Monday, June 15, 2009

Sketch #55: It's ROUND!

Guess what!? Creatively Yours has decided to branch out into the world of ROUND sketches! To start us off, here is a really flexible and FUN round sketch from Noella-- there's so much that can be created using this sketch as an idea generator!

A few fun Design Tips!
Remember, with a round sketch you can:
1~ Use shaped cardstock, purchased pre-cut in a large circle
2~ Use the new pre-cut scalloped round cardstock
3~ Save money and cut your own circular cardstock. Here's how: Use a dinner plate as a template with a 12x12" piece of cardstock. Lightly trace the dinner plate's outline in pencil on the BACK of the cardstock you have chosen. Cut along the traced outline. Remember to move the cardstock and not the scissors as you cut! You'll end up with a nice "smooth" circle this way!
4~In idea #3, instead of your regular scissors, try using pinking shears from your sewing area for a COOL saw-toothed edge treatment! Or- use your decorative scissors for even more options! Just remember to cut slowly and use extra care.
5~ Get the circular "look" by using a piece of 12x12" cardstock and adhering paper cut in a circle to the centre of it. Choose solid or patterned paper and cardstock for different looks! Then, create your layout!
6~ If you've used idea #5, why not accent the edge of that circle with buttons, paper piercing, stitching, Stickles, fiber, penwork or other decoration? Use your imagination!

Enjoy the Design Team's awesome interpretations of this ROUND SKETCH and BE SURE to post below with a link if you try it! We'll be popping over to see your blog and your creations!

Without further pomp and circumstance (LOL) here are the VERY LATEST Creatively Yours Design Team creations!!

~A layout created by CY Designer Andi Dickson~
~A layout created by CY Designer Rita Barakat~
~A layout created by CY Designer Misty Miller~

~A layout created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko~

~A layout created by CY Designer Robin Gibson~
~Layout created by CY Guest Designer, Alison Thorne!~

WOW! Thanks everyone for these creative interpretations of Sketch #55.

Thanks Noella for this superb sketch!

Be sure to share any round sketches creations and any additional round sketch "ideas" with us!

PLEASE NOTE: I will add any new ideas you share in the Comments Section to the Round Sketch Design Tips, above!

Have a wonderful week! ((HUGZ))~ Ali


  1. Beautiful layouts ladies! I love how everyone interpreted the sketch. Thanks Noella for a fabulous sketch!

  2. I LOVED this sketch! Thanks so much for another great one! And I love what everyone else has done with it too! You guys rock!

  3. WOW, everyone's layouts are FANTASTIC!!! I Did love this sketch, even though I didn't 'go round' was awesome! Still amazes me how from one sketch you get soooo many looks! GREAT JOB everyone!

  4. Whoo hoo amazing work all 'round LOL I love what everyone did with this sketch. Thank you ladies for your sweet comments :o)

  5. Again, a beautiful sketch and beautiful interpretations...Great job everyone!!

  6. This sketch was so easy to work with. I love all the interpretations everyone came up with.

  7. Wow ladies you outdid yourselves! Of course it helps to have a fantastic starting point! ;) (ahem..Noella)

  8. You all did a superb job with Noella's great sketch. Thank you so much! Tell **ALL your friends** to pop by and check out the eye candy!

    So proud of ya'll!! xox