Welcome to the blog hop to get to know the design team for Sketch Support! My name is Jennifer Larson, AKA Buffy fan. I am a high school English teacher, wife to a Star Wars fan, mother to two boys, and resident of Minnesota.
The hop is running today, February 26, and tomorrow, February 27. If you leave a comment on each blog, you get a chance at some individual prizes on each blog, as well as a chance at another prize from Sketch Support!
In addition to many chances at prizes, I hope you enjoy going from blog to blog, seeing the wonderful takes on this sketch:
*If you want a downloadable version of the sketch, please get it at Sketch Support.
Here's what I did with it (click on the images to see them bigger):
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper: Doodlebug, October Afternoon, Fancy Pants. Punches: EK Success. Envelope: Bazzill. Wheel and ink: Stampin' Up! Rub on letters: Maya Road. Corrugated Alpha: Jillibean Soup. Floss: DMC. Pen: Zig. Other supplies: buttons, machine thread.
I took the general orientation of the photos, but I didn't print them in a special size. I just used the ones I had, following the general design of the sketch. I decided not to use stars, instead going with circles to suggest baseball. As I always do on my baseball pages, I included the tickets, this time in an old Bazzill coin envelope.
To grunge up the kraft background a bit, I used a Stampin' Up! texture wheel with some light brown ink. The scallops are made with circle punches. I cut them in half, then stitched to mask any irregular cuts.
Here's a few details about me:
When it comes to paper crafting I am...fairly tidy. By that I mean design. I have trouble with random, though I admire it profusely in others!
Where do you craft? Primarily in an easy chair in my living room. I use a lap desk to work on, and I store my partial projects on the ottoman. Miracle of miracles that I haven't seen any layouts destroyed.
When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me...a cup of tea, an episode of Bones, my mini letter stickers, my DMC, and my patterned paper. Plus my cat.
When I am not creating, you can find me...spending time with my boys (all three of them, one of whom is my husband), gardening, swimming, grading papers, cross-stitching, or baking cookies.
When it comes to sketches I...tend to make them fit the stories and photos that I have. I use them for orientation and inspiration more than exact measurements.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Feel free to scroll around, and please sign up to follow if you want to keep track of my posts. And be sure to leave a comment to get a chance to earn the following prize (ETA picture):
A selection of some hot products from Studio Calico, including rub-ons and notions. These rub-ons are very high quality--they look more like digital accents than rub-ons, they go on so smoothly! These are a must have.
So leave a comment here, letting me know something you are looking forward to this month, and be sure to go to the next person on the blog hop, which is Shari Thurman. Here is the whole order of the hop:
- Sketch Support Blog
- Shari (go here next!)