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Welcome Back! Let's dive right into this week's sketches and the projects they inspired! This week's sketches feature a whimsical horizontal design, that is sure to spark your creativity!
Brianna Lepper: 12x12 Layout
This sketch was super inspiring and I really had a fun time working with it! ¬†Of course, I put my own little spin on it by adding some mixed media, but for the most part, I pretty much stuck with the original design. ¬†I love horizontal designs and so it just made sense for me to see how my layout would turn out. ¬†I hope that you like it!
I got to work with the Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit
and the color palette is simply amazing! ¬†Using the stamp from the kit and a few Distress Oxide inks from my stash, I stamped out the mandala stamp in a few different colors across my page, keeping with the horizontal design from the sketch. ¬†I then painted even more color using each ink pad. ¬†This would create a colorful base for my photo and embellishments. ¬†The sketch calls for a few different strips of paper on each side and there happened to be a gorgeous 12x12 border patterned paper that was perfect for what I wanted to do. ¬†I trimmed down two of the strips, adhered them down to both sides, and ran it through my sewing machine.
The sketch calls for the title portion to be on the right side of the page and there's a tag in the adhesive-backed die-cut pack from this kit that was a perfect place to add my title¬† I built my title using the yellow puffy alphas and I love how it just pops! ¬†I also added a strip of the Abstract Orange Washi from the kit right under my tag. ¬†I love tucking and layering embellishments and making sure I have even color placements in my clusters. ¬†There are some really cute postage stamp die-cuts that were perfect for me to tuck here and there.
I wanted more pattern under my photo so I matted it using a couple of the 8.25x6 Patterned Papers and popped it up on foam tape for some extra dimension. ¬†The sketch called for either a chipboard piece or journaling that would layer across my photo so I was able to find a few chipboard pieces that added more color and fun phrases to that section of my page. ¬†I also added some of the Enamel Dots around my page and they were a perfect sparkly finishing touch!
In the sketch, there's a small grouping of hearts in the center and one of the 12x12 Patterned Papers has this fun design that reminds me of a beautiful tile pattern. ¬†I thought this shape would be a great substitute for the hearts but you could honestly use any shape that works for you! ¬†I fussy cut a few out and even found a few matching shapes on the chipboard sheet, so I layered and adhered them all down. ¬†I love how this layout came out and I hope that I've inspired you in some way! ¬†I love creating with sketches, they are a perfect starting point for any project and this Spice Market Collection
was so much fun to work with!
Rachel Newman: Travelers Notebook Layout
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One thing I love about a sketch is the chance to use a design I probably would not have thought to use. The horizontal orientation of this sketch is so fun, especially in a traveler's notebook, where I often created a spread with a vertical orientation. Add to that all the embellishments, use of paper, and even a "stitched" edge and you have a lot of ideas to work with.
I began this spread by marking where I wanted the trimmed-down card from the Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit on the page. With the outline marked, I began stamping using the waves stamp from the Falling Into Sketches Class Bundle. The waves play off the memory at the hotel beach I'm documenting as well as pairing beautifully with the stamp die cuts. The enamel dots finished off the middle of this layout perfectly!
An addition I made to the sketch was to include two photos, adhered back to back and with clear tape to the page. This gave me a perfect place to include some hidden journaling, which I typed on my computer and printed on clear sticker paper
. To keep the flip secure, I created a fastener with a circle-punched piece of paper from the collection. The key is to only add adhesive to half the circle.
One of my favorite little alterations to the layout is the addition of glitter edgers from the Spice Market Planner Add-On Kit. The sketch called for a stitch along the edge. I don't have a sewing machine, so glitter edges it was! They create a wonderful anchor to the design.¬†
Since I hid my journaling behind the photo, I decided to fill the space under the photo cluster with a few of my favorite sentiment die cuts from the Spice Market Collection. A few words caption this memory quite well! This layout came together so quickly and beautifully thanks to this unique sketch as my inspiration.
Jennie McGarvey: ‚ÄúTwist‚Äù 12x12 Layout
I thought that this sketch was right up my alley, playful and fun.¬† That was thanks to one thing, the cascading hearts.¬† Now, pay no attention to the fact that I don't use hearts a whole lot on my projects. (I use them, they just aren't a design element that is featured overwhelmingly on my projects!) They still really called to me on this sketch!
I had originally planned to use a small heart punch for those hearts.¬† I've had this heart punch in my stash forever, probably for 15 years or so. [No joke!] And this sketch seemed like a great way to break it out and punch to my heart's content. However, I got the idea to put a lot of journaling in this section using clear sticker paper OVER the hearts. I decided stamped hearts would work much better.¬† So, I pulled out both stamps from the Elegance Blooms Collection
.¬† The individual heart stamps in these stamp sets were going to be really fun to stamp in a similar configuration in bright, cheerful colors matching the Spice Market Collection
Now, the top strip in the sketch is fairly simple.¬† I originally thought I'd keep it that way.¬† But, again I got to thinking.¬† I was going through my Spice Market Collection
and saw the glitter edgers from the Spice Market Planner Add-On Kit
and thought they might look just right there.¬† I love the way they are sparkly right there.
The layout follows the sketch pretty closely overall in design. I add a few additional bits and pieces of layering, but mostly it's just a little change here and there.¬† I was mostly so inspired by the playful nature of the scattered hearts and the colors in the Spice Market Collection
.¬† It really drove the decisions I made for this layout!
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