There’s nothing quite like a good sketch to get your creative juices flowing. When I started designing over ten years ago, sketches were an amazing tool. They took some of the hard part of the design process out of the equation. Often I created with the same sketch two, three or even more times just to try out different options and ways to interpret the sketch. One of the very first places I went for sketches was Page Maps and I’m still a huge fan!
MFT Stamps and Page Maps has paired up for some design fun over the past three months. I’m excited to have joined the MFT team just in time to participate in the last one. It’s a sketch that I love and couldn’t wait to create with. The sketch is comprised of a die cut area on the left of the design and then the motif repeated over on the right. I thought it would be a fun spin on the sketch to use flowers. The die cut area is the rolled rose die cut from the left top corner of the dotted layer. The rolled roses are then die cut from various patterned papers and then rolled up for a pretty bouquet.
I’ve been totally addicted to making rolled roses lately and MFT has so many gorgeous options to choose from. This time I’m using the Die-namics Rolled Rose for a change. Five rolled roses were created using this die and paired up with leaves die cut using the Royal Leaves dies.
To create the dotted cardstock layer, I paired up Sno Cone Cardstock with Sno Cone ink and the Large Polka Dots Stencil. I’m adoring this stencil as it’s the perfect ways to add subtle pattern to cardstock and I DO have quite the soft spot for dots! You’ve been seeing it quite a bit in my designs recently as it’s just so pretty and goes with everything! Often I sponge ink through it onto white cardstock but this time I’m going tone on tone and sponging the Sno Cone Cardstock with Sno Cone Ink.