We know that our members love sketches, so this week we are offering you TWO...one for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Joy Taylor's Spencer's gallery:
And the layout sketch is from Shanna Noel's Spencer's gallery:
We invited member Tina (adogslife13) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, and she couldn't choose just one!! She wowed us with both of the projects she submitted!!
Supplies: (layout) Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Twine: American Crafts, Stickers: Crate Paper, American Crafts, Chipboard: Crate Paper, Buttons: Crate Paper, Clothes Pins: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Deli Paper: WebRestaurant.com, Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo, Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner), Scrapbook Adhesives (foam tape), Mini Stapler: Tom Holtz
(card) Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Die Cuts: Studio Calico, Stickers: American Crafts, Filter: Fancy Pants Designs, Washi Tape: Etsy, Sewing Machine; Brother, Thread: Coates & Clark, Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner), Scrapbook Adhesives (foam tape)
We asked Tina to share her thoughts on using these sketches...here's what she had to say:
I really loved the 'split' page look; using 2 patterned papers to make the background. I used this idea, but shrunk down the 'split' page look and created 2 strips of patterned paper to place behind my photo.
I love any sketch with a banner. Banners have been around for awhile but I never get tired of creating layouts with them. They are definitely one of my go-to design techniques. You know what they say, 'Go Big or Go Home', so I went BIG with my banner. I layered several cut banner pieces and chipboard elements for my banner, and 'hung' them to a piece of twine with mini close-pins. I seriously think I could put mini close-pins and paper clips on every project. LOVE THEM!
I also changed the location of the title, and moved mine to the bottom of my page. I'm not sure if you can see this from the photo, but I wanted to expand on the fun theme of squirrels and nuts, so using a squirrel shape, I repeated the design with my Silhouette software and cut out a squirrel background from deli paper. It's a great way to tone done a busy background, and super fun at the same time.
I LOVE Joy's card and how she combined such fabulous shapes and design elements. I actually stayed fairly close to the sketch, layering all sorts of SC goodies, creating my sentiment.
Instead of a large circle in the background, I brought the circular element forward and layered my sentiment on it. I layered several die cuts to create my sentiment and popped the sentiment off the card. In place of the paper strip, I used 2 strips of washi tape and stitched them in place. Quick and Easy!