I'm back on the blog, playing along with The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, at the invitation of my friend Michelle Stewart. It's the 300th sketch!!
Here's this week's design:
This past weekend, I've been at a scrap-booking retreat with my bestie crafty girl-friends in Wisconsin. So as I was doing lay-outs, I decided to use the sketch to create a scrapbook page, rather than a card, to demonstrate it's versatility. Here's what I came up with:
I first flipped the sketch as it suited the companion page better.
I incorporated the title and journaling box into the layered banner elements from the left and right. I also used a chipboard CTMH "complements" piece as one of those layers (TODAY).
I used a PML card for the "80, " covering up the original printed message with a stitched circle die, and then cutting out the little 3x4 card with another circle die, to suit the sketch.
This birthday was celebrated during a holiday in England with my parents, so I included the business card from the pub where we ate. Incorporating ephemera like that is a great reminder of the event.
Lastly, I cut a 4" circle as a place-holder for the photo of the birthday girl. I may make the eventual photo a little larger so it doesn't get lost amidst the other elements of the page.
Off you go, to see some inspiration from the other team members. HERE
If anyone's interested, I will happily include more lay-outs from this trip on the blog. I found using the colour theme from just one paper pack (with extra card stock and coordinated mix-in patterned paper) helped to tie the album together.
Great to be back in the creative "saddle," thanks Michelle!