Monday, November 18, 2013

Sketch Week, Part 1

It's Sketch Week time! It also happens to be the last Sketch Week of the 2013 year. In December I'll be taking a break to gear up and prepare for our new magazine, Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine! I can't wait for you all to see what we've got in store for it! It's going to be a great publication.

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
 
 
 "New Traditions"


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

44 comments:

Scrapthat said...

A very cool little sketch Ali! already have something running through my little brain so maybe I'll run with that! TFS!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a fun layout! Love the viewfinder!

wteagon said...

I'm so excited it's sketch week! I've been needing some inspiration to get motivated again. Love this sketch and looking forward to seeing all the variations.

LouAnn said...

Great sketch! I love the different sizes for the photos.

HeatherK said...

Great layout and wonderful sketch. Looking forward to seeing all the layouts done with it.

M Salazar said...

Love the amount of pics in this sketch and the strip across the middle, so much can be done with it. Thanks for another wonderful sketch to work with!

Ruth G said...

Awesome sketch! I love when there are lots of photos and lots of journaling space!
I love the bright fun colors and the fun images and theme of your page! I can't wait to download the sketch and template tomorrow!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

what a great sketch! love it.. off to find pictures and get start on this.. thanks so much..

Deanne J said...

I've recently found your blog and I've been looking at all the great sketches I can use for my scrapbooking

mmak said...

I love Sketch Week and I am obsessed by view finder die cuts and stickers! Thank you!

Lara said...

My favorite week of the month! I can't wait till your magazine is ready i'm sure it will be awesome!

Chanel's Owner aka Michelle said...

another awesome sketch! cant wait to pick pictures and paper!

justasiam said...

I am looking forward to being here all week!

Nancy M in NJ said...

Great layout as usual :)

shutterbuggin said...

AGGGG I just left a comment on the last post. LOL

Oh well you know I think you're fabulous! so sad this is the last one but am anxious for the new magazine. I can't wait to see it.

DogCarbon said...

I love this sketch, heck... I love ALL the sketches! Thank you for such wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Another great one Allison Thank you so much! Didn't even realize you left the strips off the left side...just shows the versatality of your great sketches! Off to check out Ruth and Jennifer's' Lo's!
Connie O.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how fun! I love that you can get so many photos on two pages!!!

Deb said...

Love the sketches .... now I have to improve my "creativity" in using them! Looking forward to the magazine for sure!!

Michele Slater said...

I love this sketch! Thank you for sharing and all of your great sketches. I would be lost without them!

Steffanie said...

Such a great layout! Love the colors and the circle accents. What Simple Stories line is that? Thanks, Allison, for your great inspiration!

LauraB said...

Really like this sketch, lots of possibilities with it and it's one that lots of leftover bits can be used on it from my stash!

Janelle H. said...

This sketch gives me a few new ideas to try - and love the circle accent. Thanks Allison!

Lynette said...

Awesome page Allison.

Tracey said...

Great sketch and I just love your take on it!!

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