Saturday, July 30, 2011

One-Page Week, Part 6 - Guest Designers


One-page Sketch #11

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"Go Big Kev" by Amy Wheeler
Supplies Used - Cardstock, Stitching Template: Bazzill; Patterned Papers, Die Cuts, Foam Stickers: SEI; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts; Brads: Making Memories; Floss: DMC

We spend our summers at the baseball fields with our two sons and I believe I have more baseball photos than anything to scrap. When I saw the huge star on this one-page sketch, I knew I could use it with baseball photos!

Variation 1: Instead of just using three pieces of patterned paper in the center of the layout, I opted for two different patterns.

Variation 2: I also decided to mat each patterned paper piece with the other pattern I used on the layout.

Variation 3: All the matting inspired me to cut down my 12x12 base cardstock by 1/2" so I could also mat it on the baseball patterned paper. I rounded the corners to match the pieces in the center of the layout.

The rest of the layout sticks pretty close to the layout. The title placement and embellishments worked well with the photos I was using. I liked the dimension that stitching around the inside of the star shape gave to the layout.

Variation 4: I used three different sticker fonts for my title.

Variation 5: Instead of adding a smaller star on top of the large star in the left corner, I added coordinating embellishments from the paper line (pennant, baseball).

Variation 6: To make my "swirls" coming off the star, I used a Bazill stitching template to punch holes, but instead of stitching, I added pewter brads. (I have so many brads...need to use them up!)

Variation 7: I journaled on cardstock strips to match my background and adhered them with pop dots to add a little dimension. I also outlined them.

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"Michigan" by Diane Iversen
Supplies - Blue Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Cardstock, Black Ink: Stampin’ Up; Distressing Rub-Ons: Basic Grey, unknown; Square Letter Stickers: Marcella by K

When I saw this sketch, I knew I had to use it as a title page for my Michigan trip. Instead of using three strips of paper in the background, I used an 8 X 10 photo of Lake Superior. Then I took some of my favorite snapshots in wallet sizes and used them for the three smaller pictures on the sketch. I didn’t want to cover up anymore of my lake picture, so I decided to place the swirl in a different position. The journaling is in place of the title; I just printed the strips off on my computer, ripped the paper and outlined the edges with a broken line in felt tip pen. I felt like the layout needed just a little more pizazz since I was just using cardstock and no patterned paper, so I inked the edges with black ink and used rub-ons to create a distressed look. The "Michigan" letters and swirls were cut out on my Cricut.

This is more of simple layout than I usually do, I have a tendency to go overboard and cover every single area on my layout. But it is simple and pretty and it will make a perfect first page to my album.


dawn said...

Great job on your layouts ladies. Love them both. Sad to see this week end but excited to see what next week's sketch will be.

Katie said...

I really like the use of the 8x10 photo on the Michigan layout. Very nice job!

COScraps said...

I like the 8X10. Very nice Ladies!

Lindsey said...

Ahh Amy, I love it!! Love all the colors especially! Gray is my new "go-to" color! Awesome LO!

Robbie said...

These are both terrific!! I really love a great sports page and the brads are a great touch! Love the large photo on the other one! What a great look and way to show off that picture! Great job ladies!