Friday, October 18, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 3

We have reached the last day of Sketch Week! Today I've got another layout to share and the lovely Lynette Jacobs has one you can check out on her blog. Below you can find the link to her blog and other blogs that have created a layout based on the free October sketch.

 
Scrapbook Generation's Free October Sketch
*Download by clicking here.
 
 
 "Super Dad"


Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Alphabet stickers: Fancy Pants; Chipboard alphabets: American Crafts; Embroidery floss: DMC; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

I think I'm quite predictable when it's comes to one-page sketches! I almost always stretch it into a two-page layout! I tend to use a lot of pictures and just, in general, feel more comfortable with two-page layout design.

Variation #1 - I extended the larger background strip on the sketch to a full 12 x 12" sheet of patterned paper. It is actually placed fairly close to the same place as the sketch, it just happens to stretch across the page more. When using a one-page sketch to create a two-page layout it's all about extending or stretching the elements on the sketch to fit a larger space. 

Variation #2 - Since I was working with a larger space I used a larger strip on the background instead of the 1/4" strip on the sketch. I hand cut a few decorative strips from a piece of patterned paper. 

Variation #3 - I really like the circles on the decorative strip that I cut out so I cut more circles and star to go with the design. 


I used the circles and stars in place of the stars on the sketch. I also added some accent stitching to some of those pieces.


Variation #5 - I extend the photos to fit across the two pages. I didn't change anything about the photos and used the suggested size on the sketch. 

One thing I love about 4 x 3 and 3 x 4 photos is that they work so well with 4 x 6 photos. If you need to use less pictures or want to include a larger photo you can just substitute a 4 x 6 (or 6 x 4) for two 4 x 3 (or 3 x 4). If you want to use more photos or include smaller photos you can substitute two 3 x 4 (or 4 x 3) photos in place of one 6 x 4 (or 4 x 6) photo. 

Variation #6 - I added a small photo mat to the whole photo block. I wanted those photos to stand out against the patterned papers.

Variation #7 - I went with a smaller striped strip along the bottom of the photos and removed the scallop strip. I didn't want to cover up too much of the circle on the bottom so I went with just one, smaller strip. 

In case you missed it, Wednesday's post includes a great giveaway from Simple Stories! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and be sure to check back to see who won the giveaways on Monday!

29 comments:

HeatherK said...

Love the way you stretched the layout. Thanks again for another great week of inspiration. Your layouts are wonderful. Can't wait til the next sketch week.

mmak said...

I am a double page scrapbooker, so I really appreciate that you showed how to stretch the sketch. Thank you!

wteagon said...

I love the two page layout! It looks wonderful. I have those papers somewhere in my stash and I love how you used them.

michelle norstrom said...

I like it when you extend your one page layouts to 2. It gives me lots inspiration!

Lynette said...

Your layout is gorgeous Allison.

Lori said...

Love the layout stretched into a double page spread! Your layout is fantastic!

ConnieC said...

Great double page. I usually do single pages. I have trouble doing doubles when I have a lot of photos. I'll have to bookmark this page to scrap lift. Thanks for the fret inspiration.

ConnieC said...

That should say great inspiration.

Laureen said...

Well done! I am double page layout scrapper so yours is just perfect!!!! Thank you for stretching your one page sketch!

Corrina said...

Two page layouts are my favourite! Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

http://thecowanlife.blogspot.com/2013/10/smores.html

Another great sketch Allison, so easy to use and I love the results!

Melanie said...

Love how you made the two pager!

justasiam said...

I would love an 8.5 x 11 interpretation of this sketch!

Kimberli said...

I really like the variation you did with your LO today, thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Bell said...

Allison you always inspire me! I just love your style and it is so similar to mine but you still help me think outside the box. And I love all your handstitching! One of my favorite things about your pages. :)

shutterbuggin said...

Love how you extended this over two pages. I'm a double page scrapper so it really helps me see how to get even more use out of my sketches.

cedwards said...

I love how you converted it to 2-pages. I am wondering how you could do 12x15 pages? I just can't picture it... Thanks, however, for this illustration!

Nancy M in NJ said...

I usually do 2-page layouts, so I am happy to see how you extended your sketch. GREAT job, as usual :) Have a nice weekend.

Julie B said...

Another terrific layout! Thank you!

Michele said...

Cool! I love how the starburst paper extenda the strip of photos. And I always love a two pager!

Julie in Sweden said...

Thanks for showing how to stretch a sketch. You got some great photos that father and son will treasure.

Ruth said...

I've made three pages using this sketch ~ 2 singles and 1 double. You can see them here: http://suburbansahm.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/scrapbook-saturday_19.html

janet said...

Stretching and stitching- that should be in your signature...ha!

Another terrific example of how to take a sketch and really work magic with it. LOVE it ~ as always!!!

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Lisa P said...

I love the sketch from the week and the awesome examples. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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