Friday, January 13, 2012

Two-page Week, Part 5

Two-page Sketch #24

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.

“A Whale of a Tale” by Andrea Friebus
Supply list - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Cherry Arte; Alphabets: Making Memories; Die cut borders: K & Company; Gems: Prima Marketing; Embroidery floss: DMC; Ink: Clearsnap

Variation #1 - I only used the left side of this two-page layout.

Variation #2 - I made the curvy strip of paper into a whale and instead of three hanging embellishments, I made a water spout on the whale’s head.

Variation #3 - Instead of a strip of paper under the curve, I used a die cut banner.

Variation #4 - I had four photos I wanted to use and they’re taller than the photos in the sketch so I extended the length of the white photo mat they are on.

Variation #5 - I moved the title to below the whale instead of on top because I thought it looked better on the white paper. That created an open space on the left so I moved the journaling there.

Variation #6 - I added three buttons to the left side of the page and embellished the bottom scalloped border with gems.

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"Can't Buy Me Love" by Ashley Horton
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper and Stickers: Echo Park; Alphabets: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket; Brads: Bazzill; Ink: Memento; Baker's Twine: The Twinery; Punches: Anna Griffin, Martha Stewart; Embroidery Floss: Janlynn; Other: Notebook Paper, Bubble Wrap

Variation #1 - I only had two 4x6 photos I wanted to use for this page, so I only needed the left-hand side of the sketch.

Variation #2 - My photos were Portrait orientation and I flipped the sketch to accomodate the photos.

Variation #3 - Since I flipped the sketch, I "hung" the ornament embellishments I created from the top of the page, instead of the side of the page.

Variation #4 - I moved the title down a little on the page and overlapped it onto my layered, border strips.

Variation #5 - I decided to use a journaling block, cut from one of the Echo Park papers, rather than using journaling strips on this page.

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"So Happy Together" by Christy Arthur
Supply List - Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Random: Graphic), October Afternoon (Farmhouse: Guest Room, Sunday Dinner), Pink Paislee (Snowball Fight); Embellishments: October Afternoon (Farmhouse: Label and Word Stickers), Crate Paper (Farmhouse); Alpha, Phrase Stickers, Random: Phrase and Border Stickers), Lily Bee Design (Memorandum: Index Journal Cards); Tools: Martha Stewart (punch), Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher)

Variation #1: I used the left side of the two page sketch to make my one page layout.

Variation #2: I moved my photos to the left side of the layout instead of at the bottom and put them in a vertical line instead of horizontal line.

Variation #3: I eliminated the snowflakes on the layout and moved the title to the top left corner instead of in the center of the layout.

Variation #4: I layered three colors of paper to make the wavy pattern on the layout. Then I added some hand-stitching along the middle wavy strip.

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"Mister Big Foot" by Megan Bickers
Supplies Used - Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White); Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Toy Box: Imagine), Making Memories (Just Chillin' Boy: Patchwork), Glitz Designs (Hey Dude), Me and My Big Ideas (Urban Youth); Inks: Ranger Distress Inkpads (Gathered Twig, Antique Linen), Tsukineko (Staz-On: Black), Colorbox (Fluid Chalk Ink: Charcoal); Stamps: Doodlebug (Frame); Stickers: American Crafts (Thickers: Hardcover Chipboard), Basic Grey (Oliver: Micro Mono Stickers); Tools: We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper: Ticket Stub), Ranger (Foam Blending Tool); Embellishments: Queen & Co (Black Brads); Markers: EK Success (Zig Black Writer); Other: Tags from shoes.

Variation #1: Instead of using the sketch as-is, I used the first page of the sketch and rotated it 90 degrees counter clockwise. Once I turned the sketch, it opened up lots of creative possibilities!

Variation #2: The swirled border under the sketch's title inspired me to use a tracing of my son's footprint. The curves sort of mimicked the curves in the sketch. I added my title with stickers directly onto the footprint, but tried to follow the curve of his foot to mimic the sketch as closely as possible.

Variation #3: For my photos, I used two 4x6 photos just like the sketch, but used horizontal ones instead of vertical ones. I also added some smaller photos for accents on the page. I stamped a frame around part of an extra photo with black Staz-On ink, then cut it out to mimic the curvy tab drawn on the sketch just underneath the photos.

Variation #4: In place of the snowflakes and stitching near the title, I used some more of the stamped frames with pattern paper layered on the inside of the frame. I added two of the tags that came with his shoes and backed them with some leftovers from the photos of the orange box the shoes came in.

Variation #5: My journaling was added as strips on top of my footprint shape. I also added some other small details on the other frame shapes.



Sue Althouse said...

These are fantastic variations - who knew you could do so much with a curvy line?! That whale just blew me away!

Ashley Horton said...

What amazing one-pagers!! I love how we each had such great variations on the double pager!! Great job Ladies...and Andrea, that whale is pretty fabulous!! :)

Michele said...

These are all so original ... that whale is so unexpected and I love the series of pictures Andrea used. It's so gloomy today, I love the bright colours on Christy's layout. Congrats all 'round!

Amy Roller said...

Absolutely LOVE that whale! Great thinking Andrea!
Christy love the punches and colors!
Ashley, Love the ornaments and color!
Megan, Love the use of ephemera from the shoe box!

MaryAnn N. said...

All the layouts are so different...great inspiration. I love the whale, the title Can't buy me love for the gift page and the big feet page. Great job everyone.