This week's sketch is based on this layout by Design Team member Lory Bucaria. I love how Lory used vertical strips to house embellishments, journaling and her title. I also love how she included a bit of color with embellishments at the top of the layout.
This sketch is very clean and streamlined but you can make it your own by literally thinking outside the box! Feel free to rotate the layout or rearrange what boxes hold what - paper, photos, embellishments, etc. The choice is yours.
I've had these photos sitting on my table for a while now and this sketch was the perfect time to get them on a layout. I had been lacking inspiration as they aren't "perfect" photos by any means, but they tell a story of how my oldest daughter and the little boy next door have created a great friendship even though there is a three year age difference. (I mean, who wouldn't want to play with a boy dressed like a pirate on occasion?)
My photo placement is the same as the sketch but then I took the liberty of making the rest of the layout my own. Instead of vertical strips under the photos, I chose to use horizontal bands. A border strip seperates my photos and the larger horizontal band. I was able to slip tags both above and beyond the border strip and include another under my journaling. I also scattered buttons within the confines of the sketch but also on the background of my layout to break up the lines created by the sketch.
Elle’s Studio products used : Handmade Layer Circle Tags, Handmade Layers Date and Place Strips and Vintage Summer Flash Cards.
Other product used : Studio Calico's Paper Moon kit.
Looking for an incentive to use our sketch this week? We can help with that! Post a link to your layout created using this Sketch Thursday sketch for your chance to win a $5 ES gift certificate. Link must be posted by 11:59p on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Gift certificate can be used towards purchase of products only and can NOT be used for shipping charges. Gift certificate balance must be used in a single transaction.
Congratulations to last week's winner :
Jennie M, please e-mail me the following information to : melanie [at] shopellesstudio [dot] com by 6.29.11 and I'll get you your gift certificate!
Contest : 6.16 Sketch Thursday