DAWN’S SKETCH #3

ITS ALMOST TIME TO GOBBLE TIL YOU WOBBLE…but I am working on designing my christmas card so this pattern was helpful…sometimes I think we get so caught up in the way the person did their card that we forget what we have that might work just as well in other words it blocks our own creativity…. so just seeing a pattern in blk and white may allow you to think bout the images differently… ie USE WHAT YOU HAVE… in fact if you look at DAWN’S actual card you will see that she didn’t do all the layers that are shown in the sketch… and it looks fantastic…also she right justified all the layers so that they line up on the right….now that may be just something that she prefers and frankly I have to admit I think it works better it doesn’t cause your eye to run all over the place.. the real focal point should be the circle with the tree…

Dawn’s sketch #3

Ok so here is the basic idea for the layout…and you will see that you can if you wish remove some of the layers… without it causing a problem… or so here are a couple she did using the layout with two different stamp sets…

Sketch #3 using xmas for design by Dawn

then here is another she posted using a different set of stamps and dies..

I do like this stamp set but again remember this is a way to SELL STAMPS and PAPERS not just design ideas…so you can use any stamps that you have and any papers… also its doesn’t have to christmas it can birthday , graduation, anniversary or just a thinking of you card… my idea for this one is that its a bit busy and that it might have looked less crowded if she had turned it horizontal rather than vertical l…. or left off some of the clothes but she is trying to show you all the pieces of the set…so she used them all…

DAWN’S SKETCH #3…so think about what you want to show and than choose your pieces… lot of cutting and pasting here but if you cut your pieces then assemble it would go pretty quickly… rather than the star being a brad or a rhimestone because that makes a bump when you mail and that means extra postage and sometimes even the extra postage doesn’t stop them from running it thru the canceling machine which often tears the envelope if you have somthing with a bump…. sigh…. but while I rant occasionally about the USPS… I have to say that they do send our mail out much faster and more reliable then many other countries and they keep giving us wonderful postage stamps to HELP STAMP OUT BORING ,UGLY MAIL…lol…

I THINK  I told you that my Mom is in a memory care here in FLORIDA WHICH is why I am not enjoying the snow in WA…. after hurricane IRMA…her facility had a problem cause by the city not having enough generators to keep their sewer lift stations working… and her whole community had to evacuate to SARASOTA for its going on 8 weeks now… for Alzheimer’s patients this is a real hardship….they don’t deal well with change… anyway we have been driving the 50+ miles up and back for a while now to try to keep her feeling like she is still grounded… yesterday we found a mall that had a carousel (working ) in the food court area..so after lunch she said she wanted to ride on it… the employee was not sure she wanted to let mom up on one of the carousel animals but Mom was not interested in riding in the sleigh bench ..so we stuggled and got her up on the deer…and she loved the ride….it was so great to see her smiling again…and with any luck they will back in thier own building , her in her own room sometime this weekend… just look at that smile…

92 and riding a carousel just like when she was a little girl…her words…

Mom’s favorite drink..lol. I should have straightened her sweatshirt she likes to leave it hanging like that and …it keeps her hands warm…

Selfie ..at sarasota square mall …i need longer arms…she is fascinated by cell phones and by seeing herself in the photo… 

 

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