Fun with SketchesMay 20, 2012 6:09 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, Techniques and Mediums
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
One of the “in” and fun thing is to use a sketch to create your layouts. They’re helpful when you aren’t sure just where to begin or need a little inspiration for a page. This is a simple sketch and layout I created. The one fun thing about using sketches is that your embellishments don’t have to match the ones on the sketch the butterflies here are 2 flowers and 1 butterfly on my layout. You can turn the elements in any direction you’d like. Card makers use sketches, too!
The following products can be found at CreateForLess:
- K & Co. Spring Blossom Paper Pad
- K & Co Abrianna Chipboard Chipbox
- Paper Accents Variety Pack Cardstock
- Fiskars Punch Everywhere Starter Set
- Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Spring Flower Punch
- Paper Trimmer
- Green Brad
- Favorite Marker
- Favorite Taper Runner
- Click to Download Fun with Sketches PDF
Once you have the paper and embellishments to create the layout, you will want to print out the sketch and the pictures. First trim the pictures according to the sizes listed on the Fun with Sketches PDF. Next, trim the background paper (yellow Paper Accents Cardstock) to be a little larger than the pictures. Here I left those measurements up to you because you may have a piece of patterned paper that doesn’t have a large pattern such as the tulips in the right corner. My background papers measured 6 ½” x 4 ¼” for the large photo and 1 ½” x 1 ½” for the smaller ones. Adhere to photos and the background paper to the layout using your favorite tape runner. Be sure to keep the sketch design in mind.
Punch 2 flowers using the Spring Flower Punch and the yellow cardstock and 1 flower from the green cardstock. Layer the green and one yellow flower on top of the last yellow one and put the green brad through the center. Attach the flower on the layout where you’d like it. Remember the fun thing about using a sketch is it’s ok to put things in different places.
Trim a piece of yellow cardstock for your “title” square that measures 2 ½” x 3″ and lay it aside. Trim a piece of green cardstock that measures the same size. Center it in the Fiskars Punch Everywhere as shown in the picture.
The punch is made to punch once to set the pins and then you will have to push down a second time a little harder to make the cut.
You will now have a piece that looks like this.
Place some adhesive on the back of the frame and attach it to the yellow cardstock you trimmed.
Adhere it onto the layout and write in your message. Notice on my layout, I turned my frame sideways. That’s ok because I’ve still used the element of the sketch and made it my own. Add the flower and butterfly to the layout where you’d like them and your layout is now finished.
Be sure to use the sketch and create your own layouts! For even more fun join the CreateForLessFacebook page and share with everyone what you have created.