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 March, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“Lil' Surfers”, by Malika Kelly.
Usually I am a 1-3 photo per layout scrapper, so this sketch challenged me to get a little out of my comfort zone. I stuck close to the sketch just to be safe, changing up the background by adding an extra mat and border. I treated each patterned paper block as a place to group some embellishments. I really like how the layout turned out and will try using more multiple photo layouts in the future, especially when I have a bunch of pictures and can't just pick one or two to tell the story.
Sand & Surf: Under the Coconuts, Flying High, GPS, Paradise, Surfs Up, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures, Chipboard Icons; High Five Alpha Stickers: Yellow; Designer Tape: Blue Chevron, Pony Dot; Button Market: Aqua Flowers; Flags: Sand & Surf
"Little Gentleman", by Yohko Takiguchi.
I reduced this sketch and placed it on the lower right of my layout. I replaced the space for two photos with the blocks of patterned paper. I love color combination of pastel color and black in Love and Marriage collection.
Engaged At Last: Bachelor Extracts, Miniatures, Alpha+Bits; Love and Marriage: Vows, Cake Tasting, May Eighteenth, Turner Hall Ballroom, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, The Wedding Party Miniatures, Wedding Chipboard Icons; Feathers: Cream; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White, Brown-Cream
“How He Proposed”, by Kim Jeffress.
When I received this gorgeous collection of Engaged At Last papers and embellishments, I knew I wanted to get started on my wedding photos from 8 years ago. I began with my husband's proposal, which sadly for him didn't go too well with the ring not ready from the jeweler, but I didnt care at all! I was just sooooo excited to be getting married! I love the blocked design of this sketch it allowed me to add snippets of pattern paper to complement my photos. The soft colors really add an ambient feel to my layout, and I love that I can layer the stickers and chipboard stickers so easily to create texture without it being too busy.
Engaged At Last: Bridal Shower, He Proposed, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures, Engagment Chipboard Icons; FreeStyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Cotton Candy; Flags: Engagement; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron
"How Many Photos?", by Jenny Evans.
I have been wanting to scrap these photos since we took them on New Year's Eve, and this was the perfect sketch! The grid design is very popular right now because of Project Life, and I love being able to use it in layout form! I embellished our fun photos with a variety of Bella products, from Mr. Boy all the way to the new Engaged At Last collection.
Engaged At Last: Bachelor Party, Bachelor Extras, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Mr. Boy: Just Write Journal Stickers, Chipboard Icons; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue, Green, Yellow; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe, Pickle Juice Stripe, Blue Chevron; Button Market: Orange Stars, Text, Masculine Mix
“Bunny Love”, by Allyson Meinholz.
I love, love, love doing sketches. This one took me a bit to get going, since there were so many boxes to fill. I ended up finding pictures from our trip to Florida and the colors went perfect with the Love & Marriage Collection. As for the sketch, I turned it upside down and around again! Once I laid out the photos and added the journaling sticker, I ended up filling up the other spots with embellishments. My favorite part was adding all the crochet hearts, as I thought they were perfect for all the Bunny Love!
Love & Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, Cake Tasting, Smokeys in Love, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures, Wedding Party Miniatures; Engaged at Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Crochet Hearts: Punch, Cotton Candy, Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Saltwater, White; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Yellow
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 Facebook page.