Now on with Sketch Week! If you are new to Sketch Week here's a little run down of how it works:
Each month I'll be using the free download sketch that you can find in the Scrapbook Generation online store. (On the third Tuesday of the month we introduce a bunch of new sketches both as individuals and as groups of sketches that you can download for a small price. We also offer a free sketch each month. I'll post all information for the new November downloads tomorrow.) Today you are getting an advanced look at the free sketch since it is the sketch we are using for Sketch Week.
I'll be posting layouts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and will have links throughout the week to more blogs sharing layouts based on the free sketch. Today two talented ladies, Ruth Bonser and Jennifer Larson, are sharing their layouts based on the free sketch. You can check them out by visiting their blogs here:
This month the free sketch is a two-page sketch:
Scrapbook Generation's Free November Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, November 19
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Stickers, brads, die cuts, and alphabets: Simple Stories; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC
I stayed really close to the sketch for my first layout of Sketch Week. One thing I really like about this sketch is the wide variety of photo sizes.
Variation #1 - I didn't add the strips on the left page. If I'm going to be honest with you all, I just simply forgot. I got in a hurry and just forgot all about them!
Variation #2 - Instead of stars I used circles as the main embellishment throughout the layout. Here's a closer look at some of them.
Along the strips of squares I used a combination of circle stickers, circles cut from patterned paper, and brads.
On the right page I used a view finder (I used to love those things!) die cut in place of the larger star and added the "now" piece on top of it.
Sketch Week Giveaway
This week the winner of the giveaway will receive their choice of one of my online classes (Sketch Support, 6 x 6 Paper Pads, or Photo Arrangement Replay) or one of the sketch bundle downloads (Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Winter, Love, Spring/Easter, Birthday, Girls/Mother's Day, Boys/Father's Day, 4th of July, Summer, or School) or one of our Sketch ebooks.
To be eligible you can leave a comment each day. If you just comment one day you have one chance, if you comment on two days you have two chances, and if you comment each day you have three chances. (If you comment twice on one day, only the first comment will be eligible for the random drawing.) After Sketch Week is over I'll post the winner of the giveaway on Monday.
Be sure to check back often:
Tuesday (evening) - to get the information and links to the new November downloads
Wednesday - to see layout #2 for Sketch Week
Friday - to see layout #3 for Sketch Week
Monday - to see who won the download giveaway