Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sketchety Sketch Time!

Don't you just LOVE sketches??? I do! They make scrapping sooo much easier. No more wasting time shifting papers aimlessly around the page or agonizing over a cut. Using a sketch lets you skip right to the fun part of picking paper and placing embellies. Like I said, I love them. :)

This month it was my turn to do the sketch. I drafted up a one-photo LO for the team to use. I really enjoyed seeing what everyone did with it. Check it out:

Jenn's stuff always makes me go "eeeeee!". LOL. I am a big fan of her ability to make every page look so balanced and clean. Love that. Her photos are great and she really plays to her strength in photography by scrapping in a way that features the photos. Her use of the sketch reflects her style, too... I like how she shifted everything to the left a bit and used a large vertical photo instead of the horizontal 5x7.

Laina took this kit and kicked it up a notch! BAM! :) She re-colored the chipboard alphas to match the blue of the Sass buttons and she machine stitched on the chipboard JB button (did you break a needle doing that, Laina?). How fun! She took the sketch and shifted things around a bit to suit her layout... journaling on the left, title on the top, and a fun cluster of embellies on the bottom right. It's all the little details in her pages that melts my heart! The stitches, the colored insides of the alphas, and the precise little brads. Happy, happy, happy!

You know Amy must be such a friendly down-to-earth person just by looking at her layouts. They are relaxed and comfortable. Pretty and shabby. Unpretentious and friendly. She scraps with confidence and that comes through in her layouts! I love the loose and carefree stitched ruffles, the hand-cut heart, the strings, the tucked-in journaling card. Nice. I also love how she pretty much followed the sketch to a T. And it's still all her.

And there's me. Heh. Not so easy to talk about my own layout... let me try: Well, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's the bestest. I rocked it. LOL. ;) But seriously, I do love how I tried some new things... like ruffles! That was (not) easy. Almost sewed my finger to the page trying that technique. I also tried making a crepe paper rose (it looks much better in person), and I moved my journaling along the left hand side to try to balance the page.

Sooo... try this sketch out if you can! And link to it here in the comments so I can gush over it. :D

Happy weekend!!!!


Laina Lamb February 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

Love that all four are so different!

Michelle February 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

Thanks for the sketch inspiration. Here is mine using the February kit.

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