Scrapbook Generation's June Free Sketch
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"My Little Mustache Man"
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Rub-ons, die cuts, and stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Alphabets: Fancy Pants Designs (My Little) and American Crafts (mustache, man); Embroidery floss: DMC; Brads: Doodlebug; Star punch: EK Success; Twine: unknown
Variation #1 - On Wednesday I talked about the easy way to use a one-page sketch for a two-page layout by using one side as the original sketch and then creating your own photo block for the other page. Today, I'm sharing a slightly more complicated way to get a two-page layout out of one-page sketch. And by complicated I don't mean hard. I just mean that it takes a little more thought and planning this way.
I stretched the design of the sketch to fit on two pages. I stretched the first and second larger background pieces. I didn't worry too terribly much about them being perfectly proportioned to the sketch but instead worked with what I wanted to use. It still has the same general idea as the sketch.
Variation #2 - I added more strips. Since I was stretching the design across two pages I decided to stretch the strips too. I liked the opportunity to include more colors/patterns on my layout. Another way I could have stretched the strips is by only using the three strips the sketch recommends but using wider ones like 2" or 3".
Variation #3 - I used larger pictures. To make this easier and faster, I just wanted to use standard 4 x 6" photos. Since I used larger photos I did have to make a few adjustments to other elements on the page but nothing so major that it required more time or effort.
Variation #4 - I moved the journaling over to the left side of the layout. Since it wouldn't fit under the pictures like it does on the sketch, I had to move it somewhere. I thought the left side would work to help balance out the title and embellishments on the right page.
Variation #5 - Instead of stitching on the strips, I stitched around the background. I also added a stitched mustache into the design of the border.
Variation #6 - I removed the strip over the bottom of the background piece. Since I had larger photos I wasn't left with a large amount of space in that area. I also already planned on having my title in that area and didn't want any distracting pieces behind it.
*For my embellishments I used rub-ons on paper and then cut out around them. I adhere them to the tops of toothpicks to resemble the cute little photo props made of sticks with mustaches on them.
I also added a top hat to the photo of Jackson. I thought it was so fitting with the mustache man title and I just couldn't resist how cute it looked on little Jackson with his mustache. I added a star and brad to embellish it a little too.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check back on Monday to see who has won the giveaway. If you've made a layout based on this sketch post a comment with a link to the layout and I'll post those on Monday too.