Monday, February 25, 2013

The One with the Layout Based on a Sketch for Shimelle.com

When Shimelle asked me to make a layout based on a sketch (see the sketch HERE), I jumped at the chance!
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THIS IS ME

Journaling says: The best part about going home (aside from all the help from Grandma) is getting to raid my sister's closet and wear her clothes for a few days. It's such a nice change of pace from my boring wardrobe. And then she takes good photos!

Note: I made this layout while I was at home in Washington state for Christmas. I didn't have my scrapbooking supplies with me, but luckily my sister is also an avid scrapper so we rummaged through her stash and found some super fun things to work with! The sketch that Shimelle designed that this layout is based on was such a great start. I liked the two diagonal lines and decided to keep going with that idea and make diagonal lines of patterned paper across the entire layout. I mostly used the On Trend collection by Crate Paper, with som gold accents thrown into the mix. The placement of the photo, title, three embellishment clusters, and journaling are right where they are in the sketch - sketches make things so easy peasy!

How to: Trim 1/4" strips of patterned paper and adhere them diagonally across a gray woodgrain paper background. Straight stitch through each paper strip. Create a photo mat from layered blocks and piece of patterned paper and cardstock and add the photo on top with foam squares. Create three embellishment clusters on the top, left, and right sides to form a visual triangle. Use die cuts, stickers, a wooden veneer circle, stickpin, brads, jewels, and more; the more the merrier! Create a title on the right side of the photo on top of a gold doily. 

Supplies: Cardstock, stamps (sentiment, date), pen, ink, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, buttons: Crate Paper; Gold foil paper: Craft supply; Doilies: Wilton; Crocheted ribbon: Hero Arts; Pearls: K & Company (flowers), Recollections (dots); Heart jewels: Darice; Stickpin: K & Company; Die cuts (butterflies, circle, clouds, girl, labels, star, tab), sequin butterflies, wooden veneer flower: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts (silver glittered letters), Cosmo Cricket (aqua mini alphabet), Studio Calico (arrows, "me" circle); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Shimelle has tons of other inspiring sketches up on her blog right now if you need a jump-start on your scrapbooking!

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING that photo of you and love love love the diagonal background!!

Andrea said...

Love this! I love everything that you do with patterned paper! And... I have to say... I LOVE that you start every blog post with "The one.." I am assuming that is from friends! :)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

love your layout, the paper strips are so fun! your previous post, so cute!

Diana Waite said...

I REALLY like your take on the sketch!! Super fun!

Allison Taylor said...

Love this layout! I remember you making it and I was in shock at how you can make a simple design into a really cool layout!

Cathy said...

love the paper strips..so fun and clever!

Nicole said...

Beautiful!