After last weeks break, we are back with the March Card Sketch on the Sketch Support blog. Can you believe that it is March?
As you all know, I am not much of a card maker, so I decided to make this into a 2-page layout. Here is the sketch that I started with. You can download it on the Sketch Support blog.
This is the part of the layout that resembles the sketch. I used a new collection from Little Yellow Bicycle called Paradise. I just love all the awesome papers that come in this line and this was a good way to get a little piece of each one. I stitched each square with brown floss (that took a little bit of time) and added some of the chipboard accents to the bottom to replace the message on the sketch.
I also stitched through some of the chipboard elements. This is easier than you may think.
I created a little banner element at the top of my page and added a zig zag stitch along the top.
The title was hand cut from one of the papers. I included a couple of the flowers from the paper as well (that's okay, right? After all, I am a girl). I added a button to the center because my BFF believes that no layout is complete without a button or two.
I kept the journaling 'short & sweet' on this page. There will be many more pages that follow this one that will tell the story of our day.
I dug into my stash of brads and added a few along the border strip. This is a great way to add some dimension to a page.
If you have some time, be sure to stop over to the Sketch Support blog and check out all the cards/creations using this card sketch.
I really like the colors in this layout. I will have to scraplift this for our trip to the Rockies.ReplyDelete
I am not much of a comment person, but today I felt the need. I love all of your layouts. I wait each week to see what you do with each and every sketch and am amazed every single week.ReplyDelete
I love how you used this sketch to make a two page layout. This is so perfect, I will probably have to lift it at some point for one of our hiking trips. Thanks for the inspiration.
WOW! This is beautiful Carolyn!! I love how you used the Card Sketch to do a double pager and the LYB products are awesome on this!! I used that same paper to hand cut a title on a layout that I have to wait til next Friday to show!! :)ReplyDelete
You hit it out of the park ... Again! I love this layout .... Pinning to my Carolyn Wolff board!ReplyDelete
Carolyn - I agree with other posters. I can't wait to see what you do with the Sketches every month. I think you participated in the first online Sketch class with me in Fall 2010? I loved your class work then as well. I was the one who always converted everyting to 8.5x11!! Anyway, love your work, the colors you use, and the little details that bring every project home! JanelleReplyDelete
G-orgeous layout, Carolyn. Amazing photos and I love that stitching.ReplyDelete
I had to chuckle at myself a bit...when I was first looking at the layout I thought, "I wonder who that girl is in the pictures." Then I realized it was you! I guess I had just assumed you'd be behind the camera.
I have already commented on your fb and on the sketch support blog. I adore your layout...everything about it. I love the layers, stitching and those awesome little squares.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous layout....love your idea of using the card sketch to add to sketch #20!! Great colors, stitching, and brads on the lower border!! Another super layout!!ReplyDelete
Great layout - I love the look of the stitching throught the chipboard, and that you converted a card sketch into a double layout. Very cool!ReplyDelete
Love how you turned the sketch to a double page layout!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful layout...oh myReplyDelete
You are the stitching QUEEN...it is always the perfect addition to your designs. Those squares are perfect. WONDERFUL design. :o)ReplyDelete
Another fabulous layout Carolyn!ReplyDelete