Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

A new month, a new sketch and three new layouts. It is time for Sketch Week!

Each month I'll be using the free download sketch that you can find in the Scrapbook Generation online store. (For those of you that don't know: On the third Tuesday of the month we introduce a bunch of new sketches both as individuals and as groups of sketches that you can download for a small price. We also offer a free sketch each month. I'll post all information for the new April downloads tomorrow.) Today you are getting an advanced look at the free sketch since it is the sketch I'm using for Sketch Week.

This month the free download is a one-page sketch.

Scrapbook Generation's Free April Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, April 16
 "Hanging With Jeremy"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Stickers: Fancy Pants: Alphabet stickers: Fancy Pants: Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC

I followed the sketch very closely with just a few minor changes to fit what I was working with.

Variation #1 - I used journaling strips instead of journaling directly onto the background piece as suggested on the sketch. I tend to use journaling strips a lot. I not only like the way they look but I also how they can wrap around elements on the page and form to any design.

Variation #2 - I condensed the journaling down a lot. I just didn't need the large amount of journaling space as on the sketch. I tried to somewhat center the title and journaling so that I had equal spacing from the top of the journaling strips to the top of the background piece and from the bottom of the title to the bottom of the background piece. Sometimes I can be a little OCD about spacing. It doesn't have to be perfect by any means but I do try to keep a nice balance to everything.

Variation #3 - Instead of the hearts and arrows I used a mustache and stars.


Sketch Week Giveaway

This week the winner of the giveaway will receive their choice of one of my online classes (Sketch Support, 6 x 6 Paper Pads, or Photo Arrangement Replay) or one of the sketch bundle downloads (Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Winter, Love, Spring/Easter, or Birthday).

To be eligible you can leave a comment each day. If you just comment one day you have one chance, if you comment on two days you have two chances, and if you comment each day you have three chances. (If you comment twice on one day, only the first comment will be eligible for the random drawing.) After Sketch Week is over I'll post the winner of the giveaway on Monday. 

Be sure to check back:

Tuesday (evening) - to get the information and links to the new April downloads
Wednesday - to see layout #2 for Sketch Week
Friday - to see layout #3 for Sketch Week
Monday - to see who won the download giveaway

51 comments:

Linda said...

This layout is so cute. Jeremy did not seem to mind!

Cathy A. said...

Great layout! Really enjoying the return of sketch week. Thanks.

joel & ginny said...

I love sketch week! Thanks, Allison.

dawn said...

How cute and funny this is, love the mustache added on. Love these manly colors too.

So happy it's sketch week again!

We just returned from Disney and loved it. So different going this time with older kids, just as tiring but still good. They even liked getting the autographs when we could. The weather was sunny and hot all week, hoping it hurry's up and warms up here in Ohio.
Looking forward to another great week with you!

hrk_md said...

So excited sketch week is back. Love the first layout and the sketch. Can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings.

Scrapthat said...

Love the LO Ali!! I'm so excited about all the new Downloads this month!
TFS! I would love to get a LO done this week!
(I started last months sketch last week and it's sitting patiently on my desk to be finished!)

Julia said...

Love this layout!! I also love that you used so many stickers and sticker pieces, recently that has become a challenge for me! Can't wait to get my free download this week!

Lissa said...

My favorite time of the month! LOL. Love the layout and the sketch. Can't wait to see the rest of the week's features. Thank you!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I hope too find some time this week to do a layout!

thetachigurl said...

HOORAY! So glad it's sketch week!

Miss Misi said...

Very cute!

LouAnn said...

Yay for sketch week! This is such a sweet layout.

jkstiles77 said...

Very cute layout ... love the sketch! Looking forward to getting the free sketch!

Jayne said...

Love the "boyish" style to the page! Cute!

Tasha said...

Love this weeks sketch!

marionh said...

have been stalking your blog for this month;s sketch!
it's such a lovely layout
marion

Casandra Bennett said...

Cute layout! I have an uncle who looks like he belongs on Duck Dynasty, and he loves kids. Everyone plays with his beard, and he never seems to mind. :)

Anonymous said...

Horray, another wonderful design. Allison you are my scrapbook hero! Thanks for doing sketch week again!!!!!!!!
Nancy Goodale, Columbia, MO

shutterbuggin said...

Ohhh so glad it's sketch week again. Love the sketch and will be using it. Thanks for all the time you put into doing this!! Would love to win one of your classes. i've had my eye on the 6x6 and a couple of others.

Marcia said...

Great layout.

Cynthia B. said...

I love how your multiphoto sketches/layouts are never cluttered, always detailed with great accents. Thanks for the sketch!

tape said...

Great pics and a lovely sketch!

lisa b said...

Love the sketch, i have just recently found this site - thanks for the great layouts.

crimsoncat05 said...

this is a really nice sketch- I could see how to use larger or smaller photos with it pretty easily. I like the mustache paper you used; very trendy!! :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great sketch this week. You keep me motivated.
Dianne

GLOANN said...

As usual, I love the sketch. Will be giving it a workout soon. Thanks.

wteagon said...

I LOVE SKETCH WEEK!!! This is just perfect. The colors, the accents, the placement of pictures, it's all great. I can't wait to download it tomorrow and set to work using it!

Diane said...

LOVE sketch week! I especially liked the way the colors in Jackson's shirt are repeated in your layout...just perfect as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Heather B. said...

I love that even though it is a simple, clean layout, it still has 5 pictures on it!!

Lara said...

I have a feeling it is going to be a great week! Thanks!

Steffanie said...

Love this! So clean and simple---totally up my alley! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Melanie said...

Cute layout!

justasiam said...

Once again, such a beautiful page! I always look forward to viewing your new layouts and sketches!

Julie in Sweden said...

Yay its the 3rd week of the month - where did the month go? Thank you for another great sketch - it makes me want to bust out my supplies and do something.

Chanel's Owner said...

I love the third week of the month! Another suoper cute layout!

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Great sketch and wonderful layout! The layout and sketch are both inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Marcia said...

Perfect layout and embellishments for a sweet story.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy seeing Sketch Week again. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this sketch. Thanks, Allison!

allimci said...

Love sketch week!

LauraB said...

Love the one page sketch! I used to never make one page layouts but they have really grown on me this past year and I make them more often. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Here's to a great week!

Diane said...

I just downloaded the April "freebie". Can't wait to see tomorrow's ideas for this sketch. THANKYOU for all you do.

Lisa Dones said...

Love the journaling idea, I need to journal more, thanks for the inspiration. BTW, Jackson looks great in glasses :-)

Karina said...

Great layout !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

Kelly said...

love those little banners in the upper right-hand corner

Julie B said...

Another darling layout!

LauraJ said...

Love this sketch and can't wait to use it! Great layout, love the interaction between Jackson & Jeremy...cute! Did you print the main photos as a collage or are they mounted on cardstock? It looks like a dark grey border between them...

Allison Davis said...

Laura, they are mounted on cardstock and I inked the edges of the photos. :)

cutiephinphin said...

Great sketch and I love your layout. Love how you document the interaction.

momtotucknlexi said...

Thanks for another great sketch. Love how you used the new FP paper line.
Michelle B

M Salazar said...

Love the mustache! I gotta think of a page that I can use one on, so cute!

Christy said...

This is awesome... thank you for sharing!!