Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 3.4.13

BasicGrey Sketches

JanaEubank_Sketch113 Take a look at this weeks sketch from BG sketch artist Jana Eubank. With strips of journaling and room for plenty of photos, you can definitely make this sketch your own in so many ways!

snow baby web

Digital Designer Mary Rogers used the sketch as inspiration for her layout this week.  Mary notes “I knew I wanted the focus to remain on the photos, with the large photo being the focus and the small photos supporting the story.  After all the snow we have gotten over the past week, including a two day blizzard that resulted in over 30 inches of snow, it was fun that my niece captured photos of her baby Harper enjoying the snow as well.”

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 March 10, 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.

Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 2.25.13

This week’s sketch from BG sketch artist Susan Stringfellow can be used for more than creating a two page layout.  Break the sketch apart and use half of it to create a single page layout.  Use the border element as inspiration for your next card.  The choice is yours!

Family | Joscie Cutchens

Family | Joscie Cutchens Family | Joscie Cutchens

BG digital designer Joscie Cutchens used this week’s layout to document her family getting photos taken.  Joscie notes, “I used these gorgeous papers from the Hello Luscious Kit because I loved how the orange, green and aqua went with my pictures. I substituted one large portrait photo instead of stacking two landscape photos in the left panel because it worked better with the photos I had to choose from.  I used the orange banner element, the orange scallops and the orange flower to create a visual triangle around the page. I also used a lot of patterned papers on the rows of hearts. I love the stitching over the rows of hearts, it’s a favorite technique I use in my paper scrapbooking and card making too.”

Home | Mary Rogers

Digital designer Mary Rogers also used this week’s sketch as an inspiration for this layout.  Mary says, ”As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to take photos and do a layout based on some redecorating we started in our house.  It is our goal to simplify things and get rid of the clutter!  I wanted the focus to be on the loft view so instead of two 4×6 photos I added a single 8×6.  I was able to create the scallop mask using my circle eraser and duplicated it on both sides of the sketch.  The tiny brush heart was used to balance out the pages.  I added the glazed beads and other elements for a fun personal touch.  Some of the colors were adjusted just a bit to work better with my photos.  Two page sketches really push me to work outside my comfort zone but I am happy with how it turned out”

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 March 3, 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.

 

 

challenge winner

Melanie Harris

Submitted on 2013/03/03 at 6:22 pm

Here is my take on the sketch:

http://throughoureyes1.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/stormont-estate-belfast/

Basic Card Sketch : 2.18.13

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.

Oh My Heart | Waleska Neris

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.”

Valentine Treats | Jana Eubank Valentine Treats | Jana Eubank

 

 

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.

 

 

challenge winner

Sandi Pressley

Submitted on 2013/02/18 at 8:45 pm

As soon as I saw this sketch today I was inspired….here is the blog post I did with the card I made:
http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/2013/02/just-note.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandi

Extra Inspiration Sketch

Today we’re giving you a bit of extra inspiration for the weekend in the form of this sketch from BG sketch artist Susan Stringfellow.

LIttleLoveLetters

I wanted to include more than one photo on my page, so I printed four smaller (3″ x 2″) to take the space of the 4 x 6. Instead of circles and flowers, I opted to reinforce my page theme by using hearts.

LittleLoveLetters3

The large heart behind my title filled some of the space where the sketch designated the journaling to go, so I moved mine to the lower left corner.  Adding a small die cut at the start of the text keeps it from getting lost among the larger page elements.

LittleLoveLetters2

LisaSig150

 

—–

We’re continuing to show our love to our fans this month with another amazing giveaway this weekend!  Click here for your chance to win a shopping spree to basicgrey.com AND sizzix.com as well as over $100 of our design team’s favorite products! 

Supplies Used