The sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 2 that I am using as the starting point for all five layouts this week.
Layout #2 - "The Popcorn Wins"
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: KI Memories (red, orange, yellow, and white stripe) and We R Memory Keepers (blue and green); Chipboard embellishments: K&Company; Alphabets: Prima (the and wins), SEI (pop), and American Crafts (corn), tickets: Tim Holtz and Jenni Bowlin; Jewels: KaiserCraft
There sure is a lot going on on this layout but it kind of fits the theme. A three ring circus is a pretty busy place and I somewhat tried to mimic that on my page.
Variation #1 - I added another 4 x 6 photo in place of the 4 x 4 photo suggested on the sketch. With doing this you are able to add a bigger picture without covering up anymore of the design than the 4 x 4 photo did. It still has the same over all look except that the two 4 x 6 photos go all the way to the top and bottom of the background cardstock.
Variation #2 - The bottom 4 x 6 photo had a lot of empty space so I added a 2 x 2 photo to help hide it. I added foam adhesive to it so it wouldn't get lost in the other photo.
Variation #3 - Instead of using just the 3/4" strip across the top and bottom patterned paper pieces I decided to add fun and different elements. On the top I made a banner by cutting little triangles and adding stitching across the top.
Along the bottom piece I added a scallop strip.
Variation #4 - This time I went without the rounded corners suggested on the sketch. This is one of the easiest ways to get a different look out of sketch.
Variation #5 - In place of the three cirlces and cardstock tab suggested on the sketch I kept within the circus theme and added a ring leader, a circus tent, popcorn, a tiger, and tickets.
I also added some hand stitched swirls coming off the top of the tent.
Variation #6 - While the suggested journaling block would have looked just fine I decided to use a pre-cut journaling block with a fun decorative edge to it.
I wanted the decorative edge of the journaling block to be seen and I also didn't want to cover up the scallop strip so I have the journaling piece going underneath the strip.
Variation #7 - This time for the suggested 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 photos going across the middle strip I used several different sizes. I kept the same 3 1/2" height but cropped the width according to what was in the picture. I just worried about framing the subject and not what size I was cutting. Of course I did have to make sure they were going to all fit but other than that there wasn't a whole lot of measuring going on.
Day #2 means it's your second chance at winning a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking and the awesome prize package Nikki from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker has put together. Here's a look at all the goodies:
Whoever wins this fantastic giveaway will get:
• 2 sheets each of Dan the Record Man
• 1 6x6 mini pad of Dan the Record Man
• 1 stamp set of Dan the Record Man
• 1 package of the Burlap Buttons (black)
• 1 pocket of stickers
• 1 chipboard mini album
And the winner of the Friday giveaway is:
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping info and which volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking you would like. :)