Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two-page Week, Part 6 - Guest Designer

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After the blizzard that swept across our area, Jody's layout has me anxious for Spring to get here. Her layout is an excellent example of incorporating the theme of the layout into the design. That is one of my favorite ways to approach a sketch. It might not be something I do all the time but it is a fun way to create a layout that is a totally unique version of the sketch. I highly encourage you all to give it a try sometime!

Two-page Sketch #8


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"Ray of Sunshine" by Jody Benjamin
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Chipboard Shapes, Bling: My Minds Eye; Chipboard Letters: Basic Grey; Foam Letters: Creative Imaginations; Thread: We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I’ve wanted to do a layout like this ever since I saw the one Allison did for May Sketch Week. I thought this would be the perfect sketch for me to give it a try.

Variation #1: Only a slight variation to the circle, I cut it to just shy of 11”. For some reason I don’t have a circle cutter, so I went to the kitchen, grabbed a dinner plate and traced it on to my patterned paper and cut it out.

Variation #2: I added sun rays to the layout. And I stitched a border around only the more solid colored patterned paper rays. I thought it would be too much if I stitched around all of the rays.

Variation #3: I cut the rectangle piece to 4 ½ x 8, because my circle was smaller than the original on the sketch.

Variation #4: I added a little bling to the chipboard swirls and placed them on the page.

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14 comments:

Sue Bone said...

Love the stitching and the dimension.

sillypea said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!

dawn said...

This is stunning!! Love the colors of the rays and the stitching! Great job!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I too have wanted to do one of these. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! WOW!

Michelle*G said...

Wonderful LO! Love the sun rays!

Scrapthat said...

Adorable LO! Love your stitching on some of the rays only! Great work TFS!

J is Scrapping and Creating said...

Beautiful LO. I love how you used the circle to create a sun. Great job!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that layout... so bright and beautiful.

kimmcc69 said...

I really like your take on this sketch. Great work.

Darcy said...

stunning

Cynthia B. said...

LOVE this take on the sketch! Great job with the perfectly-cut sun rays and th stitching.

Luv2talk said...

You OBVIOUSLY know what you're doing. Way to knock it out of the park!

mustangkayla said...

wow....this is so so so cool! Those rays look fabulous!

Gayle said...

Hopefully a mother-in-law is able to say that I think this is perfect and shows great talent!