Falling for Sketches Lesson Seven

Falling for Sketches Lesson Seven

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Welcome Back! For this week's sketches, we are having fun with angles! A grid layout gets a visual boost when you tilt it. And for this week, the "twist" sketch is a totally new design. So much to share, let's get into it!  

Becki Adams: 12x12 layout


Hello Cocoa Daisy friends, it’s Becki Adams, here to share a layout with you that I created for the Falling for Sketches class using the August kits and the class stamp set. I cannot wait to show you what I created and how it came together in a process video.

I was giddy when I saw this sketch, it had three things that I LOVE: lots of photos, a grid design, and room for lots of journaling. As with most layouts, the first thing I did was look through the products to choose what theme the layout would be. Of course, this helped with my photo selection. After printing my photos, I jumped in and started creating! I had so much fun playing with a couple of the patterned papers in the Spice Market Collection. The patterned papers in this kit are gorgeous! I fell in love with the rainbow mandala paper and the dark blue paper. I wanted these two papers to be the main focus of my project so I used the rainbow paper as my background and the blue paper to frame my photos.

The main area of embellishment on this sketch is toward the bottom right corner of the photo around the title. I stayed close to the sketch, but I did take the embellishment cluster up the left side of the photo as well.

The stamp for this class is awesome!! For a girl who doesn’t like the uncertainty and mess of mixed media splatters, I loved the control of the splatter stamps!! I used soft pink ink to stamp along the left side of the photos and below the title. I love the little splatter of color behind my embellishments. It’s the perfect way to add layers without adding a lot of bulk.

The sketch and fabulous Cocoa Daisy products made this layout come together in minutes. I’m thrilled with how my design turned out! I cannot wait to see what you create with this sketch. Make sure you share your layouts with me. Happy creating!

Rachel Newman: Traveler's Notebook Spread

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.cocoadaisy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Lesson-Seven-TN-Sketch.mp4"][/video]     This sketch was one of my favorites to work with because it pushed me out of my comfort zone! I use grid designs frequently but never at an angle like this. I'm not sure what that says about me, but I had fun going against my linear tendency to put this spread together.¬† For the larger paper element, I chose one of the pattern papers from the Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory-Keeping Kit with several colors to play off the color in my photos. To start, I used the class stamp set to build a pattern with the half-circle stamp, mimicking the polka dot pattern in the sketch. Creating your own patterns is such a fun way to use stamps and this particular stamp set has all the basic shapes to make pattern building a breeze. I slipped a solid orange paper from the Spice Market Simple Dori in between the stamped pattern paper and the large photo matte. The solid orange paper ensures the two patterns have some breathing room. For my title, I used two different puffy alpha sets, one from the Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory-Keeping Kit and the Doodles & Dashes II Traveler's Notebook Memory-Keeping Kit. I kept the embellishment cluster pretty simple with the rub-ons, a glitter edger as the base for my title, and enamel dots.¬† I couldn't have just one embellishment cluster! I made a visual triangle of clusters using rub-ons. chipboard pieces and, of course, enamel dots. I like the use of the visual triangle, especially with the diagonal orientation of this design.    

Jennie McGarvey: "Twist" 12x12 Layout

For this week's twist, I must admit, I loved it! I love the large triangle on the side and the three landscape photos so much, I couldn't wait to sit down and create a layout. I knew I had just the photos for this particular page.
I started on the left side with the triangle of the watercolor patterned paper, probably my favorite paper in the entire Spice Market Collection! I love how it really stands out and the arrow shape really points your eye toward the photos. Because I used such a bold pattern for the triangle on the left side, I wanted to use a more neutral pattern for the background strip down the center, so they would not compete!
Once I had my patterned papers adhered to my white cardstock, the real fun could begin! I started with my matted photos and placed them in their respective spots. I loved how the bottom two photos were just a little closer together, allowing them to sandwich the title. I had a short title and the die-cut alphas were perfect to use here.  In addition to the photo placement, the photos each had a lot of embellishments clustered around them and it was fun to build all of the unique clusters!
I began creating the clusters at the bottom and worked my way up.  This way, I was able to layer my title on top of the bottom right-hand cluster. In fact, the title became part of the cluster and it all comes together so seamlessly. The journaling (minimal on this page) begins down here and works its way all the way to the top along the light blue piece of patterned paper. This was enough for me to say what I wanted to say on this layout.
I love how each cluster is unique but they all contain a variety of the same elements.  They consist of rub-ons, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, and glitter dots.  They each look different but they are cohesive.  They are also the perfect accents for my photos. Like I said already, this sketch was such a fun one not only thanks to the overall design but to the wide variety of embellishments included!
  We hope you enjoyed this lesson! Got questions or comments? Feel free to leave a message below. We would love your sketch-inspired designs so make sure to tag¬†@cocoa_daisy¬†on social media or post to the¬†Cocoa Daisy Fan Page.