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!
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"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.