Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 2

Day two is here and since we added the new March downloads to the Scrapbook Generation online store you can go grab the free March sketch. The free sketch is the same sketch that I'm using as a starting point for my layouts this week. If you haven't had a chance yet, you can also check out the other March downloads that I posted about yesterday. 

Scrapbook Generation's Free March Sketch
* you can download by clicking here


"Pawsitively Adorable"


Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Stickers: We R Memory Keepers; Alphabets: My Little Shoebox and American Crafts; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Dog bone clips: unknown; Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - The biggest change I made for this layout is the pictures. All of the photos that I wanted to use were vertical 4 x 6" photos instead of the suggested horizontal 6 x 4" photos.

On the left page I had to make sure that I didn't lose the space for the title so I lowered the picture. I also added a photo mat to help that photo stand out. Because the width of the photo is the same as the strip behind it (4") it looked a little odd and the picture was getting a little lost. The mat was an easy solution.

On the right page I didn't need to do much since the two 4 x 6" photos filled the space of the photos on the sketch very closely. There is a slight difference in both the height (a 1" difference) and width (a 2" difference) but it isn't enough to need to adjust anything to fit the differences.

Variation #2 - I switched the title/embellishment up a little. I moved the embellishment (the hearts on the sketch) to the left of the title (the paws). The banner came down low enough on the top right side near the picture that I didn't want to cover it up with an embellishment.


Variation #3 - I pretty much followed the same banner as on the sketch but I added in a few dog bone clips to fit the theme of my layout. I also used dog paws in place of the hearts on the sketch.



Be sure to check back Friday for the last layout I have created based on the free March sketch and then Monday to see who has won the download giveaway. 

38 comments:

Ruth said...

thanks for another great post, allison

Julie in Sweden said...

WOW love it. Really like the title. And the little bone shaped paperclips. I really must learn to take better pictures of my kids.

Kelly said...

love the TITLE and such a cute LO with ADORABLE pictures!

Amarilys said...

adorable layout! Love how you used vertical pictures here!

shutterbuggin said...

He is totally adorable. Love the layout too!!

Tiffany Grant said...

That is the cutest page! Love the colors and it looks great with this sketch.

Laura_J said...

OMGoodness, so stinking cute! Great layout, love the sketch, it seems very versatile! I also wanted to say how much I enjoy the photography skills you show off in your layouts, you take great shots of your cute kiddos and the lighting and composition always impress me.

thetachigurl said...

Too adorable!! Love the little bone clips!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love the mini flag on top of your banner flag. I have pinned that and guarantee a scraplift in the near future.

CodyandTraci said...

It is hard to decide what I like more, the darling layout, or that SWEET face!

smcl said...

The photos are priceless, the LO is quite nice too.

janet said...

What GREAT photos. So cute and you really adapted the sketch well. Such awesome details....love it 100%. Thanks for sharing once again! I LOVE sketch week!

Anonymous said...

Another cute layout!! Photos are adorable too! Thanks.

Jen D

Unknown said...

Adorable pictures. He is a real cutie! Roseann H.

Julie B said...

Just when I think your kids can't get any cuter, they prove me wrong!

allimci said...

Thanks for another chance to win!

Rodriguez Family said...

Love this (and all your layouts!)

Kalea said...

He is adorable! Love the layout too; so cute!

tape said...

Too cute!

Chanel's Owner said...

Love this layout! Your boys are super cute!

Mary Ann said...

as usual, I love the stitching. Also, wish I knew how you made the squiggle by the word woof. Jackson made a cute puppy dog. Mary Ann

Kim M said...

Love how you switched up the picture orientation, I always have such a hard time veering away from the original sketch.

wteagon said...

I think my favorite thing about this are those cute paperclips! And the placement on them of the banner is fantastic! I also like the extra, smaller strips of paper on the banner too. Good use of 4x6 photos, too. I love this!

Nancy M in NJ said...

Nice job, you are so creative, Allison! I always enjoy your work. Thanks for the free sketch :)

Julia said...

Another fabulous take on the sketch you created!!! I adore those photos!!! Your little man is soo cute!!

Penny G said...

VERY CUTE! This LO feels so very different than Mickey - showing the true beauty of the sketch versatility! PAWSITIVELY adorable it is! TFS! ~ pennyscraps

McCoko said...

I love how adaptable your sketches are! Thanks for sharing

dawn said...

I really LOVE LOVE this layout!! The papers/colors are so perfect with the adorable pictures. Love the fun title and all the dog goodies you added on the page. Great job using this sketch!!

cutiephinphin said...

LOVE this layout! I love your title and that bone clip is just darling.

Marisa T. said...

I love this layout. lots of pictures but not overwhelming at allz

Jayne said...

1st - that face painting is just adorable!!! Also love the colors of this layout and how you use dthe vertical photos - I need to turn my camera more often!

Steffanie said...

This it totally adorable! Love his painted face and those dog bone clips!

Lisa P said...

What an adorable layout and a fabulous title!

Allison Davis said...

Thank you so much for the nice comments everyone! The girl who painted Jackson's face was so sweet. That design wasn't even on her poster of options but she did what he wanted anyway.

Mary Ann, I totally forgot to put that in my supply list! It's from a set of puppy stickers from Doodlebug. It is actually part of a larger corner flourish and I just cut off the little piece I needed for my page. :)

Lisa Dones said...

Too cute for words!!!

M Salazar said...

I love the simplicity of your layouts, yet the details that you add that create such wonderful finished products

Deb said...

Yup, I need to get working on some layouts. I have a crop coming up - great time to work!

Linda said...

Everything about this layout is cute!