Sunday Sketch | Allison



This week we are offering you TWO sketches, and each one has our 'heart' for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Ashley Cannon Newell's Front Row gallery:


And the layout sketch is from Robyn Werlich's Front Row Gallery:


We invited member Allison (AllisonLP) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, and we love what she came up with!


Supplies: Patterned papers: October Afternoon 9 to 5; Boardroom, Studio Calico Take Note; Executive, G Silk glitter cardstock in silver; Washi tapes: Freckled Fawn, October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye; Die cut heart: Silhouette Cameo; Heart punch: Studio G; Craftworkcards Cani Dots in silver; Alphas: AC Thickers in Jewelery Box, October Afternoon; Front Porch; American Crafts Glitter Tape in white; Heidi Swap Color Shine in Tinsel

When I first saw the sketch, my first thought was "You gotta be kidding!"  I don't own ANY Valentine's Day papers, and I don't do girly layouts.  How in the world was I going to pull this off? Since heart paper wasn't an option, I turned to my Cameo.  I found tons of heart images.  I put quite a few of them in my cart but ultimately decided on this one.  

I recently acquired some glitter paper, and knew that it would be perfect for the heart.  I then had to find a background that the heart wouldn't be lost on.  I decided on a light woodgrain, and matted it on a darker woodgrain. I wanted to bring in more silver so the heart wouldn't be the only silver element on the page, so i used some silver washi and some silver mist which I splattered on a diagonal. I printed my pictures in wallet size in black and white, and matted them on a dark woodgrain patterned paper. Instead of using patterned paper for layering I decided to get some use out of my washi tapes, and created a base to add the matted photos to.   Even with the huge heart cut from glitter paper, I don't think the layout is girly at all.

We love how Allison interpreted the sketches, as well as sharing her tips on how to adapt them to fit her needs. Thanks for joining us this week, Allison! 

How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by February 18th for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop. (Please remember, your project must be loaded into our gallery to qualify...and your comment has to link back to it in the SC Gallery)

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