Hey scrappy peeps! It's my turn up on the Creative Scrappers blog to share with you my sketch inspired layout based on this month's sketch and I have a little YouTube process video to accompany it.
Here's the sketch that Kristine created;
And here is what I came with based on the above inspiraton;
Things took a bit of a "love-ly" twist when I decided to use the horizontal strips in the shape of an over sized heart for a Valentine's day layout. In order to keep things simple, it was easier to have the bit of a downhill slope while fussy cutting the stripes. I balanced that with horizon oriented pictures and embellishments. You can see from the video that the downhill embellies, before being relocated, looked as though they were about to slide off the page.
It never ceases to amaze how differently we all interpret sketches! Those horizontal strips are used is such different ways over the past week and there are still 3 more weeks of inspiration coming your way from the rest of the design team! So cool!
I really struggled to find the right background for this layout. I began with a much different color altogether and am glad I switched. That heart filled grey really made a difference and allowed the heart to pop from the page.
The "Cherish" embellishment from Heidi Swapp serves two purposes; to hide the funky stitching where I didn't round the corner too well for starters! Secondly, it is an obvious horizon that anchors all the other embellishments, thus providing a bit of a "ground", per se.