Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer - Guest Design Post at Sketches4All

Hello my scrappy friends,

I was invited to Guest Design this month over at Sketches4All. I am super excited! I am hosting this month's challenge. I am definitely a 2-page girl and LOVE sketches. I take way too many pictures for single page layouts. If I am using a single page layout sketch, I typically find another that I can use to create a single - double page layout. Pagemaps is one of my favorite sketch sites for inspiration. I also journal on every page I create. I am documenting memories for my family, my daughter and myself so I believe telling the story is huge component to that. My challenge this month is to create a double page layout using the following Pagemaps sketch and journal somewhere on your layout (hidden journaling is fine):
This is from Pagemaps April 2013.  I used smaller photos and tweaked the layout so I could add journaling and another photo. Here is my example:



I added stickles to the cardstock popsicle, the pink star, the "such a happy day" chipboard, the birds wing, the ice cream tops, and the border punch along the right side. I also inked a lot of the edges in pink and used little rub-ons directly on some of the pictures. This is my daughter and her cousins swimming and eating popsicles at Nana's house.

Come on over to Sketches4All and play along with my challenge this month.  What do you get for playing along? The chance to win this awesome RAK:


Included: papers from Fancy Pants & Crate Paper, chipboard accents from Crate Paper, Rub-ons from Fancy Pants, transparency from Fancy Pants, ghost shapes from Heidi Swapp and miscellaneous twine and ribbon.
Here are a couple of close-up photos of my layout:









Materials Used:  paper - Carta Bella; chipboard - Carta Bella; ric rack - Wrights; journaling block - Carta Bella; ink - CTMH; stickles; stickers - CTMH; border punch - Martha Stewart; rub-ons - unknown; thickers.

For this layout I used the color scheme for CSI case file No. 82.

For the evidence I used funky scallops (the border punch along the right hand side), a bird, and wet medium (stickles). For the testimony I used multiple photos with captions, the captions are the white rub-ons.

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Val Thorpe said...

I agree with you Jess. Pagemaps is a fabulous site to go to for sketches. Congratulations on your guest DT spot I think that is wonderful - they are lucky to have you. I loved this layout when I saw it in the CSI gallery and I love it now. It is perfect and I love that you do jounal so much.
You asked about the bird stamps on my RELAX layout... Yes it is a stamp but I looked and I cant find a name... it was a very cute beach theme acrylic stamp and it had several birds and that was just one of them I just reapeatedly stamped the same bird. xx