Who doesn't love a good sketch? It helps to take the guesswork out of the page and/or card design, but still allows you to put your own spin on things just be turning the sketch or altering it here and there. 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 December, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“Baby's 1st Christmas”, by Stephanie Buice.
Last year was my son's first Christmas and I can't believe he's about to have his second. These are some of my favorite pictures I got of him seeing Christmas lights for the first time, and this sketch was the perfect layout to finally get them in his album. The thing I like about sketches is that you can take someone else's idea and make it your own, which is what I did here. There were certain things about this one that worked for me and some things that didn't. I flipped the sketch over and left my pictures side by side but changed where my title and journaling were, but besides that I kept it pretty much the same. I really liked how the sketch had three flowers placed in a triangle grid, I think that helps your eye travel around the entire page so I kept that element but replaced it with Bella's crochet hearts.
Christmas Countdown: Christmas Cuties, Daily Details, Borders, Christmas, Paper Pieces, Captions, Alpha+Bits; Daily Chevies: Arrows Pickle Juice; Thankful: Alpha+Bits; Feathers: White; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh; Ciao Chips: Trees; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green, Pink-Red
“You Make Me Very Merry”, by Allyson Meinholz.
I truly enjoyed working on this sketch, remembering back how little Amelia was and now Alayna is the same age wearing the same outfit this holiday season. Time sure keeps passing me by. I need to stop and take it all in from time to time. The polka dots on the roof of the soft gingerbread house inspired me to use the Christmas Love dotted paper and love how the new City Sidewalk turquoise matched with her sweatshirt. I used the chipboard tree with added bling, button and twine for one of my embellishments. And the paper piece is part of my title as well as one of the embellishments.
Christmas Countdown: City Sidewalks, Paper Pieces; Christmas Wishes: Christmas Love, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Daily Details: We Are Family Bookplates; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch, Black-White; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Punch; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper; Button Market: Red Flower
“Merry Christmas” card, by Sheri Feypel.
I would say this is a loose interpretation of the provided sketch. I was drawn more to the layering when creating this card. I added a few of the paper pieces from the Christmas countdown collection to achieve my layering ad popped up a few elements for dimension.
Christmas Countdown: Paper Pieces, Believe, City Sidewalks
“Smile On” card, by Sheri Feypel.
Super simple card created from the provided sketch. This one didn't take much time to bring together. I started with a gray base and added some colors from the borders. Popped up a sticker sentiment and voila, it's done!! One if the best things about sketches is that it sort if takes the guess work out if the project, leaving only the choice of which paper to use. It's nice like that once in a while!
Baby Boy: Momma's Boy; Snapshots: Alpha+Bits, Daily Details, Borders