Two-page Sketch #13
Two-page Sketch #13
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"Snowstorm of a Lifetime" by Angela Ploegman
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BoBunny; Punches: EK Success; Die Cut Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Mist: Tattered Angels; Acrylic Snowflakes: Imaginisce; Gems: Teresa Collins; Alphabet Letters: Reminisce (brown BLIZZARD), Basic Grey (LIFETIME); Rubons: American Crafts
Two page sketches are my absolute FAVORITE! It's how I first became a fan of Allison's sketch books. I love having a multi photo 2 page layout all balanced and ready to go, it truly takes the stress out of page design for me!
Because of Allison's well balanced designs, I rarely play around with photo placement on the two pagers. I started by 'winterizing' the layout. I had these pictures from last winter's 'storm of a lifetime' and because of all the white snow in the pictures, I selected a dark brown background to help the pictures pop. I used some punched snowflakes and some snowflakes cut from a die cut paper to create masks, before misting.
The banner in the sketch became a sweeping string of snowflakes and instead of a scalloped border accent, I use a pointed starburst border (it looked like snowflakes to me!). Because of size of the snowflakes I had selected as embellishments, I spread the trio of embellishment clusters to the edge of the page to allow them to fit. I also swapped the title and journaling block as I needed space for a larger title and wanted to better balance the large string of snowflakes. Since the pictures explained the extent of the storm quite well, the journaling could be kept to a minimum.
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"Picking The Perfect One" by Christina Hoffman
Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Loft; Patterned paper: The Paper Loft; Alphabet: The Paper Studio; Kaiser Craft; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Memory Thread: DMC; Tools: Fiskar's Border Punch, Cricut Machine; Buttons: The Paper Studio
Variation #1: I flipped the sketch.
Variation #2: I layered the 1/2 inch stripe strip over the top of a 1 inch piece of brown cardstock.
Variation #3: I changed the size of the photo's. The photo on the left side of the page is a 5 x 7; the large picture on the right side of the page was an 8 x 10 cut and I cut it down to a 6 x 8. I kept the other picture on the right side of the page the suggested size of 4 x 4.
Variation #4: I created a vine instead of a banner. I free handed the vine.
Variation #5: I moved my title to the top of the left page instead of next to the picture.
Variaiton #6: I placed a scallop border above the 4 x 4 photo on the right side of the page. I also placed a scallop border bellow the 5 x 7 photo on the left side of the page.
Variation #7: I also opted to leave out the journaling for now until I can figure out the date these pictures were taken. I plan to put it under the 4 x 4 photo.