Scrapbook Generation's Free October Sketch"Super Dad"
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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!