Sunday Sketch | Sam

We know that our members love sketches, so this week we are offering you for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Dawn McVey's Spencer's card gallery:


And the layout sketch is from Geralyn Sy's Spencer's gallery:


We invited member Sam (waisam) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, and she couldn't choose just one!! She wowed us with both of the projects she submitted!! Check out both of these layouts, plus her thoughts on using them:

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Supplies: Neverland Scrapbook kit, Neverland card kit, Lost boy, Front Row Scrapbook kit, Front row card kit, American Crafts White card stock, Mister Huey: opaque white, dewey, Bazinga, Honeydew, Buttercup, Gesso, Sewing Machine, Silhouette Cameo.

I love the way Geralyn made her layout with 2 patterned papers for the background and also the white splatter all over the bottom piece card stock. I flipped the sketch vertically and tucked layers of papers behind my photos to replace those tags that Geralyn used. 

I love the way Geralyn added white splatter all over the bottom piece of cardstock and this reminds me of starry sky. So I used my beloved Silhouette Cameo to cut a star background and used the negative part and splattered lots of white Mister Huey. I back my layout with a piece of white cardstock that I have already added some gesso and painted with mister huey to create a subtle mixed media background. Love me some gesso for most of my projects nowadays and it's so fun! I also cut out the misted arrows and place in between the two papers to create a barrier.

I kept the position of the embellishment on the bottom right unchanged and just added a circle and a misted arrow. I am deeply in love with the arrow mask that came in the Neverland scrapbook kit. It's so versatile to use as background or cut-out as embellishment. The possibilities of using this mask is endless.

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Supplies: Neverland Scrapbook kit, Neverland card kit, Lost boy, Front Row Scrapbook kit, Front row card kit, Popcorn, Studio Calico Sundrifter Vellum, American Crafts White card stock, Mister Huey: dewey, Bazinga, Buttercup, Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass & Worn Lipstick, Sewing Machine, Silhouette Cameo, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Thickers.

When I saw Dawn's card sketch, I am inspired to make a layout with circle photos and go crazy with circle embellishment. So I created a cut file by placing various sizes of circle vertically (by following the sketch). Then I added bits and bobs of papers, buttons, garlands, splatter, enamel dots and even a flair button. 

I am in love with the way Dawn embellished each circle with heart and stars. So I grabbed some cut-out stars from my previous layout and add some doodling with White gel pen. Added some stars, button and garland from Glitz Design to each of the circle. The overall layout turned out to be slightly different from the card sketch but i really love how the sketch inspire me to do something out of my comfort zone which is creating layout with circle photo. 

I have also tied twine into ribbons by following Dawn's embellishment on the card. This is such a quick and easy layout for me as I just cut the circles, back with various patterned papers and add bits and bobs and I am done. Easy peasy!

SO many cool elements to draw inspiration from on both of these...the use of the negative die cut space, clustering of embellishments, her carefree use of mists...they all work perfectly together!! 

Thank you for joining us this week, Sam!  You can see more inspiration from her in her SC Gallery, and on her blog.

How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by April 29th 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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