Sorry friends for the radio silence here on the ol' blog... We were in Florida for a bit for a swim meet and Spring Break and then there was Easter. And a who lot of catching up ensued. It's crazy how you really need a vacation to recover from your vacation. BUT, I'm back! I have been posting videos and sharing my work on Instagram. It's become increasingly difficult to hit all the social media sources. I'm trying to find a groove.
But I digress! Scrapbooking and sketch inspired layout, that is what this blog post is all about! Our sponsor over at Creative Scrappers this month is The Cut Shoppe. Ashley was very generous and supplied the team with some of her fantastic digital cut files to create with. So without further ado, my sketch 305 inspired layout created using Simple Stories So Fancy collection and digital cut files from The Cut Shoppe!
I have a process video on my YouTube channel sharing with you the construction of this layout from beginning to end. This is far from my favorite voice over, I apologize now. Unfortunately, I recorded not one, not two, not three but FOUR voice overs for this video... Needless to say, by the third round of talking to myself and saying the same thing OVER and over and over again, I was a tad fed up. So I apologize in advance for the shortness of verbage that accompanies the video.
I hand stitched around each of the three squares. In place of the two circles called for in the sketch I used two of The Cut Shoppe digital cut files; Wreathed in Love and Funky Florals. I used Splendid Spring for half of my title, the other half is chipboard from Simple Stories.
Rather than use three pictures, I used one with chipboard frames substituting for the other two picture spots. I didn't have but one picture from this moment and really just wanted to focus on this one particular picture. By not putting the other two, I left myself room to journal.
There is a TON of color in this collection, it is bright. It is fun! But when you have that much color, it's best to convert your picture to black and white. It allows the picture, the focus of the page, to stand out. It better ensures that you see the picture, the focal point of the story one is trying to tell.
And that, my friends, is my layout/video of the day. I hope you are inspired to create something with sketch #305 from Creative Scrappers! Be sure to visit the Creative Scrappers blog and link us your projects if you play along!
Thanks for stopping in today!