This week our scrapbook sketch is a 9" x 11" layout featuring a horizontal photo surrounded by heavy layering of papers, embellishments, and journaling. Our notebook sketch has a full-page photo on the left-hand side and a repeating stamped pattern with journaling on the right side. And our pocket page sketch features a 3" x 4" photo card and a 3" x 4" filler card with a banner embellishment at the top. Creative Team member Pam Baldwin is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's notebook 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 Lisa Truesdell's T5 layout:
Our notebook sketch comes from April Foster's The Details spread:
And our pocket page sketch comes from Kelly Noel's December 2016 spread:
And here's Pam's take on our notebook sketch:
Hi, friends! This is Pam here, playing along with this week's Sunday Sketch. One of the best parts about working with sketches is that no matter what type of project originally inspired the sketch, having just that basic framework in front of me makes my brain start thinking about other ways it could be used. This week, I'm adapting the Traveler's Notebook sketch to create a two-page 6" x 12" project that will fit right in with my Documenter album. It could also absolutely be considered a scrapbook layout. I like to combine a variety of sizes and layouts all into the same album. :)
I loved capturing this story about my son making his first real snowman. We live in Canada. You'd think this would have happened MUCH sooner, but no. Being outside with him and helping out made me feel like a kid again! I stuck pretty closely to the sketch but reversed the left and right sides to accommodate the direction of that big photo (so the snowman is looking "in" towards the center of the page). I printed a digital version of the Adventure stamp set and added it directly to the photo to make sure a few of the basic details were included (date, time, location). It's lifted off the page with a few foam tabs and I tucked some of the fun wintery tags from the "Summit" Scrapbook Kit behind it.
On the left side of the spread (my journaling page), I used a digital stamp from the Mixed Floral set for the title. That sentiment "wild and free" really helped draw out more details about the story I wanted to tell, going beyond the basics of "lots of snow on the first day of the Christmas break so we built a snowman."
As I was piecing my project together, I thought it would be fun to make some paper snowflakes with the colorful papers in this month's "Summit" Scrapbook Kit. It was a bit of an experiment, and I think it worked out pretty well. One tip that definitely helped me get the shape I was looking for—punch circles from the patterned paper before folding it up to make your cuts. My first (and second) attempt turned out really square, but using a circle punch first made them look more snowflakey. I raised them up off the page with dimensional foam tabs to create a bit more texture and dimension.
Can't wait to see what you make with 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 January 29th 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 February 3rd Layout of the Week post.