Monday, June 6, 2011

Two-Page Week, Part 1

Two-page Sketch #16

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.

"Riding Class Number 1" by Mireille Divjak
Supply list - Cardstock: Bo Bunny Double Dot - kiwi; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Summer days (banners, big dots, clouds, scallops, yellow purple); Alpha's: American Craft Giftbox; Ink: Colorbox;
Punches: Scallop - EK success, Circle - Make Me!, Center - McGill; Butterflies: EK success and Martha Stewart.

I didn't change stuff with the sketch. I loved it just the way it was. I loved the little pieces of patterned paper. It allowed me to add lots of fun patterned paper without it getting too overwhelming.

Here's a closer look at some of the details:

Amber wanted riding classes for a long long time and in our city you can start lessons when you are 7.
She is waiting and waiting (she is 6 and a half now). When we were away on a family weekend they had a lots of ponys over there. She could take riding classes and classes in "how to take care of your pony". That's basically all she wanted to do all weekend. She couldn't get enough. Saw her serious face while riding and I was a tad surprised. I thought she would smile from ear to ear, all the way. When I asked her if she didn't like it she blinked and went, "why do you ask that??!!! I LOVED it.. and you know I always wanted this". So I said,  "but you looked so serious." Then she grinned and said "duh mom!!! It IS serious!!! It's a class... I was paying attention because if I don't do well maybe they will say I cannot ride again!"

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"How Fun, a Blue Tongue!" by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern paper: Echo Park; Alphabets: American Crafts; Paper punches: EK Success and Fiskars; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink; Other: Cardstock, embroidery floss, twill, ribbon, buttons and machine stitching

On this layout I followed the sketch with a few exceptions. I flipped the sketch due to the direction my son was looking. I adjusted the two photos on the left, so that they were the same size. I double matted my photo background.

The strips at the bottom were scraps from a few other projects. What a great way to use leftovers. I just kept lining them up until they fit the space. I used twill ribbon as the border through the center of the page instead of paper. I added my title and embellished my journal strips with tiny hearts.

I layered five different sized circles to create my sucker/flowers. I used 3D foam adhesive to give them dimension. They started out as suckers, but ended up looking like flowers.

Super fun sketch to work with. I love that I made it from leftover paper. So many of Allison's sketches are perfect for using up scraps from your favorite paper collections.


dawn said...

Great job on both layouts. I love to use scraps too. The story on about the first layout is so sweet, good for her being serious. On the second layout I have a picture of my first 2 daughters sticking out blue tongues after eating a blue snow cone. It's one of my favorites and hangs on the wall. Way to go ladies.

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

Great layouts! Love the circles Shari used to create the flowers, looks great!

COScraps said...

Love the sketch! Super cute LO's!!!

Lori said...

just love that so many of your sketches use good ol' 4x6 photos - makes them SO easy to use!

ms.schwiet said...

greta sketch impressive examples. I especially love the colors in teh first layout