Monday, July 6, 2015

July Sketch & Dare Challenge

As you's the first Monday of the month which means....
today is the day we reveal our new
Die~Namites Dies Sketch Challenge and Dare.

Doodling is trending in paper crafting these days.

so we thought we should make this month's

dare to "Sketch or Doodle Something on your project" 

Here are the rules to play along!
TO ENTER the Die~Namites Dies May Sketch Challenge YOU MUST:
  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout, or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Die.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.**
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.
 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.

Hi everyone,  Tonya here, Lynne has invited me back this month to introduce this month's sketch & Dare Challenge.  I was super happy to do this, cause I love me some Die-namites.   Today I'm creating for you a beautiful layout using the sketch above.   I'm going to use these two super beautiful dies in today's project.  PSSSS -  These are two of my goto must haves - Just Say'n  ::WINK WINK::

In this layout - I cut 4 cuts of the Large Ivy Die from thin chipboard, then glued 2 of them together to create a nice and thick Chipboard accent.  If you want your dies to be even thicker then just keep building up the layers.  

Then I used the negative of the die as a stencil on my layout with Prima's Texture Crackle Paste.   Look at that yummy texture there on the background. 

To accommodate the dare of the challenge,  I Scribbled a circle around the center of the paper, and kept my embellishments and photos within the circle. The sketch had 3 large roses, I chose to cut the circle patterns from the paper collection and substitute one of the roses for my photo.  Don't be afraid to switch up the focal elements in the sketch to fit your design needs.   

Here is a process video showing how I created this layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post today.  I can't wait to see what you create with the Sketch for this month.  Don't forget you have until the end of the month to participate. Also don't forget to link up your post using the nifty tool here int he post.

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs


  1. Wow Tonya you ROCKED THIS SKETCH....thanks for creating this sketch and sharing with us this amazing scrapbook everything you did...awesome tip about using the neg-die cut piece as a

  2. An amazing sketch and such a wonderful project!!