Two-page Sketch #23
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"An Annual Holiday Tradition" by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Stickers: Simple Stories; Brads: Little Yellow Bicycle; Sanding Tool: Basic Grey; Ink: Ranger
Another awesome 2-page sketch!
Variation #1 – I followed this sketch pretty closely, mostly because I loved it just the way it was. The layered trees were my favourite part. I did use more photos on the right page. I created a collage with 12 photos using Picasa 3 and then developed it in an 8x10 size. I cut the photos up and matted them on a dark green sheet of the pattern paper.
Variation #2 – I layered the trees as shown on the sketch but I moved my title closer to the top of my page and to the left side. I added snowflake stickers to replace the stars on the tops of the trees and I replaced the flourish with some present stickers.
I used stickers for the journal strips and did not include as many as were shown.
Variation #3 – I added a couple of different strips along the bottom of the pages. I also added a row of stitching to separate the borders and give some dimension.
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"Kindergarten Christmas" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Alphabets: Doodlebug and Little Yellow Bicycle; Flourish: Little Yellow Bicycle; Stickers: Crate Paper, 7Gypsies, and Scenic Route
Variation #1 - The biggest change I made was to my photos. I had a lot more photo that I wanted to include on my layout so I used a smaller size on the right page. The square photos are all 2-1/2 x 2-1/2" and then there are two larger 2-1/2 x 5-1/8" photos.
Variation #2 - I followed the measurements on the sketch for all of the trees on the left page but also added in some extra details. I used the designs on the patterned papers as a guide to add in some hand stitching.
On the largest tree I stitched in red and green along the garland on the paper. On the tall tree behind the largest one, I stitched along the swirled pattern on the paper, and on the smallest tree I stitched small swirls following the pattern on the paper.
Variation #3 - Instead of using a scallop strip to the left of the 4 x 6 photos, I used a decorative edge that was on a piece of patterned paper. It is double the size of the scallop strip suggested on the sketch but since it goes behind the trees and journaling it didn't change anything.