Monday, June 17, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

Sketch Week! I always love it when this week arrives!

This month I'm so happy to tell you that Katrina Hunt and Lynette Jacobs, both past Sketch Support Creative Team members, will be joining in on the Sketch Week fun. They have both created layouts based on the free sketch for this month and will be posting their layouts on their blog. I'll post a link here when they post their layouts or you can check out their blogs: Katrina and Lynette.

If you are new to Sketch Week here's a little run down of how it works:

Each month I'll be using the free download sketch that you can find in the Scrapbook Generation online store. (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 June 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 June Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, June 18

 
"Flowers For Mommy"


 Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Alphabets: American Crafts (flowers, mommy) and October Afternoon (for); Chipboard: My Mind's Eye; Word stickers: My Mind's Eye; Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - I only had one photo that I wanted to use for this layout. Because the photo has more height than the photos on the sketch I had to make a few minor adjustments. Since the photo had 1-1/2" more in height, I added an 1" to the heights of the two large background pieces. I needed to add a little extra height so I had room for my journaling.

Variation #2 - Another adjustment I had to make had to do with the width of the photo. With it being smaller I had more space on that area of the layout. To help fill a little bit of that space I stretched the embellishments in the bottom right corner to reach a little higher.


I also moved the title a little to accommodate the flowers.

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, Birthday, Girls/Mother's Day, or Boys/Father's Day).

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 June 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

30 comments:

Linda said...

This is so sweet! I love it!

joel & ginny said...

I love seeing how you modified the sketch, and I love sketch week! Thank you.

Katrina Hunt said...

ekkk, love your page girlie!! Thanks for letting me play along!!!

Scrapthat said...

YES!! I think this is just what I needed to get me out of my funk of not scrapping!
Thanks for a great sketch Ali!!
Going to try to play along again! :D

Scrapthat said...

Sorry! Got so excited...I forgot to say...
I LOVE your LO Ali! I love how you did your signature stitching for the stems of the flowers, adding to the chipboard flowers and leaves!! VERY cool!
Of course I love the subject too! My DD does the same thing...too bad we can't keep ALL of those flowers- that would make one beautiful garden!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

Ooooo I hope I have time this week to play along too!

tape said...

Yay for sketch week! Love your interpretation.

Kelley said...

Best week of the month, sketch week!! Already planning what photos I want to use with this one when I download it tomorrow. Love your layout!!

Casandra Bennett said...

I'm so excited for sketch week. I bought a couple of sketches last month, and they were so inspirational that I now have my crafty mojo back. Thanks so much!

Laureen said...

Beautiful picture of your boy! Adorable layout! Delicious scrapping stuff you used on your layout!!!!! Love the sketch! Thank you!

michelle norstrom said...

perfect inspiration since i am just starting summer vacation and am looking to get my scrap stuff out and create!

Steffanie said...

So cute! One of my favorite ways to alter a sketch is the number/size of photos, just like you did here. Thanks, Allison!

LouAnn said...

What a great sketch and an adorable layout!

Lisa P said...

I love this sketch. What an adorable layout you created too!

Lynette said...

Such a cute layout. Thank you for allowing me to play along.

Jenny said...

Another fabulous and versatile sketch! Can't wait to use it!

Beth Campion said...

I like the fact that you used flowers on a boy layout....I am always looking for a way to do this since I am an all boy family.

dlhfks said...

Love the page and LOVE SKETCH WEEK!! Thanks for making my day.

Mendi said...

Yay! I love when you design single pages! This one is awesome too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Julie B said...

I just love this layout!! Thanks for sharing!

GLOANN said...

Not sure I can wait until tomorrow for the download. I may just have to go ahead and do a LO just looking at the sketch today. It's really a great one. I so look forward to sketch week each month.

shutterbuggin said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the papers and the design. I hope I can get a layout done using it before leaving on vacation

Julie in Sweden said...

Great sketch. Thanks. I have a photo just like yours that I want to scrap - now really inspired.

Melanie said...

Love this sketch!

Diane said...

Very sweet interpretation of the sketch. Your hand stitching takes it to the next level. Thanks for sketch week.

wteagon said...

I love everything about this sketch! Already I can tell how versatile it's going to be. I can't wait to get to work using this!

dawn said...

I remember this picture, so cute he is!!

LOVE this layout, love that you put flowers on it but still made it not look girly for Jackson.

LOVE the papers you used, so bright and happy. Of course, your stitching is a favorite too.

Guess I just LOVE everything about this sketch/ layout!!

Thanks again for doing this and can't wait to see guests layouts this week.

hrk_md said...

Love the sketch this week. Looking forward to all the variations. The flowers are so cute and a great compliment to the picture.

marionh said...

Super sketch - love one page sketches best! thanks

momtotucknlexi said...

I am just getting into different size photos with my new photo printer and will try this layout as intended and then with the single 4x6 the way you did it. They are both great! Adorable photo of Jackson.
Michelle B