This week's sketch comes from Jen Jockisch's 34th Street Gallery - and is based on her layout titled "Chicago."
We were excited to see how Toni (supertoni) interpreted the sketch to make her layout, and love how it turned out!
Here is what Toni had to say about using this sketch:
I simply adore Jen's original layout! I knew right away what photos I wanted to use with this sketch and could not wait to begin. I love how Jen's layout has a graphic quality and the large font really draw you into the focal subject-her gorgeous photos. She is such a talented designer and this particular sketch is super simple to follow and can be mixed up to fit anyone's needs. For my layout, I used her graphic block concept as a block of 5 images (one being a journaling block, ) instead of using 4 photos like Jen did. For my background paper, I chose one of my favorites from Studio Calico Wonderland Collection: Tree Farm. I love this dark woodgrain paper and it is so perfect for holiday photos! Because my background paper was a 12 x 12 inch square I wanted to mix up the photo block with a rectangular shape, and 5 images worked perfectly to achieve that. I just adhered all of my photos and journaling block to a white piece of cardstock. Additionally, I ran the title along the bottom portion of the photo block (on top of my American Crafts silver glitter tape,) oh how I love this product. I also had an absolute blast doing some different stamping on this layout. I used the wood veneer snowflakes as a stamp using white ink. This was so delightful and something I will be recreating in the future with my kiddos. (Tip: The veneer work really great as a stamp if you first apply adhesive to one side and stick that to your hand. Then just dip into ink and put on paper, super simple, and a fun project.) I love how Jen's sketch really allowed the photos and journaling about my children to really take center stage. This was such a great day and this layout is one that I will display throughout the Christmas Season. Thanks Jen for the great idea!!!
We love all of the ideas you shared with us Toni...this turned out great, and we thank you for sharing your work with us!
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by December 24th for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop. (Please remember, your project must be loaded into our gallery to qualify...and your comment has to link back to it in the SC Gallery)