Friday, June 21, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 3

If you haven't had a chance yet make sure you visit the Scrapbook Generation online store and download the new June free sketch! And, while you are at it, don't forget to go check out the layouts from Katrina and Lynette!

Scrapbook Generation's June Free Sketch
* you can download by clicking here
 
 
"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.

20 comments:

Lynette said...

Such a cutie....love your stitching.

hrk_md said...

I love the way you stretched the layout into two pages..it is a great variation. What a great sketch week as always, thanks so much for your time and inspiration.

wteagon said...

I always love how you turn a page sketch into two pages. The papers with these photos are wonderful. The attention you give to the littlest details are always great!

LouAnn said...

This is a terrific layout! I love everything about it. It's great that you made it into a 2 page layout, yet it's totally different from the one the other day.

CodyandTraci said...

PERFECTION!!! You have an amazing talent, and a pretty darn cute boy too!

GLOANN said...

I am so not a fan of mustaches but gotta confess he looks pretty cute with those!

Janelle H. said...

I always like to see how to stretch the one-page sketches into two pages as I rarely do a one-page layout. I really liked both 2-page variations. Thanks so much.

Kirsten said...

Love this cool masculine LO! I love sketch week :)

Christel said...

I love this! I just may have to scraplift this at some point for some pictures taken at my little nephew's birthday party where we were all wearing mustaches. lol!

dawn said...

You are amazing Allison, LOVE coming here to see your cute boyish layouts. How adorable this whole page/theme is, Jackson is adorable!!

Thanks so much for a fun sketch week!!
Have a great weekend too!

Steffanie said...

Could this BE any cuter? Oh my goodness! Love the stitched mustache and the little toothpick stashes, too!

Julie in Sweden said...

Super cute. I like that you show how to extend 1 page sketches to 2.

tape said...

You are a great teacher! And I love the toothpick embellies.

michelle norstrom said...

another great two page layout! you really get me inspired to create!

Julie B said...

I love this layout!!

momtotucknlexi said...

This is so funny and cute! Amazing that you used one sketch and made two very different 2 page layouts...you are very talented and never fail to inspire me. Thanks so much!
Michelle B

Linda said...

Love the layout!

Julie B said...

Darling!!!

Christy said...

Oh my gosh... I love this page! Love the colors. :)

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