This week's sketch comes from Becky Novacek's CENTRAL HIGH gallery, and is based on her layout titled: 'Real Iron'.
We loved the fun hand cut circles that Becky layered on the left side of the page and couldn't wait to see how SC Member Jamie Isaak (jamierose5985) approached her version of the sketch!
supplies: Scrapbook and Card kit: Central High, Mister Huey's Piglet, Custard, Silver, Dewey and Passport, Border Punch Fiskars, Sticker: Echo Park, Amy Tan "Hey There" Stamps, Stazon Ink, Amy Tan Die cuts, Studio calico veneer houses, Amy Tan Scene Thickers, American Crafts Precision pen, 7 Gypsies Letter paperclip, LCI woodgrain cardstock
I was really excited to see Becky's sketch. I love her work and it was so fun to put my own spin on it. What first caught my eye was the circles with the title wrapped around it. I played with some circles for a little while then I noticed the big floral print on the MME paper from the kit and liked how one of the flower vines sort of curved around in a circular motion, so I cut it out and put it down then layered bits and pieces around it, including some pie chart circles from Amy Tan and a couple of the adorable Clippings envelopes from the Kit. These pieces nailed down my theme of the first day of school. I also used the super cute pencil stamp and a notebook paper edge under my photos to add to the theme as well. One thing I changed about using the kit was the accent color was red in a lot of the papers, well I wanted to use pink instead so I sprayed some cardstock with Mister Huey's Piglet and used that as my accent color. It matched perfectly with the rest of the papers and items I used. I also sprayed some other mists to make my own colored cardstock and used those for the banner pieces at the top. I loved this trick, I can't take credit for it because I just learned about it in Jen's amazing Pop off the Page class, when you don't have the color of cardstock you would like, make your own with mists! Love it! The rest of the page fell together pretty easily, the final step I did was stamp those tiny hearts from the Amy Tan set at the bottom then brought them up to help the page flow together into a visual triangle. This could be done with mist drops or a scatter of sequins too but I just love those tiny hearts--thanks for letting me play!!
Jamie, we love all of your layering and attention to detail...what a great twist on the traditional first day of school layout!! If you'd like to see more of Jamie's work, please check out her SC gallery. Thanks for sharing your work with us, Jamie!!
Now it's YOUR turn to show us how you'll use the sketch. Whether it's a layout , a card or something else, link us up to your project by October 1st for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop.