At last we have the blog back up and running!!! Again, we apologise for the delay in the posts, but keep a watch from now on for some inspirational ideas!!
Today though we have 2 Saturday Sketches, to make up for last’s weeks being missed!
Let’s recap on the rules first and then we can get into the good stuff!!
Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog.
From these 3-5 sketches (depending on how many Saturday’s there are), you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post.
Once done, link your layout into the comments section of the appropriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!
Find FULL terms and conditions here.
Comments with linked layout entries for each monthly sketch challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $50).
August’s # 1 Saturday Sketch
Here is the gorgeous layout the sketch was based on….
“Cherish” Layout by Melissa Kennedy
Miss Nelly Paper Collection, Paper Pad, Sticker and Specialty sheets FL335 Mannequins, EM926 White Lace, RB884, After 5 Rubon Quotes
And here is the sketch:
And now we have Vicki and Ann-Katrin from our Contributing design team showing what they have created from using the sketch!
“You Are My World” Layout By Vicki Morris
White Cardstock, Kaisercraft – Miss Nelly – Her Mind, Kaisercraft – Miss Nelly – Her Voice, Kaisercraft – Miss Nelly – Paper Pad, Kaisercraft – Pearl Strips, Kaisercraft – Miss Nelly – Sticker Sheet, Kaisercraft – Miss Nelly – Printed Chipboard.
“Hiking” Layout By Ann-Katrin Toresen
Wooden Flourish Roman Clock face FL 352, Branch FL 358, Hunt & Gather, Paper Find P702, Forage P704, Listen P705, Paper pad PP848, Hunt & Gather tags EM964, Clear stamps CS788, Sticker Sheet SS107, Rubon RB933,Timeless Acetate Sheet Clock, Miss Nelly Paper pad PP849, Mini journal tags JT625 and Canvas tags EM964
Other: alcohol ink, distress ink, chalk ink.
August’s # 2 Saturday Sketch
And here is our second Sketch for the month of August!! 2 Sketches in one day..what a treat!!
Here is the layout the sketch was based on:
“Discover” Layout By Karen Shady
Hunt and Gather patterned Paper Collection, Sticker Sheet.
Other: String, hessian, distress ink, paper distresser
August’s #2 Sketch:
And now we have Svetlana and Pearl showing us their take on the sketch:
“Love To Travel” Layout by Pearl Lui
Hunt & Gather Listen (P705), Sticker Sheet (SS107), Corrugated Cardboard Tags (EM963), Paper Pad (PP848); Rhinestone (RS402); Acrylic Paint in Spearmint (KC044)
I love this sketch, but I decided to tilt the sketch 90 degrees counter-clockwise to better incorporate the technique and layout I had in mind. To create the frame around the photo, journaling label and corrugated tag cluster, I used a craft knife to cut around the pattern of the paper. I used the wood grain banner sticker that came with the Hunt & Gather sticker sheet – I love it! I added some rhinestones and hearts randomly on the pennants to enhance the wood grain pattern. To give the leafy vine sticker a slightly more turquoise tone and dewy look, I lightly brushed on spearmint acrylic paint around the edges of the leaves and added some clusters of rhinestones to it.
“Just Turned 5” Layout by Svetlana Austin
Little Toot Collection: Paper – Bang/P687, Cruise/P691, Bumper/P692, Road Trip/PS155; Paper Pad/PP846; Clear Stamps – Date/CS787, Grunge Font/CS784; Foam Tape/T303; Alpha Chipboard – #2/CB108, #3/CB109.
Other: paint spray, craft paint, hand stitching, buttons, wax line, staples, ink, pen, “dimensional magic”.
I did cut the air-balloon and glued it on a piece of chip-board; I did the same with a couple of round die-cuts from the paper pad. Then I lifted all these elements with some foam tape to add dimension to my lay-out. I painted chip-board letters with red and blue craft paint and added some glossy volume to it with some “dimensional magic”. It goes very well with the glossy picture I used for my lay-out.
I hope you all have a great weekend..full of creating layouts from these 2 sketches!!