Monday, July 18, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 1

Add-on Sketch #7

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

"Fun Filled Fourth" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: unknown; Wood words: unknown; Alphabets: American Crafts (fun filled) and My Mind's Eye (Fourth); Chipboard stars: Bazzill and American Crafts; Jewels: KaiserCraft

This is the layout and stitched fireworks that Add-on Sketch #7 is based on. These were my second attempt at stitched fireworks after my first try ended up looking more like palm trees. My fireworks differ from the add-on sketch in two ways...

• Variation #1 - I added a cluster of jewels to the center of each firework. I didn't worry about them being perfect circles and used a variety of sizes.

• Variation #2 - On the largest firework (the red one), I added loopy lines instead of the small straight lines. I also didn't add jewels to the ends of the loopy lines like I did on the other two fireworks with straight lines.

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"Best Seat in the House" by Jill Sarginson
Supplies Used - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Hometown collection & other); Floss: Anchor; Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Tools: Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch, Close to my Heart edge distresser; Creative Memories star punch; Ink: Vibrance; Adhesive: pop dots; Bling: The Robin's Nest

My fireworks were created by drawing the lines on my layout with a pencil and ruler. I then pierced holes along the lines and stitched. I accented the ends of the fireworks with The Robin's Nest bling and pop-dotted stars.


dawn said...

I remember your l/o Allison and loving it. July is my favorite month too and I never get tired of anything red,white,blue, flags, fireworks etc. Glad you added this sketch in.

Jill great job on your fireworks and I love the sweet photos and title with it.

Kathy said...

Awesome add on!! I love the layouts and the add on works great for fireworks!!

Megan B said...

Allison...I love how you added the loops and jewels to your fireworks.

Jill...those stars were great additions to your fireworks too!

COScraps said...

Jill love the stars...Cute! Love the jewels Allison. What a fun sketc

Carolyn Wolff said...

This is going to be a great week! I love add-on sketches. Allison, as usual, your page rocks. I wish I was American just for those colours!

Jill, always a favourite. Wonderful job with your Canadian themed page.