Twice a month, we'll be bringing you a new sketch, and showing you a few takes on the sketch by our designers. Today, we have our second sketch for February, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“Our 5th Anniversary Date Night”, by Jenny Evans.
Such a fun sketch! I switched the flowers for hearts, which were inspired by the Flutter patterned paper that I used as my background/border. I used the hearts, and the heart negatives, from the circles I punched from the True Love paper. I love the look of the negatives! I finished off with a nice, long title, which is something I am really liking right now.
Kiss Me: Flutter, True Love, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe, Polka Dot Combo
“Happiness”, by Sheri Reguly.
This was such a fun sketch to work with. I loved the trio of overlapping photos, as well as the large, dramatic floral embellishments. I incorporated the flowers into my own design by using a Tall Tag from the Sophisticates collection in place of the vase, and randomly adhering my flowers on top of it, using adhesive foam to add dimension. For a finishing touch, I placed a large threaded button in the center of each. (I used the Tie Dye buttons for the centers of my flowers, but opted to use the plain, reverse side for a more subtle effect.)
Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice, Sprinkles & Lace Punch, Petite Pieces, Tall Tags; Baby Boy: Momma’s Boy; Kiss Me: Just Write Cardstock Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tape: Pony Dot; Button Market: Tie Dye
“I Love You To The Moon And Back”, by Gina Lideros.
This was such a fun sketch to get my creative juices flowing. I stuck to the basics of the sketch by placing the three flowers on the left side and one flower on the right side. I also kept the title in the same place but moved the subtitle over to the right side of my journaling. Another change that I made was using two photos (instead of 3) and putting a Just Write flower sticker in place of where the third photo should be. I used a combination of Just Write journaling stickers and High Five alpha's to create my title. Bella's designer tape, Checkers buttons, and flag were the perfect embellishments to complete my page.
Kiss Me: Flutter, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Punch, Sprinkles & Lace Surf N Turf; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red, Blue; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Button Market: Checkers; Flags: Girl; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia, Juniper; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Pony Dot
“You”, by Kim Jeffress.
I have had this photo of my youngest sitting in my iPhone camera roll for two years now. Every time I go looking through my phone this one catches my eye and makes me smile it's my favorite! I thought it was about time I scrapped it! I pulled out my favorite pattern paper from Bella Blvd: the b side of Miles of Smiles from the Birthday Girl collection. Yellow and chevron are my go-to-colors and patterns whenever I am designing my layouts. I followed the sketch fairly closely (I used 2 photos instead of 3). I loved Shellye McDaniel's fussy cutting of the glasses from the Cute Cuts paper from the Kiss Me collection in this card, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. So I fussy cut the glasses and attached it to a bamboo skewer, added some rhinestones and some twine to create a bit of a mascarade mask! I love this fun look and it works even on my boy page because it is about my feelings towards him!
Kiss Me: Mustache Love, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alphas+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Surf n Turf; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles; Birthday Boy: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron
We hope you will take some creative time for yourself, and try out our sketch! Whether it's a card, or a layout, we would love to see what you come up with. You can link them here in the comment section, or share them on our