Friday, August 23, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 5

There have been so many layouts for this round of Sketch Week so far and I've got more to share today too! I have a layout to share today and the wonderful Megan Bickers has created a layout based on the August sketch too! You can see her layout by visiting her blog by clicking the link below. If you haven't had a chance yet you can also click the other names on the list to see more layouts based on the sketch.

Scrapbook Generation's Free August Sketch
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 "Little Miss Minnie"

Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Alphabets: Doodlebug (little), October Afternoon (miss), American Crafts (Minnie), and Lily Bee Design (sweet); Chipboard embellishments: BasicGrey; Heart punch: Martha Stewart; Embroidery floss: DMC; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

The newest addition to our family is making her debut on my blog today. It is becoming apparent that we have issues with cute baby animals and have zero power to resist them. This is why we have three dogs and two cats! We love Little Miss Minnie Blaze, named by Drew and Jackson. Minnie because Jackson's favorite girl character is Minnie Mouse and Blaze because Drew's favorite girl character is Blaze.

Variation #1 - I went with another two-page layout. This time I took that 4 x 4" photo and used it as my starting point. I took that idea and expanded it by the same size both up and across the page. I kept the idea of 4 x 4" photos but added more to fit the amount of photos I wanted to use.  I kept the same proportions for the large mats as they are on the sketch. 
I also kept the same smaller photos as suggested on the sketch and pretty much have them in the same general area as on the sketch.
Variation #2 - I made the largest background strip even larger height-wise since I was using a larger grouping of photos. You could still use the same size (height-wise) as the sketch suggests and it would totally work. I just thought since I increased the height of the photo why not increase the height of that strip too.

Variation #3 - I added more background strips. Again, since I increased the height of the photos I had more room to add more strips.
I also had the striped strip go behind the photos instead of going over the top of the bottom of the photos. By adding more photos I had to move the bottom of the photos down on the page. They ended up quite a bit further down on the page. Because of that my striped strip would have ran across the middle of that bottom row of photos.
Variation #4 -I moved the embellishment on the left page like I did on my two-page layout on Day 3. I used a journaling block with some cute cats and hearts. 

I also added a few strips of paper behind the embellishment piece.

Variation #5 - I moved the title to the same place I did on my Day 3 layout. I think for a two-page layout, at least with what I was working with, the title just looks better on the right page above the journaling. If I had kept similar height proportions to the sketch, like just doing three 4 x 4" photos in one row, I would have kept the title as it is on the sketch. When I increased the height of everything I kind of eliminated the title space.

Have a great weekend! Be sure to check back on Monday to see who won the giveaway this month! :)


michelle norstrom said...

love the expansion of your layout to a two page! Can't wait to give this sketch a try!

Lynette said...

Allison, you blew me away with this layout. I love how you stretched this one over two pages and incorporated so many good size photos.

Kelly said...

love this design. the little polaroids are too cute on there!

Megan B said...

Love this layout Allison! :) And the new kitty is precious!

Megan B said...

oh my... The link to my blog post isn't working. :( Here's the correct link to see my layout. Sorry about that!

ruth said...

I love the two pager again! :) And I love that both you and Megan used supplies that are not brand new. I think it's truly refreshing because there is a ton of great product that I still have in my stash too. :)

Allison Davis said...

Thanks Megan! I think I got it fixed! :)

Janelle H. said...

Love how you take the 1-pagers and make them into two! And how different those changes make each of your layouts! Thanks Allison!

dawn said...

Wonderfully sweet layout! What a cute name for the new member of your family too. We have a black cat too, named Romeo.

Thanks for this amazing sketch week!!

dawn said...

Wonderfully sweet layout! What a cute name for the new member of your family too. We have a black cat too, named Romeo.

Thanks for this amazing sketch week!!

julie in sweden said...

Another great LO. Really like the cat embellishments. Minnie is so adorable. I look forward to seeing more of her in the future.

GLOANN said...

You make expanding that 1-pager to a 2-pager look so easy.

janet said...

Another stellar LO Allison. Love all the details and what a CUTE name for a cat. Having 2 boys I am sure you will be adding to the family again soon. I don't think they (or Mom) can say no to many
Thanks for an INSPIRING WEEK!!!

Lee said...

Allison you have an amazingly brilliant mind. Thank you for sharing yet another sketch with us! (and for showing us a number of variations on it!!)Love all the pictures of "real life" in your sketches. Remindes me to take pictures of the everyday stuff.

momtotucknlexi said...

Thanks for showing another great way to stretch a one page sketch to a 2 pg design...I have stayed away from the 1 pg sketch books bc I am a 2 pg gal but I have learned so much from your sketch wks that I think buying those books is in my near

wteagon said...

This is amazing! I love the color scheme and stretching the LO into two pages to come up with design is exceptional! I love it.