Friday, June 3, 2011

Card Week, Part 5

Card Sketch #8

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

"They Jump to Their Own Beat" by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; 
Pattern Papers: Jillibean Soup
; Sanding Tool: Basic Grey File Set; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Vintage Photo; Pop Dots: EK Success; Letters: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket; Fabric: Adorn It; Clear Pebbles: Dollar Store; Brads: Making Memories; Border Punch: Fiskars; Die-Cuts & Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Stitching: Sewing Machine; Other: Gluber from Cosmo Cricket

I have seen a few of the creative team members use the card sketch to make a layout, so I thought I would give it a try. This was a first for me.

Variation #1 – I guess the biggest variation would be that I created a 2-page layout instead of a card. The border of squares along the bottom of my layout resembles the squares shown on the card sketch. I used yellow squares that measured 2 7/8 and then layered orange squares that measured 2 5/8 on top. I machine stitched each square using red thread.

I placed a striped strip on top of all the squares and then layered a scalloped border strip on top of the stripe. I added the flower brads to each of the scallops (they matched David’s shorts).

For the message part of the sketch, I created an element using the journaling spots and one of the tickets from the punch out sheet. I added the date using stickers.

I couldn’t resist cutting the little watermelons from one of the pattern papers and adding them to the border.

Variation #2 – The rest of the layout was created using one of Allison’s sketches from Volume #7. I mainly used it for photo placement and then added the embellishments to fill in the spaces.

The Sun: I used one of Cosmo Cricket’s new Glubers to create the center of the sun. I cut strips of fabric and twisted them around to cover the sticky surface. I cut triangles for the rays and added the pebbles for accent.

For my fist attempt at using a card sketch to create a layout, I feel pretty good about the end result. I am certain I will be doing this again.

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"Grandma's Boy" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: American Crafts; Alphabets: American Crafts; Paper flowers: American Crafts; Vinyl flower: American Crafts; Felt flowers: Fancy Pants; Metal embellishments: American Crafts; Word sticker: 7Gypsies; Buttons, brads: unknown

Converting this card sketch into a two-page layout was so easy! I followed the overall design almost exactly with a few additions here and there like embellishments, the title and the journaling. The only big change I made was adjusting the papers to fit with the pictures I wanted to use and the bigger size of space I was working with.


dawn said...

Carolyn I love the title to this layout. Great colors and the watermelons are cute. Good job on taking this from a card to a layout.

Allison, I love your colors and the little flowers. How cute are these two!!

Erica said...

These are fantastic! I love that sun Carolyn!! I may have to get some of those glubers!!

COScraps said...

Love them both! Carolyn, I love the colors and how you used the brads along the border. The watermelons are super cute.
Allison as always your LO is awesome!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Both layouts are wonderful. Love Carolyn's bright colors and the way Allison's design brings your eye right to the photos.

Amy said...

LOVE em both ladies!!!GREAT JOB : )

Luv2talk said...

The stitching, the watermelons, the color choice; it's all amazing. Way to ROCK a card SKETCH into a FABULOUS LO! WOW!

Luv2talk said...

...oh yea, and Allison's isn't too bad, either. LOL

Joanne said...

I love what Carolyn did with the card sketch! Awesome :)
Joanne xo

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