Sunday Sketch | Marcy Penner

This week our scrapbook sketch is a 9" x 11" layout featuring repeated stamping in the upper half of the page and wide strips of patterned paper in the bottom half of the page with three square photos in the middle. Our notebook sketch has a horizontal photo that spans both pages with a title and journaling on the right page. And our pocket page sketch features a 3" x 4" title card with repeating words and a 3" x 4" photo with an embellishment and simple journaling on top. Creative Team member Marcy Penner is joining us this week and sharing her take on the week's notebook sketch! Be sure to follow Marcy to see more of her work and keep up with her.

Our scrapbook sketch comes from Kelly Noel's Story layout:

Our notebook sketch comes from Maggie Massey's Chestnut Moutain spread:

And our pocket page sketch comes from Pam Baldwin's Bookmarked Documenter Kit - Yes! spread:

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

Hey, everyone! I'm thrilled to be back with my take on the scrapbook sketch this week. And as is typical, I'm going to adapt this sketch to fit my Traveler's Notebook.

The parts of the scrapbook sketch that stood out to me the most were the horizontal band of photos, the patterned paper below them, and the embellishment cluster on the right side of the page. So with those three elements in mind, I came up with this spread. 

I printed out four photos in a row and trimmed them to fit my spread. Once I decided that I wanted to piece together a sunburst design to occupy the space where the embellishment cluster was, I chose to keep my spread pretty simple and monochromatic. I figured that the sunburst was going to be pretty dynamic and would "shine" all on its own. From there I placed the "hello spring" die-cut above my photos and trimmed some random strips of the orange paper in the Scrapbook Kit. Once these were adhered to my page in a sunburst arrangement (that I totally eyeballed), I trimmed off the bits that went past and finished off that top portion of my spread. I almost decided to sew these down but decided that to let them just be. 

On the bottom of my page, I just added some journaling on top of my patterned paper to keep the focus on my sunburst. 

I really enjoyed translating this scrapbooking sketch onto a notebook page. I find it a fun challenge to take something that was meant for something else and make it work for me!

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 May 7th 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 May 12th Layout of the Week post.

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11 comments

  1. penny says…
    04/29/2018

    @marcypenner, I just love your interpretation of the sketch, especially the sun rays!

    I also wanted to say how much I love your scrapbook products. I've been trying to work from my stash lately instead of buying new stuff so much. And more often than not, when I find just the right embellishments to fit the project, they're your design!

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  2. CristinaC says…
    04/29/2018

    I was inspired by the 3 photos in the scrapbook sketch and all the stamping:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211674-anniversary-getaway

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  3. msmeinke says…
    04/29/2018
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  4. CeliseMcL says…
    04/30/2018

    I used the pocket sketch to create my notebook page
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211694-week-17

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  5. penny says…
    05/05/2018

    I used the Notebook sketch as inspiration for a Mother's Day card: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211793-glittery-mother-s-day

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  6. penny says…
    05/05/2018

    A layout from the scrapbook sketch: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211796-17

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  7. Kristi_ says…
    05/05/2018
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  8. penny says…
    05/06/2018

    I translated the pocket page sketch into a card. I didn't have the Documenter kit, but I wanted to get the same idea that Pam Baldwin did, so I stamped it.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211837-all-about-you-birthday

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  9. JaneD says…
    05/07/2018
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  10. JaneD says…
    05/07/2018

    I was so inspired by the scrapbook sketch I just had to make another layout,this time using the patterned papers from the summit kit. the layout is about one of my new little grandsons, whos mother comes from a part of Sweden called Dalarna. In Dalarna they have "Kurbits" painting a form of decorative painting, and the papers in the summit kit reminds me of that. So perfect for a layout about Little Folke.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211881-capture-the-life-you-love

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. sonjavoigt says…
    05/07/2018

    I had to order both kits. These kits are so beautiful with all the bright colors. I started to get done my PL for April and decided to do also two or three Layouts with the kits.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/211895-good-times

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