Can I tell you how much I love Sketch Thursday? Each week I get to create a layout for my personal albums inspired by one of our design team members. That means that it's guaranteed I'll create at least one layout a week. (That was my goal for 2011.) It also means that my layout comes together quickly as I'm already given a jumping off point and can simply select photos that fit the sketch and get to work.
This week's sketch is based on a layout created by former ES Design Team member Mandie Pierce for the July Inspiration Gallery. I love that the original layout utilizes two 4x6 photos - something I definitely have in abundance to scrapbook!
For my layout this week, I used twice as many photos as Mandie's layout but stayed true to their placement on the layout. I chase the patterned paper for the bottom half of the layout as I thought it mimicked the horizontal bands on the sketch.
This is one of those layouts where the photos aren't the best in regards to composition but they have a special meaning to them. These photos show the first time my oldest daughter met two sets of great aunts and uncles. They've been waiting to be put on a layout and this sketch gave me the push I needed to. I mean, wouldn't you love to have a layout featuring photos of yourself as a baby with special family members? I often think that way when I scrapbook. And hope that my daughters enjoy being able to flip through the layouts I create as much as I enjoy putting them together.
Elle’s Studio products used : Handmade Layers Date and Place Strips, Make A List Journaling Tags, Handmade Layers Pennants - Blank and Handmade Layers Journaling Tags.
Other product used : Studio Calico's Mind The Gap 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, July 20, 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 :
Meghann, please e-mail me the following information to : melanie [at] shopellesstudio [dot] com by 7.20.11 and I'll get you your gift certificate!
Contest : 7.7 Sketch Thursday