Well, hello all! Pam with ya today featuring the October Sketch and several takes on that sketch. Two from Craft Team Members and one from our guest designer. We have loved having Laura Vegas with us!! Here is the sketch first followed by the layouts.
First up is a layout from Laura!
"I love working with sketches, as they give me a great starting point for my layouts and take the guesswork out of where I'm going to place everything. I usually follow sketches pretty closely, since I love having the work done for me, but I like that they still give me the freedom to change it up a bit to fit my needs. I knew I wanted to include a larger focal point photo on my page, so I added in a 4x6" photo in the upper left corner and moved my title to the bottom right corner of the page. I'm a big fan of using 2x3" photos on my pages, along with a larger photo, so I loved that this sketch had room for several smaller photos. While the Scrumptious collection might not have been my first pick to go with these photos I took of my cousin and his family, I love that the denim patterned paper in the collection really tied in with the photos, while allowing me to incorporate the rest of the gorgeous colors.
Next, up is Missy's page. Check out her take on the sketch.
"Hi there! Missy here with my take on this month's sketch. I decided to use three photos and one of the Die-Cut Tags that is perfect for journaling. I really wanted to find a way to use those adorable corn stickers, so I scrapped these "corny" selfies of me, my sister and my parents! This was their first time taking selfies, so they were quite intrigued...haha! I used quite a bit of the Scrumptious collection for this...little bits and pieces of almost all of it. I wanted to tie in more of that beautiful light blue tone, so I added some watercolors to my cardstock background.
Supplies Used: SC140S05 Hay Ride, SC140S08 Friends and Family, SC140S04 Back to School, SC140S02 Home Sweet Home, SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC140S01 Fall Bouquet, SC140S10 New Harvest, SC14EB02 Sticker Sheet, SC14EB02 Alpha Stickers, SC14EB04 Die-Cut Tags, SC14EB08 Mini Brads, SC14EB09 Enamel Stars, SC14EB03 Journal Tags, SC14EB05 Mini Sticker Banners, SC14EB06 Mini Sticker Tags, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments; Other--cardstock, watercolors, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, thread, sewing machine, Stampabilities Ink.
Using gesso is a great idea for toning down a busy background. I simply used my finger to smudge some around, and once it dried, I added some orange watercolor. I like that it separates the busy stripes from the photo and the stickers. These stickers are so great for layering, and I just love all the gorgeous bright colors!
I hope this inspires you to use a paper or sticker in a way that it wasn't intended...like I did with this fun corn! Happy Scrappin'!"
Lastly, Cassandra shares her page based on the layout!
"Hello friends! Thanks for dropping by! Cassandra here sharing with you my take on the Chickaniddy October Sketch and the supplies used!
Supplies: Scrumptious – Alpha Stickers (sc14eb02), Corn On The Cob (sc14os12), Die Cut Tags (sc14eb04), Home Sweet Home (sc14os02), Illustration Stickers (sc14eb01), Journal Tags (sc14eb03), Mini Alpha Clear Stamps (sc14st01), Mini Sticker Tags (sc14eb06), New Harvest (sc14os10)
Instead of following the sketch and using the rectangular boxes for photos, I made them into cute tabs so that the focus will still be on my photo.Then I used my black pen to draw stitched marks around the patterned paper to add better contrast against the white background. I added journaling using the American Typewriter font and cut and pasted onto my tag. Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you have enjoyed this sketch as much as I have enjoyed making it!:D Till my next update, take care and God Bless"
Have a great day!!!