Sunday Sketch | Charissa

This week,we asked Charissa Miller (SC username CharissaM) to join us by sharing her take on our sketches. We fell in love with her bright, detailed layouts and couldn't wait to see what she'd make!

Here's a look at the sketches - our layout sketch is based on a design by Becky Novacek

And our card sketch comes from Jen Jockisch

Charissa took both of the sketches and turned them into two coordinating pages that tell the story of one fabulous event! I love this idea - it gives you a lot more design flexibility than a traditional two page layout, but still gives you the room for more journaling and photos. Using one kit for both layouts ties these two designs together visually, and they'll look great side by side in her album!

(supplies : kits - Studio Calico Marks & Co kits & add-ons)

After I looked at Becky's layout, I saw where she mentioned doing a coordinating page with a larger photo to go with it.  I immediately thought the card sketch would work perfectly to create a larger photo page.  I had the photo of my daughter hugging her very special baseball and I knew it was exactly the right photo for the large photo page.  I didn't have as many photos as the sketch, so I cut out squares of patterned paper to add some interest and places to add more embellishments.  I kept the layouts clean to really let the photos shine and tell the story.  :D  I don't really view them as a two page layout - but truly as two coordinating pages that will sit side by side in my album.

Thanks for sharing your work today, Charissa! If you'd like to see more of Charissa's work, stop by her Studio Calico Gallery or her blog

Now it's your turn! Make a project with using one of this week's sketches as a starting point, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave  us a link to your project by September 16th in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.

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12 comments

  1. katie_rose says…
    09/09/2013

    Fantastic layouts Charissa!! I just love that they coordinate!

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  2. PunkyBear8210 says…
    09/09/2013

    What a great idea! Both pages are totally beautiful!

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  3. Celeste_Delorenzi says…
    09/09/2013

    Mi domingo en familia fue muy productivo!! y la propuesta del sketch de esta semana me encanto, asi que puse manos a la obra y esto es lo que salió!!
    My family Sunday was very productive!! and the proposed sketch this week I loved, so I set to work and this is what came out!!

    http://celestedelorenzi.blogspot.com

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  4. Mariaje98 says…
    09/10/2013

    For the card sketch ;)

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/97790-so-fun

    Thank you so much.

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  5. allieH says…
    09/10/2013

    Great sketch. Love the way you used both sketches to make one layout. This is my take on the card sketch.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/97817-my-girls

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  6. goldenblind221 says…
    09/11/2013

    Cute layouts!

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  7. labecher says…
    09/12/2013

    That was a blast! Here's my take on the full page spread -- http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/97913-adventure-is-here!

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  8. Laurel_S says…
    09/12/2013

    I love the card sketch! Here is my card:
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/97934-i-m-impressed

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  9. juliee says…
    09/14/2013
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  10. supertoni says…
    09/14/2013

    Here is my interpretation of the card sketch. This was so fun to make!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/98037-hello-card

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  11. penny says…
    09/15/2013
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  12. artgirlbev says…
    09/21/2013

    I was so inspired by the other entries that I wanted to play along. My card is similar to the card layout with some elements the same-- I basically turned the layout upside down. I really liked this layout!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/98432-happy-birthday

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