Sunday Sketch | Barbara Picinich

This week our scrapbook sketch is an 8.5" x 11" layout featuring a base of sunburst-design patterned papers under a vertical photo in the bottom right-hand corner with a title and journaling in the upper left-hand corner. Our notebook sketch has layered patterned paper under a vertical photo on the left page and two smaller photos with layered paper and journaling on the right page. And our pocket page sketch features a 3" x 4" photo with a simple ticket housing sentiment stapled to it and a 3" x 4" journaling card with three different patterned papers combined at angles. Creative Team member Barbara Picinich is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's Documenter 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 Gold Thailand layout:

Our notebook sketch comes from Marie Lottermoser's Sushi spread:

And our pocket page sketch comes from Pam Baldwin's Bookmarked Pen Name - Sunday spread:

And here's Barbara's take on our Documenter sketch:

Hello, everyone! Barbara here to share my take on this week Sunday Sketch challenge. I knew right away when I saw the sketch of Pam's Documenter spread that I could recreate this in my Traveler's Notebook. We recently had a pretty awesome hail storm and when I saw the cloud and rain paper in the "Be Happy" Scrapbook Kit, I knew I could put it to use.

I loved the angled layers of the papers on Pam's journaling spot and decided to replicate that into a pocket to hold my journaling. I really loved the cloud paper so I made sure to trim it down to size leaving the main rain cloud on the paper in the center of the page. I cut a few other pieces of just the cloud portions to layer to mimic the angles of Pam's journaling card to create the pocket. I adhered just around the edges leaving the center clear so I could slip my journaling card in and out. I also cut apart some of the word strips in the Documenter Kit to mimic the word strip element on the sketch. I love that little added bit of text to help break up all the pattern paper. 

In the "Be Happy" Documenter Kit was a filler card that replicated the same pattern of the cloud paper and the rose gold rain drops were so pretty. It layered perfectly on top of the background paper and blended in perfectly. I used two die-cuts in the Scrapbook Kit to make a tab and I love how that pop of yellow stands out and lets the reader know that this can be removed. 

I used another Ddocuemnter journaling card and used the digital version so that I could add my text right on top prior to printing it out. There were so many details of the day that I wanted to remember so hiding the journaling and making it an interactive element was a fun way to do it. 

In the sketch, Pam had a label on the bottom left side of her photo so I made sure to add that element in but I opted to place mine at the top of the photo instead. It fit the space better and it helped create the visual triangle between it, my daughter's body in the image, and the yellow tab. Adding the pop of yellow with the chipboard circle also helped tie all the yellow into the left side of the page. 

This was such a fun challenge and I loved using a Documenter sketch in my Traveler's Notebook. Going small is such a fun way to keep things fresh and challenge myself to work with new shapes and sizes.

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 April 16th 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 April 21st Layout of the Week post.

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  1. CeliseMcL (Gold Rewards Subscriber) CeliseMcL says…
    04/08/2018

    clever idea to make a pocket for your journaling. I often need more real estate.
    I followed your lead.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211304-spring

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    1. Babz510 (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) Babz510 says…
      04/08/2018

      Thank you!! Me too so it was a great way to make it happen.

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  2. CristinaC CristinaC says…
    04/08/2018

    I used the Documenter sketch to catch up on my album from last year:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211305-project-life-2017-week-15-left

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  3. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    04/10/2018

    I used the pocket page sketch for a layout.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211322-roam

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  4. Kristi_ (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Kristi_ says…
    04/12/2018
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  5. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    04/12/2018

    I used the notebook sketch to make a notebook spread: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211356-tis-the-season

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  6. Brinkleyboy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Brinkleyboy says…
    04/12/2018

    I used the SB sketch as inspiration to create my card.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211358-thinking-of-you

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  7. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
    04/15/2018

    I love that sunburst design so I used it as a jumping off point for this layout. https://studiocalico.com/galleries/211404-together-again

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  8. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
    04/15/2018

    I love that sunburst design so I used it as a jumping off point for this layout. https://studiocalico.com/galleries/211404-together-again

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