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Monday, March 15, 2010

EMS SKetch Challenge 4

Here is the latest sketch challenge for all you creative people to use. Remember, this is not a competition (there are no prizes), so you can use the sketch as is or tweak it until it fits your needs. No deadlines, just have fun with it. I had a lot of trouble picking papers for my layout, so it sat on my desk for three days while I tried different combinations with it. You know what finally helped me make my decision? Studio J. Studio J is a soon to be released product from CTMH that you can use to create digital layouts, and CTMH will print and ship them to you. There's no upfront cost to use it; you simply log into the website and start creating. I picked out a pattern (Studio J uses patterns from Jeanette Lynton's Cherish and Imagine books) and a paper kit, and started arranging my pictures on it. The first kit I picked didn't quite work for me, so with a click of a button, I was able to substitute another kit. I went through about 6 kits until I found one I liked, and it was so much easier than hunting through my stash to find the perfect papers. I won't be ordering the layout I created in Studio J because I already had all my pictures printed out at home, but what a great design tool! I'll keep you posted about the release date of this great new product, because I'm sure many of you will want to try it out.

The sketch:


My layout:


Recipe:
Holiday Hoopla, Chocolate Alphabet Small & True Happiness stamp sets
Stardust Level 2 papers
White Daisy, Dutch Blue & Bamboo cardstock
Moonstruck, Dutch Blue, Cocoa, Desert Sand & Garden Green ink
Garden Green marker
3-D foam squares

4 comments:

Martha said...

wow, what a great sketch!!
and layout too ;)

Crisanne said...

I somehow came across your blog just a few days ago, and am so impressed with the layouts you have been posting, and then showing your example. These have already been a wonderful help to me, and I just wanted to say thanks! Studio J sounds very helpful, I would love to hear more about it.

Cheryl Even said...

Crisanne, glad you found me! You are welcome to use the sketches or scraplift whatever you need. I plan to keep people posted as we learn more about Studio J, so keep checking back on my blog.

Linda Norman said...

I am only a month late but here it is!

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss116/twinstimestwo/IMG_0386.jpg

Also used for a LOAD in May!