Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two-page Week, Part 4

Two-page Sketch #20

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.

“Full Speed Ahead” by Janette Kincaid
Supplies - Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Geo-Hectic - Full Speed Ahead, Short Circuit and City Blocks); Cardstock: Bazzill; Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; Craft Labels and Ledger Transparency: Maya Road; Extra Large Snaps: We R Memory Keepers; Large Brads: American Crafts; Adhesive: Helmar Scrapdots and 450 Quick Dry; Glue-Arts Journal Pen/Marker: Zig (Black); Floss: DMC; Circle Punches: Marvy

I kept to the sketch this week, almost to the letter, with only a few slight changes.

Variation 1: I switched up the hearts for a more masculine embellishment cluster; including the transparency grid and the large pin-wheel circle. It’s my ‘loose’ interpretation of a propeller!

The pinwheel propellers were made with a circle punch. Two circles were cut in half and reassembled
with foam squares to give some depth. A silver snap and some hand stitching finishes off the largest one.

 Variation 2: I included two additional embellishment clusters repeating the propeller theme across
the page.

Variation 3: I replaced a few of the paper strips with just one strip. Because the patterned paper had
strips built in I used this to my advantage and made it simple.

Variation 4: I added a zigzag stitch in place of the straight stitch.

Variation 5: I trimmed one of the strips from a multi-strip pattern paper for a quick and easy title.

I used the sticker alpha letters to add detail to my journaling by replacing my hand printed text with
some of the stickers. I highlighted some key words to make them stand out.

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"Abbie 3" by Christine Chain

Supplies - patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (Stella and Rose), Little Yellow Bicycle; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: October Afternoon; chipboard: Pebbles; ink: Tsukineko; ribbon and word strips: from Green Tangerine Kit Club (September); other: staples

1) The most obvious change I made was that I did a single page layout, using the left-hand side of the sketch.

2) I used one large (8"x6") photo in the photo block. I had this great picture of my daughter from her third birthday just asking to be scrapped, so I resized it in Photoshop Elements and converted it to black and white.

3) On the far left I used an oversized "label" that I made by tracing a template onto patterned paper. I embellished it with lots of word stickers from October Afternoon, and then added a chipboard flower to bring some pink to that area.

4) I added an extra layer of paper along the top by using some fun word strips that came in my Green Tangerine's kit club box. I liked the words together ("be yourself. be amazing.") and it added a nice bit of white to the top to balance it out.

5) Lastly I used a few staples to help hold the ribbon in place, and also on the word strips to bring in some detail.

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"Learn" by Christy Arthur
Products - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Report Card Story Hour, Schoolhouse Chalkboard, and Workbook), Studio Calico (Elementary Atmosphere); Ribbon: Crate Paper (Toy Box Trims); Stickers: October Afternoon (Report Card and Schoolhouse Shape Stickers); Journal Cards: October Afternoon (Report Card Journal and Wild Cards)

Variation #1: I used the left side of the Two-page Sketch for make a one page layout.

Variation #2: I used five smaller photos instead of the three larger ones in the sketch.

Variation #3: I combined the title and the "heart" accents from the sketch in my layout. The elements combined are the "learn" card and the journal card in my layout.

Variation #4: The layers of patterned paper in my layout take up most of the page, which is a bit different than the sketch.



dawn said...

great job on the sketch ladies. I like seeing it as a one pager too.

connie said...

love the pinwheels and journaling on the first LO and great job on just using for one page LO.