This is the new free sketch from Allison Davis and my interpretation of it. I followed the sketch closely until I got to the small photos and journaling towards the bottom of the layout and decided I would rather have them lined up instead of tilted..
I know lots of scrappers hate using purple. I don’t avoid the color on purpose, but it is one of the colors I use the least (the most neglected color for me would be pink which is sad because pink is my favorite color. But that’s what happens when you scrap boy layouts all the time.) When Mason decided to be an evil minion from the movie “Despicable Me 2″ for Halloween, I knew I was going to embrace the purple and make it the dominant color of my layout. I have to say I love how it turned out! The Doodlebug patterned paper and tags worked perfectly and the little touches of orange and green along with the purple and black definitely scream Halloween.
Be sure to check out Allison Davis’ blog here, and grab this free sketch for yourself here.
Check out the sneak peek of the newest idea book from Creating Keepsakes, “The Scrapbooker’s Handbook” here. When you get to the “Color” section, you might just recognize the cute little guy in the monochromatic ombre layout!! Yup, that’s right–I have a layout in this upcoming publication!!
This same layout was featured on the Creating Keepsakes blog today! You can read about it here. I guess since you can already see the layout in various places, it would be o.k. for me to share it here on my blog—so have a look:
Can you tell I’m really excited about this book?! (Make sure you get a copy for yourself )
I love this new sketch by Allison Davis so much that I was planning on creating a layout almost exactly like it. But that’s not how this turned out! While working on the page, it evolved, and I ended up using the sketch as a jumping off point, which just goes to show what a great tool these sketches are.
I used patterned paper and lots of embellishments with various wood grain designs to go along with the photos and my husband Chris came up with the cute title.
Make sure you check out Sketch Week on Allison’s blog here and download the sketch for yourself here.
This layout was inspired by this one here created by Ro Philippsen. I used the month and day circle stickers in the middle to suggest that I share my home with these two everyday, instead of using them for the date. I also did a lot of pen detail. I went around the border of almost all elements with straight lines, dashed lines, dotted lines, and zig zag lines. I did a little hand stitching around the center circles and added a few drips of yellow spray mist. My journaling was done on the computer, then cut into strips. I’m so glad I finally used up all these little houses! I had no idea what I was going to use them for but I’m really happy they found a home (get it–home–ha ha!! I know I’m cheesy!) on this layout.
It’s a new Allison Davis sketch!!! I was so excited when Allison asked me if I wanted to participate in Sketch Week on her blog. I’ve missed Sketch Support so much and couldn’t wait to get started making a layout based on this sketch.
We took a trip to Griffith Park Observatory during Spring Break and Mason loved it! I enjoyed just watching him explore the exhibits and soak up all the information. For the layout, I used five different constellation patterned papers (American Crafts, WRMK, Echo Park, Studio Calico, Pebbles) and one piece of constellation vellum (Studio Calico).
I added lots of star accents and some other theme embellishments I found in my stash. I used outside photos and light colored papers on the left side and transitioned to inside photos and darker papers on the right side. I wanted to imply the earth turning and causing the day to change from light to dark. Too abstract? I agree! That’s way too much thought put into a scrapbook page!! I kept the background cardstock the same light blue color on both sides and used a strip of vellum as a border across the bottom for continuity.
Two reasons this sketch is awesome:
1–It’s versatile. You may have noticed that I did not follow the sketch exactly. I changed the photo sizes, the location of the embellishments, and omitted the stitching. You can tell that I used the sketch, but I also made it work for me.
2–It’s free. FREE!! You can download it here.
Don’t forget to check out Allison Davis’ blog to see more interpretations of this sketch!
This photo does not even begin to show the sparkly loveliness of this layout! I’m serious–it’s so pretty and glittery and sparkly and blingy that when I was working on it, I couldn’t even have my overhead desk lights on because I kept getting blinded. I used almost a whole package of Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic banners and they’re covered in glitter. The chipboard elements are glittery and have sparkly gems on them. I used glittery letter stickers and die cuts. I even used a green glitter pen in the journaling. Was there a reason for all this glittery goodness? Yes–it’s rare that I get to scrap a girly page so I went all out girly! Also–it was my cousin’s bachelorette party and she loves the sparklies. I love how this layout turned out, even though I have to wear sunglasses to look at it!!