Hi everyone, Kimberly here to share with you this Sunday's Sketch. What fun this is to create a layout from April's creation. Her layouts always WOW me with her creative way to mix different elements and dimensions with each creation she does.
I really love the design and use of different patterned paper April used with her creation. I LOVE the placement of her photograph and journaling spots. When I use a sketch to draw inspiration from, I will generally not look at the layout example at all until I am done creating my layout. This helps me to create something from it that is not an exact duplicate.
* I chose to create a 2 page layout from April's one page design, so that you all can see how far you can stretch your creativity with a sketch. The sky's the limit.
* I love finding different ways to use inks, and absolutely LOVE the variations of the new Mister Huey colors that will be available soon. I wanted to use them all together so you can see how well they work together. Rather than using patterned paper strips as April did, I used a different color of mists from the sketch example.
* Also, instead of journaling in the same areas on the sketch, I decided to repeat the title for a fun effect. I also used the journaling label cardstock stickers to carry out the design of the journaling spots from the sketch. Another thing that would be fun twist to do, is crop photographs to go in place of where I chose to mist, and April chose to put patterned paper.
* I tend to also like using more photographs... as many as possible to compliment the design and journaling. With making this layout a 2 page layout, it made it easier for me to add a couple more photographs.
* I love to layer different embellishments to my creations also. This gives them a more unique look. Don't be afraid to layer a rub-on over the top of a sticker. It's a simple touch, and add's just enough to complete a simple design like what I've created here.
Supplies: Ink- New Mister Huey: Barnwood, Pickle, Bluegrass, Orchard, Piglet, Lemonade, Hot Dog, Bonny Blue and clover; Cardstock- More Kraft and More Vanilla; patterned paper - State Fair: Sideshow; Alpha- Studio Calico die-cut alpha green and Sunrise Thickers - Limeade from Into the Woods; Stickers-Studio Calico Die-cut stickers and labels; Rub on's- Studio Calico Blue and green butterfly's; Fabrips- Studio Calico Pink Houndstooth
As you can see, my design follows a lot of the same lines as the sketch itself, but don't be afraid to turn it around, or flip it. Whatever it is that you can draw inspiration from with this sketch, stretch your boundries and just create!