Saturday 29 September 2018

InspireINK September Blog Hop:Sketch Challenge.

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

I am always excited about the monthly InspireINK Blog Hop. I almost forgot this month due to the team retreat! This month it is a sketch challenge.

I decided not to make a card but instead use this as a scrapbook layout. I recently make a mini album and have yet to do the photo mats so when I saw this I thought it would be perfect for one of the photo mat layouts.

InspireINK September Blog Hop:Sketch Challenge.  Nigezza Creates


  • The mat size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" so 2 can be cut from a standard sheet of card stock.
  • I used the Circle Tab Punch to create a tab at the top.
  • I cut the DSP 3" x 5"
  • I used a strip of Whisper White 5 1/4" x 3/4"
  • I cut a heart from the Robbon of Hope Die set using Calypso Coral Card Stock

Time for some close ups

InspireINK September Blog Hop:Sketch Challenge.  Nigezza Creates

InspireINK September Blog Hop:Sketch Challenge.  Nigezza Creates

I am so pleased to have started this scrapbook, I think I may continue now using sketch challenges as this is a good way to get inspiration. With these photo mats being small it is easier to plan them. Well thats the plan anyway!

If you pop back tomorrow there will be a link to the video tutorial for this project.

Thank you

Gez xxx

Now go and hop around the rest of the group :-)

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  1. You look totally spooky! Great take on the sketch too xx

    1. Thank you Verity, I LOVE fancy dress and especially Halloween fancy dress - you can't see in the picture but I was Little Red Ridning Hood AFTER she had been ravished by the wolf lol!

  2. A great idea Gez to use a card sketch in a different way. I don't personally make albums but I know other crafters who do and this would be a useful TOP TIP for them. I love a card sketch anyway because it helps to get those crafting juices flowing and gives you a starting point. It is surprising how many different cards can be produced just from one sketch. Love what you are doing, looking forward to seeing more of the album as it develops too. TFS :O) xxx

    1. Thank you Lorraine, I was a scrapbooker before I made cards and boxes, it is my first love, I am a bit fanatical about photos and preserving memories. I really need to finish this album ... it is on my very long to do list lol!

  3. Lovely 'outside the box' idea Gez.x