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 June, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
"Water & Waves", by Yohko Takiguch.
I love hexagons in this sketch. I cut out many hexagons from some patterned papers from “Sand & Surf” collection. I moved the title into the bottom of this layout to help the balance. I followed the sketch pretty closely except for the title.
Sand & Surf: Paradise, Surfs Up, Under The Coconuts, Flying High, GPS, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures, Chipboard Icons; Flags: Sand& Surf
“Athlete”, by Megan Klauer.
Summer is officially here which means once again: baseball games 4 nights a week. I came across this photo of my youngest son from last year & was excited to pull out the Making the Team collection. I stuck pretty close to the sketch at the beginning but the as I usually do; I ended up adding a few extra items to my design.
Engaged at Last: Bachelor Party; Sand & Surf: Paradise; Freestyle Sophisticates: Gulf, Saltwater; Making the Team: Cute Cuts, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons
“The Look”, by Kim Jeffress.
When I first saw this sketch I was a bit worried because I have never really been inspired by the hexagon trend. But then I thought, hey I could change up the sketch and use something else instead of the hexagons. I decided to fill the spaces with chipboard elements, stickers and words stickers and I love how it turned out!
Engaged at Last: Bachelor Party; Sand and Surf: GPS, Cute Cuts, Borders, Chipboard Icons, Flags; All American: Seeing Stars, Borders and Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Surf and Turf; Birthday Boy: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Stripe, Navy Dot
“Time For Fireworks”, by Wendy Wagner.
I love using sketches! They make the project go so much faster! I pulled out an oldie pic from 2006 to use with this fun layout. I loved the idea of it and was able to use my Cricut and the Accent Essentials card to make the shape with the pattern papers. I used some ink, stickles and a few pop dots. But I mostly kept the layout simple focusing on the sketch and the photo! Enjoy the July 4th everyone!
All American: Borders & Cute Cuts, American Pride, Seeing Stars, United We Stand, Boom Boom Pow, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle McIntosh; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Oyster, Sprinkles & Lace Surf N Turf, Sprinkles & Lace McIntosh; Feathers: Surf N Turf, White
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.