I think that out of all the hoopla that there’s been with these sketches, I have one very fond moment in particular….when Laura told me that the sketches had her all super inspired and that she had so much fun that she created several layouts with the sketches.
I’m a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel. I mean…why go to all that work to create something individually unique every single time. Why not use a sketch as your base and create several layouts? And it just tickles me pink that Laura went gung ho and created so many wonderful pages!
Let’s take a look at the first of two amazing 6×8 spreads Laura created using Sketch #1. If you remember, the sketch was created with a TN size and a Letter size. That being said either of them can be easily adapted to a different size, as Laura’s done so beautifully here. (Don’t get distracted with the Brownie Brittle…. ;) )
What Laura says:
For this 6×8″ spread, I used sketch #1. I kept with a full 6×8″ photo for the right side of the spread and didn’t end up adding anything to the photo. Instead of an additional photo for the left side of the spread, as shown in the sketch, I used that spot for my title. I printed out the “mama needs some chocolate” printable from Kerri’s Mama Needs Some (FREE) kit and used that for my title.
I had an extra piece of a circle background that I had die cut for another project, using the Background Basics kit and it ended up being just the right size to use on that left page.
I was originally going to print my journaling so that I could cut it into two tag shapes (to go with the tag on the sketch), and add one to the top of the page and one to the bottom of the page. But I ended up with too much to say in my journaling and ended up trimming them into blocks of journaling instead. I added a simple tab die cut and a few enamel hearts to finish off the page.
What I say:
Love that Laura adapted the sketch to fit her needs! The sketch is just a base. It’s a starting point. Do what you need to do to make it work for you. The enamel hearts add the perfect touch too. I also think that using a large printed title in the ‘photo’ spot is a great idea!
Now let’s take a look at Laura’s second page using Sketch #1.
What Laura says:
For this 6×8″ spread I stuck pretty much to the sketch as it was presented. I used a full 6×8″ photo on the right page of the spread, and created a small photo collage of 6 photos (template from Snapshots #3) to add to the left page of the spread.
I used a few patterned papers from Kerri’s Plan It: Fundamentals kit, printing them on white cardstock and also printed a few labels from that same kit. I added a die cut title along the top of the left page (from Life Additions #2), which was backed with a piece of white cardstock that I ran thru a dotted embossing folder for a little texture.
I added one of the printed labels to the right side of my 6×8″ photo, and embellished it with the XL stamped image (from Thankful) and a puffy heart sticker.
What I say:
Love how ‘one’ photo designation on a sketch can become several photos–but still one photo. Templates are awesome for that and Laura is the queen of photo templates! I also adore the XL stamped on a label and topped with the yellow heart. What a darling accent!
I tell ya what. One large photo on one side is such a favorite design for me. So much focus and impact for your page. And Laura used a couple of really great photos for her spreads!