Happy Thursday - a short work week here in the US as we celebrated Independence Day on Monday! Are you finding inspiration in our weekly sketches? We hope so! This week's sketch is based on this layout by former Design Team member Melissa Mann. This layout is nothing like my usual style but something that I absolutely loved looking at in the July gallery. The stitching, strips of patterned paper and many layers are just so appealing to me!
This week's sketch is perfect for smaller photos and simply tucking them behind a strip of patterned paper. Or what if you rotated the sketch so that it was horizontal in format and used photobooth style strips of photos in place of the patterned paper? I love the endless opportunities a sketch presents!
For my layout this week, I was definitely inspired by those strips of patterned paper. I'm more of a clean lines and linear type of scrapbooker so I simply adapted the look to fit my layout. I used the patterened paper strips to create a large block and then set to work embellishing them with border stickers, my title and of course, a few ES tags! I think this is the first layout I've created where all my Elle's Studio product has ended up in the same location of my layout - but it works!
Elle’s Studio products used : Handmade Layers Large Journaling Circles Tags, Handmade Layers Pennants - Blank and Handmade Layers Journaling Tags.
Other product used : Studio Calico's Back 40 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 13, 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 :
angie, please e-mail me the following information to : melanie [at] shopellesstudio [dot] com by 7.13.11 and I'll get you your gift certificate!
Contest : 6.30 Sketch Thursday