Two-page Sketch #23
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"Santa & Build A Bear" by Samantha Taylor
Supplies Used - Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View (The Homemade Christmas Stack); Ribbon: May Arts; Alphabets: American Crafts and Echo Park; Buttons and Rhinestones: Prima
I often try to grow my style by pushing outside of my comfort zone. I love using sketches to ease the transition into something new. For example, this sketch is just my style, however the paper I'm working with here is a bit outside my comfort zone. It's a bit darker than what I normally choose, and there is glitter worked into most of the pages...and with 2 boys, I just don't use glitter very often. Combining a sketch I'm comfortable using with some paper I'm not so comfortable using made this foray outside the box fun instead of stressful!
Variation 1: Have I mentioned I like to layer? I layered my nine 3" x 3" photos on the right hand page onto a 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" piece of glittery red card stock before placing them on the 12" x 12" base.
Variation 2: Instead of using a paper striped strip at the bottom, I used 1 1/2" wide striped ribbon.
Variation 3: I placed my title up a bit higher.
Variation 4: Instead of tree trunks, I placed packages at the bottom of my trees. Some of the presents were mounted with pop-dots to create more dimension.
Variation 5: I used three trees instead of five (omitting the two smallest trees).