Sunday Sketch | Dana

This week, our layout sketch is an 8.5x11 layout with a large photo and grid design. Our card sketch features a row of buttons and our Project Life sketch uses a square photo and caption . Creative Team member, Dana Fleckenstein, is joining us this week & sharing her take on our layout sketch. Be sure to follow Dana here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.

First, let's look at this week's sketches - our 8.5x11 layout sketch comes from Nicole Samuel's Fancy layout:

Our card sketch comes from Chari Moss' Special Day card:

And our Project Life sketch comes from Deb Duty's Project Life - January spread:

And here's Dana's take on our card sketch:

I adore clean grid designs when they pop up in the member gallery so it was no wonder Nicole's beautiful layout stood out to me. To accommodate for my smaller card canvas (4,25 x 4,25 in), I concentrated on the four squares on the bottom right of her page and knew I wanted to use the label, sewing and sequins or other small embellishment.


I started out with two different all black/white papers from the Poet Society card paper pad and sewed around three of the squares with neon thread. Then I decided to have the sentiment label in the lower right square and arrange the stars diagonally over the text paper. For some more contrast, I worked with randomly stamped stars from the card kit in neon pink on the white paper as well. The diagonal direction draws the eye right in on the sentiment.

Supplies : Poet Society Card kit, Jar Stamp Set, Poet Society Printable Labels, Craft Die: Labels, Hero Arts Pink Neon Ink Pad, Glossy Accents

Now it's your turn! Make a project using one of this week's sketches as a starting point, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Use the hashtag #SCsketch to make it easier for other members to find! Leave us a link to your project by September 8th in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop. This week's sketch winner will be announced in the September 20th Layout of the Week post.

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  1. pinksoup (Pink Rewards Subscriber) pinksoup says…
    08/31/2014

    These Sunday sketches have become my new Sunday morning ritual. The Sunday comics come 2nd now.

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  2. JilC (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JilC says…
    08/31/2014

    Dana, your card is so cool! Hope I have time to play with the grid sketch on a card of my own this week.

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  3. andreacollects andreacollects says…
    09/01/2014

    oh another good sketch!

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  4. b_manies b_manies says…
    09/01/2014
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  5. CeliseMcL (Pink Rewards Subscriber) CeliseMcL says…
    09/01/2014

    And my card sketch is here
    quilling fantastic

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  6. asasko asasko says…
    09/01/2014
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  7. katiebug92 katiebug92 says…
    09/02/2014

    Loved the card sketch, here's my take- http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136196-thanks-scsketch

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  8. xoxoMonica xoxoMonica says…
    09/02/2014

    I was drawn to the card sketch, but ended up using it for a layout!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136223-three-1-four

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  9. scrappyal scrappyal says…
    09/03/2014
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  10. photochic17 photochic17 says…
    09/03/2014
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  11. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    09/03/2014

    I used the layout sketch, and I loved Nicole's stitching around the blocks! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136308-ballerinas

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  12. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    09/03/2014

    This is my first SC challenge. I used the layout sketch.

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136309-brothers-scsketch

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  13. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    09/03/2014
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  14. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    09/04/2014
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    09/04/2014
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  16. BethAnn64 BethAnn64 says…
    09/04/2014

    Here is my page for the scrapbook sketch. Thanks!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136478-beauty

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  17. labecher labecher says…
    09/05/2014
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  18. MichelleWedertz (Gold Rewards Subscriber) MichelleWedertz says…
    09/06/2014

    I used the Layout sketch to try a Handbook size page for the first time!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136634-this

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  19. kim21673 kim21673 says…
    09/06/2014

    My first time playing along. I chose the PL sketch

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136663-week-33

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  20. allieH allieH says…
    09/07/2014

    I used the grid part of the layout sketch. Thanks for the challenge.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136700-just-be

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  21. supertoni supertoni says…
    09/07/2014

    This layout used the grid design, turned upside down.

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136402-you-are-love

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  22. andreacollects andreacollects says…
    09/07/2014

    Here is my take on the layout sketch: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136744-you

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  23. isabel isabel says…
    09/08/2014
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    09/08/2014
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  25. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    09/08/2014

    I flipped the PL sketch around and used it for a layout: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/136835-desert-in-bloom

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