Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two-page Week, Part 2

Two-page Sketch #19

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"Happy Birthday Sawyer" by Melissa Bell
Supply List - Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Ink: ColorBox Chalk Ink and Inkadinkado; Letter Stickers: My Mind's Eye and Doodlebug; Label Embellishments: My Mind's Eye; Border Punch: Fiskars; Floss: DMC; Other: White Cardstock

I was so excited when I saw this sketch! I love sketches that allow you to show off lots of photos. This sketch was perfect to scrapbook my nephew's cake smash. You will notice that I didn't use any birthday related scrapbook products. I think the pictures tell the story best.

Variation #1 - Instead of stitching lines across the pictures and embellishment squares I just stitched around each embellishment square. That took more than enough time!

Variation #2 - I omitted the brackets on the embellishment squares. My paper strips take up quite a bit of room so the brackets would have been lost.

My strips list 10 things about my nephew Sawyer at age one.

Variation #3 - I stitched around the large bracket on the left side of the page. I think it adds some subtle definition.

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"Coco Beach" by Janette Kincaid
Supplies - Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Granma’s Kitchen, Dippity Dot, and Rich Ribbon), 7Gypsies (Family Profile); Cardstock: Bazzill; Iron On: Donna Downy for Prima; Flocked Stickers: Making Memories (Travel); Alphas: Chatterbox Shadow Stickers (Scarlet/Burgundy) and American Crafts (Thickers); Journaling Ticket: Tim Holtz (idea-ology); Adhesive: Helmar Scrapdots and 450 Quick Dry; Journal Pen/Marker: Zig Black; Distress Ink: Ranger (Walnut Stain); Floss: DMC; Other: brown eyelettes, foam core

I loved this sketch so much that I created two, almost identical layouts with it. The colour scheme, photos and patterned papers change and make them look so different. Again with this layout, I followed the sketch almost to the letter with few variations.

Variation 1: I moved the title to the bottom left for this layout. With my choice of the green iron-on embellishment, I didn’t want to clutter up the top of the page with letters.

 Variation 2: I had to move the feature photo up a bit in order to allow room for the title and a bit of extra stitch detail.

Variation 3: I repeated the same floss accents in the 4x4 grid to mimic the stitching detail in the sketch. As in my previous layout I added some eyelettes and threaded the floss through to create large loops of thread. To keep the floss straight on the inside edges, I cut tiny slots/notches for the floss to sit in.

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

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"Monkey Business" by Lynette Jacobs
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill; Printed papers: Jillibean Soup (Pasta Fagioli); Scalloped trim: My Mind's Eye (Fine and Dandy); Alphas: American Crafts and Paper Trunk

• I kept to the sketch with this layout only replacing the scalloped paper with scalloped trim.

• I machine stitced all the stitching as per the sketch.


dawn said...

What awesome layouts again today. Love the birthday one and the cake smashing idea, so cute.

the second one is pretty with all the colors and pictures.

I love the monkey's how fun to do this page. Great title too.

connie said...

Really loving this sketch!

COScraps said...

Great LO's again!

Amanda said...

These are just perfect! I love the linear quailty and all of the pictures!

The Mancilla Family said...

very colorful!