Two-page Sketch #23
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"Apple Memories" by Suzanna Lee
Supplies used - patterned paper: Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup; letters: Jillibean Soup; ink: Tim Holtz, Clearsnap; twine: The Twinery; button: Stampin Up; brads: Making Memories; stickers: Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup; die cuts: Crate Paper; punch: EK Sucess; rub on: Studio Calico
Variation #1 - It's not a double page spread. Nor is my layout based on either the right or the left hand side of the sketch but rather, from the center of the sketch.
Variation #2 - Instead of two 4x6 pictures in the vertical element on the left, I just used a strip of patterned paper.
Variation #3 - I still have the three rows with a variety of squares but the last row I kept the picture 4x6. I replaced two of the pictures with patterned paper with embellishments.
Variation #4 - Because I selectively chose the part of the sketch I was using, I had to make room for the title. The blue Jillibean letters stood in nice contrast to the red down at the bottom of the page.
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"Band Members Only" by Megan Bickers
Supplies Used - Cardstock: EK Success (Black), Georgia Pacific (White); Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Old School: Members Only, Curriculum, Back 2 School), Around the Block (Instrumental); Inks: Ranger Distress Inkpads (Gathered Twig, Chipped Sapphire), Tsukineko (Versamark); Stamps: Kaisercraft (Music); Stickers: Pink Paislee (Old School: Elements Stickers), Making Memories (Boho Chic: Navy Velvet Alphas), 7 Gypsies (Mini Label Sticker: Date); Tools: WeR Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), Ranger (Foam Blending Tool), Close To My Heart (Heat Embossing Gun); Embellishments: Close To My Heart Embossing Powder (Gold), Silhouette (Saxophone die cut), Autumn Leaves (Blue Buttons); Markers: EK Success (Zig Black Writer); Other: Ranger (Glossy Accents), Sandpaper, Cream Crochet Thread
Variation #1: Instead of using the Christmas trees as shown in the sketch, I used a large die cut pattern paper for my background and added a die cut saxophone shape. The saxophone was heat embossed with gold powder to give it a shiny appearance.
Variation #2: I carried the squares theme from the right hand page over to the left hand page to help pull the layout pages together more. I did this by adding a strip of paper cut from a larger sheet (featuring music themed squares). This horizontal "border" also took the place of the vertical border on the left hand page of the sketch.
Variation #3: For my photos, I used cropped 4x6 photos and combined some of the squares together to work for my photos. I used two 3x3 squares, two 3x6 rectangles, one 4x4.75 focal photo, and one 2x4 accent photo.
Variation #4: I added the title to the top of the layout and included the journaling just below that. I did not write my journaling on strips of paper, but instead wrote the words directly on my layout base.
Variation #5: I added banner stickers in place of the labels that were shown on three areas of the layout sketch. For my page, I added some buttons to the tops of the stickers for dimension and color.