Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sketch Week, Part 5

Day five welcomes our second Guest Designer, Liz Qualman. Liz is a fellow sketch artist and has a ton, and I mean a ton, of amazing one-page sketches that you can find on her blog. Not only that, but she also creates beautiful pages.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I've been a paper crafter for a long time.  Some say it even dates back to when I was in Kindergarten, but I officially strarted to scrapbook in 2006.  So I guess that makes it about 4 years now.

Why did you start scrapbooking?
I had so many photos of my daughter at that point, that I knew I needed to something.  I joined an online site to get the hang of things and let's just say that way has lead on to way.  I can't get enough of the creativity that goes along with scrapbooking.

What is your favorite "go-to" scrapbooking supply?
Don't laugh, because of all the scrapbook supplies that exist, I am always drawn to stickers.  I know it must be the teacher in me, but I also have a fear of glitter and things that take a long time to dry, so if it looks good and can adhere to the page immediately - I am a big fan!  Stickers can also be so versatile and add an element to a page that is just right.

How often do you use sketches?
Like Allison, I also sketch, but I usually create my sketches around a layout I have already designed (now the secret is out - LOL).  But I have to say that when a friend or someone like Allison sends me a sketch to create with, it is really a treat.  I love how sketches take a lot of stress out of the creation process and allows you to focus on what we all love to do - choosing photos, colors and products.

What do you love most about Scrapbook Generation sketches?
I love how many two-page sketches there are.  I don't often create two-pagers, but when I do, I love the way it looks and having a really good sketch to use is such a big help for really wonderful projects.

What else can you tell us about yourself?
I love to craft, to share my sketches and work, but I honestly don't take myself too seriously.  I have a humorous outlook on life in general - sometimes it shows up in my pages.  So...when it stops being fun, I probably won't be into it anymore (not that I see that as a possibility right now).   I will say that one of the most wonderful things I have discovered about this craft is how many amazing people are not only involved in the same hobby, but who are always willing to share their work and ideas or even become a really good friend.

The sketch, from Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 7, that has been used for all the layouts this week.


Layout #5 - Jolly Good Times by Liz Qualman


I had so much fun working with the sketch.  It's perfect, I like it the way it is.  But, I changed just a few things: 

• I split one of the 6 x 3 photos into two and deleted one of the 2 x 2.5. 

• I added a large embellishment where the journal tag is and then opted for journal strips instead.


• I also used less patterned paper and added some fun border strips.

Thank you Liz for sharing your version of the sketch with us!

Today is the last day for the Jillibean Soup and Sketches for Scrapbooking giveaway. Be sure to check back on Monday for the wrap up and to see if you won one of the giveaways. I'll also be sharing few more things about sketchsupport.com!

Have a great weekend!

81 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

I love this! I'm heading over to her blog right now!

Melanie said...

Awesome layout Liz!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Cute page! Love the stars and the snowman!!

Erin said...

Love Liz's stuff! Great interpretation of the sketch. I like how you changed the size and number of the pictures. Very cute!

mmspiker said...

It is like peanut butter and chocolate, two great tastes that tastes great together, two great sketch artists combining their talents! Thanks for the treat.

Arjanne said...

Great layout!

reen said...

Can that red be any more perfect? Beautiful colors, beautiful layout.

PokeyPuppy said...

All the embellishments really add charm to this layout without detracting from the photos. My favorite change is the large snowman - great idea!

dawn said...

I love this layout and the snowman is my favorite. Such fun colors. Great job Liz, welcome and congratulations. I can't wait to see your blog.

Thanks for another great sketch week Allison. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Nice layout. It is fun seeing how people use the sketch in so many different ways. I rarely use patterned paper as the background but this was cute.

Linda from KS

Jennifer said...

Great job with the sketch Liz! I really enjoyed the different takes on the sketch from different artists this week.

Tiffany said...

I love this layout!!! The banner and the snowman are fantastic. Great pics too!

Nicole Michelle Gray said...

What a great layout out.

Sharon said...

So pretty! I love that the photos are such a perfect match for the papers!

Scrapthat said...

Liz's work is always gorgeous! I love all of the PP used in the LO. Love how you used it for a BG! TFS

Laura J said...

Nice layout! Love how Liz added the large snowman accent!

Aphra said...

I like everything about Liz's layout--the colors, photos, embellies, paper. A spectacular layout!!! Great sketch week, Allison!

Heather K said...

Sketch week was awesome, but now that it is done, it leaves me just counting the days until the new site is unveiled in January.
The guest designer layouts were both beautiful and really show how versatile a sketch can be.

janet said...

Liz, REALLY great layout. Love the color combo, the banner and of course who wouldn't like the snowman. Thanks Allison for another AWESOME sketch week.
Such inspiration, such fun!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love this layout! It's so adorable! The colors are great for a winter layout. Great job.

Jennifer D

ScrappinKaren said...

Love this layout! The snowman embellishment is adorable!

Patricia M. said...

This LO is so much fun! I love all the little details. Thanks for sharing Liz :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Just beautiful, Liz! I love the saying!

AmyBug said...

I love the huge snowman and how Liz matted the journal blocks. The believe banner is great too.

