Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3-27-13 Sketch

Yes, I have another sketch over at Let's Scrap!  This is the last of the "non-winning" sketches from the design contest held last Fall.  I submitted three new sketches for the February contest, and am anxiously awaiting results.

This nine-photo sketch was designed for the very popular instagram photos that print square.  Due to it's grid-shaped design, this sketch could easily be adapted to hold an additional seven photos.  All of the square shapes are merely "holders" for any other object, be it a piece of patterned paper, more journaling space or room for lots more embellishments.

Here is my take on the sketch and it mimics the sketch exactly.
Happy Easter
Noteworthy techniques:
  • I used one of my very favorite Power Palettes from Creative Memories.  I absolutely love the bright happy colors!
  • I'm sure everyone has run out of an alphabet letter a time or two.  I needed two E's for my title and only had one left.  I simply cut the letter outline from the packaging (still with the adhesive backside) and mounted it on a scrap of the matching green paper.  Then I cut around the entire shape leaving a white border.  
  • I really loved the distressed edging of the paper and wanted it to be the background for the entire layout so I eliminated the extra layer of cardstock under the photos.
  • The paper flowers all have a pop dot under each of them to give added dimension.
  • The beautiful embossed tags come exactly as shown with layered textures and embossed flowers.
  • The subtitle banner was made using a banner punch from paper scraps.
Take a closer look:
Products I used:
  • Patterned Paper, embellished tags, stickers, journal box, and paper flowers:  Creative Memories "Simply Beautiful" Power Palette
  • Pop Dots:  Creative Memories
  • Alphas:  Creative Memories Swirly Monograms and mini Swirly ABC's
  • Hologram Flower Centers:  Sticko
  • Dot border: Doodlebug Paper Frills Cupcake
I hope you find something here that inspires your next layout.  Oh, and if you have not tried microwave "Peep S'mores" ...
what are you waiting for??????????  They are delish!
I wish you and your family a very blessed Easter Sunday.


  1. Hi there Judy! I wish I had read this before I attempted the sketch! I've been going through an "artsy" stage & was very limited in time & couldn't quite translate the wonderful sketch you designed to fit my artsy mood. Knowing it was designed for Instagram would have helped me...even tough I don't have an iPhone & have never taken an Instagram...LOL!

    I LOVE what you did with the sketch...great spring colors & GENIUS what you did with that 2nd "E" stealing that trick! Thanks for sharing & thanks for the great sketch! XO

    1. Thanks Eniko! You know the LS rules...I can't publish ahead of the sketch release! I'm thinking I may go back and put some tiny Easter Eggs in the negative space of the letter E. Whatcha think?