This week, we asked Neela (username Neela) to use our sketches as a starting point for her next project. Neela's gallery is filled with bright colors and we love her multi photo layouts, so we were excited to see what she would make.
Let's take a look at this week's sketches! Our layout sketch is based on a page from Geralyn Sy :
And our card sketch comes from Dana Fleckenstein's gallery :
Neela took on both of our sketches, turning them both into awesome layouts!
I loved the layout sketch so much that I didn't want to change it much at all. The only change I made is to adapt it to a 12x12 layout as I don't make 8.5x11 layouts. For my layout I decided to use bits and pieces from a whole bunch of kits. When I saw the squares on the sketch, I immediately knew that I wanted to use little photos and add them as the squares. I had fun playing around with the different scraps as I wanted to make my layout fun and colorful. I also raised alternate squares with some pop dots to give the layout some dimension. I added a bunch of wood veneer and some stitching with Amy Tan's stitching template to add more texture to the layout. I love this moment shared between my boys and wanted to capture this special moment in this layout.
Supplies : Marks & Co Scrapbook kit, Valley High Scrapbook kit, Jennifer Add on, Planetarium Scrapbook kit, Spencer's Scrapbook Kit, Studio Calico Atlantic burnished circles, Studio Calico Punctuation Snippets wood veneer
For this I debated a bunch of options in my head:Option 1: Use a 12x12 photo as my base and use the sketch to create an embellishment cluster in the top right corner. ( I even got a 12x12 photo developed but something didn't gel with my photo and embellishments so I abandoned this approach).
Option 2: Use three photos with the proportions of the three strips in the sketch and have them overlapping. ( I think if I had a little more time, this would have turned out awesome. But I ran out of time).
Option 3: Use the strips in the background as layers and use the strip in the foreground as a photo. Finally this is what I exactly did. I kept it very simple. I used my Silhouette to cut out the layers in the back. The layers have a torn notebook paper kind of a look. I love the texture this torn look provides. I love this photo of my son sitting in the giant egg at our zoo. Both my kids have a ton of photos sitting in it over so many years. I totally love this particular one. I moved the sentiment/title below the photo as compared to the sketch as I did not want to cover up any part of the photo. The red background paper has Zoo written on it :) . You can see a little bit of it peeking in the top left corner. I thought that was cool.
Supplies : Spencer's Scrapbook kit, Marks and Co Scrapbook kit, Salinger Add On, Valley High Scrapbook kit, Roundabout Scrapbook kit, Studio Calico Atlantic burnished circles
We love how Neela took the grid style of the sketch to the next level by adding embellishments to some of the squares - and how cool is it to hear how she got to her final (awesome!) composition on her card sketch page? Thank you for sharing your work with us, Neela! If you'd like to see more of her work, please check her SC 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 October 7th in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.