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. A few times 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. I asked one of our own talented designers, Diana Fisher, to create a sketch for us based off of a previously shared layout, by designer Jennifer Chapin.
Original layout, by Jennifer Chapin.
“Game Night”, by Kelly Holbrook.
One of my favorite things from the new Family Forever collection is the Paper Pieces. Here, I used several of them for my circle elements. Using a journaling spot for one of my circles helped convert the sketch from 12x12 to 8.5x11. I also used 7 strips of paper instead of nine, and 8 circles instead of 11.
Family Forever: Family Photo, Family Rules, Sunday Brunch, Paper Pieces, Candid Cards, Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf; Lucky Starz: Color Wheel High Five Alphas; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron, Red Chevron
“Handsome”, by Jen Chesnick.
Sketches are one of my go-to items when I am in a hurry OR I am just lacking any kind of creative mojo. They really jump start your project. Max is such a cute collection! Thankfully I have lots of little boy nephews to scrapbook. The font of the cardstock stickers is currently my FAVORITE! Especially the orange of Max!
Max: Rock Star, Borders, Paper Pieces, Candid Cards, Treasures & Text
“Smile Are Contagious”, by Allyson Meinholz.
I enjoyed working with this sketch. I used dimensional adhesive to pop up a few strips of pattern paper, for the photo, and also on the stars to add dimension to the layout. I thought the NEW Lucky Starz collection was perfect for this Dance/Pom photo of Amelia! Love all of the colors and stars!
Lucky Starz: Pickle Juice Starz, Bell Pepper Starz, Peep Starz, Gulf Starz, Treasure & Text, Trinkets, Color Wheel High Five Alphas; Molly: Refuse To Sink, Unlimited Text, Treasures & Text; Max: Treasures & Text; Family Forever: Treasures & Text; Designer Tape: Pink Dot, Yellow Chevron, Gulf Dot, Pickle Juice Dot