Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 2

Yesterday was Download Day so we added a bunch of new sketches to the Scrapbook Generation online store. You'll definitely want to go get the free April sketch. The free sketch is the same sketch that I am using as a starting point for all my layouts this week. Check out post from yesterday to see the other sketches that were added to the online store.

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


"Popsicle Smiles"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Alphabet Stickers: Echo Park; Stickers: Echo Park; Chipboard: Echo Park; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - I love turning one-page sketches into two-page layouts. Mostly because I'm a two-page girl but also because it makes me feel like I'm getting extra mileage out of a sketch. For the most part everything stayed the same, I just stretched it to fit onto two pages.

Variation #2 - I also flipped the sketch. The photo I wanted to use for the 2 x 2" photo had Jackson looking off the page but a simple flip of the sketch fixed that. I do this all the time to accommodate the direction of pictures.

Variation #3 - I didn't want to crop my photos any smaller than 4 x 4" (except for the 2 x 2" photo near the title) so I had to come up with a solution to work that into the sketch. I decided to keep the photo block height of 9" but used a different combination of photos than suggested on the sketch. I used a 4 x 5" photo and a 4 x 4" photo to reach the 9" height instead of the 4 x 4", 2 x 2", and 4 x 3". Then, I repeated the same photo combination two more times to stretch across the two pages.

Variation #4 - I changed up the embellishments to fit not just my theme but also the larger page. On the left page I created a popsicle to fit the theme of my layout. It's quite a bit larger than the embellishment on the sketch but I had more space to fill.


I love creating custom embellishments for my pages and this one was especially fun. I tried to copy, as close as I could, the popsicle in the pictures.

On the right page I combined strips of patterned paper and a chipboard star. Just like the left page, I had more space so I went with a larger embellishment.


Variation #5 - I used journaling strips instead of journaling directly on the background. Journaling strips are always my "go to".

Be sure to check back on Friday to see the last layout of Sketch Week!

29 comments:

tape said...

Love the popsicle embellishment!

Scrapthat said...

Very cute!! (both the subject and the LO!)
Ali...I sent you an important email.

LouAnn said...

I love how you stretched this to a two page layout. The little popsicle embellie is super cute.

Lissa said...

Love everything about your layout - especially that super cute popsicle! I'll have to try that soon.

Steffanie said...

Soooo Cute! Love this sketch stretched into a 2 pager! Brilliant colors, adorable popsicle embellie and love the stitch detail, too!

shutterbuggin said...

Love seeing how you adapted this to a two pager. The popsicle is a perfect touch. Thanks again for the sketch this month.

marionh said...

Love the way you've changed the sketch- will have to try this more

Kelly said...

i love the journal strips and use them all the time too! A Little distress ink and it always perfect!

Diane said...

Just a "few" "little" changes...easy for you to say. LOL. Awesome use of colors and embellishments. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Diane said...

Just a "few" "little" changes...easy for you to say. LOL. Awesome use of colors and embellishments. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Miss Misi said...

Adorable! I like the popsicle.

Julia said...

Love this 2 pager!! You make it look soo easy to turn a single page layout into a double page layout!

LauraJ said...

Awesome layout! Love how you turned the sketch into a 2-pager and the colors and patterns are awesome!

Chanel's Owner said...

Love the personalized embellishments!

Lisa Dones said...

Your subjects are so cute I can barely pay attention to the layout details!!! Another great inspiration!!

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wteagon said...

I was wondering how you were going to size pictures for a two page layout for this sketch. It's very good! It looks very simple and clean and I love your handmade, handstitched details! It's wonderful!!

Sue said...

I'm a two page girl- so I love how you turned the sketch into two pages!

Tasha said...

Love the way you stretched the sketch. That popsicle embellishment is adorable! I love that you made it so it can match perfectly!

allimci said...

Ready for summer and a popsicle!

dawn said...

How cute this is, love the pictures of Jackson! Cool shirt he's got on too. Great job stretching the sketch and you always make the best ebellisments!

Laurel Geisbush said...

awesome layout Allison!

Julie in Sweden said...

I was hoping you would demonstrate how to change a one page sketch into a two page layout. Thanks. Also love the popsicle embellishment.

Cathy A. said...

What a great layout!

momtotucknlexi said...

Next to creating your sketches- this is my second favorite thing you do. I am a two page girl too and I love when you inspire me to stretch a sketch and flip photos.
Thanks,
Michelle B in RI

Lara said...

love the paper pop cycle so cute! love how you vary the directions and number of pictures. Thanks for sharing!

M Salazar said...

Love the popsicle you made, simple but super cute! The colors on this page are wonderful.

crimsoncat05 said...

I really like how you incorporated more photos into this layout, and I just LOVE that popsicle embellishment!!

Melanie said...

I like how you show a 2 page layout out of a 1 page sketch.