Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 2

Yesterday was download day so if you haven't had a chance yet make sure you go grab the November free sketch at the Scrapbook Generation online store. It's the sketch that I'm using as my starting point for all the layouts this week. You can see all the new downloads (there are 32 total!) in my post yesterday.

Sketch Week picks back up today with my next layout and a layout from Christy Arthur. You can click the link below to find her version of the sketch on her blog. If you haven't yet, be sure to visit all the links below to see more versions of the sketch. To me it's always fun to see how different people interpret a sketch!


 Scrapbook Generation's Free November Sketch
*Download by clicking here.


"Cool Like Daddy"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper, vellum circles, cardstock buttons, alphabets, die cut circles, and stars: Pink Paislee; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC

I changed a lot with this layout!

Variation #1 - The biggest change is on the right page. I removed the photo mat behind the two 3-1/2 x 5" photos. I love, love, love the circle design on the paper from Pink Paislee and wanted to find a way to work it into the design of this sketch. I decided to use it as the photo mat/background. I had to change around the arrangement of the pictures a little to make it work but it wasn't anything major. 


I overlapped and tilted the two 3-1/2 x 5" photos so that I wasn't covering up the whole circle design. I also rearranged the smaller, 2 x 2", photos for the same reason. I mostly placed them in areas that wasn't covering up too much of the circles.

I added a few more circles to the design on the paper and added some hand stitching along the white edges.

Variation #2 -  I moved the title to the bottom of the photos on the right page instead of the top. Because I had rearranged the photos, I felt I needed to move the title too. 


I liked the look of it, with the arrangement of photo and the circle design, on the bottom more than I did on the top. 

Variation #3 - I made the bigger background a lot smaller. On the sketch it stretches over most of the two pages. On my layout I just kept it 12" wide and it only overlaps onto the right page to the edge of the circle design. 

Variation #4 - I used smaller photos along the top of the layout. Because I had to change things up for the circle design and photo arrangement, I adjusted the remaining photos to work with that. It was an easy fix too! I just used two 3 x 4" photos in place of the two 4 x 4" photos and one 4 x 4" photo in place of the 6 x 4" photo. 

Variation #5 - I really wanted to keep the same circle theme throughout the whole layout so instead of a row of squares underneath the photos, I created a clustered row of circles. 


The row ended up being slightly taller than the 1" squares on the sketch but I just overlapped them onto the bottom of the photos so I wasn't taking up too much more space. 

Variation #6 - I used journaling strips in place of the journaling block on the sketch. I actually ended up overlapping the strips on both pages. I have never split my journaling between two pages but it worked out pretty well with journaling strips. The reason I split them has to do with the new arrangement of photos I used. It left some gaps on the bottom left of the right page and being the OCD scrapbooker that I am, I just couldn't stand to leave that space open. I tried to center my journaling in that open space and journaling strips allowed me to do that even though it was split across the two pages. 

16 comments:

Julie in Sweden said...

A great LO showing how you can use a sketch as a launching point. I really like the PP you used - will have to check out that manufacturer.

Scrapthat said...

Always awesome Allison!!
LOL I saw the PP gold star die cut paper the other day and I immediately thought of you (as I usually do with anything stars because you use stars on your sketches frequently.) TFS girl!!

thearthurz said...

Love all of the circles! Amazing layout!

HeatherK said...

What a great layout and such a clever use of the circles. Did you really sew all those circles by hand? Thanks again for another inspirational layout and getting our creative juices flowing

wteagon said...

I love the circles! It looks great, especially with the hand stitching detail.

Deanne J said...

Great layout I'm a big fan of circles

Nancy M in NJ said...

Great job Allison, love all the stiching around the circles :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is fabulous! I love the circles on here!

Janelle H. said...

I like using circles in my layouts as well, but have not yet tried stitching them all. It gives a nice finished touch so may have to try it! Looks great!

Lara said...

Liked how she put circles in it. So creative and fun to see all the ideas. Thank you!

M Salazar said...

Love the circles! Looking forward to trying out this sketch!

Julie B said...

So stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ruth G said...

I love the circles and I love the stitching! The pictures are so sweet and fun! It's great that the sketch had space for so many! I can't wait to give it a go! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynette said...

I love the circles and your neat stitching.

Chanel's Owner aka Michelle said...

love, love, love the circles!

Steffanie said...

Brilliant! Love all the changes you made and seeing how you worked with this fun Pink Paislee collection!