This week, we invited SC member Cristina (username CristinaC) to share her take on one of our sketches. We were thrilled when she sent back a project for each - that means we have double the inspiration to share with you!
First up is our layout sketch, based on Amy Tans's "My Little Cutie" page :
And here's Cristina's take on the sketch - I love the mix of alphabets in her titlework :
I decided to flip the sketch horizontally to have the photo on the left. I let the title take up lots of room, and hid my journaling - the photo is adhered on a card that flips open to reveal the journaling.
And here's this week's card sketch, based on Dana Fleckenstein's "Ahoy Matey" card :
Cristina followed the sketch fairly closely. I love her color scheme :
As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted the sentiment to be the most prominent element of my card. I dug out a journaling card from the March Project Life kit that I had been hoarding, and decided to put it to good use. I debated whether to cut the journaling card down or not, since it is quite large compared to the size of the card, but I decided not to - I think this plays well with my desire to have the sentiment be my focal point. To enforce this further, I added the embellishments directly on top of the journaling card. Originally I had not included the two horizontal paper strips on my card, but I found that adding them really grounded the design.
Cristina, thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous projects with us! If you'd like to see more of Cristina's work, please visit her Studio Calico gallery or her blog.
Now it's your turn! Make a project with using one of this week's sketches as a starting point, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by May 27th in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.