Sunday Sketch | Pam Baldwin

This week our scrapbook sketch is a 9" x 12" layout featuring a large width of pattern paper in the top ⅔ of the page with a vertical photo, a cluster of embellishments, title, and journaling gathered in the bottom ⅓ of the design. Our card sketch has a central stamped focal point with a title over layered paper strips And our pocket page sketch features a 4" x 6" title card with embellishments and a 4" x 6" photo with a small sentiment in the lower right-hand corner. Creative Team member  Pam Baldwin is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's scrapbook sketch! Be sure to follow Pam here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.

Our scrapbook sketch comes from Kelly Noel's Love *Main Kit Only* layout:

Our card sketch comes from Lisa Spangler's Hey Foxy card:

And our pocket page sketch comes from Carson Riutta's Pumpkin Express spread:

And here's Pam's take on our scrapbook sketch:

Hi, friends and happy Sunday! This week I've created an 8.5" x 11" hybrid scrapbook layout based on the scrapbook project sketch (the original layout by Kelly Noel that inspired this week's sketch is complete perfection! Love it!).

When I begin working with a sketch, I start by looking at the "base" of the design, meaning the main or biggest elements, and then I decide which parts will hold my photo, my journaling, and my title. I really love big pictures, and this sketch included a big open space at the top that was perfect for a favorite photo from my family's first ever camping trip this summer. 

I always find journaling is easier to read when it's in a small or well-defined space as opposed to being spread across an entire page. I created a journaling tag with a digital version of "the details" stamp and typed up my journaling below (tip for DIY'ing your own tags: I've always found it challenging to get the circle reinforcement at the top to look "right." I opted for a piece of folded over patterned paper instead and punched a hole in the middle. Love the way that turned out!). 

I was able to stretch one of the adhesive kraft paper strips across the entire 8.5" wide layout by cutting the strip in two and hiding the gap with my journaling tag. I added just a few more details with some clustered enamel dots from the main kit along with the acrylic asterisks. And if you look carefully, you'll see that I used the roller stamp directly on one of the chipboard pieces in the upper right-hand corner. That extra little piece helps direct your eye across the page with complementary colors. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I can't wait to see your take on this week's sketches!

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 11th 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 16th Layout of the Week post.

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  1. CeliseMcL says…

    Cards made from scraps inspired by the card sketch.

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  2. Shannon_Yates says…

    Inspired by Pam's super cool layout with the large photo.

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  3. tpgirl says…

    I changed the sketch up....just a little bit. I love this type of sketch for a quick and simple page!

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  4. penny says…

    I used the scrapbook sketch to make a Christmas card:

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  6. penny says…

    Using the card sketch, adapted to horizontal:

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  9. Brinkleyboy says…
    I made a Christmas card using the SB sketch for my inspiration.

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  10. JaneD says…

    A Christmas card inspired by the card sketch

    Thanks for the challenge!

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