The one thing I love about sketches is that they force you to think about layout and embellishment placement differently. The Pagemaps sketches tend to be way more linear than how I usually scrap. Plus, I am a bit of a layer fanatic and as such I tend to have lots of elements overlapping and touching. This Sketch challenge required me to throw all of my preconceived layout notions out the window and get down with a grid design.
The Details: The top design of the sketch gave me the most trouble. I figured it was a design element that was cut in a grid but I decided on a different take. First, I added an additional small photo. Only reason was because she just looks so incredibly precious. Second, I altered a Silhouette Studio Design 3×4 card into an approximate 4 by 5.5 card (exact same size as the larger photo below). Third, I layered a journal pocket on top and made it a design element which really makes the top design of the layout pop. And we cannot forget my sojourn into the world of watercolors and gelatos to paint the die cut flowers. In order to make those beautiful flowers, I die cut them using watercolor paper and then just spent sometime channeling Monet.
Title: Just Precious. Cardstock: Project Life (Jade 4×6 cardstock pack); American Crafts (Powder, Sunflower, Peony, Charcoal); Bazzil (Strawberry); Watercolor Paper. Patterned Paper: Crate Paper- Fourteen (Love, Crush, Cupid)- Love Notes (Sparked, 6×6 paper pad-Sweetheart, Crush, Going Steady). Stamps: Hero Arts (Envelope Pattern); Heidi Swapp (Best Day Ever). Die Cut & Punches: Silhouette Studio Design (Three Vines with Leaves #54802, 3×4 ‘love’ journaling cards #54539); Memory Box (Tulip Petals, Cherry Blossom, Norland Flower, Meadow Leaf); Elizabeth Craft Designs (Bunch of Flowers 1); Impression Obsession (Butterflies); Fiskars (Apron Lace); Martha Stewart Crafts (Popup Butterflies). Embellishments: Chic Tags (Everyday Life II-A/B Tags; Happy Place- Labels; January 2014 Exclusive Kit- Die Cut, 3×4 Card); Recollections (Washi Tape); October Afternoon (Daily Flash Alpha-Strawberry Ice Cream; Woodland Park-Tidbits); Studio Calico (Thataway- Stitched Pockets; Heart Wood Veneer; February 2014 Project Life Kit- Washi); Misc. (Gems, Sequins). Markers: Spica (Mint, Pink, Buttermilk); Wink of Stella (White). Inks: Stampin Up (Smoky Slate, Pretty In Pink); Faber-Castell (Gelatos), Simply Art (Watercolors).