Friday, May 27, 2011

One-Page Week, Part 5 and more bonus sketches

One-Page Sketch #9

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

"My Sweet Little Dreamer" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin Up!; Pattern paper: Pebbles; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Stampin UP!; Letters: Making Memories, Prima, Basic Grey; Chipboard: Maya Road; Metal embellishments: Lil' Davis Designs, unknown; Thread, Rhinestones: Close To My Heart; Border punch: Martha Stewart; Circle border: We R Memory Keepers; Cross stitch: made by Alma Benfield

I decided to make the one-page sketch into a two-page layout this time around. I followed the sketch pretty close, I just continued the wavy line, and strips across the page. I did add an extra strip of a glittered circle border across the page.

 I added 1" cardstock circles behind it of the same color as the border strip across the top of the page to tie the two together. The strip across the top was made wider than the sketch because I used a border punch across it and then stitched part of the strip to help bring a touch of white to the top as well. It felt more balanced to me.

I used different sizes of pictures and had more due to changing from 1 to 2 pages but I kept them along the same placements and also added a cross stitch my grandma did for him. It was a good way to preserve it.

I also added several more embellishments up the right side to help fill in the area.

I made the title out of chipboard letters and had it stretch across both pages and added a cluster of embellishments and words at the end.

The letters I used were the wrong color so I inked them to make them match and then drew a line around the edges to make them standout. Because I used a larger title, I moved my journaling up next to one of the photos which helped fill in the white space on the photograph as well.

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"Sweet Boys" by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern Paper: Crate; Foam Alphabets: American Crafts; 3D adhesive: Thermoweb; Tools: punches by EK success and Creative Memories; Other: buttons, cardstock, pens, machine stitching

The most noticeable of all the changes I made to this weeks sketch was stretching it to a two-page layout. I extended the curve and stretched the background.

I then relocated the title to the top left, detailing the letters with a pen creating faux stitching .

I moved my photos down a bit and matted them on a coordinating color of cardstock and zigzag stitched around them for interest.

For my embellishments, I created stitched stars as shown on the sketch. I inked and layered 3 cirles, a stitched star and a button threaded with twine. I used 3D adhesive between them for dimension.

To finish the layout, I added my journaling strips to the page on the right and added extra stitching around the layout.

"The boys had fun crawling around on the hay bales at my parents farm for these fall pictures. I love the pretty sky full of clouds. I'm so glad my sweet boys can experience being on a farm, even if it's just for a visit. Fall 2010"

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"Flying High" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Alphabets: Prima (flying) and American Crafts (high); Stickers: My Mind's Eye; Memory Thread: DMC

Variation #1 - A lot of times using a one-page sketch for a two-page layout is a breeze because you can just continue the design onto the second page. With this sketch, while you can continue or "stretch" the design of the papers across the page the photos might not exactly work that way. Because the title and journaling are below the photos on the left page, chances are those two elements aren't going to stretch across to the right page. (Of course it can, especially if you have a need for more journaling space.) The problem with the title and journaling absent from the right page is it will leave you with a gap on between the photos and the striped strip. This is one of those that you might have to come up with your own photo design to help fill in that gap.

It's not a big hurdle at all, it's just finding a way to make the photos you want to use work with the design of the papers. I went for a super easy, (one of my favorite no fail solutions) and created a rectangle grouping of photos.

Variation #2 - Since a lot of the photos I wanted to use were vertical I decided to use a mix of wallet size photos ( 2 1/2 x 3 1/2) and then cropped my horizontal 4 x 6 photos to the same 3 1/2 height for the top row of pictures. On the bottom row (right page) I used an uncropped 4 x 6 and a 3 x 4 photo.

Variation #3 - I added stars across the wavy line on the bottom and then added a line of hand stitching across the top of them.

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 Bonus Sketches

Card Sketch #7 - based on One-page Sketch #9

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

Two-page Sketch #15 - based on One-page Sketch #9
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.


dawn said...

I love the 2page spread of this sketch, it flows so nicely. All of you did a great job and all your little details are wonderful. So cool how many ways you showed us with this sketch for the week.

Happy Friday!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love two pages. Great job on all of them ladies.

Tiffany said...

The two page sketch for today is not coming up to print. It is sheet music instead!

Scrapthat said...

SUPER fun! I love all the one two and card sketches!! Way to stretch a sketch!

Luv2talk said...

Yep, nice twist on stretching a one-pager. Gotta love the creativity that goes into some of these. THANKS!

bakscrap said...

Just love this one, especially like the last layout. Stars have to be my favorite element to use for embellishment. Love it!

COScraps said...

Love seeing the two page take on this sketch. Nice job ladies!