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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Carlsbad Caverns" layout

I think we should just rename this blog....my love affair with sketches. What do you think? With my motivation to get stories and memories documented up to 2013, I have been relying a lot on sketches because they provide such great foundation to a page. I love that I can change up the orientation and sizes of my photos but still base it off of a blue print. Do you feel the same way? What do you guys love most about sketches? 

Anyways these two that I'm about to share came from the latest sketches at Stick it down blog. 

The first one is a double page sketch...

and here's my take on it...
I had way more photos for this event than the sketch provided so I made my title smaller but still made it span both pages. I based the colors scheme to the long sleeve shirt that I was wearing in the photos. I thought that was a good complimentary color to the otherwise neutral based colors on most of my photos. 

I've been watching a lot of card tutorials on YouTube lately and one thing that I am inspired to do on my layouts lately is to pull out my punches and layer shapes. That's what I did with my title treatment. It got me to use up more papers, plus the layered circles framed my title stickers well. 

I also made some homemade flags from paper and word strips.


I had waaay to many photos of this event so to document most of them, I made another page for this event but this time using the following sketch....

I liked how the two sketches helped me preserve this memory without having to create a whole mini album for it. I'm leaning more and more towards pages lately as my mini album basket is brimming to the top.

With this one I used the paper line Solstice from Pink Paislee.


I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the "hello Summer" word to give it a bit more shine. Sorry it doesn't show on the photo

Since I already did the journaling on the two page spread, I just added a travel quote on this one.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have  fantastic day.

Till next time,
Grace

6 comments:

Hanne said...

Lovely layouts! I love how you have incorporated extra photos on the double page and the colors are great. The single page is also gorgeous.
Since you are joining in on both the double and the single sketch you could add a link also to the single page, that way it's easier for us to see that it''s two pages.
Thank you for playing along with us.

Amanda Jane said...

Well done with both sketches. I particularly like your double page; you got so many photos on it without it feeling cluttered, and I love the punching and matting of your title letters. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

Colleen said...

Both of your LOs turned about great. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down.

Alison said...

Fabulous layouts! Love the letters you used on the double page layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

Ronna Law said...

Your layouts are awesome! Such nice use of the sketches. You've inspired me to find ways to use more pictures on my pages. Great colours and, hopefully you don't mind, I'm going to scraplift your idea of matting the letters with geometric shapes. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.

Alison Gage said...

I love your take on both of the sketches! Amazing job!