PamS said...

That snowman as an embellishment is so cute. Love the use of pattern paper as the background. I don't often do that.

rt said...

Thanks for sharing!

AmyInKy said...

Cute layout - love the banner title and that huge snowman. :)

Ann said...

Love what Liz did with your sketch. I don't think I've ever used a huge embellie like that snowman before, but I may just try now.

CodyandTraci said...

This is so cute. There is so much talent out there. Thanks for sharing, Traci

Janelle H. said...

Love the use of the snowflake pattern for the background and the great border strips - and who couldn't love the large snowman!! Great layout!

rollerscraps said...

Great job Liz!! Love the added borders and the colors are perfect w/ your photos. The swirl on the snowman is eye catching. Thanks for sharing.

nanapatty said...

It is exciting to see how three creative design artists can take one sketch and make theirs so unique!! Thanks!!

Melanie said...

Great layout - love the colours!

Jody B. said...

What a gorgeous layout. I love everything about it!

L said...

What a fun layout, Liz! Great color combo and all the little extras are just wonderful!

Lulo

Lisa G. said...

Ok I am NOT a pp girl for backgrounds...BUT you rocked this one girl! I think you may have actually changed my mind about pp backgrounds! ;)

dlhfks said...

Well done!! This is an adorable page. Love the title.

debbie susee said...

Absolutely love the paper choices.

Yvonne said...

I love this layout. Red is my favoite color and when I scrolled down and saw the layout all I could think was this is georgous. I absolutely love Allison's work but it is a nice to see the different spins on her layouts.

Anonymous said...

Great take on the sketch Liz. I love the colors you used and I also love how you used the wonderful border strips to add with the patterned papers.

Janette H.

Stacy said...

Awww...I love this layout! Super cute, Liz!

Steff said...

So cute! Love the Christmas-y, winter-y feel of this layout! Thanks for sharing this, Liz! And thank you, Ali, for another great sketch week!

Luv2talk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combo. I love the way you picked up the color in his snowsuit and how well it complements the LO.

Yea, I think I'll head over to your BLOG too. AWESOME JOB. THanks for sharing your talent.

Beatrice said...

Love it super fun and festive:-)

LouAnn said...

Super cute layout! Definately going to be checking out her blog.

joel & ginny said...

That snowman is adorable!

Lara said...

Great layout Liz, Ali has good taste in picking you!

Megan B said...

Great layout Liz!! Love how you added the little banner at the top and the poinsettia border along the bottom.

Anonymous said...

How cute. Thanks for sharing. Love the snowman!

Lori H.

shelley said...

I LOVE this layout.

Karina said...

FABULOUS layout !!!

Thanks for this wonderful week, MERRY CHRISTMAS and the best for 2011 !!!

Karina

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great Layout Liz! I love it!

lesley said...

Love Love LOVE!

Arianne said...

I;ove how Liz made this sketch her own. Great LO!

kfqamie said...

love the endless inspiration

ruth said...

Awwwww.....really cute!

Laurie W said...

I must copy this, I think I've already bought most of those papers.

tape said...

Lovely wintery layout! Snow much fun (groan).

Merri Lynn said...

Love the layout and the subjects are great looking too. I too like to use stickers because I am like Liz--a little "rushed" all the time so instant gratification is great.

Lisa said...

I love this layout. I love the big snowman. The papers are fabulous and the colors so inviting! Great job.

Christel said...

Great layout, Liz! I love the snowman and the blue and red colors together.

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for sharing this cute page, Liz! Love the "believe" banner and the big snowman accent. :)

Paper Doll said...

Great colours ... that green really pops!

Anonymous said...

Love Liz's take on your sketch. I'll definitely be scraplifting this.

Kathy R

Kim said...

I love Liz's work, she did a great job with the sketch. Her layouts are always superb!

Kelly said...

This is a stunner, Liz! Love the colors, the large elements and the strips! So cute!

Tammy said...

I absolutely love this LO, the papers, the embellies, this is just a great page!

Amy13 said...

That snowman is almost as cute as the kids!

Rebecca H, said...

The snowman makes me happy! So does this version of the sketch! So cute!

anet said...

You rocked it! Great layout.

M said...

Love your style Liz. Gotta take a look at your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Bone said...

Great layout. I love that big snowman embellishment,

Brooke Gale said...

I love the snowman and the "believe" banner title. Sketch week is my favorite, I am sad it is over for this month!

kimmcc69 said...

Love this layout Liz. It's very cute. Great use of the sketch.

Melissa Elsner said...

Woohoo Liz! That layout is so beautiful and I love all the little variations you did with the sketch.

Kristina said...

Love the snowman! And the bright colors! Great job!!

Julie G said...

Great job Liz, i'm going to check out your blog too.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great choice of patterned papers & I love how you put the large element w/ the journal strips instead of a journal block. Nicely done!

Staci

Raimi said...

"SNOW" cute!!! This is a great snow layout.

Michele Mc said...

Stunning layout, Liz! Wonderful photos, great colors- very inspiring! Now I need to add your blog to my list of to do's once the Christmas craziness settles down!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, everyone!

scrapinbabygal said...

Love these pps and the pop of green is great