Sunday Sketch | Kelsey McEvoy

This week, our scrapbook sketch is a 9" x 12" layout with multiple photos and patterned paper embellishments. Our card sketch is a holiday card with patterned paper focal points and a stamped sentiment, and our pocket page sketch uses two 3" x 4" pocket cards, one lightly embellished and the other full of journaling. Creative Team contributor Kelsey McEvoy is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's pocket page sketch! Be sure to follow Kelsey here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.

Our scrapbook sketch comes from Lisa Truesdell's Fall Love layout:

Our card sketch comes from Lisa Spangler's From Our House to Yours card:

Our pocket page sketch comes from Kelly Noel's PL April (1) spread:

And here's Kelsey's take on our pocket page sketch:

Truth time: this is my first ever Sunday Sketch! I'd heard the term before, but had never seen or made a Sunday Sketch, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was pretty intimidated by the concept, mostly because it requires a completely different approach than I usually use for planning and creating my layouts, and also because the sketch that I chose to base my project on (the Documenter sketch) is one of my all-time fave layouts from Kelly Noel (talk about #nopressure!), but I'm super happy with how it turned out.

For this project I chose to document my mom's wedding, which happened last summer. I used just the main Sonnet Documenter Kit for this project. The kit has plenty of blues, aquas and greens, and I knew it'd work perfectly with photos from my mom's wedding because her wedding had a similar color scheme. 

The Documenter sketch focused on two cards – the right two cards in Kelly's center row. I obviously wanted to stay true to the sketch without copying it (that's the whole point, right?), so I chose a lightly patterned card for the dead-center pocket, and a card that had room to type some journaling onto the lower half for the pocket to the right. 

The center pocket was the hardest to pull together, because my eye really likes balance and creating something with weight left of center but not right of center was hard for my brain to let go of. I played around with a whole bunch of different bits from the Documenter Kit – the little round stickers, the arrows, the purple starts, etc. – but ultimately decided to go with the red banner die cut. Not only does the sentiment fit for this layout, but the curve fit really well with the "yeah" circle in the center. 

None of the journaling cards in the Sonnet kid had centered text on them, so I had to make one in order to fit the sketch. I stapled one of the acetate words just a bit further than halfway down on a journaling card, leaving enough room to type just a bit of detail in the blank area of the card, and I topped it off with one of the silver heart puffy stickers. 

Supplies: Kit – Sonnet Documenter Kit; Other – mini stapler

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 December 5th in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 gift card to Studio Calico Shop. This week's sketch winner will be announced in the December 10th Layout of the Week post.

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  1. penny says…

    I used the Pocket Page sketch for a card. I tried to make those gold photo corners work on the side as arrows, but they said they just wanted to be photo corners.

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  2. CeliseMcL says…

    I used the scrapbook sketch as inspiration for this grid style layout

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  5. penny says…

    I sort of reversed the direction of the sketch and then used one less photo:

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