July 2010 Sketch Challenge

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Stacy Milford

Are you stumped and need ideas for your next layout or card?  I asked some very talented Scrapjazz friends to join me in designing projects based on the July 2010 Sketch Challenge:

Remember, a sketch is meant to offer inspiration – you can rotate it, flip it or substitute any of the elements to suit your needs.  I was blown away with the creations that were inspired by this sketch!

Cherish – layout by Marie Levite

Marie created this beautiful 12” x 12” layout highlighting photos of her children and included all of the elements of the July sketch.  The pretty flower clusters add great dimension and the crepe paper flower [K1] is a fun accent.  And who doesn’t love a little bling?  The crystal title is perfect for this touching layout!

Supplies:  patterned paper - BasicGrey Kioshi; crepe paper - Melissa Frances; crystal title - Kaiser; ribbon - Making Memories

Loyal – layout by Stephanie Buice

Wow!  Stephanie outdid herself on this gorgeous 8 ½” x 11” layout featuring black-and-white photos of her dog and cat.  A soft and simple background allows the beautiful flowers that Stephanie created to really stand out and the punched butterflies add the perfect touch that brings the layout together.

Supplies:  cardstock - American Crafts; patterned paper - American Crafts, Fancy Pants, Die Cuts With a View, October Afternoon; leaves & ribbon - Prima; paint - Scribbles puff paint, Apple Barrel; chipboard frame - American Crafts; brads - Making Memories; punches - Martha Stewart, EK Success; rub-on - Hambly

Snow Babies – layout by Kelly

I love what Kelly did with the sketch.  She was inspired to change up the horizontal line across the bottom of the sketch, and her patterned paper flower and BasicGrey floral stickers anchor both her title and photos.

Supplies:  alpha/stickers - BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses; pearl brads - Papermania; patterned paper - BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses Alpine, My Mind’s Eye Be Merry Collection Sweet Sprinkles

Duke – layout by Virginia Hertel

Virginia did a fantastic job by adapting the sketch to the photo that she chose to include in this layout.  Rather than using two vertical photos, she chose one large horizontal photo for her 8 ½” x 11” project.  I adore the cute tree she used in place of an embellishment cluster and the ribbon adds a fun touch. 

Supplies:  patterned paper & stickers - BasicGrey Green at Heart; cardstock - Bazzill; ribbon - American Crafts; alpha - Heidi Swapp; flowers - Prima

 Just Saying Hello – card by Stacy Milford

After creating this sketch, I decided with a little adjustment that I could make a card based on the sketch.  I knew that I wanted to use patterned paper to create the circle cluster and I cut an October Afternoon journal card in half to use in place of the photos in the sketch.  I think this card has a cheerful feel and could be used for many different sentiments.

Supplies:  cardstock - The Paper Studio; patterned paper - Crate Paper Season Collection Rainbow, Winter, Fall & Friendly; stamps - Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Classic Messages; journal card - October Afternoon-Road Map[K2] 

So why don’t you grab some supplies, a couple of photos and create a layout just like these ladies did?  You can do it!  We would love to see your projects inspired by the July sketch challenge.  Remember to upload your project into our Scrapjazz gallery for all of us to see!


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