Monday, July 11, 2011

Two-Page Week, Part 1


Two-Page Sketch #17

 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. 

"Our Little Star" by Melissa Bell
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Ink: ColorBox Chalk Ink (Dark Brown); Pop Dots: EK Success; Letters: BoBunny; Star Brads: Recollections; Floss: DMC; Die Cut Machine: Slice; Slice Design Card: Noteworthy (STAR)

I love this sketch! When I came upon this patterned paper I knew it would work so well with this sketch. I pretty much followed the sketch with a few variations.

Variation #1 - I hand stitched a border around the star to add some definition.

Variation #2 - Because I stitched around the star I felt that it would be too much to stitch across the smaller stars. The smaller stars by themselves seemed to just float on the page so I added small star brads to help ground them.

Variation #3 - I didn't edit my photos to allow the smaller stars to go over the photo so I omitted those stars.

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"4th of July" by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Patterned Paper and Stickers: Adornit; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink; Pen: Zig; Adhesive: ATG by Skotch; 3D adhesive: Thermoweb; Sewing Machine: New Home; Thread: DMC Nylon Upholstery Thread; Tools: Cricut and Design Studio, We R Memory Keepers Paper Piercer; Other: Kraft Cardstock, Buttons and Jute

This sketch was so much fun to work with, that I hardly changed a thing.

• I used a sticker for my title.

• I stitched around my large star.

• I used journal strips, instead of writing my journaling on the star.

• I layered a few of the stars on kraft paper for added interest. Using a paper piercer, I poked two holes in each star and threaded jute through them. I then attached them with 3D adhesive.

I also added buttons to two of the stars.

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"Happy in Love" by Lynette Jacobs
Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Cappella; Letters: Pink Paislee weathered wood and American Craft Dear Lizzy Coffee Bliss; Heart chipboard: Unknown; Trims and
bling: Prima Say it in Crystals borders; Tools: Martha Steward butterfly punches

I loved this page. I kept with the sizes of the photographs and with the placement thereof. I substituted the large star with a chipboard heart framing heart shaped printed paper.

I did my journaling inside the heart.

The small stars were substituted with butterflies.

I framed the two rows of photos with the Prima trim and bling borders.

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"Warm Memories of Fall" by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill and Worldwin; Patterned Papers: Imaginisce, BasicGrey; Rub-ons, Chipboard, Canvas Accents: Imaginisce; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts; Alpha Stickers: October Afternoon; Decorative Pins: Jillibean Soup; Ribbon: Maya Road; Adhesive: 3L, Fabric Tac, EK Success; Mist: Tattered Angels; Apple Basket and Tree Die-cut: Cricut; Brads: unknown; Floss: DMC; Punches: EK Success; Stamp (border): unknown; Sanding tools: BasicGrey

I love, love, love this sketch! The large element on the second page and the curved border along the bottom had my head spinning with ideas.

I didn’t make many changes as far as the placement of anything. My variations will more or less be a little tutorial of how I made the elements on my layout.

Variation #1 -  For my title I used a combination of coloured rub-ons and chipboard letters. I love to combine things because it makes the title more interesting.

Variation #2 - For the embellishment on page one, I layered two scalloped circles and added a chipboard pumpkin.

I used two decorative pins and some twine to tie a bow. I also used a little foam adhesive for dimension.

Variation #3 - For the scalloped border on page one, I punched out circles and tucked them under the striped strip. I added some brads to each scallop for interest.

Variation #4 - For the curved border I decided to use ribbon.

I used a little Fabric Tac and scrunched the ribbon as I adhered it to the page. I did draw the border on my page with pencil so I had a guide.

Variation #5 - I used my Cricut to cut out the tree trunk (it is from Stretch Your Imagination). I used punched circles in different sizes to create the ‘leaves’. I also cut out some leaves from the paper I was using and added a leaf to each cluster. I used foam adhesive to add dimension.

Variation #6 - I used some olive green Glimmer Mist and sprayed my background to add a bit of colour. I also used a border stamp and made lines of dashes in the corners of my pages.


Lynette said...

Beautiful many new ideas;-)

dawn said...

I can tell this is going to be a awesome week already. These layouts are all amazing ladies, love each one and your own personal touches to them. This sketch is going to be a favorite by everybody I bet. Way to go on these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen B said...

Love the layouts! The team has done a wonderful job, as always!

Erica said...

These are all fantastic!! I can't wait to see what else everyone comes up with!

mustangkayla said...

What a fun fun sketch! FABULOUS creations by the DT! Beautiful work ladies!

Cheryl Even said...

Love the beautiful layouts. You ladies are so creative! My head is now bursting with ideas, so I'm off to scrapbook.

Amy said...

you all rocked it so far ladies and I can't wait to see more!!!
Lynette, I LOVE the butterflies and heart on the natural colors!
Carolyn, Love the attention to detail everywhere, such a great LO!
Shari, those pics are cute, Love the 4th theme w/ stars.
Melissa, I love the clean, bright choice of colors and details, cute pics too!

Cindy said...

Love these layouts! I received both of the new books today and can't wait until dinner is over so I can sit down an scrap a page from one of them! The new sketches are fabulous!

Lara said...

awesome, as usual love your ideas!. I need to order the new book.

Allison Davis said...

I love all of these layouts! It's amazing to see all the different takes on one sketch and how different they all are. Great job ladies!! :)

Robbie said...

Wow!! I'm loving all of these!! It's so fun to see all the different takes based on a single design! Love the variations and ya'll just showed how versatile the sketch is! Fabulous layouts!!

connie said...

love all the details and inspiration!