I know it's not quite Saturday, but we decided to share our Saturday Sketches feature a day early. 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 June, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“This Is My View”, by Becki Adams.
If I ever need a jump start on a layout I start with a sketch. I altered this sketch a little bit, I changed two photos into one photo and moved the embellishments. I love all the new Bella Blvd collections. They have the best bright and cheerful colors for any project. The yellow feather added a lot of texture and color to make this layout and stand out.
Love and Marriage: Turner Hall Bedroom, My Eighteenth; Sand & Surf: Flying High; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Peep; Kiss Me: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alphabet: Punch; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Gulf; Designer Tape: Chevron Combo, Hot Pink Dot Tape, Ice Stripe Tape, 12mm Combo; Feathers: Bell Pepper Feathers
"Fun in the Sun", by Jenny Evans.
This was such a fun sketch to work with! I started by selecting photos that worked well with it, and then picked a collection that coordinated with the photos. It was so easy to do minimal embellishing, but also give a great impact, as this collection is full of bright, fun colors and designs!
Sand & Surf: Surf's Up, GPS, Cute Cuts, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Saltwater, Orange; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green; Designer Tape: Hot Pink Dot; Button Market: Outdoors
“Time For Fireworks”, by Jaclyn Rench.
I'm often a bit of a rule follower, so when working from a sketch I tend to gravitate toward a fairly literal translation. For this page though, I think it's safe to say that I stepped out of my box a bit. I took inspiration for the title, photo and journaling placement from the sketch, but otherwise took a bit of a different direction with the patterned paper, banner strips and tone on tone stars. I love that a sketch can be an exact guide to your page, or might even just provide you with a piece of inspiration to interpret your own way.
All American: Borders and Cute Cuts, Seeing Stars, United We Stand, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe, Red Chevron, Chlorine Dot
"The Fling Before The Ring", by Allyson Meinholz.
This was a great sketch to work with. These photos were taken in Las Vegas for Stephanie's Girls Weekend. The last fling before the ring! I stayed pretty true to the sketch but I did use an enlarged photo as my main focus (all of us girlies in the elevator). Then I added two smaller photos, along with my titles and captions across the top of my layout. I added some bling and glossy accents for an added touch. I can't wait to scrapbook the rest of this trip. It was a great time with great peeps!
Love and Marriage: Cake Tasting, May Eighteenth; Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Bachelorette Extras: Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Punch
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.