Friday, February 22, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 3

Day three is here with another two-page layout!

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"I Just Want One Good Picture"
 
 
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Stickers and embellishments: My Mind's Eye; Alphabets: October Afternoon (I just want) and American Crafts (one good picture); Embroidery floss: DMC
 
Another two-page layout today! Like I said the other day, two-page layouts are my comfort zone and work better with the amount of pictures I want to use. While I did somewhat follow the same over all idea as Wednesday's layout, there are several differences. 
 
Variation #1 - Again, I used three 4 x 6 photos in place of the 3-1/2 x 5 photo on the sketch. 
 
Variation #2 - This time I took a little bit of my own direction with the accent photos instead of following the sketch. I had a lot more that I wanted to include so I had to find a way to make it work.


By cropping them smaller than the sketch suggests and by arranging them differently I was able to include all the photos I wanted to use.

Variation #3 - On the layout I shared Wednesday I had removed the photo mat for the large photo and kept the background. This time I removed the background and kept the photo mat. I could have highlighted one photo with a mat but I decided to extend the mat to fit the three 4 x 6 photos. 
 
Variation #4 - I really, really wanted to do something different with those vertical strips this time. I played around with the idea of creating a large embellishment to go there, like a big star or circle cluster. Then I saw the arrow pieces on the coordinating sticker sheet and thought they would be a great substitute for the strips.


Variation #5 - For the same reasons as the Wednesday layout I had to extend the strips/arrows to cover a larger area. 

Variation #6 - Since I extended those strips/arrows I also created longer journaling strips. 

Variation #7 - I added a little embellishment cluster next to the title to help fill some space. I also added some small embellishments in place of the heart banner.

Be sure to check back on Monday to see if you won the download giveaway! Have a great weekend!

46 comments:

Rodriguez Family said...

This is gorgeous! I'm so happy you used the new boy crazy line. I just got it and now am so happy to have the inspiration!
Thanks!!!!!

tbrighton said...

I also scrap mostly two-pagers (I take too many pictures). I love how you make the page work from a one page sketch. This has opened up a whole new way for me to look at sketches.

Scrapthat said...

Great LO with fab papers Ali BUT....That is NOT DREW!!! When the heck did he get looking so much older???!!!! Did you skip ahead a few years to start scrapping these? Because it seems we went from the freckled face little fella to a much older boy in the blink of an eye! Totally blown away. It really is an inspirational LO girl but I'm totally stunned by Drew. (and the mother in me? A little sad!)

julie in sweden said...

I can totally hear you saying "smile", "look at the camera", "give gran a hug". I think its gonna get harder and harder to get Drew to stand still for a picture. Loved the arrows instead of the strips.

momtotucknlexi said...

It was like the old days sitting here with my coffee and opening up your new layout of the day (you have been missed). I have been scrapping for 12 yrs now and my favorite layouts are based on your sketches. Like I said Wednesday...keep two page ideas for 1page sketch coming! Thank you!
Michelle Bittner

Anonymous said...

I love the 2 page layout. It's so great to see a sketch done in different ways. Love it!

Jen D

Colleen said...

I need to close my computer and get scrapping. Love the inspiration this week. Thanks for bringing it back!

mthata said...

Love how you show us to get so much mileage from a sketch. You are über creative! Me? I need examples to follow & modify to make it mine. Thx so much.

janet said...

Wowzers- another GREAT layout Allison..Loved seeing your Mom in this LO. And I loved te title..so gonna scraplift that. Thanks for a fun week. You are SO sweet to bring that back to your blog. Smiles~

janet said...

Wowzers- another GREAT layout Allison..Loved seeing your Mom in this LO. And I loved te title..so gonna scraplift that. Thanks for a fun week. You are SO sweet to bring that back to your blog. Smiles~

Cathy A. said...

Great layout and SOOOO happy you are back and sharing sketches and layouts!! Love the inspiration. Thank you!

allimci said...

So glad that I found your website. I am a 2 pager myself because I always have way more to say than a 1 pager would allow.

CodyandTraci said...

love the stitched chevrons; So smart!

Karina said...

Thanks for your inspiration !!!

Have a good weekend !!!

hrk_md said...

Love the second layout and the arrows on place of the strips. Such great inspiration going into the weekend. Hope sketch week continues to be a regular thing again. Love all the ideas.

Judy P said...

I love this sketch, in both one
page and two page formats, thanks
for all the inspiration.

shutterbuggin said...

Glad I'm not the only one that keeps taking until I get a good one. My son has the cheesiest grin that he loves to make as soon as I click. He knows it pushes my buttons but I've gotten where I scrap them anyway. Someday he's going to regret it. LOL

LauraB said...

Thanks for sharing another fun layout! I am so happy that you decided to start sketch week again-I've really missed it!
I am going to scraplift your title! It is really hard to get both my girls to have good smiles at the same time- I just scrapbook them anyways.
Have a great weekend!

cutiephinphin said...

Awesome 2pager. I just love your 2page layouts. Thanks for sharing your variations. This is definitely a good reference when I want to do 2 pages which I'm really weak at.

Stacey Atchley said...

I love those pictures! So very Drew. ;)

Anonymous said...

Having the same problem with my 4 year old. Maybe I should make the most of it and create a cute layout too!

dawn said...

WOW, I agree about the Drew comments. He has grown so much, look at that big boy face. He's still dang cute!!

I think all boys go thru this stage, don't give up Allison! Just tell him he still looks cute and act like your loving yet. Don't let him know you want a nice normal photo, lol

I LOVE LOVE this two page spread, great colors and photos!!

I'm sooooo happy your back and sharing more sketches with us, truly a HAPPY DAY/WEEK it's been for me!! HUGS!

wteagon said...

This is absolutely stunning! I have no words for out beautful this is. I love the hand stictching all over (one of my favorite things to do, too) and is just right for a boy layout. You certainly did it again; another successfully beautiful LO based on such a simple sketch!!!!

kimba720 said...

I love your arrow elements. Another great layout!

Mrs. Slyter said...

Thank you for these sketches... I love your work! It is very inspiring. :)

Julie B said...

Another terrific layout! And you aren't alone in having a boy who is done with taking pictures...my nephews are terrible! Luckily, we have digital now. I've started encouraging them to take bad pictures ("roll those eyes!" "stick out your tongue!" "make the craziest face you can!")and sneak in a "okay, now one good one!" I let them review all the pictures and then just erase 95% of what I've shot before it even gets to my computer. In any case, it is a great layout!

Michele said...

Very Nice! Again, I love the 2 pager.

Marisa T. said...

it really is amazing to see how you can use the same sketch so many different ways. Great job

tape said...

What a lovely colourful layout!

Marcia said...

Love how you were able to add so many pictures without being cluttered.

Jennifer E. said...

Another great layout!! Sad the week is over already.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

A very cute layout & a subject that many of us have experienced....BTW, the photos are darling! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Dana D said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Love this sketch and the layouts.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for this. As someone who doesn't seem to have the creative juices necessary to complete a page in less than 2 hours and then want to change it, I so appreciate you doing this. It helps me to visualize my own pictures. I know I'll be much happier with my end product!!

Linda said...

Love your layout!

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Sharon Fritchey said...

Dawn told me about your amazing blog and sketches and I just had to come check it out! I absolutely love your sketch and your layout is so adorable!!!!

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