This week, our layout sketch is a 12x12 layout with patterned paper layers and simple embellishments. Our card sketch features a stamped background and banner accents and our Project Life sketch uses a 4x6 photo with a tag and a smaller photo on a journaling card. Get creative and be sure to share you layouts here with us! We can't wait to see what you create! Creative Team contributor, Natalie Elphinstone, is joining us this week and sharing her take on a both the scrapbook and card sketches! Be sure to follow Natalie here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.
Our 12x12 layout sketch comes from Lilin Fang's You Are My Happy layout:
Our card sketch comes from Jenn Picard's Best Mom card:
Our Project Life sketch comes from Allison Waken's Project Life® spread:
I love working with sketches. It takes some of the guess-work out of the design process but it still allows you the opportunity to change things around a bit to make it your own. That's what I've done with the sketches today. With the layout sketch I took the idea of the stack of vertical elements to the left of the photo and used different embellishments instead of the strips of paper than Lilin used. Not being able to resist the giant mint chipboard letters from the scrapbook kit I painted it with gesso to better fit my colour scheme.
With the card sketch I loved the layered banners and knew I wanted to use that. When I looked at Jenn's original card I was inspired by her repetitive stamping to make a patterned background and adjusted that idea to stamp a line of flowers which I embossed and coloured with waterpaint.
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 May 4th 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 May 9th Layout of the Week post.