This week our scrapbook sketch is a 9" x 12" layout featuring a long horizontal photo cut into three section at the top of the page with a title below and embellishments surrounding it. Our notebook sketch has one square photo and simple heart embellishment on the right page and a title with a row of tiny hearts under it on the left page. And our pocket page sketch features a 3" x 4" card with stamped sentiment and heart-shaped embellishments and a 3" x 4" photo. Creative Team member Barbara Picinich is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's scrapbook sketch! Be sure to follow Barbara here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.
Our scrapbook sketch comes from Anna-Maria Wolniak's The Wave layout:
Our notebook sketch comes from Catherine Davis's All U Need Is Love spread:
And our pocket page sketch comes from Kelly Noel's Love You Tons spread:
And here's Barbara's take on our scrapbook sketch:
Hello, everyone! Barbara here to share this week’s Sunday Sketch challenge. I always love working with sketches because they inspire me to make something that's completely outside of what I would normally gravitate to. I picked the sketch from Anna-Maria because I was completely drawn to the way she cropped the horizontal photo on the layout. I loved how it moved across the page, but I really loved how she cut out the focal point of the photo and elevated and separated it from the rest of the photo, and I also really loved how she added in the tag to frame the focal point. Another reason that I picked this layout is that I don’t typically use horizontal photos. Ninety-nine percent of the photos I shoot are vertical, so for this layout, I’m using a photo of my daughter taken by a dear friend of mine from our recent family photo shoot.
For the base of my 9" x 12" layout, I used the XOXO paper from the "Candyland" Scrapbook Kit. I really loved that paper and how well it fit with the brick background of the photo. Because the photo and the inserted tag were the parts I loved the most, I wanted to make sure that I followed that portion of the sketch fairly closely. I used a tag from the "Candyland" Scrapbook Kit because it also paired so well with the brick background. I wanted it to stand out, yet still blend in seamlessly, like her sketch.
I made sure to add the dimensional element to the tag and the focal point of the photo using foam tape to elevate it off the page. I ended up adding a bit more to the photo so it would stand a bit higher than the tag. The additional dimension really makes this layout come to life. I added in one of the die-cuts from the "Lolly" Add-On Kit directly on top of the photo and overlapping the tag, and added in one of the chipboard embellishments from the Scrapbook Kit.
To mimic the title of Anna-Maria's layout, I used the alpha thickers from the "Lolly" Add-On. To make the alpha thickers stand out a bit more against the background paper, I added in a strip of the ledger paper from the Scrapbook Kit. This also helped mimic the sketch a bit more, as well. I added in a few more of the die-cuts from the "Lolly" Add-On and used one of the word strips from the Documenter Kit to dress up the top edge of the page and below the title like the sketch. I added some twine from my stash to the tag and that totally helped bring all of the black accents together and added a bit of softness to the hard lines of the layout.
I really loved working with this sketch and it totally inspired me to mix it up and to start taking a few more horizontal photos from now on.
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 February 19th 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 24th Layout of the Week post.