Hey! Hey! Happy St Paddy's Day!
I am this half of the month's guest designer over at Stuck Sketches today! What an absolute honor it is to be joining Laura and her gals! Be sure to check out the new sketch HERE and see what the other designers did!
This is what Laura sent me to work with. At first I pulled St Paddy's Day pics to work with but I couldn't find embellies that made me happy or worked well with the papers I had pulled. I quickly abandoned that idea and went with some adorable pics of Belle, our cat.
The lovely Little by Little collection from Shimelle was perfect for this layout background and set the color palate. I pulled in scraps from various manufacturers in the same hues are support to complimentary embellies that accompanied the Shimelle collection. I could have stuck with the collection alone but I really wanted bits and pieces of the bigger flowers from My Mind's Eye.
I used my circle punch to cut circles from the 6x6 pad of the floral circles as well as fussy cut the same floral wreaths from the 12x12 patterned paper. It's amazing how the different paper size can give you two different looks, don't you think?
I had some flair that I recently ordered from Feed Your Craft that was SOOOO very appropriate for this page! I used 3 pieces of the set, the ones that coordinated best with the layout.
I stuck pretty much with the sketch; four pictures, the long strip, the embellishment cluster to the right edge and the circles. Really, the only difference is that I went with rectangular pictures instead of the squares. I love that this sketch called for more than one picture and really made me think out of the clean and simple box that I am rather comfortable in. This is a rather a busy page, especially busy for me.
Stuck Sketches has some great sponsors this month and there is always another guest designer position up for grabs! If you have the time, I know things are busy as we move into Spring Breaks, Easter and the various other events of Spring, it would be great to see what you create based on this sketch!