Two-page Sketch #27
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"Legendary Longhorns" by Penny Grimsley
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Alphabets: October Afternoon, Silhouette Die Cutting Machine; Embellishments: October Afternoon; Punches: Fiskars, Stampin' Up; Twine: Stampin' Up; Fonts: Western Swagger
Variation #1 - I changed the photo blocks to all 4x6 and rearranged their placement.
Variation #2 - I added a cardstock mat underneath the papers to bring out the yellow.
Variation #3 - I stitched along the edges of the background paper for emphasis.
Variation #4 - I moved the title to the top.
Variation #5 - I changed the labeling areas to circle embellishments.
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"Grandma Mary Lou" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard alphabet (grandma): American Crafts; Sticker alphabet (Mary Lou): October Afternoon; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Embroidery floss: DMC
Variation #1 - The biggest change I made to the sketch had to do with the papers. I tend to use small amounts of patterned paper (which is funny since I still insist on buying two of each sheet) so I decided to remove a few pieces. I kept two of the small 1/4" strips and the two large background pieces.
Variation #2 - I relied on the design in the bottom left corner of the patterned paper for my embellishments near the title.
I added a few extra pieces to accent the design on the paper and also some hand stitching to frame that whole piece.
Variation #3 - I changed the photos sizes a little to work with what I had. I didn't want to cover up the design on the left corner near the title so I decided not to add the 2-1/2 x 2-1/2" photo.
Since I removed the small photo on the left page, I used two 3 x 4" photos in place of the 5 x 3-1/2" photo on the right page.
I also used three wallet size photos (2-1/2 x 3-1/2") in place of the three 2-1/2 x 2-1/2" photos on the right page. I couldn't really crop those photos down without losing important pieces so I made it work with the full wallet size.
Variation #4 - Instead of the label stickers and flourish on the right page, I used three butterflies.