Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One-Page Week, Part 3


One-page Sketch #11

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"Oh! So Sweet" by Robbie Herring
Supplies Used - Papers: Doodlebug Designs (Nifty Notions Sew Plaid, Cherry Chocolate Dot, Petite Prints); Stickers: Doodlebug Designs (Summertime), American Crafts Thickers; Flowers: Prima (Sprites Blue Dot), Petaloo (Embossed Daisies); Brads: Paper Studio; Embroidery floss: DMC

I really loved the sketch and the versatility of it! I was easily able to make a few changes to suit my pictures while staying true to the original sketch.

Variation 1: I tend to feel the need to fill up my pages so the first variation was to put a border on my page. I cut the cardstock down to 11x11 and put it on a full piece of patterned cardstock.

Variation 2: The look of the square pictures was so appealing, but most of mine didn’t look right cropped into a square. The larger picture was perfect for a square, so I cropped it to 3.5x3.5. I went with 3.5x2.5 pictures for the other two.

Variation 3: Because I used rectangular pictures, I needed my paper rectangles to be a bit longer to balance my page. Instead of 3x6 as shown in the sketch, I made them 3x7. I also pulled the whole thing down a bit further than the original. My strips are approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the page.

Variation 4: I loved the flourish added to the stars along the bottom of the sketch. I changed the stars to flowers and added a butterfly. I used the stitched butterfly trail to include the feel of the flourish.

Designer Tips:
If you are unsure about the shape of your butterfly trail, just draw it onto a transparency. You can then place the transparency over your layout to make sure that you like it and to place it. Pierce your stitch holes directly through the transparency for perfect placement.

The butterflies are stickers. I wanted them to be more dimensional and also not to stick when I put the page into a scrapbook. I simply put them onto a little piece of transparency and cut loosely around them.

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"Let's Roll" by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Patterned Paper and Die Cuts: Three Bugs In A Rug; Alphabets: American Crafts Thickers; Decorative Brads: unknown; 3D adhesive: Thermoweb; Other: cardstock and machine stitching

The collection of papers I used with this weeks sketch had a sheet of die cut shapes that I wanted to use, so I modified the sketch to work with my collection. I also had four photos that I wanted to use.

I kept the same 3 x 6" measurements of my background pieces, although I didn't round the corners. I placed them higher on the page and topped it with a border from the die cut sheet. I placed another border along the bottom and then added some machine stitching for decoration.

I topped my pennants with corduroy brads and used my sewing machine to stitch the banner to the page. I positioned 3D adhesive under the pennants to give the banner dimension.

I positioned four matted photos under the title. I use 3D adhesive to lift up two of the photos.

I then finished it with journaling strips at the top left. Since this collection had a lot of pattern in it, I omitted the additional star embellishments.

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"Peek-a-Boo I See You" by Melissa Bell
Supply List - Patterned Paper: DCWV; Ink: ColorBox Chalk Ink, Inkadinkado Chalk Ink; Pop Dots: EK Success; Letters: American Crafts; Die Cutting Machine: Cricut; Cricut Cartridge: Sans Serif (PEEK-a-BOO); Other: Star Stencil

I decided to jazz up the sketch this week just a bit. That is one thing that I love about Allison's sketches- the ability to make them work for you!

Variation #1 - I flipped the sketch.

Variation #2 - I lengthened the three middle panels to 3" x 9".

Variation #3 - Since I lengthened the middle panels I decided to use a vertical photo in place of the horizontal one. My photo is 3.5" x 5.5". I also added two 2" x 2" photos above the original 2" x 2" photos.

Variation #4 - I created a die cut patterned paper to use as my background. One of my favorite things to do is to use a die cut piece of paper as a stencil. That way I can get the fun edge but use paper that matches.

Variation #5 - I omitted the journaling since I feel like it would make the layout look too busy. Plus the pictures pretty much tell the story.

Variation #6 - I stuck with the star theme but changed the placing of them just a bit to work with the overall feel of the layout. Instead of stitching on the large star I added a star on top with pop dots to add dimension.

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"Terrific Twos" by Amy Roller
Supplies: Patterned paper/word stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Cardstock: Colorbok; Swirls: Prima; Rhinestones: Close To My Heart; Flower punches: EKThickers: American Crafts; Black pen: Creative Memories

To start off this sketch I made a few of my pictures a little bigger than the sketch because I knew I wasn't going to use the background pieces as shown. I decided I wanted to keep it bright and cheery but clean lined so I got rid of the two left background papers and made the numbers 1 and 2 out of the same white cardstock as then base and used them in place of the larger papers.

I followed the same layout for the pictures and embellishments but used flowers instead of stars.

I added a few lines of faux stitching on the top left and bottom right corners to balance out the layout
since I didn't have the background papers to visually ground the other elements.

Sketches for Scrapbooking: One-page Sketches Winner

Nicole said...
I love love love your sketches and would LOVE to win a book!!

Nicole, you can email me at with your shipping information and we'll get that book on it's way to you.



dawn said...

You ladies have blown me away again this morning with your awesome pages. I love waking up every morning and coming here to see all the great ideas and to be inspired by all of you. Again too many likes to list from each of you, know that I love them all.

It's only Wednesday, can't believe how amazing this week has been. Can't wait for more.
Congrats to the winner, enjoy your sketchbook.

connie said...

I agree with Dawn! I look forward each morning for my inspiration. Love the Terrific Twos!

COScraps said...

I look forward to each morning too...Love the LO's today!