Christine Newman and I are here today to share some fun things to share with you.
Summer is quickly drawing to a close and some have already headed back to school. Before we completely switch gears from Summer to Fall and all of those Fall-inspired activities we thought it would be fun to share some ideas of how to scrap some more of your summer photos. We've combined the challenges of using the August sketch, unique paper techniques and scrapping Summer photos.
For our challenge this week we are once again revisiting Cindy's awesome August sketch:
Here is Christine's take on the sketch:
Supplies: Destination Collection (Luggage paper, Atlas paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Label Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers, Letter Stickers, Embellishment Bundle), Sweet Shoppe Collection (Candy Stick paper, Jelly Bean paper, Licorice Whip paper), Pinwheel Collection (6x6 Tiny Tablet).
Amazing, right? She has quite a way with patterns and using just the right embellishments to accent her projects.
Christine says, " The circles toward the bottom of the sketch reminded me of portholes. And since my layout is nautical/ocean in nature, I thought it would be perfect to make them look like underwater portholes! My paper technique here is that I used a 1.75" circle punch to punch five circles directly out of my background paper. Then I used a 2" circle punch to punch vellum and patterned paper circles to fill the holes. I filled the holes with sequins, wood veneers, and papers to create little underwater scenes."
Here you can see how Christine used her Silhouette digital cutter to cut out some wave shapes with patterned paper to adhere behind and in front of her photo to create movement. Isn't her attention to detail amazing? I really like how fun her page is and how the elements help your eye to move around the page. I like how she placed the title letter stickers on the curve of the wave and think the little fish are adorable!
Here is a closer look at the potholes at the bottom of Christine's layout. This is so fun! I like how she made each one different and brought in the circle elements at the bottom of Cindy's sketch.
Here is my take on Cindy's sketch:
Supplies: Sweet Shoppe (Candy Stick, Embellishment Bundle), Pinwheel ( Sprinklers Paper, Picnic Basket Paper, Chipboard Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Embellishment Bundle, Circle & Tag Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Label Stickers, Letter Stickers).
One of my favorite additions to the Lily Bee collections is the larger font size of stickers. I enjoy mixing both the small and large alphas as I did here in my page title which was inspired by a favorite childhood song of mine that goes something like this: "Three little fishies in an itty, bitty pool. Three little fishies and a mama fishy, too..." I added some blue sequins to mimic water bubbles. I thought it was an interesting coincidence that both Christine and I ended up with "fish" on our pages! My fish, however, are my silly daughters who had quite a bit of fun swimming in our tiny pool one day.
I incorporated the circle elements of the August sketch through the sun and additional embellishments at the top left of my page. I also added a little bit of watercoloring which I did with spray mist, a Copic marker, a paintbrush and just a little bit of water. It is fun to experiment with this fun technique until you get the desired shade of paint.
I followed Cindy's basic sketch design with the movement across the top of the layout, the accent in the top left and a focal area on the bottom of the page. Instead of circles, though, I incorporated waves that I cut on my Silhouette machine which I then backed with patterned paper. I used the extra waves as additional accents on my page.
We'd love to have you join us in the August sketch challenge!
Here are just a few reminders about the sketch challenge rules:
We will pick one winner from all our challenge entries this month to win a Lily Bee prize package.
- Your layout must use mainly Lily Bee products (approx. 50% - 60% older or newer lines to showcase Lily Bee Design).
- Post your layout to our Facebook Page or Flickr Gallery to be eligible for monthly challenge prize.
- Title your post "8/6 Sketch Challenge" so we can find it easily and then leave a comment on this blog post letting us know you've entered.
- Deadline is August 31, 2013, Midnight CST
- One winner from all the challenges will be announced in next month's Kristen's News feature.
Don't forget, you can enter multiple times! The more you play, the better your chances of winning! :)
We hope you'll play along with us!