This week's sketch comes from Maile Belles' "Hello" card in her ROLLER RINK gallery - we loved her focus on small embellishments that make a big impact and and wanted to see how one of our members would translate this card sketch into a layout!
This week, we asked SC member sandyang to share her take on the sketch. She used it for a layout, angled things a bit and added lots of fun embellishments of her own...we love how it turned out!
supplies : Paper - Websters Pages Sunday Picnic, Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, Kaisercraft Technologic, MyLYB Paradise, MME Indie Chic & The Sweetest Thing, Alpha - Echo Park For The Record, Simple Stories Life Documented, Amercian Crafts Remarks Smokey Joe's, Chipboard - Fundamentals Accents, Rhinestone - MME Everyday Fun, Transparency - Maya Road Mini Ticket
I'm thrilled to work with Maile's card sketch where a large rectangle and a series of strips hang off the the top off the page. The first decision I made is to place all the key elements of my page along the left half of the layout. So the title and a 3.5"x2.5" photo went in the large rectangle block with the journaling below. To achieve balance I moved those long strips to right and added a chipboard car to mimic the shape of the title tab in the sketch. The next step is to tilt everything 15 degrees off the vertical, creating visual interest on the edges of the layout as the strips cut off at various angles. A final sprinkle of clear rhinestones on the barcode paper and I'm done.
We can't get over the impact of tilting her elements made here, and love that Sandy thought to document an ordinary day in her life. The neutral tones she used all tie in with her subject...amazing work, Sandy! If you would like to see more of her work, please check her blog and gallery. :)
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by October 22nd for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop.