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 September, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“Fall Favorite”, by Becki Adams.
Sketches with a grid design are always a favorite of mine. I tend to follow them more closely and always love the results more than I think I will. I followed this sketch very closely I only changed a couple of small details. I made the line down the layout thicker, with a scalloped border sticker, and a zig zag stitch down the center for some added texture.
Hello Autumn: Falling Into Fall, Day Dream, Perfect Pick, Borders, Daily Details, Time to Bake, Trinkets, Paper Pieces; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green; Button Market: Merlot Flowers; Designer Tapes: Red Dot
“Merry Christmas”, by Jennifer Chapin.
This was such a fun sketch to work with! I hadn't got a chance yet to work with the Christmas Cheer collection and knew I had to get some holiday photos from last year scrapped. I stuck pretty close to the sketch for this layout, printing my photos at 2"x2" and adding to rectangles of cardstock for the Polaroid look. I also thought the bottom left corner looked a little bare so I typed up my journaling and added it there.
Christmas Cheer: Christmas Crew, Merry & Bright, Making Spirits Bright, Happy Hearts, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons
“My Cousin, My Friend”, by Allyson Meinholz.
I truly enjoyed working with this sketch. I loved all of the little polaroid’s in the sketch. I decided to use the Tiny Tots collection. With all of the fun and bright colors, it was perfect for these playful pictures of my daughter and my niece. They are truly 2 peas in a pod. I did stay true to this sketch except for the one photo on the side. It was one of my favorites, and I couldn't leave it out or crop it.
Tiny Tots: Watch Me Grow, Love to Learn, Busy Bee, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons; Hello Autumn: Treasures & Text; Molly: Paper Pieces; Snapshots: Paper Pieces; Lucky Stars: Candid Cards; Amore Chipboard Alphas: Peep; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch; Carla Alpha Stickers: Strawberry; Button Market: Red Flowers, Outdoors