our challenge too.... love the soft pretty colours :0)
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. Beautiful card! Your butterfly is gorgeous & really pops on the tan background. Thanks for the info on the new sketch challenge.

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  15. Shirley, your butterfly is so pretty and you followed the sketch and colors so well! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  16. You did a wonderful job with that sketch! Your butterfly is so pretty :) Thanks so much for playing along in our Over the Edge challenge. It's a very special week for us here at CAS-ual Fridays, and I hope you're enjoying all the sneak peeks :)
    ~hugs~
    Michele

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  17. You did an amazing job for not being a huge sketch fan. I love how perfectly this card fits all the challenges. Amazing job! Come try out another sketch soon at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  18. I think you conquered your fear of sketches with this dazzling design!

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  19. and you did well, lovely card! thank you for joining us at CTS, hope to see you again ; )

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  20. Beautifully clean and simple, and so beautiful too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  21. Shirley - I'd have never known by this card that you have sketch fright! This is really lovely. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  22. LOVE your CAS card, just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! : )

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  23. How delightfully soft and beautiful...that butterfly is just divine! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

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  24. Wonderful "papillon". It's so elegant!

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  25. Simply beautiful! Love the fancy butterfly! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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