Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two-Page Week, Part 4

I always love sharing flipped versions of the sketches. It's such a great way to show just how much use you can get out of a sketch. You can flip the layout in any direction or you can even focus on flipping one piece of the sketch like just the paper or just the pictures.

Plus, flipping sketches is great for those times when you are working on a theme album like Christmas, wedding, vacation, or birthday. You can alternate pages with the first using the sketch as it is and the next page the flipped version, and continue that throughout the whole album. That way you save time by focusing on only one sketch and your pages have a cohesive look throughout the whole album.

Two-page Sketch #11

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the two-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"Ready & Waiting" by Noey Hunt
Details - Papers, ribbon, tag: Cosmo Cricket; Letters: Making Memories (blue), American Crafts (brown), Prima (cream); Tools: Cricut Storybook (title background shape)

Variation 1: As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought it would be fun to combine all of the 4x6 photos into two, tall photos. I like adding large, bold photos onto layouts to really catch the eye.

Variation 2: Miniaturize. I used this sketch to make a layout for my 8x8 pregnancy album. I shrunk the photos and accents to fit.

Variation 3: Since my two focal photos are facing to the right, it made the most sense aesthetically to mirror image Allison's sketch. This helped the eye move across the page more smoothly.

Variation 4: I swapped out the butterflies for some clouds and dandelion accents that I cut out of coordinating paper.

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"Let's Go Fishing" by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern Paper: Piggy Tales; Tools: Fiskars, Cricut and We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Alphabets: American Crafts and My Little Shoebox; Other: Cardstock, popsicle stick, twine, fish hook and machine stitching

The possibility of this sketch is limitless. I switched it up quite a bit to fit my photos. The first thing I did was to make it into a one-page layout. I then switched the direction of the sketch. Instead of using the large decorative die cut shape, I used a wave border. I added some additional machine stitching along the border strips.

I moved my title to an area on the pattern paper that wasn't so busy. I cut out an additional fish and attached him to the fishing pole I made from a Popsicle stick, twine and a fish hook.

I then placed my fishing pole and fish below my title. Since my fishy paper had such a busy pattern, I chose to not add any additional embellishments. I then finished the page by adding my journaling to the bottom.

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"A Little Help From Daddy" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: BoBunny and October Afternoon; Alphabets: BoBunny and American Crafts; Stickers: BoBunny; Jewels: KaiserCraft

Variation #1 - I ended up flipping the sketch so that the left page of the sketch is at the bottom of my layout and the right page of the sketch is at the top. Even though the layout looks completely different from the sketch I actually followed the sketch pretty close.

Variation #2 - The way I flipped the sketch left me with much less room for the strips of patterned paper. Along the top of the sketch I decided to go with out the strips and instead used a simple hand stitched line.

Variation #3 - My pictures were the reason for my decision to flip the sketch the way I did. I could have made them work with the sketch as it is but I really wanted to arrange the pictures in a single line since they show an action sequence. 

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"Little Fairy" by Christy Arthur
Products - Cardstock: Bazzill;  Jenni Bowlin Bunting Stamp, Lemon Drops and Chewing Gum Ranger Ink; Crate Paper Emmas Shoppe: Books, Accent Cuts, Quilts, Chipboard, Borders and Phrase Stickers; My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Remember stamp and Buttons; Studio Calico Mister Huey in Piglet, Pickle and Bluegrass; The Girls Paperie Sticker Market in On Holiday and Tinsel and Twig; Colobox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink

• I used the left side of the two page sketch to make my one page layout.

• I changed the location of the photos, so that they are three horizontal instead of three vertical.

• I added a stamped embellishment to the left corner.

• I extended the patterned paper a little more than it shows in the sketch since my photos are smaller.

• I added a date and journaling to the bottom right of the layout {similar to what is shown in the right side of the sketch}.


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great takes on the sketches! I love all of them!

Jill Sarginson said...

great reveal ladies!!! :)