Friday, May 11, 2012

Adapting sketches

I love the sketches at Sketch Support. They are such a great jumping off point. Sometimes I don't have the right sized photos, though. Take for example, the sketch this week for a two page layout. Here's my page (click the images to see them larger):

I used Studio Calico's March kit for this page. I don't usually use dark blue, but I loved it on this page.


I had all 4x6 photos, mostly vertical, since you need vertical to fit Derick and anyone else in the photo (he's tall). I trimmed the vertical photos on the right a bit, trimmed a couple a lot into small squares, and then used the one on the left as an accent photo, in place of the two horizontal photos.

Here's some details:

The original sketch had a hand stitched circle on the bottom border. Instead, I stitched a star around one I'd punched. To create the star, I used a ruler to draw lines around the star, then punched holes every 1/4 inch.

I machine stitched over the star border like the sketch said.  I used colored thread, which I never used to do (it was just white, brown, black, and red for me), but I like the fun of colored thread.


Guess who the most photogenic member of our family is?


BabyBokChoy said...

Another terrific 2-pager!!!! your details are always so fun!!!!!!

Marg said...

Awesome layout! I especailly love your detailing and your journal strips. Happy Mothers Day to you!

Michelle said...

Very fun double page, Jen! I love all the little details you always add to your pages.

DanaMK said...

I love your layout! The colours are fabulous and as usual, I love all the little details you included - the stitching around the star, the gem in the centre of the stars, twine as part of your upper border. Great work!

Marg said...

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