Monday, July 22, 2013

Sketch Week Recap and the Winner

I think the sketch for this month was one of my favorites. I had so many ideas for different changes and ways to adapt it that I had a hard time settling on the three layouts I made. I could have made so many more if I would have had a the time!

Speaking of more layouts if you haven't yet, be sure to check out the layouts from Andrea, Lynette and Ruth. They all created fabulous versions of the sketch!

Here's a look at the July free sketch and three layouts I created all together. I always love seeing them all together!

Scrapbook Generation's Free July Sketch
Download by clicking here.

"I Love That Stinker Face"

"Ready To Go Swimming"

"No Grown Ups Allowed"

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment during Sketch Week! I always love reading them! I had a few people ask some questions in the comments and I thought it would be easier to answer them here. I never know if anyone actually goes back to read the comments after I've answered! :)

Do you have any advice on choosing picture sizes?

When I'm picking out the photos I want to use on a sketch I let them (the photos) be my guide for the photo sizes. I do tend to pick the size of photo depending on the order of my favorite photo to my least favorite photo. So if there is a larger photo on the sketch I usually put my favorite picture of the bunch there. I usually save the detail or not so great photos for those small 2 x 2" photos. Also, the number of photos I want to include on a layout plays a large part in what picture sizes I use.

I love the print you use for journaling. Would you share name of front and how you cut those printed strips so straight, keeping printing distance even?

I use a font called Century Gothic. It's my absolute favorite font and I use in on almost all of my layouts!

To make journaling strips I add an extra space between each line of text. When I cut them out I don't measure or anything like that, I just eyeball it and cut. I do try to line up the top of the text with a certain line on my cutter and then when I cut the bottom line up the bottom of the text with another point on my cutter. They never end up exact and sometimes I get a wide variety of widths!

Fun idea with the planks. What did you use for the nails?

They were little metal studs from a big flourish that I messed up in an experiment with alcohol inks. They ended up being the perfect size and color for "nails" on the boards so I just cut them from the flourish and added them to my page.  If those wouldn't have worked I had some really small brown brads that probably would have worked too.

The winner of the download giveaway is:

GLOANN said...
So much fun to be able to see LOs by some of the designers who were regulars on Sketch Support. Loving their pages along with yours. Fun week here at your blog.

You can email me at and let me know which download you would like and I'll get it to you.  :)


GLOANN said...

Thank you so much. What a lovely surprise for a Monday morning. Have emailed you with my request for Sketch Support Class. Thanks so very much.

dawn said...

Congrats GLOANN!! Enjoy the class!!

Allison, this was a super cool layout to play with. I can't even pick a favorite from your layouts. I love seeing all the layouts together too, SUPER!!

Thanks again for another fun sketch week!!

Mendi said...

Your layout have been awesome. Love the three different takes on the same sketch! :)

Christy said...

I absolutely love your sketches... and your lay-outs! My question is about the photos. Do you print them at home? Or, where do you order the 2x3 size photos?
--Christy Slyter

Ruth said...

Congrats Gloann, that's awesome!

Allison Davis said...

Christy, I mostly print at home. I used to print online and then pick them up at a local printing place. The 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" size is actually a "standard" wallet size and I think that most photo printing places (Walmart, Walgreens, Shutterfly, etc) offer that size. I especially love wallet size prints because they are like mini 4 x 6" photos. You can still get the whole picture, it's just in a smaller size. :)

Christy said...

Thank you! :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love this sketch & the colorful layouts! As always, thanks for the awesome inspiration!