If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it over and over again. You don’t have to copy our sketches exactly. We hope that you use them as a jumping point for your next project. As you’ll soon see, although this week’s sketch from Susan Stringfellow is designed as a card, it didn’t stop two of our designers from creating something altogether different.
Scrapbook designer Waleska Neris used this week’s sketch as an inspiration to create this layout. She notes, “I was inspired by the heart in the sketch but instead of one big heart I made several small ones with different patterned papers and cardstock. I combined True Love with Fact and Fiction to embellish the hearts and title (they work great together!). The journaling is hidden behind the polaroid, which I made with patterned paper and a square punch.”
BG scrapbook designer Jana Eubank also used this week’s sketch to create a layout versus a card. Jana says, “I loved using Susan’s card sketch as inspiration for a scrapbook page. I pretty much followed the sketch exactly as she had it by zoomed out a bit to adapt it to a 12 x 12 scrapbook page. I grouped my photos together in one large rectangle, just like the large rectangle in the center of the sketch. For my background I replaced the strip on the right hand side with a series of patterned paper strips stacked on top of each other. This is a great way to use up paper scraps! The heart in the sketch really caught my attention and I decided to replicate it on my layout as a page accent. I stacked two chipboard hearts together and then used a chipboard tag, a bottlecap sticker, and a design trimmed from the Snippets to recreate the row of notched paper strips.”
Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at basicgrey.com. Comment must be posted by February 24, 2013 at 11:59p MST.
If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.