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 first sketch for March, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
"Love This", by Becky Williams.
I stayed pretty true to the sketch but flipped it 180 degrees so that the border was on the left instead of right side. I used bits of Designer Tapes and stickers in place of the paper pieces and kept the overall design simple to draw focus to the pictures on my layout. I used the reverse side of the "Love and Marriage" collection Cute Cuts sheet for my background and colored in a few random hearts. My youngest is growing up so quickly that I wanted to scrap about how peaceful she looks while sleeping. Time goes by way too quickly!
Love and Marriage: Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Flags; Engaged at Last: Bridal Shower, He Proposed; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, 12mm Combo, Gray Chevron, Orange Stripe; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White, Piggy Punch
"District Honor Band", by Laura Vegas.
As I was looking at this sketch and trying to figure out how I was going to use it, I was drawn to how the photo and all the little squares of paper arranged around the photo were arranged in a nice, long row across the page. It reminded me of a recent photo from a honor band concert that my oldest daugher, Alyssa, played in. Once I cropped the photo to include just the band, I ended up with a LONG photo that was 10.5" wide and only 4" tall that was perfect for this sketch.
Birthday Boy: Just A Note; Love And Marriage: Borders; Hello Beautiful: Just A Note; Too Cute To Spook: Chipboard Icons; Sophisticates: Short Stories, Tall Tags; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Oreo; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Quatrofina Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds; Button Market: Stars
“Beach Party”, by Leanne Allinson.
When I first saw this sketch, I wanted to creating more of a patchwork back drop for my photo to rest on. I wanted the sketch to be exaggerated, but still have some white space I also knew I wanted to create with the bright and fresh, Sand & Surf collection. This photo of my daughter preparing for her school swimming carnival brought the two together! I chose some colors in the lei she is wearing and transferred them to the patchwork squares of the sketch. The layers of the patterned papers, Alpha+Bits stickers and Ciao Chip Icons, result in a fun, summery layout.
Sand & Surf: Borders, Surfs Up, Paradise, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Ciao Chip Icons; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Oyster; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf; Designer Tape: 12mm combo
"First Communion Day", by Katherine McElvain.
I love neutral colors for scrapbooking, so I am drawn to the Love and Marriage collection. It is filled with beige, and white... yummy! One problem, I am not in that wedding age. I'm too old, married 20 years ago when there was not digital cameras, and my kids are too young. So I have found alternate ways to use the great products. This sketch challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to put together a layout about my daughter on her first communion day using the Love and Marriage products. When interpreting the sketch I turned it on its side and used only the front and back side of the Cute Cuts paper to create the layered paper pieces behind the photo. I had to get creative to cover up words and images pertaining to marriage that were on the paper, cutting out the center of one journaling card and layering the photo and a cloud on top of another did the trick. The church and "congrats" sticker intended for a wedding page served well for a first communion page too. When I was almost finished with the layout I stamped the date at the bottom, and low and behold the year came out "2021" instead of "2012". OH NO! So I stamped a couple more correct dates and covered the mistake with a little flower. That's how it usually goes with me...but we will keep it our little secret, okay?
Love and Marriage: May Eighteenth, Cute Cuts, Wedding Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures; Engaged At Last: Engagement Icons; Button Market: Checkers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream
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.